Woods, perennially penciled in as the overwhelming favorite in the Open Championship odds will miss the event this year due to rehab. There are many fans of the Open Championship betting that feel that Woods presence creates an air of predictability in golf wagering, which may be true but without the great Woods, this the Open Championship odds this year will be sorely lacking.
Woods is perhaps the greatest athlete on the planet -of golfers are to be considered as such- and any time the greatest athlete on the planet is not apart of an event, such as the Open Championship betting, it’s a loss. Not that the Open Championship odds won’t be full of excitement and top talent, but it simply won’t be the same. Woods has the charisma and talent that is rarely seen in the sporting world and even rarer in the Open Championship betting. Not having Woods there will open up the Open Championship odds to other golfers now, but it simply won’t be the same.
And no matter what happens in the Open Championship odds, it’s a certainly that fewer people will tune in to see the event. Television ratings are hardly the main concern of fans of the Open Championship betting, but it’s important for sport and indirectly important for fans of the Open Championship betting. Less people tuning in mean less money for the event and the Tour and that’s never good for sports wagering.
Woods, if healthy would no doubt be the favorite in the Open Championship betting and would very likely have won the event. But it’s no use crying over what might have been in the Open Championship betting. The event will not be the same, but it’s time to move past that and look foreword to the top-notch golf that will played and the players that will be playing it in the Open Championship betting. With or without Woods the Open Championship betting is still great entertainment, perhaps just not quite as good as it could have been.