After coming in behind Tiger’s 75th PGA Tour win at last weekend’s Farmers International, punters have been quick to reinvest their each-way winnings on Nick Watney (14/1) and Brandt Snedeker (14/1) for the Phoenix Open
Ladbrokes make the pair joint favourites for the win in Arizona along with Jason Dufner (14/1) and Rickie Fowler (14/1).
Ryan Palmer is proving popular amongst the outsiders, seeing his odds cut from 66/1 to 40/1 before teeing off on Thursday.
Over in Dubai it’s the Danish pairing of Thorbjorn Olesen (20/1) and Thomas Bjorn (33/1) who are causing the firm a headache regarding potential payouts, with punters believing Olesen can go one better in the UAE after coming second in the HSBC in neighbouring city Abu Dhabi.
Although Tiger’s not playing this week his 75th PGA Tour win has seen his odds of breaking Sam Snead’s record of 82 wins cut even further to 1/10, however a more appealing price of 20/1 is available for him to smash through the barrier by the end of 2014
And the bookies will also be running a weekly offer for both the European and PGA tours, giving punters a chance to get their money back* if their outright player is beaten in a play-off.
Jessica Bridge of Ladbrokes told betrescue: “Punters are confident that without Tiger standing in their way that Watney and Snedeker will be in close contention for the top spot.”