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Tiger Woods is the early popular bet at the Memorial Tournament

Tiger Woods moves the needle, and we’re seeing it once again for the Memorial Tournament this week.

We are just under 48 hours away from the Memorial Tournament teeing off in Dublin, Ohio, and the enthusiasm for Tiger Woods’ return is about what you’d expect. Woods is playing a Tour event for the first time since the restart of the suspended season. He injured his back prior to the suspension of play, missed the Players Championship, and was set to miss the Masters. The delay in the season gave him time to get healthy and he’s back for the high profile Memorial Tournament.

The public has quickly gotten behind the golf legend and five-time Memorial winner. Heading into Tuesday, he is leading in both total bets (15%) and handle (21%) bet at DraftKings Sportsbook. He hasn’t played a Tour event since February, but that’s not going to stop the betting public from backing him. He’s the golfer who got a lot of people into the game, and even at this late stage of his pro career, he still moves the needle.

Here’s what the top ten betting splits look like for handle bet on the Memorial Tournament.

Tiger Woods (+2600): 21% handle, 15% bets
Brooks Koepka (+2800): 16% handle, 8% bets
Justin Rose (+5500): 8% handle, 4% bets
Viktor Hovland (+2200): 4% handle, 4% bets
Hideki Matsuyama (+2500): 4% handle, 1% bets
Bryson Dechambeau (+1000): 4% handle, 4% bets
Sungjae Im (+8000): 3% handle, 4% bets
Patrick Cantlay (+1600): 3% handle, 3% bets
Gary Woodland (+4000): 3% handle, 4% bets
Collin Morikawa (+2000): 3% handle, 2% bets

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