Tiger Woods the Biggest Sportsbook Liability For Upcoming British Open
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There’s one major championship left on the calendar in 2022, and it’s no surprise to see the public getting behind one man to take it.
Tiger Woods is the biggest liability for BetMGM despite his recent withdrawal from the PGA Championship and lack of tournament play. The reality for Woods is that he’ll be the biggest liability to sportsbooks every time he steps on the course.
Woods is receiving 9.7% of the betting tickets and 8.1% of the handle at a +4000 price.
He hasn’t played in the British Open since 2019, when he missed the cut. Prior to that, he finished in second place in 2018 and didn’t play in the 2017 and 2016 iterations of the competition.
Rory McIlroy (+900) accounts for 8.1% of the betting tickets and 14.5% of the handle, while Scottie Scheffler (+1200) is receiving 7.9% of the tickets and a massive 20.9% of the handle.
After opening at +5000, Will Zalatoris is down to +2200. He’s gotten 6.3% of the betting tickets and accounts for 5.7% of the handle.
U.S. Open champion Matt Fitzpatrick has had his odds chopped from +4000 to +2000, but he’s only received 2.9% of the betting tickets and 2.3% of the handle.
At +1400, Justin Thomas is amassing the lowest ticket percentage for one of the favorites. He’s only picked up 2.6% of the betting tickets and 2.0% of the handle.
The first round of the tournament will begin on July 14, with tee times starting as early as 3 a.m. ET.