Tiger Woods' win at the WGC Bridgestone Invitational was enough to convince one heavy UK punter that this week's PGA Championship will be the major that ends the drought for the No. 1 ranked player in the world.
Graham Sharpe, media relations director at William Hill in England, Tweeted this:
Hills have taken a £30,000 bet for Tiger to win USPGA at 9/2. He's now 7/2 fav:14/1 Mickelson, 18/1 Scott, 25 Rose, Westwood, 28 Snedeker.— William Hill (@sharpeangle) August 5, 2013
Woods has now failed to win a major in his last 17 tries heading into the final major of 2013, the PGA Championship at Oak Hill Country Club in Rochester, N.Y.
These are some of the lowest odds Woods has seen in a recent major and was set as high as 7-1 at the Las Vegas Hotel on July 23. His dominating 7-shot win on the weekend bumped his odds to the 4-1 range at most books.
Woods shot 12-over par at Oak Hill at the 2003 PGA Championship, which was his second-worst 72-hole score at a major of his career. It was his only competitive tournament at the course.