Brooks Koepka landed odds of 22/1 for his backers with his nerveless victory at the US PGA Championship, but the bookmakers will have taken serious note of Tiger Woods, who proved he can be competitive again at the majors by finishing in second place. Koepka, who won the US Open in June, became the 20th player to win two majors in the same year, posting consecutive rounds of 66 over the weekend at Bellerive Country Club to win with a 16-under-par total. Woods, who won three major titles in 2000 but last won one of golf’s big four tournaments a decade ago, was backed in to 20/1 in the pre-tournament betting after a string of good performances carried him back into the top 50 in the world rankings for the first time in almost four years.
The 42-year-old produced a brilliant closing round of 64 on Sunday, but it wasn’t quite enough for him to end his long wait for a 15th major title. Woods is now up to 26th in the rankings and has been cut to a best price of 14/1* with Betfred to win next season’s Masters at Augusta, the first major of 2019.
|*All odds quoted are subject to change|