Tiger Woods

Tiger is back as the world number one

Odds: [5.0]  Last five Masters: 40/4/4/6/2 After three seasons racked with personal strife, indifferent form and uncharacteristic self-doubt in contention, Tiger Woods is back where he belongs, at the top of the world rankings and red hot favourite for a fifth Masters title. During recent wins at Torrey Pines, Doral and Bay Hill, Tiger has looked completely back to his old-self apart perhaps from an errant driver, which is never that important around Augusta. Critically, he's started holing putts again. However given that it's been five years since Tiger last won a major, eight since his last Masters title, his pre-tournament odds are short enough. Indeed, 12 months ago he also arrived fresh from victory at Bay Hill and a hot favourite, only to suffer his worst Masters result as a pro.

Paul Krishnamurty,