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|Bridgestone Invitational Betting |
by Ultimatecapper.com Staff
A spectacular field, led by the best (and hottest) golfer in the world, will take to the links beginning Thursday for the World Golf Championships $7.5 million Bridgestone Invitational at Firestone Country Clubs South Course in Akron, OH.
Tiger Woods (you may have heard of him) has not only won three tournaments (the British Open, Buick Open and PGA Championship last weekend) in a row, hes also won this tournament at this course four times, including last year. What else can one say about this guy? Well, hes ranked #1 in the world, #1 on the American money list (while playing just 12 tournaments), and hes won four of the last eight major tournaments.
And what a great frontrunner Woods is. Hes won every major tournament that hes led after three rounds, and he won the PGA last week (by five shots) as an overwhelming 2/1 favorite.
This week, Woods is chalked at even less; most online sportsbooks have TW posted at around +130 to win this WGC tournament for the fifth time at Firestone.
Last year, Woods birdied the 16th hole on Sunday to get to six-under par and beat Chris DiMarco by one stroke.
Jim Furyk, #2 on the PGA money list, and Phil Mickelson (#3) are both listed at right around 13/1 to stop Woods winning streak this weekend. Ernie Els, whos ranked 8th in the world, is posted at about 17/1. Vijay Singh, who tied for 3rd here last year, is listed at 20/1 to win this weekend. And Luke Donald (who tied for 3rd at the PGA last week and tied for 6th at this tournament last year), and Sergio Garcia (who also tied for 3rd last week) are both getting odds of right around 22/1 to win this tournament.
Others on the WGC Bridgestone Invitational betting boards around the Interweb include Adam Scott (also tied for 3rd last week) at 25/1; Retief Goosen (#5 in the world) and U.S. Open champ Geoff Ogilvy at 30/1; Chris DiMarco (#13 in the world) and David Toms (tied for 9th here last year) at 35/1; Davis Love III and Mike Weir (6th last week) at 40/1; and Stewart Cink, who led here wire-to-wire to win in 2004, at 45/1.
Individual tournament betting match-ups include Donald 120 over Scott, Furyk 125 over Mickelson, Els 125 over Garcia, Singh 130 over Goosen, and Ogilvy 130 over DiMarco.
Woods won this tournament the first three times it was played, 1999-2001, all at Firestone. Last year, the par-70 layout on the South Course held the field to a 71.4 strokes-per-round average.
ESPN will provide television coverage of the WGC Bridgestone Invitational from 2-6 p.m. Eastern both Thursday and Friday, while CBS picks up the weekend coverage, beginning at 2 p.m. Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday.
The Ultimatecapper Pick: We really like the head to head matchup with Mickelson at even odds to beat Furyk. Good luck!