Tiger Woods has been installed at 20/1 to win his second Players Championship – a huge price for the former World No.1.
However, following his poor form in recent weeks, it’s easy to see why he’s the biggest price he’s been for some years to win the unofficial fifth major at Sawgrass.
Woods hasn’t shot in the 60s in his last eight rounds and missed the cut at Quail Hollow on Friday – only the eighth time he’s not played at the weekend in his professional career.
Not even a controversial ruling that saw him granted a free drop when he couldn’t find his ball could help him as he continued to fight with the swing changes that coach Sean Foley has implemented.
In fact, even the 20/1 offered seems rather short considering Woods’ less than sterling record over the Florida course.
Woods has only won the tournament once – back in 2001 when he was in the form of his life – and was forced to withdraw from the last two tournaments with injury.
Even backing Woods each-way should be considered very carefully with the current World No.7 only picking up one top ten finish since his 2001 victory.
Meanwhile, Rory McIlroy has been made the 10/1 outright favourite following his second-place finish in the Wells Fargo Championship at the weekend.
McIlroy lost in a play-off against American Ryder Cup player Rickie Fowler who is 40/1 to get consecutive victories on the tour with a win at Sawgrass.