Tiger Woods Odds: What Will His 2022 PGA Comeback Look Like?

Back in February 2021, professional golfer Tiger Woods was involved in a rollover accident in California, resulting in several broken bones and fractures. Unsurprisingly, that led to some wondering if he’d ever play golf again because of how close to death he was.

Fast forward to December and Woods is beginning his comeback with a Pro-Am appearance at the PNC Championship.

While the Tiger Woods comeback story is nothing short of inspiring, he still has some work to do before he rejoins the PGA Tour. Fortunately, BetOnline has odds on what his 2022 comeback could look like, ranging from how many events he may compete in to when his first major championship appearance will be.

How Many 2022 Events Will Tiger Woods Compete In?

Odds via BetOnline as of Friday, December 17

  • Over 3.5 (-175)
  • Under 3.5 (+135)

When it comes to how many events Tiger Woods will compete in, BetOnline is leaning towards at least four at -175 odds. After all, it’s hard to imagine Woods working so hard for nearly a year only to play in a couple of events. He’s too competitive for that and he’ll look to prove that he still has “it” after his accident. Unless there’s a setback in his recovery, it’s a pretty safe bet to take the over on.

Woods Score on First Comeback Round

Odds via BetOnline as of Friday, December 17

  • Over 75.5 strokes (-125)
  • Under 75.5 strokes (-115)

Tiger Woods Odds: First Major Appearance in 2022

Odds via BetOnline as of Friday, December 17

  • Open Championship (+175)
  • U.S. Open (+225)
  • Masters Tournament (+275)
  • PGA Championship (+600)

At +175 odds, it’s looking like the Open Championship will be the first 2022 major tournament that Tiger Woods enters. For reference, the 150th Open will take place in the middle of July. It’s also the third major of the year, meaning that BetOnline doesn’t think he’ll be ready for the Masters Tournament in April or the U.S. Open in June. Considering the recency of his tragic accident, it makes sense that Woods would be confident enough to enter a major by July.

Still, never say never in the world of sports. Woods is a special athlete and people shouldn’t be too surprised if he’s ready for the Masters in April.

Best Tournament Finish in 2022

Odds via BetOnline as of Friday, December 17

  • Over 40.5 position (+105)
  • Under 40.5 position (-145)

To Make Cut at Comeback Event

Odds via BetOnline as of Friday, December 17

  • Yes (+200)
  • No (-300)

Tiger Woods Odds to Win Any 2022 PGA Tour Event

Odds via BetOnline as of Friday, December 17

  • Yes (+800)

At +800 odds, it seems like a long shot for Tiger Woods to win any PGA event next year. After all, he is coming back from several surgeries and isn’t exactly as young as when he was dominating the sport. It’s important to remember that even if he does win an event one day, we may have to wait a while until his body is back to what it once was.

There’s also the fact that Tiger Woods has won just three events since 2014. So, even if he was healthy, it’d still be a long shot for him to win one. BetOnline is also giving him just +1600 odds to win a major title next year, which would be his first since winning the 2019 Masters Tournament. Even then, that victory caught a lot of people off guard, so it would take a miracle run in 2022 for him to pull that off again.

Devon Platana
Devon Platana

After graduating with a Masters degree in Journalism, Devon joined USGS to improve his sports writing skills. As a lifelong sports fan, one of Devon’s favorite things to do is analyze statistics across all sports.