Tiger Woods’ return at Genesis Invitational may end with a whimper

Tiger Woods returns from injury problems in California this week (Picture: Getty Images)

Tiger Woods embarks on a new adventure when he makes his long-awaited comeback at the fittingly-named Genesis Invitational at the Pacific Palisades in California.

The world’s most famous golfer will be debuting his new range of golf clothing after ending his long association with Nike, and the new Sun Day Red brand is sure to be a huge success.

Woods always wears red in the final round of a tournament and the logo is naturally a Tiger with 15 stripes representing the number of majors he has won in a glittering career only surpassed by the legendary Jack Nicklaus.

The winner of 82 tournaments is hosting the Genesis in the the Golden State, with 70 players taking part at the Riviera Club and they include some of the hottest properties around who are sure to be contesting for honours in this year’s four majors.

So how is Tiger going to fare? Probably not very well. He’s a long shot at 150/1 with William Hill and many others to win the tournament, the same price as huge outsiders like Andrew Putnam, Taylor Moore, Taylor Montgomery and Adam Svensson, and he’s the 10/11 favourite with LiveScoreBet to miss the cut. But Woods’ return in his dashing new wardrobe gives the PGA Tour a massive boost with an increasing number of star names jumping ship to the LIV circuit. 

Max Homa missed the cut at last week’s Phoenix Open but that may work in his favour as he enjoyed some peace and quiet, escaping the final two days which were hit by bad weather and fans who were fighting each other and involved in general bad behaviour around the Scottsdale course.

Homa is worth an each-way flutter at 14/1 with Coral as is Sam Burns, who cashed the each-way part of our 22/1 bet on him on Sunday. Burns can be backed at 16/1 with bet365.

Our final two each-ways, with those who finish in the top ten swelling our accounts, are Ludvig Aberg at 16/1 with Coral and Kurt Kitayama at 70/1 with the same firm.

Smith can start fast in Glasgow

This week’s Premier League Darts travels north of the border to Glasgow where Michael Smith is 9/10 with SpreadEx and Sporting Index to beat Rob Cross in the opening match of the night.

Michael van Gerwen is 6/5 with Betway and Bet Victor to beat Peter Wright by over 3.5 legs, world champion Luke Humphries is 6/5 with the latter firm to defeat Nathan Aspinall by more than 2.5 legs and Luke Littler is 12/5 with bet365 to beat Gerwyn Price by more than 1.5 legs.


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