Las Vegas PGA Tour Golf Betting Odds: 2012 WGC-Cadillac Championship Favorites are Rory, Tiger, Mickelson


Las Vegas, Nevada (March 6, 2012)--The PGA Tour is quickly becoming one of the most exciting sports on the planet. The stars have aligned and the three biggest names in golf--Rory McIlroy, Tiger Woods, and Phil Mickelson--each appear to be playing at a high level. And according to the Las Vegas golf betting experts, action on the PGA Tour is hitting record numbers, and the same can be said for the 2012 WGC-Cadillac Championship. --By Brian Hurlburt, Odds By Jeff Sherman.

"The way the top four golfers, oddswise, are playing right now, betting interest on golf is at an all-time high," says Las Vegas' GolfOdds.com Founder Jeff Sherman. "The weekly tournaments are generating more action when the likes of Tiger, McIlroy and Mickelson are involved, and the Masters handle is on pace to shatter last year, which itself was a record."

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Sherman went on to say that action on the 2012 Masters will be at levels of an NFL Conference Championship game. And with Lee Westwood joining the fray as a favorite this week, the talent and interest at the top levels of the game is, arguably, at an all-time high. Rory Mc opened as a 7/1 favorite this week, followed by Tiger at 8/1, and Mickelson and Westwood at 12/1.

Rory won the Honda Classic last week, while Mickelson has a win and a playoff loss in 2012. And Tiger has been around the leaders a few times and closed out the Honda with a stunning 62, his lowest round ever in the final round of a PGA Tour event. This week's event will be played at TPC Blue Monster at Doral.

As always, we take a look at the official PGATour.com Power Rankings to see how they compare to the Las Vegas PGA Tour golf betting odds. Rory and Tiger are one and two, while Westwood is fourth and Mickelson is sixth. Of Tiger, Power Rankings expert Rob Bolton writes: "Vaulted 16 spots on the leaderboard at the Honda with a bogey-free 62 on Sunday, finishing with a share of second place. The three-time champ at TPC Blue Monster at Doral hasn't placed outside the top 10 in all eight starts." 

ODDS COURTESY of GolfOdds.com

WGC-CADILLAC CHAMPIONSHIP
TPC BLUE MONSTER AT DORAL - DORAL, FLORIDA
MARCH 8-11, 2012
 
ODDS TO WIN:
RORY McILROY         6/1
TIGER WOODS          7/1
PHIL MICKELSON      12/1
LEE WESTWOOD        12/1
LUKE DONALD         25/1
CHARL SCHWARTZEL    25/1
DUSTIN JOHNSON      25/1
NICK WATNEY         25/1
MARTIN KAYMER       25/1
MATT KUCHAR         30/1
SERGIO GARCIA       30/1
ADAM SCOTT          30/1
HUNTER MAHAN        30/1
JASON DAY           30/1
WEBB SIMPSON        30/1
KEEGAN BRADLEY      30/1
STEVE STRICKER      30/1
BILL HAAS           40/1
JUSTIN ROSE         40/1
RICKIE FOWLER       40/1
GRAEME McDOWELL     50/1
BRANDT SNEDEKER     50/1
AARON BADDELEY      50/1
BUBBA WATSON        50/1
FREDRIK JACOBSON    50/1
KYLE STANLEY        60/1
BO VAN PELT         60/1
K.J. CHOI           60/1
MARTIN LAIRD        60/1
FRANCESCO MOLINARI  60/1
DAVID TOMS          60/1
GEOFF OGILVY        60/1
CHARLES HOWELL III  80/1
LOUIS OOSTHUIZEN    80/1
BEN CRANE           80/1
MARK WILSON         80/1
ZACH JOHNSON        80/1
JOHN SENDEN         80/1
GARY WOODLAND       80/1
ALVARO QUIROS       80/1
PETER HANSON        80/1
PAUL CASEY          80/1
IAN POULTER        100/1
ROBERT KARLSSON    100/1
RETIEF GOOSEN      100/1
VIJAY SINGH        100/1
Y.E. YANG          100/1
JONATHAN BYRD      100/1
JASON DUFNER       125/1
FIELD (all others)  10/1
 
TOURNAMENT MATCHUPS:
RORY McILROY        -140
TIGER WOODS         +120
 
PHIL MICKELSON      +120
LEE WESTWOOD        -140
 
MATT KUCHAR         -110
NICK WATNEY         -110
 
SERGIO GARCIA       -110
MARTIN KAYMER       -110
 
DUSTIN JOHNSON      -120
HUNTER MAHAN        EVEN

 

 

 

 

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