The betting odds on Tiger Woods winning the 2014 British Open are 25 to 1. Those are pretty high odds for Tiger Woods, but is Tiger a good bet at 25 to 1 odds to win the 2014 British Open?, which is taking place from Thursday, July 17th to Sunday, July 20th, 2014, at Royal Liverpool Golf Club in Hoylake, Merseyside, England.
Is Tiger Woods a good bet at 25 to 1 odds in 2014 British Open?
Tiger Woods has won the British Open three times so far in his career. His wins came in 2000 at St. Andrews, 2005 also at St. Andrews, and in 2006 at Royal Liverpool, the site of this year's British Open.
So you can get 25 to 1 odds on a player who has won the British Open three times, including once already at this year's course, Royal Liverpool.
The six golfers with lower odds than Tiger Woods have just one British Open win between them
There are six golfers who have lower odds than Tiger Woods this year to win the 2014 British Open. Adam Scott (12 to 1), Justin Rose (12 to 1), Rory McIlroy (14 to 1), Martin Kaymer (16 to 1), Henrik Stenson (16 to 1), and Phil Mickelson (20 to 1) are the six players.
Of the six players with lower odds, only Phil Mickelson has already won the British Open (Mickelson won last year at Muirfield).
Tiger Woods has won 14 majors, second most all-time
Tiger Woods has won 14 majors in his career, which is the second most in golf history behind Jack Nicklaus. Odds of 25 to 1 seem pretty generous for a player who has already won that many majors and is under 40 years of age (Tiger is 38).
Tiger Woods has not won a major since 2008
Is Tiger Woods due to win another major? Or has his career deteriorated so badly that he might never win another major?
Could back surgery help Tiger Woods win?
Tiger Woods had back surgery in late March to fix a pinched nerve. In Tiger's return from back surgery he missed the cut at the Quicken Loans National at Congressional in late June.
Due to his back surgery and recovery, Tiger Woods might be medically able to take some drugs that could possibly help him win the 2014 British Open. The PGA drug policy allows players to take banned substances if they are medically necessary. Whether that actually applies in Tiger's case is unknown, but it certainly is a possibility.
Should anyone bet Tiger Woods to win the 2014 British Open at Royal Liverpool at 25 to 1 odds?
If you are a real Tiger Woods fan, this might be the week to bet on him to win at odds of 25 to 1. He probably will not win, and he might even miss the cut, but for true believers this is the week to take a stab with Tiger Woods because of the relatively high odds you can get on him to win the 2014 British Open.