Take for example the case of the world’s number golfer Tiger Woods. He has been the overwhelming favorite in the US Open odds for the past decade or more, yet in reality has only came out on top of the US Open betting odds twice. “Only” winning twice, might seem an absurd way to phrase it as most PGA golfers never even win the US Open odds once, but relative to everything else that Woods has accomplished in his career, his performance in the US Open betting odds has traditionally been sub-par.
US Open odds fans would be crazy to think that he’s not capable of winning the US Open betting odds, especially this year when the tournament will be held at his home away from home, Torrey Pines. But the simple fact is that his winning percentage at the US Open is much lower than some US Open odds fans might expect for the best golfer in the history of US Open betting odds. With just two victories at this Major event over the span of his 11-year career, his results in the US Open odds have not been as impressive as at other Major events like the British Open or the Masters.
Woods has won the Masters four times. He’s won the PGA Championship four times as well and the British Open three times. Yet he’s only been victorious in the US Open odds twice in his illustrious career. That type of achievement in the US Open odds would be a career for almost any other golfer but for Woods, that kind of results against the US Open betting odds is a disappointment. Not that two US Open odds titles is anything to scoff at, it’s simply that Woods has set the bar for himself, so impossibly high that anything less that victory against the US Open odds is a failure.
However, after letting the Masters slip through his fingers and the world questioning his ability to come back after knee surgery, Woods will have plenty of motivation heading into this year’s US Open odds and could put on a performance for the ages.