Tiger Woods makes his return to the PGA Tour, Wednesday Feb 25, for the Accenture Match Play, World Golf Championships. After an eight month layoff, the birth of a new son, he is pain free and ready to show the golfing world he’s better than ever. This tournament is not player vs course but rather player vs player. Tiger Woods will take on Brendan Jones threw the first 18 holes, and depending on how well he does we might see him play the next day. PGA Tour oddsmakers at BetUS.com think Tiger will continue his winning ways as Tiger Woods is listed at -500 moneyline fav to beat Brendan Jones who is listed as +300 underdog. Get your Accenture Match Play Tiger Woods vs Brendan Jones Prediction in now at BetUS.com
The biggest and most refreshing difference for Tiger is that there's no grimacing after every shot like when we last saw him at the U.S. Open. He's actually smiling after a lot of shots and genuinely looks thrilled to be back. As for his physique? He definitely wasn't lying on the couch chowing down on potato chips and playing video games while he was gone. He looks as ripped as ever. And his record in match play says it all. He’s 31-6 all-time in match play , his last match play win was in 2008 over Geoff Ogilvy. Three of his match play losses have been to Australians — Peter O'Malley once and Nick O'Hern twice . At the WGC – Accenture Match play Tiger is a three time Champion.
Brendan Jones is a journeyman Australian player who is ready for Tiger Woods, but knows he’s in deep. Jones is 0-1 in match play losing to fellow Aussie Adam Scott. He’s has won 10 times on the Japan Tour and spent the 2005 season on the PGA Tour. He's known as a long hitter and a good iron player, like a lot of Aussie golfers are. This will be Jones’s first tourney of the year and he knows he’s a big underdog. In fact Jones has never met Tiger and he’s never played in front of the gong show of media and fans that’ll be following Tiger.
Tiger Woods vs Brendan Jones Stats:
Woods has 65 PGA Tour wins – Jones zero
Woods has 14 majors – Jones zero
Woods' last win on American soil was the 2008 U.S. Open – Jones the 2004 LaSalle Bank Open on the Nationwide Tour.
Accenture Match Play Tiger Woods vs Brendan Jones Prediction
When: Wed, Feb 25, 2009 9:00 PM ET
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The Bottom Line: if you’re a betting man with money to burn, why not take a chance on Jones to win. Tiger hasn’t played 18 holes competitively let alone walked 18 holes. Get your Accenture Match Play Tiger Woods vs Brendan Jones Prediction in now at BetUS.com and receive a 10% sign-up bonus on your initial deposit!