yet another example of golf media bias
I happened to look at the odds at Bovada today for next April’s Masters. Tiger Woods, who has not won at Augusta in ten years now, was listed at 10-1. Bubba Watson, who has won 2 of the last 3 Masters, was listed at 18-1.
Betting odds reflect the views of the general public, so I started wondering how in the heck the public got the idea that Tiger Woods is a better bet than Bubba Watson at the 2015 Masters.
My conclusion? The golf media’s All Tiger All The Time coverage misleads them.
Consider this fact you’ll never hear from the mainstream golf media:
Tiger Woods has won four of twenty Masters. Bubba Watson has won two of six. If Woods’s win percentage of 25 percent is incredible, Bubba’s win percentage of 33 percent is staggering. We’re talking Nicklaus-Hogan stuff.
So, next April, when the golf media devotes 80 percent of their coverage to Tiger Woods’s “return” — it would be 90 percent if not for Rory’s career slam storyline — ask yourself if maybe, just maybe, Bubba would “move the needle” a little more if the golf media didn’t hide the fact that when it comes to the Masters, Woods is so far behind, Bubba can’t even see him in his rearview mirror.