Playing The Odds? 10 Hypothetical Bets for the Phoenix Open

Editorial StaffFebruary 6, 2022
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With the 2021 approval of sports betting in Arizona, and plans to build a sports book facility at TPC Scottsdale in the near future, here are our proposed odds for a variety of high-stakes wagers we hope to see at the 2022 Waste Management Phoenix Open.

1-2: Getting gouged by your Uber driver en route to the tournament due to special “peak hour” pricing.

EVEN: Seeing at least one young female fan in a romper and 4-inch heels suffer a high-ankle sprain trying to navigate the pathways above the 9th green.

2-1: “Hey, man, can you score me Birds Nest tickets?” Triple your money if you hear someone say this to a Thunderbird, known by their distinctive royal blue long-sleeve tunics, silver pendants and concho belts.

100-1: Hit the jackpot if you find someone daring enough to wear this ensemble, who isn’t a Thunderbird.

10-1: Chances of seeing Tracy from accounting in the same comically oversize tea party hat she wore to the Derby shindig last year.

3-1: Catching a millennial bro sleeping soundly on a grassy mound somewhere outside the 16th hole after a busy day of “hydrating” with adult beverages.

15-1: Seeing the same bro vomit on himself…

75-1: … and get arrested, for the WMPO trifecta.

500-1: Snagging a general admission seat at the 16th hole on Saturday morning. You better get up early, since crowds form at the main entrance well before sunrise for the half-mile sprint to the infamous hole.

1,000-1: Getting to see a hole-in-one on the raucous par-3 16th hole. There have only been four since 1997; the last came in 2015 when Italy’s Francesco Molinari pulled it off.


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