Bettors say Tiger Woods will win the U.S. Open

By Ben Sundock
Sep. 16, 2020

Dustin Johnson should by all accounts be the heavy favorite and winner of the rearranged 2020 U.S. Open at Winged Foot Golf Club in New York. But, golf fans and avid sports bettors around the world are leaning on the long-time favorite, Tiger Woods.

Gone are the days where the blase golfer blows past all other competitors to win a major. Instead, Woods is in a more heated battle with his body and Father Time.

But, at 40-1 odds to win the same major he has won three times before, the general public is willing to gamble on those unfavorable odds. The art of gambling is deep, yet irrational.

The thinking here - speaking from experience, of course - is that the low chances of the bet cashing in (every one dollar bet returns 4