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Sportsbooks welcome Tiger back with open arms … and full pockets

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Tiger Woods hasn’t even hit the first tee-shot at Augusta National, and already different areas that benefited from the game’s number one player are already seeing a big boost from his return.

Sports books have already noticed a big boost in the number of bets they’ve already taken prior to the wave of bets that tend to come in during the week of the tournament. It’s still too early to say but some books have already pegged the 2010 Masters to be the most wagered-on tournament in golf history.

“We’re running about 33 percent ahead of last year’s tournament, and the heaviest betting always comes in the week of the event,” said Jeff Sherman in a recent interview with Philly.com. Read the rest of this entry »

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Written by Jonathan Wall

04/05/2010 at 3:47 pm

Tiger Woods readies himself for first hurdle at Augusta National

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In a small room tucked away from most of the known world, a select group of journalist will be given a chance to be part of media history. On Monday at 2 p.m., Tiger Woods will officially field questions to members of the media in Augusta National’s interview room.

While it won’t be the final time Tiger has to hear questions about his personal life, Monday’s press conference will be the first time we get to hear a real answer to some questions that have been on the minds of almost everyone person on the planet for the past few months.

While it would seem logical for Woods to be open, honest and answer as many questions as possible in a perfect world, there’s just one problem. We don’t live in a perfect world, and most of those questions will probably still go unanswered. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Jonathan Wall

04/05/2010 at 3:24 pm