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Tiger Woods won his first golf tournament since 2013 on Sunday. It was like traveling back in time watching him strut down the 18th fairway with a lead in his Sunday red. The gallery was at a level even Tiger hasn't seen in a decade. Not since he won the 2008 U.S. Open on a broken leg.


Sunday brought out nostalgia in those who were old enough to remember Tiger being Tiger, but it also brought out something much more powerful to everyone that was watching Sunday -- hope.  

​​It brought hope that some portion of the old Tiger was still here or on the horizon, hope that not only could he win this tournament, but multiple tournaments next season. Hope that he could win one major and possibly five more to get to that elusive 19 he's been chasing all this time. 

Although his win provided hope for the fans and for him, it also provided an opportunity sportsbooks couldn't pass up. Tiger has opened as the co-favorite to win the 2019 Masters. That will be his next chance to win a major.  

Woods shares the top spot with Jordan Spieth, who by some standards had a disappointing 2018 season. This line is probably Vegas taking advantage of the hype around Tiger, but unless people stop betting on him, the odds won't do anything but go down. 


There's a ton of time between now and April and the list of names is star-studded, but as was proven Sunday, none of them are bigger than the man in red at the top. 


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