This Stat Suggests Tiger Woods Could Be in Line to Win 2019 Masters

David Kaestle
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Tiger Woods comes into the 2019 Masters looking to walk away from Augusta National with his fifth green jacket, which would allow him to surpass Arnold Palmer and leave Woods second to only Jack Nicklaus (six) in career Masters titles.

Tiger is currently tied for the third-best betting odds to win the tournament, according to FanDuel Sportsbook. Although, one quirky stat points to Tiger winning the whole thing.

If you take the average World Golf Ranking of the last seven Masters champions at the time of their titles, it comes out to an average of 12.3. Tiger, heading into this year's Masters, is ranked 12th in the world.

While this stat may seem like a stretch on its face, there could be some merit to it. Ten of the last 12 Masters champions were ranked No. 30 or better in the World Golf Rankings heading into that year's event. The fact that top golfers consistently win at Augusta doesn't seem to be a fluke either, given this isn't always the case at other major tournaments.

When you come to Augusta, you have to bring your best game to compete, and Tiger knows that. When Tiger is at his best, despite all of his trials and tribulations over the past decade, he can beat anybody else on the PGA Tour. And that's simply not something you can say about any other current player.


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David Kaestle is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, David also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username davekaestle. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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