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2008 Players Championship: Tiger Woods absence good for punters

2008 Players Championship: Tiger Woods absence good for punters The absence of Tiger Woods from the 2008 Players Championship is upsetting to the fans of the game, but great news for the punters. Woods had to skip the Players Championship because he is recovering from his third round of surgery on his left knee and is unlikely to return to golf until the end of this month at the earliest. But his absence from the Sawgrass could be the much welcomed break odds makers and punter alike have been waiting for - now we have action. Usually when Tiger Woods competes, there is little left for the rest of the golfers - Woods is oftentimes listed with even odds and, of course, wins most of the events. But now we have a new favorite - last year's winner Phil Mickelson is the new leader at the online sportsbook BodogSports and his odds are, check this, 11/1! Eleven to one are the shortest odds on the 2008 Players Championship tourney, something we haven't seen in ages. This means that if you get the winner of the 2008 Players Championship you will at least get your money ten-fold.

 Adam Scott comes second in odds to win this PGA Tournament with odds 12/1, Jim Furyk, as well as Vijay Singh, are at 18/1, Padraig Harrington is at 22/1 odds, along with Stewart Cink and the rest of the golfers pay out on 33+ odds. A long list of underdogs, all holding odds of 150/1. The double digit odds on a major PGA Tournament are offered only because Woods is missing, so take advantage while they last. As soon as the World's No.1 is back, we'll also be back to reporting even odds.

 Published on 05/07/2008

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