Tiger Woods' expected return to golf this week at the Hero World Challenge has generated a lot of excitement for obvious reasons. It will be the first time in more than 15 months that the 14-time major champ has hit a shot in competition, and everyone will be looking for glimpses of the magic he used to display on a seemingly weekly basis. But one bookmaker's prop bets regarding Woods' return are a sad reminder that we'll be seeing the 40-year-old Tiger, a man far removed from that dominant "old" version.
BookMaker.eu released a series of special bets for Woods' latest comeback, and to be kind, the sports book doesn't expect much from Tiger. Not this week, and not for the next year.
In fact, according to the site as of Sunday morning, Woods has a much better chance of retiring by Jan. 1, 2018 than he does of winning a PGA Tour or European Tour event by that time. BookMaker lists Woods retiring by that date at +385 (You bet $100 to win $385), and him winning an event in 2017 at +900. Don't be too alarmed, Tiger fans. Woods not retiring by then is still a heavy favorite at -485 (You risk $485 to win $100).