Tiger Mania has officially returned. Woods’ second-place finish at last week’s Valspar Championship created sky-high ratings, social media buzz … and perhaps a betting market overreaction.

Tiger will be back in action (as the betting favorite) at this week’s Arnold Palmer Invitational alongside several other big names. How does Woods’ resurgence impact the betting and DFS value equation for other players in the field? Let’s dive in.


The Field

Four months ago, Tiger Woods was the favorite to finish last at the Hero World Challenge. Now, he’s the favorite to win the Arnold Palmer Invitational.

Woods tops the field at +600 and is the favorite for the first time heading into a tournament since the 2014 Honda Classic.

Bay Hill is one of Tiger’s best tracks. He’s won here eight times. Couple that with his second-place finish at last week’s Valspar Championship, and it’s easy to see why the books put him at the top of the board.

Tiger’s presence has driven up the odds for the rest of the stars in the field.

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