Tiger Woods has not played a competitive round in over 15 months. However, he made a return at Albany Golf Club located in the Bahamas.
There might be only 18 players in the HWC, but an offseason tournament that Woods hosts and benefits his foundation might be just what he needs for a victory. Woods, who is the 14-time major winner is currently listed at 40-1.
The SuperBook has Dustin Johnson the current favorite with the odds of 9-2. He is followed by Hideki Matsuyama and Jordan Spieth both at 13-2.
Tiger Woods is the underdog for the $1m prize. JB Holmes and Zach Jonson have the second-worst odds which are 30-1. The Vegas bookies are also offering several in-play lines on Tiger Woods. These include whether his initial drive will land directly in the fairway.
He has undergone many back and knee surgeries in the last several years, and following the Championship in August last year, Woods decided to rehab his body the proper way, and thus he removed himself from the game. Moreover, now, Woods claims that he is back.
He stated that the people around him that know him, his physicians, friends, and family know how tough it has been to get to where he is now. He added: “It has taken much work, but I’m here”.
Most of the golf observers think that it is a long shot. However, Bovada currently has Woods at +3300. Only 11 players have better odds to win during next spring.