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The Odds: Rory McIlroy Tops Tiger Woods on Doral Board

Even if for different reasons, two of golf’s best had performances to forget in last week’s Honda Classic. Rory McIlroy (7-to-1) and Tiger Woods (12-to-1), however, still top the LVH SuperBook’s oddsboard for this weekend’s WGC-Cadillac Championship at Doral.

Woods, complaining of back spasms, withdrew 13 holes into the final round at PGA National in Palm Beach Gardens last week. He’s joined this week by Adam Scott as the 12-to-1 second choice, a position he’s not used to occupying. He’s typically the favorite heading into any tournament.

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Asked whether he expects a rush of bets on Woods because of the relatively fat price on the world’s No. 1 golfer, LVH assistant manager Jeff Sherman told The Linemakers on Sporting News, “We’ve seen him in the past do that, but I think some people might be a little bit hesitant just because the last thing they’ve seen is him playing with a possible injury, and people might not want to support him. There’s probably some hesitancy on their part.

“That’s why he’s 12-to-1. … He’s got such a good history at Doral that if he hadn’t withdrawn and just finished out the tournament, he wouldn’t be 12-to-1 right now; you’d probably see him in the 7-to-1 range.”

Tiger may have been hurt, but McIlroy’s weekend was arguably more painful, as he surrendered a final-round lead and eventually lost in a playoff.

Both Woods and McIlroy have shown the ability to bounce back. Two months after collapsing at the 2011 Masters, McIlroy won the U.S. Open. Woods withdrew in the final round of the 2012 WGC-Cadillac Championship, but bounced back two weeks later to win the Arnold Palmer Invitational.

All eyes will be on the game’s two biggest stars this weekend to see if they can put last week’s struggles in the rear view.

The Linemakers’ lean: “Kind of chalky, but the new-look Blue Monster will be tamed by a bomber and no one’s current form is better than Dustin Johnson at 15-1,” says The Linemakers’ Brian Blessing. “He’s been an ATM machine this year and plays well in Miami.”

LVH ODDS TO WIN WGC-CADILLAC CHAMPIONSHIP

RORY McILROY 7-1
TIGER WOODS 12-1
ADAM SCOTT 12-1
DUSTIN JOHNSON 15-1
JASON DAY 20-1
SERGIO GARCIA 20-1
JORDAN SPIETH 20-1
PHIL MICKELSON 25-1
BUBBA WATSON 25-1
MATT KUCHAR 25-1
KEEGAN BRADLEY 25-1
ZACH JOHNSON 30-1
JUSTIN ROSE 30-1
CHARL SCHWARTZEL 30-1
HARRIS ENGLISH 30-1
JIMMY WALKER 40-1
WEBB SIMPSON 40-1
HUNTER MAHAN 40-1
HENRIK STENSON 40-1
LUKE DONALD 40-1
GRAHAM DeLAET 40-1
STEVE STRICKER 40-1
GRAEME McDOWELL 40-1
JASON DUFNER 50-1
RICKIE FOWLER 50-1
JIM FURYK 50-1
LEE WESTWOOD 50-1
HIDEKI MATSUYAMA 50-1
VICTOR DUBUISSON 50-1
RYAN MOORE 60-1
BILL HAAS 60-1
BRANDT SNEDEKER 60-1
NICK WATNEY 60-1
GARY WOODLAND 60-1
ERNIE ELS 60-1
LOUIS OOSTHUIZEN 80-1
IAN POULTER 80-1
PATRICK REED 80-1
CHRIS KIRK 80-1
RUSSELL HENLEY 80-1
FRANCESCO MOLINARI 80-1
BILLY HORSCHEL 100-1
MARTIN KAYMER 100-1
MATTEO MANASSERO 100-1
JAMIE DONALDSON 100-1
GEORGE COETZEE 125-1
THOMAS BJORN 125-1
KEVIN STREELMAN 125-1
MIGUEL ANGEL JIMENEZ 250-1
FIELD (all others) 10-1

TOURNAMENT MATCHUPS:
RORY McILROY -125 vs. ADAM SCOTT +105
JASON DAY -110 vs. SERGIO GARCIA -110
DUSTIN JOHNSON -125 vs. JORDAN SPIETH +105
KEEGAN BRADLEY -110 vs. MATT KUCHAR -110
HARRIS ENGLISH -110 vs. ZACH JOHNSON -110
HUNTER MAHAN -110 vs. WEBB SIMPSON -110
LUKE DONALD -110 vs. GRAEME McDOWELL -110
GRAHAM DeLAET -110 vs. JIMMY WALKER -110
BILL HAAS -110 vs. RYAN MOORE -110
CHRIS KIRK -110 vs. PATRICK REED -110

 

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