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Vegas makes Woods the Valspar favorite

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PALM HARBOR, Fla. – While there’s still one name ahead of his on the leaderboard heading into the weekend, Las Vegas oddsmakers have made Tiger Woods the new betting favorite to win the Valspar Championship.

Woods briefly held sole possession of the lead during the second round at Innisbrook, and after a 3-under 68 he heads into the weekend in a tie for second at 4 under, two shots behind Canadian Corey Conners.

Woods opened at 25/1 to start the week according to the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook, behind six other players. But he’s now listed as a 4/1 favorite as he looks to win for the first time since 2013.

Here’s a look at the odds heading into the weekend outside Tampa:

4/1: Tiger Woods

7/1: Paul Casey, Justin Rose

10/1: Brandt Snedeker

12/1: Corey Conners

16/1: Webb Simpson

20/1: Ryan Palmer

25/1: Keegan Bradley, Jason Kokrak, Patrick Reed, Louis Oosthuizen

30/1: Kelly Kraft, Sean O’Hair