Published: Mon, May 13, 2019
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

After $1.19M from Masters, bettor eyes even bigger Tiger Woods payday

After $1.19M from Masters, bettor eyes even bigger Tiger Woods payday

Bethpage Black has been afforded the flawless storm: Woods, in his first start since winning in such epic scenes at Augusta National, will chase his fifth US PGA Championship's Wanamaker Trophy, and his first since 2007, from Thursday.

Fifty players are averaging 300 yards or more on the PGA Tour this year.

Tee times are flipped on Friday, so those who play the first round early play the second round late, and vice-versa.

In the first Open played on a truly public course, Tiger Woods was the only player to finish in red numbers at 3 under on the course laid out to be a par-70. For so many years - my entire career of covering golf - I've been writing something like, "Tiger Woods has 14 majors". "That's what I loved about him most". Now somebody has scrambled the knobs on the CB radio, and all the numbers look foreign to me. "He's not making it easy on himself". I disagree. I think if a major is held at a course that fits Bubba's game he can win a major other than the Masters. His game gets elevated... he's the definition of excelling under pressure.

"This has been an unbelievable experience and everyone here has seen and been with me for them, some of you for my entire life, and some of you for more than half my life", Woods said. The AW Tillinghast design on Long Island, which has previously hosted a pair of U.S. Opens and a pair of FedEx Cup Playoff events, always presents a stiff test for the world's best, and this year should be no different. Patrick Reed won the event in 2016 at 9-under par, and Nick Watney claimed the 2012 trophy at -10. The more significant number is 18. Still, Bethpage hasn't been maybe as tough as everyone thinks. If he hits it in the rough at Bethpage Black he will not be able to scramble like he did at Augusta National. Of that crew, only McIlroy and Molinari have won majors, and Molinari hasn't even celebrated the one-year anniversary of his. "As players, we all knew that he was back a long time ago". The lone worldwide flag among all of that red, white and blue is Molinari's Italian number.

The PGA Tour's revised schedule brings us the 2019 PGA Championship in May.

"Extremely good", Kerry Haigh, the championships director for the PGA of America, said Sunday.

"You've seen the good and the bad, the highs and the lows, and I would not be in this position without all your help", he said. "That's not the best way to do it". "They treat me so well, and I feel that is an advantage". "It's a painful day for William Hill - our biggest loss ever - but a great day for golf". With the tournament in May, the course is going to play even longer in the colder weather. Who knows with Portrush.

The PGA Championship has a stacked field this week, as every top PGA pro will be vying for a piece of the $12,000,000 purse. 'We know he is wonderful but to come out and expect to pick up from where he left off at the Masters sounds a tall order to me, ' said the six-time major champion.

"Tiger has history winning at Bethpage, and he won at Pebble, by the biggest margin in history", Adducci, a Wisconsin native, told Golf Digest. Let's get into my picks for this year's PGA Championship!

Adducci's win represented the largest golf payout ever for William Hill's USA arm but he now stands to make nearly ten times more if his latest bet comes off.

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