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Vegas makes Tiger Masters favorite after API start

By Jay CoffinMarch 15, 2018, 6:59 pm

ORLANDO, Fla. – Tiger Woods made three birdies in his first six holes Thursday at the Arnold Palmer Invitational, prompting bookmakers to send out updated Masters odds.

They’ll likely drop more if Woods continues his current trend.

Westgate Las Vegas (@golfodds) quickly tweeted out a note early in the round at Bay Hill, saying that Woods is now the betting favorite at 8/1.


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Dustin Johnson and Justin Thomas are both next in line at 9/1. Jordan Spieth is at 12/1, while Jon Rahm and Jason Day are both 14/1. Phil Mickelson is 16/1 with Rory McIlroy and Justin Rose.

“There’s a lot of gamble-holics out there,” Woods quipped after his round when told of the recent development. He made six birdies and a double bogey to shoot 4-under 68, which was tied for second place early Thursday.

In August, when Masters odds opened, Woods was listed at 100/1, but after the Hero World Challenge in December those numbers plummeted to 20/1.

A month ago, prior to the Honda Classic, Woods’ odds were 16/1 but in the last week, with the help of a second-place finish at the Valspar Championship, they’ve dropped to 12/1, then 10/1 and now 8/1, officially the betting favorite.

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Watch: Guy sleeps next to many beers at Open

By Grill Room TeamJuly 21, 2018, 4:55 pm

It's Moving Day at The Open Championship for all but one sedentary fan.

Cameras caught this potentially browned-out man having himself a Saturday snooze on the browned-out grasses of Carnoustie:

Browned out. That's a great term. Glad it's in the public domain. We've been using it all weekend. I imagine we'll continue to use it. A lot.

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Watch: Tiger makes 6 birdies, 1 amazing par in Rd. 3

By Golf Channel DigitalJuly 21, 2018, 4:10 pm

Tiger Woods started the third round of The Open at even par, having made seven birdies and seven bogeys over the first 36 holes at Carnoustie.

Following three pars to start on Saturday, Woods went on a birdie binge.

No. 1 came with this putt at the par-4 fourth.


No. 2 with this two-putt at the par-5 sixth.


No. 3 thanks to this 30-footer at the par-4 ninth.


No. 4 after nearly jarring his approach shot on the par-4 10th.


No. 5 when he almost drove the green at the par-4 11th and two-putted, from just off the green, from 95 feet.


And No. 6, which gave him a share of the lead, came courtesy another two-putt at the par-5 14th.


Woods bogeyed the par-3 16th to drop out of the lead and almost dropped - at least - one more shot at the par-4 18th. But his tee shot got a lucky bounce and he turned his good fortune into a par.


Woods shot 5-under 66 and finished the day at 5 under par.

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Tiger Tracker: 147th Open Championship

By Tiger TrackerJuly 21, 2018, 4:05 pm

Tiger Woods made six birdies and one bogey on Saturday for a 5-under 66 in the third round of The Open. We're tracking him as he vies for major No. 15.


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Rose's Saturday 64 matches Carnoustie Open record

By Ryan LavnerJuly 21, 2018, 1:03 pm

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland – Justin Rose needed to sink a 14-foot putt on the final hole Friday just to make the cut on the number at The Open.

Freewheeling when he came to the course Saturday, Rose tied the lowest score ever recorded in an Open at Carnoustie.

Entering the weekend nine shots off the lead, the world No. 3 carded a bogey-free, 7-under 64 to at least make things interesting. It won’t be known for several hours how many shots Rose will be behind, but his back-nine 30 gives him an opportunity, if the wind blows 25 mph Sunday as forecast, to challenge the leaders.


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After all, Paul Lawrie was 10 shots back entering the final round here in 1999.

“I think the birdie on 18 last night freed me up, and I’m just very happy to be out on this golf course and not down the road somewhere else this morning,” said Rose, who is at 4-under 209. “So that might have been part of the shift in mindset today. I had nothing to lose from that point of view.”

Rose’s 64 matched Steve Stricker and Richard Green’s record score at Carnoustie (2007).

It also was Rose’s career-low round in a major.