The landscape of wagering on golf changed forever when Tiger Woods turned pro and for years the markets consisted of Tiger Woods betting and who in the field would come second. But in 2010 a series of sex scandals forced Woods off the course and reduced bettors interested in Eldrick to punt on novelty prop betting markets.
The news that Tiger Woods is human, all too human, is still apparently news to many. Since he was booted out of demigod camp the reporting gloves have come off and revealed that when not chasing cocktail waitresses and porn stars Mr Woods enjoys high stakes gambling as well. His limit at a high roller club within a popular Las Vegas casino (the MGM Grand) is said to be $1 million. He wagers $25,000 a hand at blackjack and has his own private table stocked with party girls.
Tiger Woods betting will eventually lapse back into the typical markets such as how many majors he will win in a given year, or whether he will demolish the field on final round Sunday, but for now it is no sure bet as to when he will reappear on a golf course. Some might argue that following his career has never been as entertaining as in 2010, but then not everyone is a golf fan.