Happy New Year everyone and if the stats are to be believed 2020 will be the year of the Tiger.
His 44th birthday was December 30th and when you consider his lengthy layoff with injury and all the other "stuff" in his life the comeback of Woods in 2019 was remarkable. 

Let's play devils advocate here for a second.  If Tiger was to win any Major in 2019 of course it was going to be the Masters; it's the same course every year and nobody knows how to play it better than he.

Pic Credit: Tiger Instagram

But as incredible for me was Tiger at the end of 2019.  After another (albeit minor) surgery in August
Appears in Japan having not played in months, maybe with 3 weeks practice at home and cruises to his 82nd PGA Tour victory at the Zozo Championship.

Then he hosts the Hero World Challenge, looks like he's going to win again for much of it and finishes fourth.

Then Tiger hops on a flying niteclub to Australia for the Presidents Cup,  Captains the team, decides to play and wins all three games.  He's the best player by a country mile and we're left wondering why he didn't play more!

At the dawn of this new decade, the 2020's, it's incredible to say we still have active the greatest player of our generation. 15 Majors, 18 WGC events, 82 PGA Tour wins and he's only ever lost one playoff from 15.

Long love Tiger!



Tiger Woods Chances For The Majors In 2020


So let's look at Tiger Woods current odds for the 2020 Majors and examine his chances at the venues.

The 2020 Masters Tournament Augusta National, April 9-12
2020 PGA Championship, TPC Harding Park, May 14-17
U.S. Open, Winged Foot, June 18-21
The British Open, Royal St. George’s, July 16-19

The 2020 Masters


Odds: Tiger Woods has opened with the shortest odds (9/1) in the latest 2020 Masters odds. His exhilarating victory at Augusta National ended a 14-year drought between major championships.
Tiger Woods will return to Augusta with five green jackets.  Jack won six so apart from catching his Major total, there's an extra carrot there.  Many pundits say Augusta is the ONLY place where a 44 year old Tiger can win a Major, as its wide and forgiving off the tee, and he knows its nuances like the back of his hand.


2020 PGA Championship


Odds: Tiger Woods 14/1
Apart from the Masters the PGA Championship is an interesting one for Tiger.  It's the second major of the year and just a month after the Masters so fitness and being up to tournament speed should not be a problem. Also the host course will be TPC Harding Park in San Francisco, which hosted WGC events in 2005 and 2015.
In 2005 the WGC event was strokeplay and Woods won. (In 2015 it was matchplay and Rory McIlroy won).  But as if that wasn't compelling enough, Harding Park also hosted the 2009 Presidents Cup where Woods produced arguably the greatest ever display of scoring for Team USA with a perfect haul of five points.  He loves the venue, it suits his eye, his game of iron play and heavy par-4 scoring and this could well be a very viable Major target for Tiger in 2020.


2020 U.S. Open


Odds: Tiger Woods 16/1
The U.S. Open in 2020 is at Winged Foot in Mamaroneck, New York. A young Tiger Woods played the 1997 PGA Championship at the venue and tied 29th.  He returned in 2006 for the U.S. Open and and missed the cut.

2020 British Open


Odds: Tiger Woods 25/1
The Open Championship in 2020 is at Royal St. George’s in Sandwich, Kent.  Where Darren Clarke famously won his Claret Jug in 2011.  Woods missed that event because of a knee injury, but he did play in the 2003 Open at Royal St. George’s and tied for fourth.  The bookies clearly don't think Woods is aiming to peak in mid July but 25/1 is very tempting odds, if even for a place bet.

For me, the Tiger Woods win only bet in 2020 is 14/1 to win the PGA Championship at Harding Park. Get on it!


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