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Woods on the drift as Scott and Williams attract US PGA support

| 09.08.2011

Tiger Woods remains friendless in the US PGA Championship betting as the final Major of the year draws ever closer.

With just two days until the greatest golfers in the world tee off at the Atlanta Atheltic Club in Johns Creek, Georgia, Woods continues to see his world ranking and his betting odds slide.

The current world number 30 opened in the US PGA betting at 20/1 but is out to 25/1 amidst support for his fellow professionals.

Following his win at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitiational, Adam Scott has come in for plenty of support and the former world number two has proven over the last six months that he continues to have the golf game to become one of the greats.

Scott returned to the world’s top ten with that win and his performances in the Masters and at the Open this year suggest that the Australian is more than capable of challenging in Atlanta come Sunday evening.

With Steve Williams transferring to Scott’s bag after his split from Tiger we’ve seen extra interest in the new pairing and having proved successful last week, plenty are tipping the two to do it again.

While Woods has won the US PGA four times Scott has never managed to win a Major title, although in Williams he has a caddy who will be determined to prove Woods’ decision to sack him was the wrong one.

The caddy may not play the shots but his course knowledge is essential and with Scott in such great form, the two make a formidable pairing.

However it’s the Europeans who continue to dominate the betting with Rory McIlroy favourite at 12/1 and Luke Donald and Lee Westwood sharing second favouritism at 14/1.

Phil Mickelson, Dustin Johnson, Steve Stricker and Jason Day join Woods and Scott at 25/1, a long way back of the European trio.



Robbie Morris

Robbie studied sports journalism at the University of Gloucestershire, an establishment chosen for its proximity to Cheltenham racecourse, where he was a season ticket holder. Upon graduation, Robbie was a contributor to GolfPunk, a national magazine aimed at ridding golf of its traditionalist image, before joining the news.ladbrokes team.