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2008 U.S. Open: Tiger Woods rebounds, pays out close to nothing

2008 U.S. Open: Tiger Woods rebounds, pays out close to nothing If you have followed the 2008 U.S. Open leaderboard you know Tiger Woods has done it again. Following a less-than-perfect start of the U.S. Open, Woods managed to rebound from the No.20 spot and climb up to sit atop of the leaderboard after round three with -3 under par 210. When the third round of the 2008 U.S. Open begun, many found it hard to believe a Tiger Woods come-back was in the works. A copy of round one, the third round for Tiger Woods started with a double bogey, followed by a bogey on the 4th and many of us begun doubting the world's No.1. But Tiger Woods rallied with two eagles (13th, 18th) to end the round -1 and claim the top of the U.S. Open leaderboard with three under par 210 total. Naturally, the odds on Tiger Woods to win the U.S. Open followed the player's path - he went from the good-sized payout on 10/3 odds to the current 1/2 at BodogSports, i.e. you have to risk 2 to win just 1. Many bettors (and we mean MANY) are now rubbing their hands together, awaiting the final round of the U.S. Open and calculating their winnings on the 10/3 odds Woods held before the start of the tourney.

 But don't start spending your future winnings just yet. If we had learned something about Tiger Woods during this year's U.S. Open - he is as good in scoring eagles as he is in scoring double bogeys. His performance in the final round of the 2008 U.S. Open could definitely go either way. And the main threat today comes from the Briton Lee Westwood, who is trailing just a point behind Tiger Woods and is holding odds 4/1 at BodogSports. The strength of Westwood comes mostly from the stability of his game. In the three rounds played, Lee Westwood had no eagles, but no double bogeys either. As a matter of fact, out of the 54 holes played, Westwood went for the total of 7 birdies and 5 bogeys - a rock-solid game. If Lee Westwood holds his par game in the final round, the U.S. Open final result will be decided by Tiger Woods - will the number one go for a double bogey game or eagle in the final round? Bet online at BodogSports

  Published on 06/15/2008

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