Woods slashed for US Open after Memorial win
TIGER WOODS lit up the world of sport on Sunday in the way only genuine superstars like him are capable, a magnificent pitch-in at the 16th hole at Muirfield Village allowing him to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat, and the former world No. 1 has been slashed for US Open glory.
There are only nine days until battle commences at the Olympic Club in San Francisco for the second Major of the season and Woods made a serious statement of intent with a two-shot triumph in the Memorial.
Tiger was awesome and bookmakers are running scared.
Hills halved Woods in price from 12-1 to 6-1 for the US Open in the wake of his Memorial heroics, while other firms also took evasive action. The greatest player of his generation usually attracts a wealth of support in the Majors and a tidal wave of money is set to pour on Tiger next week. Nobody is prepared to lay bigger than 6-1.
Woods is up to No. 4 in the world rankings and the new 3-1 favourite
for the US Money List. He is a 6-1 chance to win the Open in July and
bet365 make him an odds-on shot to beat Jack Nicklaus’s Major-wins
Tiger tied Nicklaus for US Tour victories on Sunday (73) and bet365
go 8-11 that the resurgent American bags a 19th Major triumph.
This week's European Tour event - the Nordea Masters in Sweden - starts on Wednesday rather than a Thursday.
Lee Westwood is a 6-1 favourite in the betting followed by Sergio Garcia at 12-1 and Peter Hanson at 14-1. Sunday's Wales Open-winner Thongchai Jaidee is 45-1 to follow-up his Celtic Manor success.
On the PGA Tour, Zach Johnson and Rory McIlroy are 10-1 favourites for the St Jude Classic that starts on Thursday at TPC Southwind in Memphis.
Dustin Johnson, Graeme McDowell, David Tims, Martin Laird and Ryan Palmer are the next names in the Tennessee tournament lists.
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