It’s the last chance for golfers to impress their online sports betting fans in 2013 by winning a major championship at Oak Hill Country Club, and for Tiger Woods it is another chance to capture his 15th major title.
The pro golfer hasn’t won a major since the 2008 U.S. Open and is currently coming off a win at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, the 79th of his PGA Tour career. However, there are several questions about winning majors looming around these days, and Woods admitted the quest for No. 15 is proving to be the most difficult.
The 37 year-old is tied for sixth just more than two weeks ago at the Open Championship, his ninth top-10 finish in the 17 majors he’s played since winning the U.S. Open at Torrey Pines in 2008.
YouWager experts recall that Woods was not in contention at the U.S. Open, but tied for fourth, four strokes back of Adam Scott, at the Masters.
In other occasions the California native has said it’s not a great year without a major championship, and that any major victory — regardless of what happens the rest of the year — makes it a great year.
Just yesterday he pointed towards something similar stating that his five wins — including two World Golf Championship titles and his win at the Players Championship — make 2013 a great year regardless.
One factor cited in Woods’ major difficulties has been his play on the weekends. Since 2011, he has yet to shoot in the 60s of any weekend major round — including last year when he was the 36-hole leader at both the U.S. Open and PGA Championship.
At Muirfield on July 21, the three time Masters Tournament winner began the final round just two strokes behind Lee Westwood, but three-putted two of the first four holes – after indifferent approach shots – and ended up five strokes behind winning Phil Mickelson following a final-round 74.
Even while Woods putted nicely for most of last week at Firestone Country Club — including just 22 putts during his second-round 61 — it has been an issue for him at times in 2013.
Woods is currently in the group of former PGA champions Keegan Bradley and Davis Love III during the first two rounds, with their tee time Thursday at 8:35 a.m. ET.