Tiger, Charlie Woods claim team event? You can bet on that

TIGER Woods has overcome lengthy odds to return to a competitive golf event just 10 months following a near-fatal car crash.

Odds being offered by one sportsbook say he and son Charlie are also heavy underdogs to best the other 19 teams in this week’s PNC Championship. The annual winter team event pairs a major champion with a family member.

Woods readily admits he is nowhere near close to being able to compete in a Professional Golfers Association (PGA) Tour event. But he will return to the course this week with Charlie, now 12, after teaming together for a seventh-place finish last year.

Team Woods is being offered at +1000 to win by SportsBetting.ag, which is tied for the sixth-shortest odds in the field. That’s still well behind the returning victorious team of Justin Thomas and his father Mike, who are heavy pre-tournament favorites at +180.

The next-shortest odds belong to Matt Kuchar and 14-year-old son Cameron (+650), who tied for fifth last year at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club Grande Lakes in Orlando, FL.

Vijay Singh and son Qass finished one stroke behind Team Thomas last year but are returning as +1400 longshots by the sportsbook. — Reuters