It doesn’t take much for most of us to jump on the Tiger Woods bandwagon. A first round 66 will easily do.
Woods, tied for the lead in the Tour Championship, is now the 7-4 favorite to win the tournament and the FedEx Championship.
Here are the updated odds by the Las Vegas Hotel (via covers.com) along with first round scores:
7-4: Woods (66)
13-2: Rory McIlroy (69)
10-1: Justin Rose (66)
12-1: Adam Scott (68)
15-1: Phil Mickelson (69); Steve Stricker (67)
20-1: Bo Van Pelt (67); Matt Kuchar (67)
25-1: Dustin Johnson (69); Zach Johnson (68); Brandt Snedeker (68)
30-1: Sergio Garcia (69); Jim Furyk (69); Hunter Mahan (68)
40-1: Jason Dufner (70); Bubba Watson (69); Robert Garrigus (68); Scott Piercy (67)
Rory McIlroy, intimidator?
Funny stuff, that last one. At least McIlroy thinks so. The thought alone made his shoulders dip on Wednesday morning, a slight, sheepish grin slowly emerging. He appeared to be a youngster caught up to his elbow in the cookie jar – even if, in this instance, it was little of his doing. If Greg Norman introduced the concept earlier this week, telling FoxSports.com that Tiger Woods is intimidated by McIlroy and his game, then the Irish wunderkind quickly dismissed the notion at the Tour Championship.
Norman told FoxSports.com, “What I’m seeing is that Tiger’s really intimidated by Rory. When have you ever seen him intimidated by another player? Never.”…
- Greg Norman: Tiger Woods is really intimidated by Rory McIlroy – Yahoo! Sports (blog)
- How Ethnicity and Nationality Can Set a Trap – New York Times
- Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy build friendship, rivalry – Sioux Falls Argus Leader