Woods favored after first round of TOUR Championship

Tiger Woods fired a 4-under 66 on Thursday to share the first-round lead of the TOUR Championship with Justin Rose and become the favorite at East Lake Golf Club.

Woods, who is second in FedEx Cup playoff points, can win the cup with a victory this week in Atlanta. He opened as a 9/2 favorite prior to first-round play and is now 7/4 to capture the final tournament of the season.

McIlroy, sits three strokes off the pace after shooting a 1-under 69. He’s first in FedEx Cup playoff points after claiming back-to-back victories at the Deutsche Bank and BMW Championships. He opened as a 4/1 favorite and is now 13/2 to win his third consecutive tournament.

Here are the updated odds courtesy of the Las Vegas Hotel and Casino:

TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP
EAST LAKE GOLF CLUB - ATLANTA, GEORGIA
SEPTEMBER 20-23, 2012

ODDS TO WIN (updated after 1st Round):

TIGER WOODS 7/4
RORY McILROY 13/2
PHIL MICKELSON 15/1
DUSTIN JOHNSON 25/1
LEE WESTWOOD 60/1
ADAM SCOTT 12/1
LUKE DONALD 50/1
LOUIS OOSTHUIZEN 50/1
JASON DUFNER 40/1
SERGIO GARCIA 30/1
JIM FURYK 30/1
BUBBA WATSON 40/1
STEVE STRICKER 15/1
JUSTIN ROSE 10/1
BO VAN PELT 20/1
KEEGAN BRADLEY 60/1
WEBB SIMPSON 100/1
ZACH JOHNSON 25/1
BRANDT SNEDEKER 25/1
NICK WATNEY 200/1
ERNIE ELS 150/1
MATT KUCHAR 20/1
RICKIE FOWLER 100/1
HUNTER MAHAN 30/1
RYAN MOORE 50/1
ROBERT GARRIGUS 40/1
JOHN SENDEN 150/1
CARL PETTERSSON 125/1
JOHN HUH 200/1
SCOTT PIERCY 40/1

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