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Tiger Woods 2019 Masters Odds Have Already Been Released

Tiger Woods smiling.

CHARLOTTE, NC - MAY 06: Tiger Woods walks the 18th fairway during the final round of the 2018 Wells Fargo Championship at Quail Hollow Club on May 6, 2018 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Tiger Woods came so very close to winning his 15th major championship on Sunday, finishing all alone in second place at the PGA Championship, a couple of strokes back of the champion, Brooks Koepka.

Woods, 42, was playing almost as well as we've ever seen him. His final day 64 is his best score on a major Sunday ever and that was coming off a 66 on Saturday.

A 130 two-day score over a weekend at a major is, simply, ridiculous.

Woods might not be all the way back - maybe he needs to win a major to truly get there - but it really seems like he is.

The next major tournament won't come until 2019. All eyes will be on Woods at Augusta, Ga. at The Masters next April.

Unsurprisingly, Woods is already considered to be one of the favorites to win it.

Woods is a 12-1 favorite to win the 2019 Masters. He trails only Jordan Spieth, who's listed at 10-1.

From Golf Digest:

Woods' performance was so impressive that even the oddsmakers are buying in. Following the final round of the PGA Championship, BetDSI.com released its odds for the 2019 Masters, with Woods coming in as the second favorite at 12-to-1. It's not quite "Tiger vs. the field" like it was once upon a time, but the fact he's one of the top two favorites to win a major that's seven months away is still remarkable when you factor that Woods looked as though he was done playing competitively not too long ago.

Woods is behind only Jordan Spieth, who is at 10-to-1 to win his fourth career major, and what would be his second green jacket. While it has felt like a lost year for Spieth in 2018, one where he has yet to win a PGA Tour event, it's still not too surprising. He nearly captured the Masters earlier this year with an incredible final-round 64 that could perhaps have been a 62 had not clipped a tree off the tee on the 72nd hole. He also held a share of the 54-hole lead at the Open Championship, but shot a final-round 76 to finish in a tie for ninth. This week, if not for a costly triple bogey on Saturday and an equally crushing double bogey on Sunday, he may have been raising the Wanamaker Trophy instead of Brooks Koepka. Instead, he finished tied for 12th.

We really can't wait for next April. Please let Tiger stay healthy and competitive until then.