Tiger Woods says he's going to play in the Hero World Challenge in December. I have no reason to not believe him this time around, but I'm not sure if I'm willing to put my money where his mouth is.
According to Sports Betting Experts, you can do just that with a variety of fun Tiger Woods prop bets for not only the Hero World Challenge but his presumed return to a full golf schedule in 2017. Let's take a look at a few of the best ones I saw and which side I fall on.
Will Tiger Woods withdraw from Hero World Challenge before it starts?
- Yes: +275
- No: -350
The way this works is you would have to bet $350 to win $100 back if you bet "no," or you could bet $100 to win $275 if you bet "yes." The smart bet here is "yes." While Woods wouldn't eject again after bailing on the Safeway Open -- certainly not with his foundation playing host -- the odds make it profitable to bet on a potential practice issue or health delay.
Will Tiger Woods win the Hero World Challenge?
- Yes: +250
- No: -300
You can load up on "no" here. I mean heavy. Have you seen who's in it? Rickie Fowler, Bubba Watson and Jordan Spieth are playing, just to name a few. There are only a handful of golfers playing, but Tiger isn't going to win the thing after being laid up for the last 16 months.
Will Tiger Woods win another tournament before the end of his career?
- Yes: -120
- No: +100
You want to be on the no side here, too. I actually think he will win again, but +100 is too good of a number to not hop on for him never winning again.
Will Tiger Woods win all four 2017 majors?
- Yes: +50000
- No: -75000
There is not a safer bet in sports right now than no on this. I would put $10,000 on it if I could.
Will Tiger Woods finish No. 1 on the 2016-17 PGA Tour money list?
- Yes: +7500
- No: -12500
I lied! There actually is a safer bet than the one above.
Look, I'm in on Big Cat's return. I think he has a chance to be really good once again. But the expectations up front are going to be absurd and unrealistic. You have to give him a year or two to figure out who he's going to be at this stage of his career. Hopefully we get that long for him to navigate the landscape, figure out how to manage his back and settle into what I think could be an historic final chapter. It takes time, though. It always does.