Behind the Bets: How to bet on Augusta

Betting on golf is always tricky, even more so at The Masters.

Updated: April 9, 2009, 11:45 AM ET
By Chad Millman | ESPN The Magazine
The driving force behind betting and booking golf is no different than anything else in the game: There is Tiger Woods, and then there is everyone else. Oddsmakers go out of their way to put up lines and props and matchups that tempt the public to bet on Tiger. Not that anyone needs all that much incentive.

"He gets it going," says oddsmaker Jeff Sherman, the golf expert at the Hilton in Vegas. "Handle goes down when he's not playing."