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Tiger Woods Makes 2022 Masters Cut to Extend Sportsbook Liability into Weekend

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At one point in Friday’s second round of the 2022 Masters, Tiger Woods was -125 to miss the cut, meaning it was more likely than not it would happen according to the betting market.

Woods bogeyed four of his first five holes, almost immediately falling to 3 over par with the rest of his round remaining in the toughest conditions of the week at Augusta National.

However, Woods bounced back, shooting 2 under across his last 13 holes, finishing the round with a 2-over 74 and safely through to the weekend at 1 over par.

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It’s his 22nd consecutive made cut at Augusta. Adam Scott is second with 13 consecutive made cuts at the tournament.

While there was a lot of action in the betting market on Woods to make the cut, the almost equal action on him to miss the cut made it a wash at most sportsbooks that released betting data.

Besides, the liability on Tiger to make or miss the cut pales in comparison to the liability on him actually winning. Woods enters the weekend in a tie for 19th. He’s the most popular bet in terms of tickets and dollars at almost every major sportsbook across the country.

“Certainly an exciting return for Tiger and having him continue through the weekend was a nice win for the betting public,” said Adam Pullen, Assistant Director of Trading at Caesars. “Tiger accounted for more than 50 percent of all bets in our ‘To Make the Cut’ market and having him around should drive even more handle.”

Woods is +7000 to win at Caesars.

If it wasn’t for Scottie Scheffler, sportsbooks might really be worried.

Scheffler, the No. 1 player in the world, pulled away from the field with a 67, putting him 8 under for the tournament and five shots clear of anyone else.

Four golfers are in a tie for second at 3 under par, including 2021 champion Hideki Matsuyama.

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