The Masters: Three Intriguing Bets to Consider Before Thursday

"The addition of Tiger being healthy and playing well", Spieth said, "no matter what else happened, was probably going to make it as anticipated as any going back five, six, seven years". But according to Tiger, the coolest thing was the win guaranteed him a job on the PGA Tour for at least ten years. Last week's tournament in Houston was very similar in design to Augusta, especially in the speed and formation of the greens. Jordan Spieth is an excellent player.

Hogan and Sam Snead both won their first Masters on their 10th try. He finished T-39 two years ago and then improved to a T-22 finish in 2017.

2000 (5) ... Another 75 doomed Tiger from the start.

So will Woods win, completing the greatest individual comeback in sports history? His 12-shot margin of victory over Tom Kite was a Masters record and as the first African-American to win the Masters he expanded the game's audience.

2003 (T-15) ... Inconsistencies off the tee helped derail his bid for a three-peat. Can we just get this started already? After his Tuesday practice round with Phil Mickelson, Fred Couples and Thomas Pieters, Tiger was asked the unavoidable question. Earl Woods died three weeks later. The return of Woods to Augusta is the biggest storyline heading into the first major PGA tournament of the year, and there are several ways you can bet on his performance on the 2018 Masters betting props at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark. He's playing in his first Masters, but has two runner-up finishes this season and a tie for third.

Woods is good for golf.

In his own press conference, Woods mentioned that Mickelson reached out to offer his support during Tiger's most recent battles with his back, and that the team events did a lot to grow the bond between the two.

2008 (2) ... Had the lowest score (68) on Saturday, but a final-round 72 left him three back of victor Trevor Immelman.

Family members and friends (sometimes kids, sometimes partners, sometimes members of One Direction) adorn the famous white jumpsuit as caddies, but they have been known to hit a ball or two.

Here's a look at the final-round scorecards for Woods and Mickelson in that 2009 Masters.

The popularity of the Masters will only increase Woods' effect. "I didn't have it", he said.

Woodland is scheduled to tee off at 1:16p.m. EDT Thursday with Tyrrell Hatton and Yusaku Miyazato.

"The reason why I say I'm a walking miracle is that I don't know if - I don't know if anyone who has had a lower back fusion that can swing the club as fast as I can swing it".

2012 (T40) ... Fighting his mechanics, Woods did little more than make the cut.

"I think this course brings out the feel aspect of my game, which is the better side of me on the golf course". We watched him grow from a father-designed phenom to a cold-blooded champion to a prescription-pill gobbler and sex-clinic rehabber.

2013 (T4) ... He would win five times on the season, but not here.

As a result of that strong play, which has seen Woods play well around the green and has also included some success with the putter, he is one of the co-favorites in the tournament. Leading after 54-holes, Harman ultimately fell short.

This season, Woods appears resurgent.

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  • Julie Sanders