With just a week to go before the start of the first major tournament of the year, golf gambling fans have been given a reminder that the former undisputed world number one Tiger Woods appears to be back in business. Last Sunday saw Woods win his first PGA tournament in two and a half years, but it was the manner of his victory with impeccable golf over the final round which has excited the golfing world. Even the professional sports gambling experts were impressed, to such an extent that Paddy Power now have Woods as favourite to win his sixth Masters at Augusta next week, at odds of 4/1. Sports gambling fans will know that gambling on golf is never easy, with the difference between winning and losing often down to one short putt missed, so it has to be said that odds of 4/1 on a man who has won just one tournament in all that time is truly remarkable. Many golf gambling fans are of the opinion that the rest of the field has caught up in Woods absence, so it will be interesting to see if Tiger can regain his unbeatable reputation. Second favourite with Paddy Power is world number two Rory Mcilroy, at 9/2, which again appear to be extremely low odds even though Mcilroy was many golf gambling fans’ favourite before the events of last week. The rest of the field almost appear to be outsiders in the opinion of the golf gambling world , with Phil Mickelson third favourite at 11/1 and world number one Luke Donald relegated to fourth favourite at 14/1. Other European golfers who may appeal to Irish fans of gambling on golf, with what appear to be promising odds are Lee Westwood at 18/1 and Justin Rose at 28/1, both currently top ten players who must have a chance. With Graeme Mcdowell at 50/1 and Padraig Harrington at 66/1 there are plenty of local boys on offer at good odds. Gamblers on golf should also be interested in a special offer for this tournament with Paddy Power, who will be paying ¼ odds on a top six selection.