Woods 4/1 for Masters glory

  • By: Andy Schooler
  • Last Updated: March 26 2013, 7:52 GMT

Tiger Woods can be backed at a best of 4/1 for the US Masters after warming up by claiming an eighth career title at Bay Hill.

Tiger Woods: Eight times a winner at Bay Hill; can he now win a 15th major?
Tiger Woods: Eight times a winner at Bay Hill; can he now win a 15th major?

Woods has dominated the Arnold Palmer Invitational in the past and he posted another victory at the Florida course on Monday, winning by two strokes following a final round of 70.

William Hill offer the American, who returns to the world number one spot for the first time since 2010 as a result of his triumph, at 4s in their 'Woods' 15th major?' market and that's the best out there ahead of next month's tournament.

Woods is a four-time champion at Augusta and several firms are keen to keep him onside - he's 11/4 elsewhere.

Rory McIlroy, the man Woods replaces as world number one, is a general 9/1 shot for the Masters, with Phil Mickelson at 12s.

Bay Hill runner-up Justin Rose is out to 22/1 with Paddy Power, while Brandt Snedeker, who missed the cut this week, is a general 25/1 chance.

youwin offer a top price of 6/4 about Woods winning one of this season's four majors. The American is 7/5 with bwin to miss the cut at one of those tournaments.

BetVictor and Coral are more wary at 11/10 about a Woods major - they offer 4/6 about Woods drawing a blank in 2013.

Several firms are prepared to offer 80/1 about Woods becoming the first golfer to win the Grand Slam of all four majors in a calendar year. Little-known Pinnacle will, however, give you 108/1.

Meanwhile, Hill's go 5/4 that Woods breaks Jack Nicklaus' majors record of 18. He is currently stuck on 14, his last win having come at the 2008 US Open.