- Tiger Woods is one of the most popular bets at the 2022 Open Championship.
- BetMGM says Woods is the 3rd most popular bet at their sportsbook and is their biggest liability in the tournament.
- Woods also received a $10K bet to win $660K at BetMGM and another $10K bet at Caesars to win $600K.
There’s no question that Tiger Woods is still the most popular golfer in the planet. He also remains as one of the most popular draws in the betting realm.
Woods is a longshot to win the 2022 Open Championship at the Old Course in St. Andrews this weekend. He opened at +4000 via BetMGM but is now at +6600 there. Tiger is also listed at +6600 via ScoreBet and +6000 via Caesars Sportsbook . You get the point. But despite those long odds, sports bettors all over Tiger at the top golf betting sites.
Tiger Woods 3rd in Tickets, 3rd in Handle, and is Biggest Liability
— John Ewing 🦁 (@johnewing) July 14, 2022
McIlroy isn’t just the odds-on favorite to win the 2022 Open Championship , he is also the most popular bet. At his current odds of +1000, McIlroy has 8% of the total betting tickets and 12.2% of the total betting handle. Meanwhile, Jordan Spieth who has the third-best odds to win the tournament at +1800 is the second most popular bet at online sportsbook BetMGM. Spieth has 6.2% of the total betting slips and 9.3% of the total dollars wagered.
But while it is expected that to favorites like McIlroy and Spieth are the most popular wagers among bettors, Tiger Woods being the third most-popular bet is a surprise. According to BetMGM, Woods has 5.9% of the total betting slips and 6.9% of the total money to win the 2022 Open Championship. At Caesars Sportsbook where Tiger is currently listed at +6000, he ranks sixth in tickets and dollars at 5.2% and 5.4% respectively.
Big Bets are on Tiger
Another big Tiger bet 👀
One bettor placed $10,000 on Tiger Woods to win #TheOpen at +6600 …
The wager would win $660,000 😳 pic.twitter.com/DmhYD1aPeJ
— BetMGM 🦁 (@BetMGM) July 13, 2022
Woods has also attracted some of the biggest early bets to win the tournament. BetMGM also reported that it received a $10,000 bet on Woods to win the tournament at +6600 odds. That bet is worth a whopping $660,000 if Woods wins. The same online betting site also said that it received a $4,500 bet on Tiger at +4000 odds. That bet would pay $180,000. Caesars also said that it received a $10,000 bet on Woods at 60/1 odds. That wager would cash $600,000.
Aside from being one of the most popular bets to win the tournament, Tiger Woods prop bets have been amazon the most heavily-bet markets. Once again, BetMGM says that Tiger Woods to finish in the Top 20 at +275 odds is one of the sportsbook’s top prop bets for the 2022 Open Championship. Meanwhile, Woods to make the cut at -150 is one of the most bet props for the make/miss betting market with 84% of the tickets and 93% of the total betting handle. Tiger to make the cut at -140 odds at Caesars Sportsbook also has 76% of the tickets and 59% of the handle as of Wednesday.