Golf Betting: The Match II Odds Preview
Tigers Woods and Phil Mickelson go head-to-head again Sunday and this time they’re bringing along a couple of NFL quarterback legends for The Match II.
Joining Woods and Mickelson for the charity event are Peyton Manning and Tom Brady. Manning will be teaming up with Woods, while Brady joins forces with Mickelson. The early odds on the matchup at Bovada Sportsbook have Woods and Manning as the -225 favorites, while Mickelson and Brady are +170 underdogs.
Tiger owns course record at Medalist
The venue for The Match II favors Woods, as it will be played at his home course, the Medalist Golf Club in Hobe Sound, Florida. Woods holds the course record at Medalist, after once shooting a round of 62.
The golf pros’ partners for the event also seem to favor Woods slightly. Manning, who’s had a little more time for golf since retiring from the NFL, reportedly has a six handicap. Brady, who’s preparing for his first season with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, has an eight handicap. Manning and Woods also have history as a golfing duo, having previously played together at the 2005 Bay Hill Pro-Am and the 2009 Quail Hollow.
Mickelson prevailed in first Match
It wouldn’t be smart to immediately count out Mickelson and Brady, though. When Woods and Mickelson faced off in the first Match in 2018 at Shadow Creek Golf Course in Las Vegas, Mickelson was a +130 underdog. He went on to win The Match on the 22nd hole after four extra playoff holes were needed to decide it.
The format for The Match II is an interesting one. On the front nine, it will be a basic four-ball best-ball format. On the back nine, they’ll shake things up a bit with a modified alternate shot format. Under this format, each player will drive off the tee, then players will alternate shots for the rest of the hole.
Hole-in-one prop odds listed at +6600
Along with betting on the overall winner of The Match II, Bovada is also offering a few prop bets. First up is which team will be leading after the front nine. Here Woods and Manning are favored at -120, Mickelson and Brady are +185 underdogs, and a tie is available at +400.
You can also bet on which hole the match will be decided on. If you think it will be ended early, you can get the 14th hole or earlier at +275. The 15th to 17th hole is listed at +115. If you think it will go the distance or they’ll need extra holes again, that’s available at +175.
One last prop could be worth a mint if one of the four drains an ace. A hole-in-one prop at Bovada comes with +6600 odds.