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The Masters: Tiger Woods trailing behind, Phil Mickelson odds favorite

The Masters: Tiger Woods trailing behind, Phil Mickelson odds favorite The 2008 US Masters Tournament is well underway, but the shocking twists and turns continue, after the top 3 spots on the leaderboard are now occupied by players no one had considered, especially the leader Trevor Immelman. Scoring 68 on both the first and second round of the 2008 Masters, Trevor Immelman remains the leader of the golf tournament with total eight under par, followed by Brandt Snedeker with -7. Tiger Woods, who entered the 2008 US Masters as the ultimate favorite to win, with odds 1/1 at the online bookmaker BodogSports, is now tied for the 13th position on the Masters leaderboard, along with Jim Furyk and Vijay Singh.

 In the first round Tiger Woods went for bogey on the 13th and 14th hole, offsetting the bad start with an eagle on the 15th to finish the first day even. But the troubles continued for Woods in the second round - three bogeys and four birdies put Tiger Woods at one under par and tied at No.13. After the first two rounds of the 2008 Masters, the online bookmaker BodogSports quickly revised the odds offered on the golf tournament and Tiger Woods now holds odds to win at 4/1. Phil Mickelson is now the new favorite to win the Masters, listed with shortened odds 3/1, after opening the tournament with odds 10/1. Mickelson started the golf tournament with one under par in the first round and four birdies in the second round brought his total score to five under to tie at the third spot on the Masters leaderboard with Ian Poulter and Steve Flesch.

 The leader after the second round of the 2008 Masters Tournament, Trevor Immelman from South Africa, went -4 to par in the first round with four birdies and chased the lead with five more birdies and one bogey in the second round. Despite the great play Immelman exhibited so far during the Masters, the odds makers at BodogSports are still reluctant to make him the favorite and Trevor Immelman is holding odds 6/1 to win the 2008 Masters. Although well within reach, Tiger Woods will have to give 110% in order to get a shot at winning the 2008 US Masters this year, while Phil Mickelson remains the best bet on the course. The third round of the Masters continues on Saturday with broadcasting on CBS starting at 3:30pm EST.

 Published on 04/12/2008

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