Tiger Woods may have injured his left elbow on the first hole at the U.S. Open Thursday.
Tiger was in visible pain after hitting only his second shot of the tournament out of the ridiculously thick rough on the first hole. Woods also grimaced in pain on No. 5 after another hack from the thick stuff, but is playing through the pain. The extent of the injury is unknown but it could get worse with time, or just be the effects of a stinger.
Tiger was 3-over par after completing his first round this morning and is off to good start at the rain-soaked Merion Golf Club in his second round. Weather could be a factor again Friday. Forecasts are calling for temperatures in the low-70s with a 40 percent chance of rain. Winds will blow from the north at 16 mph in the morning.
Tiger was a +550 favorite to win outright prior to the first round and
has slid all the way to +1200 at some books after just 10 holes of play.
Bettors may remember when Woods limped his way through the 2008 U.S. Open with a knee injury to victory. Tiger underwent season-ending knee surgery just two days after the win.
Here are the updated outright odds as play resumes Friday morning courtesy of UWIN:
Phil Mickelson +450
Luke Donald +450
Tiger Woods +1000
Charl Schwartzel +1400
Rory McIlroy +1600
Justin Rose +2500
Adam Scott +2500
Steve Stricker +2800
Jason Day +2800
Rickie Fowler +3300
For the complete list visit UWIN.