Next Sunday is already shaping up as a great day for sports TV viewing: Rory McIlroy in the morning from Dubai, followed by an afternoon of Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson in Phoenix with Super Bowl XLIX between the Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots serving as the nightcap. Now there's even a way to turn a profit from a day of watching golf and football - assuming you can get to Las Vegas to place a bet.
The WestGate Las Vegas SportsBook released a series of Super Bowl prop bets Thursday, including several cross-sport props. While some include English Premier League soccer or NBA basketball, several of the "who will have more" wagers are tied to golf, both at the PGA Tour's Waste Management Phoenix Open and the European Tour's Omega Dubai Desert Classic.
Here's a look at the Super Bowl vs. golf props offered (number in parentheses indicates a spread, i.e. a side favored by -4.5 would have to be five or more higher to win the wager):
Rory McIlroy final-round score in Dubai (-14.5) vs. Doug Baldwin receiving yards
McIlroy final-round birdies (Pick 'Em) vs. Rob Gronkowski receptions
Marshawn Lynch rushing yards (-11.5) vs. Sergio Garcia final-round score in Dubai
Tiger Woods final-round score in Phoenix (-5.5) vs. Julian Edelman receiving yards
Robert Turbin rushing attempts (-0.5) vs. Woods final-round birdies
Gronkowski receiving yards (-4.5) vs. Phil Mickelson final-round score in Phoenix
Jordan Spieth final-round score in Phoenix (-32.5) vs. Russell Wilson rushing yards
Rickie Fowler final-round score in Phoenix (-19.5) vs. Brandon LaFell receiving yards
Of course, all of the props assume that the golfers in question will still be around for the weekend. Should any of the players withdraw or miss the cut at their respective tournaments, bets on props tied to their final-round performance would be cancelled and refunded.