Nicklaus likes Tiger's chances to break major record

The man who famously won $1.19 million on Woods' Masters victory - thanks to an $85,000 bet at 14 to 1 odds - has taken some of those winnings and put it on Woods to win the next three majors, too.

Woods is now 150/1 to complete the Grand Slam this year having been available at 1000/1 to complete that historic feat before the Masters and he can be backed at 12/1 to win this week.

"He's got a awful record around Bethpage and Pebble Beach, hasn't he?" joked Lee Westwood, speaking at this week's Betfred British Masters, in reply to being asked if Woods can take up where he left off in the season's opening major in Georgia. Woods is the betting favorite for the PGA Championship at 8-1, according to Westgate Sportsbook. That's the number of majors Jack Nicklaus won, the record Woods - who won his 15th at the Masters - can contemplate again.

The PGA and its broadcast partner, CBS, knew it was a tremendous switch to leapfrog ahead of the U.S. Open. Woods surprisingly decided not to play the Wells Fargo Championship in Charlotte, N.C., two weeks before the PGA Championship.

With a new spring date, a thrilling venue in Bethpage Black, and the return of Tiger-mania, it's happy hour for the PGA of America. "And the last time I played there I finished fifth (in The Barclays in 2012)".

Trump played with Woods in February when they paired together for a round at the president's golf club in Florida.

But in his comeback campaign past year after spinal fusion surgery in 2017, Woods put himself in contention at both the British Open and PGA Championship before his triumph at the season-ending Tour Championship.

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In an interview with Action Network, Adducci revealed that he has not made any exorbitant purchases with his newfound wealth, but plans to if he wins this bet.

Tiger Woods reacts to chipping in for birdie on the 17th hole during The Match: Tiger vs Phil golf match at Shadow Creek Golf Course. In 2008, with knee problems more acute than outsiders had recognised, he finished as runner-up to Trevor Immelman at Augusta National and did not re-appear until the US Open in June. Don't expect PGA Championship course set-up man Haigh to torque the course up to U.S. Open standards, as the PGA Championship has historically preferred more scoring-friendly conditions. The second major of the season gets underway on Thursday at Bethpage Black, a public course on Long Island, 40 miles outside of Manhattan.

The two-time major champion is good at drawing a crowd on his own, whether it's for his "grip it and rip it" drives or his colorful clothing choices.

"But he is probably at the stage of his career where he's just trying to peak for the major championships, because if he wins major championships that's kind of where he's moved up another level".

"I think our expectations have to come down a notch or two anyway because of the weather, the temperature change for me is important, and how he will cope with getting out of the rough", Faldo said in a conference call to promote his employer CBS Sports' coverage of the event.

Following Adducci's win, a USA Today report revealed he has a long criminal history with multiple domestic violence convictions. "I know he is fantastic, but this to me is a tall order".

  • Lawrence Cooper