Tiger Woods faces an uphill battle in his bid to claim a sixth career green jacket when the 2020 Masters gets underway on Thursday. Woods’ struggles since the PGA Tour resumed play back in June are reflected in his long +3300 odds to claim victory at the tournament.
However, there are no shortage of wagering options covering Woods’ performance among the long list of Masters betting props available at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. Despite cracking the top 40 just once in his past six outings, Woods sports solid +300 odds of finishing this year’s Masters among the top 10 on the leaderboard.
Woods finished among the top 10 at each of his first four events of the 2020 season, but struggled to regain his touch following the pause in the season. In addition to finishing a distant 37th at the PGA Championship, Woods failed to make the cut at the U.S. Open, and stumbled to 72nd place in his last outing at the ZOZO Championship. However, after remaining among the field beyond 36 holes in each of his past 20 Masters appearances, Woods sits as a short -300 wager to make the cut this time around.
Since the Masters was first played at Augusta National Golf Club in 1934, 22 editions of the tournament have featured at least one hole-in-one. That tradition is expected to continue this weekend, with -175 odds at betting sites of one or more holes-in-one being recorded.
Brutal performances are equally as common at Augusta, with three golfers holding the dubious distinction of shooting an all-time tournament-worst 13 on a single hole, including Sergio Garcia just two years ago. However, the odds are against a single-hole meltdown this weekend, with most strokes on one hole being UNDER 8.5 listed as a -1100 wager.
An early leader is expected to carry an edge into the final round, with the 54-hole leader set as a -130 favourite to go onto victory. And while a playoff has been needed to determine a winner in three of the past eight years, this year’s tournament is expected to be decided within 72 holes, dumping the odds of a playoff being needed to +300, with a playoff featuring three or more players listed as a +1200 longshot.
Corey Conners has climbed to the top of the odds as a +115 wager to be the top Canadian at this year’s edition of the Masters. Bubba Watson edges out Phil Mickelson as -230 chalk to be the top lefty, while PGA Championship winner Collin Morikawa sits just ahead of Matthew Wolff as a +350 favourite to be this year’s top debutant.
Recap: Toronto FC vs. Nashville SC 11/24/2020 | Matchcenter – MLSsoccer.com
Nashville SC pulled off the Round One upset Tuesday night at Rentschler Field, using a Daniel Rios game-winner in the second half of extra time to beat Toronto FC 1-0 and book a spot in the Eastern Conference Semifinals of the Audi 2020 MLS Cup Playoffs.
Rios scored in the 108th minute after the expansion squad mounted pressure, following up a Hany Mukhtar shot that Toronto goalkeeper Quentin Westberg initially stoped. Rios’ shot came into an open net, emphatically helping Nashville bounce the 2019 MLS Cup finalists, who were the No. 2 seed and chased the Supporters’ Shield all season.
Before Rios’ tally, Nashville (No. 7 seed) saw three goals called back for players being in an offside position. Designated Player forward Jhonder Cadiz twice thought he gave his team a 1-0 lead, heading home in the 13th and 54th minutes after finding holes in the Toronto defense. Mukhtar’s inch-perfect chip in the 100th minute was also waived off, having evaded Michael Bradley with a midfield run before slipping his shot underneath the crossbar.
If that wasn’t enough, Nashville’s frustrations grew in the second half when Mukhtar (72nd minute) and Alex Muyl (75th minute) both missed close-range headers. Mukhtar skied his effort after Alistair Johnston’s cross from the right, and Muyl couldn’t sneak his header inside the post after Randall Leal picked him out.
The near-misses continued as extra time loomed, with Mukhtar looping a header off the crossbar in the 90th minute and Walker Zimmerman seeing his shot smothered by Westberg in the 91st minute.
Toronto struggled to generate many quality chances, but nearly scored in the 26th minute through Nick DeLeon. The midfielder latched onto a Pablo Piatti cross from the right, only for Nashville goalkeeper Joe Willis to stop him on the doorstep. The Reds were outshot 21-10.
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- THE BIG PICTURE: Toronto FC could’ve made it four trips to MLS Cup in the last five years. Instead, head coach Greg Vanney’s team departs the playoffs early, even as key players like Jozy Altidore returned to health. The Reds were outplayed for large chunks, too, and now Nashville will look to keep defying the odds. Just how far can head coach Gary Smith’s team go?
- MOMENT OF THE MATCH: Last year, Daniel Rios was playing in the USL Championship. Now, he’s scored the biggest goal in Nashville SC history and sent his team through to the next round. What a moment for the second-half substitute, who had four regular-season goals.
- MAN OF THE MATCH: Hany Mukhtar was at the heart of most attacking moves for Nashville, finishing with a game-high six shots. He could’ve finished a coupe chances, sure, but will be most remembered for creating the late winner.
- TOR: End of season
- NSH: Sunday, Nov. 29 at Columbus Crew SC (8 pm ET) | Audi 2020 MLS Cup Playoffs Eastern Conference Semifinals
Fantasy: Week 12 Rankings (Early Edition) – theScore
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theScore’s Justin Boone was the winner of FantasyPros’ Most Accurate Expert Competition in 2019, marking the seventh time he’s placed in the top 10. Follow the links below to see his rankings for Week 12.
Updated rankings (including Standard and PPR) will be released Thursday, with the final version coming down Sunday morning.
|1||Russell Wilson||SEA||@ PHI|
|2||Patrick Mahomes II||KC||@ TB|
|3||Josh Allen||BUF||vs LAC|
|4||Deshaun Watson||HOU||@ DET|
|5||Kyler Murray||ARI||@ NE|
|6||Justin Herbert||LAC||@ BUF|
|7||Aaron Rodgers||GB||vs CHI|
|8||Tom Brady||TB||vs KC|
|9||Taysom Hill||NO||@ DEN|
|10||Cam Newton||NE||vs ARI|
|11||Derek Carr||LV||@ ATL|
|12||Lamar Jackson||BAL||@ PIT|
|13||Ben Roethlisberger||PIT||vs BAL|
|14||Matt Ryan||ATL||vs LV|
|15||Carson Wentz||PHI||vs SEA|
|16||Matthew Stafford||DET||vs HOU|
|17||Ryan Tannehill||TEN||@ IND|
|18||Daniel Jones||NYG||@ CIN|
|19||Philip Rivers||IND||vs TEN|
|20||Teddy Bridgewater||CAR||@ MIN|
|21||Alex Smith||WAS||@ DAL|
|22||Jared Goff||LAR||vs SF|
|23||Baker Mayfield||CLE||@ JAC|
|24||Tua Tagovailoa||MIA||@ NYJ|
|25||Kirk Cousins||MIN||vs CAR|
|26||Andy Dalton||DAL||vs WAS|
|27||Drew Lock||DEN||vs NO|
|28||Jake Luton||JAC||vs CLE|
|29||Nick Foles||CHI||@ GB|
|30||Joe Flacco||NYJ||vs MIA|
|31||Nick Mullens||SF||@ LAR|
|32||Ryan Finley||CIN||vs NYG|
Fred Sasakamoose, one of NHL's first Indigenous players, dies after COVID-19 diagnosis – CTV News Saskatoon
Fred Sasakamoose, the first Indigenous hockey player from Saskatchewan to make it to the NHL, died Tuesday after falling ill with COVID-19, his son said.
“He was a grassroots guy. He wasn’t he wasn’t a suit and tie. He didn’t belong there. He knew where he belonged. He belonged with his people on the reserve. He belonged with local people in small towns,” Neil Sasakamoose said in a video update posted on Facebook Tuesday afternoon.
Sasakamoose had been admitted to hospital for treatment for COVID-19 last week. Neil Sasakamoose said he died around 3 p.m. Tuesday.
“He was able to survive about (five days after) going into the hospital and just the COVID virus did so much damage into his lungs, he just couldn’t keep responding,” he said.
“When I talked to him, I asked him how he is feeling, if he was scared. He said, ‘I’m not scared.’ He said ‘I’m ready to go. If you gotta go, I’m gonna go.’ I said ‘You know what, Dad? If you’re tired, you go. You go and don’t worry about us over here.'”
Sasakamoose is from Big River First Nation and lived on on Ahtahkakoop Cree Nation.
“He had some good, good strengths about that old guy,” Neil Sasakamoose said.
“He believed in his in his culture, his language, his people. He believed in us getting along with non-native people, races around the world. He believed in a lot of good qualities of what we should be striving for.”
Sasakamoose had been admitted to hospital for treatment for COVID-19.
In the video he asked people to comply with health orders and listen to political leaders to protect others during the wait for a COVID-19 vaccine.
“And if you have any sincerity towards other people, just keep quiet about the way you talk about anti-masking and that. I lost a father now too. We lose a grandparent and a parent just because of stubbornness and silliness and selfishness.”
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