While Rory McIlroy is spending his time posing for pictures with his girlfriend Caroline Wozniacki, Tiger Woods is all business and he can wrestle the world No. 1 spot with victory at Bay Hill.
Tiger has looked back to somewhere near his best this season, his win at the WGC-Cadillac Championship was nothing short of a clinic, and ominously he has spoken about getting to a level better than he was before.
He’s talking the talk and at long last starting to walk the walk. The bookmakers have taken notice of his words and his form and it’s like we’ve rolled back a decade as tournaments have the look of a one-man book. It’s certainly the case at this week’s Arnold Palmer Invitational as bet365 have him chalked up at 3/1. Woods may well win, he may well romp to victory, but at that price we just can't have him.
But the positive of Woods being that sort of price means there is value elsewhere. Way back in the day, Ian Poulter once said only he was capable of challenging Tiger. It may have been tongue in cheek, but we’ll take him at his word and have a little each-way at 35/1. Mr Ryder Cup wants to shake off that tag and with a major challenge on his agenda for 2013, we’ll look for him to build some momentum for next month’s Masters with a bold show this week.