Fowler Hopes To Defend His Title At Hero World Challenge In The Bahamas

Monday, November 26, 2018 5:41 PM UTC

Monday, Nov. 26, 2018 5:41 PM UTC

Justin Rose is the slight odds favorite when 18 of the world’s top golfers take to the links at the 2018 Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas to benefit the Tiger Woods Foundation. Let’s take a look at the futures odds to win the tourney from 5Dimes.

<p dir="ltr">The Hero World Challenge tees off on Thursday from the Albany Golf Club on the island of New Providence in the beautiful Bahamas and will feature 18 of the top golfers in the PGA competing for the $3,500,000 purse in a fun tournament created to benefit the Tiger Woods Foundation.</p><p dir="ltr">Considered the last unofficial event on the PGA Tour calendar-year schedule, no FedExCup points are awarded in the event which was won last year by Rickie Fowler who took home a $1 million winners’ share. Jordan Spieth holds the tournament course record, shooting a 26-under-par (262) back in 2016, just a year after Bubba Watson finished with a then-record -25 on the course designed by Ernie Els.</p><p dir="ltr">The highest winning score in the event (-10), which incorporates stroke play scoring, came from Woods in 2011 who has won the event five times. All 19 winners have shot at least double-digits under par on the 7,302 yard course.</p><p dir="ltr">The tourney was held twice in its inaugural year of 2000 with Tom Lehman winning the event in January before it was permanently moved to December. The event was moved to the Albany development in The Bahamas in 2015.</p><p dir="ltr">The Hero World Challenge initially had 16 participants — the top 11 players from the World Golf rankings plus four sponsors exemptions picked by the Tiger Woods Foundation — before increasing to 18 players in 2008 and including the winners of the calendar year’s four PGA majors, the top 11 players from the World Golf rankings, the defending champion and two foundation-chosen exemptions.</p><p dir="ltr">[/]{"component": "embedHTML", "code": "&lt;blockquote class=\"twitter-tweet\" data-lang=\"en\"&gt;&lt;p lang=\"en\" dir=\"ltr\"&gt;He capped off his 2018 season with a win at the TOUR Championship. Soon, &lt;a href=\"https://twitter.com/TigerWoods?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\"&gt;@TigerWoods&lt;/a&gt; heads to Albany, Bahamas for the 2018 &lt;a href=\"https://twitter.com/hashtag/HeroWorldChallenge?src=hash&amp;amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\"&gt;#HeroWorldChallenge&lt;/a&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Player Profile: &lt;a href=\"https://t.co/aKK4Qj7L0H\"&gt;https://t.co/aKK4Qj7L0H&lt;/a&gt; &lt;a href=\"https://t.co/peSswv09Co\"&gt;pic.twitter.com/peSswv09Co&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt;— TGR Live | #HeroWorldChallenge (@TGRLiveEvents) &lt;a href=\"https://twitter.com/TGRLiveEvents/status/1057712234242211840?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\"&gt;October 31, 2018&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/blockquote&gt;\n&lt;script async src=\"https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js\" charset=\"utf-8\"&gt;&lt;/script&gt;\n"}[/]</p><h2 dir="ltr" style="text-align:center">Hero World Challenge Winners</h2><p dir="ltr" style="text-align:center"><strong>2017</strong> —Rickie Fowler (-18)</p><p dir="ltr" style="text-align:center"><strong>2016</strong> — Hideki Matsuyama (-18)</p><p dir="ltr" style="text-align:center"><strong>2015</strong> — Bubba Watson (-25)</p><p dir="ltr" style="text-align:center"><strong>2014 </strong>— Jordan Spieth (-14)</p><p dir="ltr" style="text-align:center"><strong>2013</strong> — Zach Johnson (-13)</p><p dir="ltr" style="text-align:center"><strong>2012</strong> — Graeme McDowell (-17)</p><p dir="ltr" style="text-align:center"><strong>2011</strong> — Tiger Woods (-10)</p><p dir="ltr" style="text-align:center"><strong>2010 </strong>— Graeme McDowell (-15)</p><p dir="ltr" style="text-align:center"><strong>2009</strong> — im Furyk (-13)</p><p dir="ltr" style="text-align:center"><strong>2008</strong> — Vijay Singh (-11)</p><p dir="ltr" style="text-align:center"><strong>2007 </strong>— Tiger Woods (-22)</p><p dir="ltr" style="text-align:center"><strong>2006</strong> — Tiger Woods (-16)</p><p dir="ltr" style="text-align:center"><strong>2005</strong> — Luke Donald (-15)</p><p dir="ltr" style="text-align:center"><strong>2004</strong> — Tiger Woods (-16)</p><p dir="ltr" style="text-align:center"><strong>2003</strong> — Davis Love III (-11)</p><p dir="ltr" style="text-align:center"><strong>2002</strong> — Padraig Harrington (-20)</p><p dir="ltr" style="text-align:center"><strong>2001</strong> — Tiger Woods (-15)</p><p dir="ltr" style="text-align:center"><strong>2000</strong> — Davis Love III (-15)</p><p dir="ltr" style="text-align:center"><strong>2000</strong> — Tom Lehman (-13)</p><p dir="ltr">Tourney founder Woods (80 PGA wins, #2 all-time) and fellow icon Phil Mickelson (43 PGA wins) will head into the event fresh off their $9 million <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/picks/more-sports/golf-9-million-the-match-tiger-vs-phil-props-odds-and-pick/87565/" rel="nofollow" title="Tasty Props Menu ...">"The Match" showdown</a> at Shadow Hills Golf Course in North Las Vegas on Nov. 23 where the 48-year-old Mickelson defeated the 42-year-old Woods, 1 up (Woods -185, Mickelson -160, <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/Sportsbook/?v=4579&amp;book=5dimes" rel="nofollow" title="Top-Rated Sportsbook">5Dimes</a>) in an ending and betting result which required an additional sudden death playoff hole on a 93-yard lit hole after daylight and seeing the ball became a problem after the two golfers were still deadlocked after 22 holes of play.</p><p dir="ltr">According to The Weather Channel, the forecast in New Providence for Thursday is calling for scattered thunderstorms, a high temperature of 80° with a 60 percent chance of rain and ESE winds of 10-20 mph. Here are the fresh opening futures odds for the 2018 Hero World Challenge from popular Offshore sportsbook <a href="https://www.5dimes.eu/default.asp" rel="nofollow" title="Top-Rated Sportsbook">5Dimes</a>.</p><h2 dir="ltr" style="text-align:center">2018 Hero World Challenge Odds</h2><p dir="ltr" style="text-align:center">(Nov. 26, 2018, 5Dimes)</p><p dir="ltr" style="text-align:center">Justin Rose 7/1</p><p dir="ltr" style="text-align:center">Dustin Johnson 8/1</p><p dir="ltr" style="text-align:center">Rickie Fowler 9/1</p><p dir="ltr" style="text-align:center">Justin Thomas 9/1</p><p dir="ltr" style="text-align:center">Tiger Woods 9/1</p><p dir="ltr" style="text-align:center">Bryson DeChambeau 10/1</p><p dir="ltr" style="text-align:center">Jon Rahm 12//1</p><p dir="ltr" style="text-align:center">Jason Day 16/1</p><p dir="ltr" style="text-align:center">Tony Finau 16/1</p><p dir="ltr" style="text-align:center">Xander Schauffele 18/1</p><p dir="ltr" style="text-align:center">Patrick Cantlay 20/1</p><p dir="ltr" style="text-align:center">Patrick Reed 20/1</p><p dir="ltr" style="text-align:center">Hideki Matsuyama 22/1</p><p dir="ltr" style="text-align:center">Henrik Stenson 25/1</p><p dir="ltr" style="text-align:center">Alex Norén 28/1</p><p dir="ltr" style="text-align:center">Bubba Watson 28/1</p><p dir="ltr" style="text-align:center">Gary Woodland 28/1</p><p dir="ltr" style="text-align:center">Keegan Bradley 33/1</p>
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