|Leading online sportsbook, Sportsbook.com has released its latest odds and lines on the 2006 golf schedule. The hottest pair in golf, according to Sportsbook.com, is Tiger Woods and Michelle Wie. Tiger is always a prolific favourite with gamblers for his incredible successes in past years. Wie on the other hand, is still in search of her maiden win on the LPGA tour, but pundits believe her to be ‘the next big thing’ in women’s golf.|
Peter Childs, odds maker at Sportsbook.com says of their popularity, “When it comes to golf, it's Woods and Wie that Sportsbook.com players wager on the most. The real big question heading into 2006 is: How many majors will Woods win? And can Wie pull off a major victory in her first full year on the LPGA Tour?'
Sportsbook.com has posted odds of 1-2 that Wie will go winless in 2006 at the four majors, with 9-5 on offer if she can post at least one victory in a major championship. If she can take home all four majors, Sportsbook.com are offering 50-1 for the Grand Slam.
Woods is expected to seriously challenge for all four majors championships in 2006 – having won all of them previously - with Sportsbook.com's line for the grand slam being 35-1.