Tiger Woods is scheduled to speak Friday at 11 a.m. ET in an effort to make amends for his past and discuss his plans for the future. But what exactly Woods will say from the clubhouse at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., is a hot topic of debate — and betting — in the hours leading up to the event.
The online betting Web site, Bodog.com, offers 5-4 odds on "sorry" being the most commonly heard word of the day. Others words in the running include "family" (6-4) and "apologize" (5-2). The over/under on Woods' sorry usage is five mentions at 10-11 odds.
When it comes to excuses that Woods might offer, the possibilities are endless. "Addiction" tops the list at 6-1, but it's only twice as likely as "demons" (12-1), and 25 times more probable than the underdog of the lot, "I like hot chicks, OK!" (150-1).
Will Woods' wife, Elin Nordegren, join him? The odds are set at 11-8 for "yes" and even for "no."
Other things Woods is at least somewhat likely to mention include Nike (6-4) and the smashed-up car that set the saga in motion (4-1). Talk about retirement would be stunning, to the tune of 16-1 odds, but not quite as surprising as a discussion of sex (25-1) or gambling (25-1).
And for the daring bettors who believe that Tiger will only dig himself into deeper trouble on Friday, there’s the 100-1 line on him bellowing the golf cliché, "Get in the hole!"