Tiger Woods: Best Odds for First Win Since November 2009

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Tiger Woods: Best Odds for First Win Since November 2009
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Tiger Woods has not won a tournament on the PGA Tour since November of 2009, but many think his best shot at winning is this weekend at the Accenture Match Play Championship.

In his pre-tournament interview at Accenture, Tiger was asked if he agreed that match play has the best odds for him to win a tournament.

Tiger responded, "Yeah, the only problem is you can play well and go home." He went on to say, "If you're hot, then this is the event to play in."

Standard Tiger Woods answer.

The good thing for Woods is he's getting hot. Two weeks ago at Dubai, Woods finally started clicking on his swing.

"It's getting better, there's no doubt about that," Tiger said about his swing. "When the wind blew in Dubai I got exposed."

Tiger was second on the leader board in Dubai at one point. 

According to the numbers, Tiger certainly has the advantage in not only match play, but this event as a whole. In the Accenture tournament alone, Woods has a 32-7 individual match record, the best in the event.

Tiger will first be facing Thomas Bjorn. Bjorn is coming off a tour win three weeks ago at the Commercialbank Qatar Masters.

On Bjorn, Tiger said, "I'm looking forward to it. He won a tournament what, three weeks ago? He's obviously playing better and he's going to be a good opponent."

Match play is obviously a little easier for Tiger than stroke play. If the wind stays down and Tiger's swing is clicking like it did in Dubai, Woods could be looking for his first win in 15 months.

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