Las Vegas, Nevada (November 16, 2011)--Adam Scott is a former UNLV Rebel golfer. And later today he will tee off in one of the most-hyped Presidents Cup matches in history. Scott, along with International foursomes partner K.J. Choi, will go against Tiger Woods and Steve Stricker. Scott/Choi opened as slight underdogs in the official Las Vegas golf betting odds posted by Las Vegas' GolfOdds.com.--By Brian Hurlburt, Odds by Jeff Sherman.
Scott/Choi were -105 vs. Woods/Stricker -115. Woods and Stricker have proven to be good partners in previous team events. "Unlike the Ryder Cup where pairings are random, this pairing was decided by the captains for obvious reasons," says Jeff Sherman, Founder of GolfOdds.com. "The Tiger/Stricker duo is a small favorite and being supported as such. Being the last match to go off on day 1, it will most definitely be in the spotlight. The price is based on how well Tiger and Stricker play this format together, although with Tiger's inconsistent form and Stricker nursing an injury, Scott and Choi are the more in-form golfers thus making the match an interesting betting option."
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With the recent negative racial comments by Scott's caddie, Steve Williams--Tiger's former caddie--, all eyes will be on this match, but Scott is taking it in stride. "It's probably inevitable in these events," Scott told the media about a potential matchup with Woods. "I've played him before. You know, it's going to be a tough point to win like every other point. But that's the goal is to go and try to get a point out of it."
Scott also realized the challenges that come with the format of the first round. "Foursomes is a tough game," said Scott. "But I think, again, we can always over-complicate things, and if we go out there and play to our abilities, then it shouldn't be too hard. So let's try and keep it simple and just deal with each shot as it comes along. I mean, there's no secret to it. It's an interesting course for any kind of match play." The event is being played at Royal Melbourne Golf Club in Australia. Scott, an Aussie, will have a huge home crowd following. No official odds were released on the possibility of Williams to say something stupid and ignorant, but he would be a heavy favorite to do so should bets be allowed on such things ...
ODDS COURTESY OF GOLFODDS.com
ODDS TO WIN:
U.S. TEAM -110
INTERNATIONAL TEAM -110
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2011
BUBBA WATSON / WEBB SIMPSON -125
ERNIE ELS / RYO ISHIKAWA +105
BILL HAAS / NICK WATNEY -115
GEOFF OGILVY / CHARL SCHWARTZEL -105
DUSTIN JOHNSON / MATT KUCHAR -105
AARON BADDELEY / JASON DAY -115
PHIL MICKELSON / JIM FURYK -120
RETIEF GOOSEN / ROBERT ALLENBY EVEN
HUNTER MAHAN / DAVID TOMS -130
KYUNG-TAE KIM / Y.E. YANG +110
TIGER WOODS / STEVE STRICKER -115
ADAM SCOTT / K.J. CHOI -105