Deutsche Bank Championship 2013 odds: Despite back injury, Tiger Woods still the favorite

Stuart Franklin

The PGA Tour's postseason swings up to Boston, where the top three players in the world and the favorites this week will play together in the first two rounds.

Starting last Sunday night, much of the golf world spent the week speculating over whether Tiger Woods would be healthy enough to play in the second leg of the 2013 FedExCup. It appears that Woods, who was last seen crumbling to the ground with back pain while still on his way to a second-place finish, will give it a go at the Deutsche Bank Championship. It was a fluid situation at the start of the week, and Tiger then withdrew from good friend Notah Begay's charity tournament on Wednesday. But caddie Joe LaCava was out scouting TPC Boston yesterday and Tiger was on scene Thursday morning getting in some work.

Even with all the injury concerns, Tiger, as always, is the favorite in Boston. He's still No. 1 in the FedExCup standings and he'll remain No. 1 in the world rankings for a long time, regardless of how this season ends. Tiger begins the week at 13/2, edging out Adam Scott and Phil Mickelson for most favored status. Those three, who are also 1-2-3 in the FedExCup standings and world rankings, are grouped together for the first two days in Boston. Based on recent form -- Scott's win in New York and Phil's and Tiger's Sunday charge -- they could be paired together over the long weekend as well. They should also all be right there in Atlanta at the end of the month-long postseason. It's the power group of the playoffs and they tee off at 8:40 a.m. on Friday.

The Deutsche Bank Championship is the traditional second stop in the four event postseason, and TPC Boston is prone to yielding low scores. There are rounds in the low 60s out there, and the winning number can inch towards 20-under. That allows for any player in the top 100 to go low and make a big move up the standings to hang on and get to Chicago. While there are longshots by the oddsmakers' standards, any of the top 100 could contend late on Sunday, when the playoff field is cut down to 70. Here are all the odds for the 100-man field in Boston, via Bovada:

Player Odds
Tiger Woods 13/2
Adam Scott 10/1
Phil Mickelson 11/1
Rory McIlroy 14/1
Justin Rose 16/1
Henrik Stenson 25/1
Jason Day 25/1
Webb Simpson 25/1
Dustin Johnson 28/1
Jim Furyk 28/1
Steve Stricker 28/1
Brandt Snedeker 33/1
Jason Dufner 33/1
Jordan Spieth 33/1
Keegan Bradley 33/1
Matt Kuchar 33/1
Zach Johnson 33/1
Bubba Watson 40/1
Charl Schwartzel 40/1
Hunter Mahan 40/1
Lee Westwood 40/1
Bill Haas 50/1
Gary Woodland 50/1
Graham Delaet 50/1
Luke Donald 50/1
Rickie Fowler 50/1
Sergio Garcia 50/1
Graeme McDowell 66/1
Rory Sabbatini 66/1
Charley Hoffman 80/1
Jonas Blixt 80/1
Martin Kaymer 80/1
Nick Watney 80/1
Ryan Moore 80/1
Angel Cabrera 100/1
Billy Horschel 100/1
Brendon De Jonge 100/1
Charles Howell III 100/1
Fredrik Jacobson 100/1
Harris English 100/1
Ian Poulter 100/1
Kevin Streelman 100/1
Matt Every 100/1
Matt Jones 100/1
Patrick Reed 100/1
Bo Van Pelt 125/1
Boo Weekley 125/1
Camilo Villegas 125/1
Chris Kirk 125/1
David Lynn 125/1
Ernie Els 125/1
Jason Kokrak 125/1
John Huh 125/1
Kevin Chappell 125/1
Martin Laird 125/1
Robert Garrigus 125/1
Roberto Castro 125/1
Ryan Palmer 125/1
Scott Piercy 125/1
Tim Clark 125/1
Brian Harman 150/1
Bryce Molder 150/1
Chris Stroud 150/1
D-A Points 150/1
Jerry Kelly 150/1
Jimmy Walker 150/1
John Merrick 150/1
K.J. Choi 150/1
Kyle Stanley 150/1
Marc Leishman 150/1
Russell Henley 150/1
Bob Estes 200/1
Brendan Steele 200/1
Daniel Summerhays 200/1
David Hearn 200/1
David Lingmerth 200/1
Greg Chalmers 200/1
John Rollins 200/1
Ken Duke 200/1
Kevin Stadler 200/1
Michael Thompson 200/1
Nicholas Thompson 200/1
Richard Lee 200/1
Scott Stallings 200/1
Stewart Cink 200/1
Stuart Appleby 200/1
William Mcgirt 200/1
Brian Davis 250/1
Brian Gay 250/1
Cameron Tringale 250/1
Josh Teater 250/1
Justin Leonard 250/1
Martin Flores 250/1
Pat Perez 250/1
Sang Moon Bae 250/1
Brian Stuard 300/1
Erik Compton 300/1
Luke Guthrie 300/1
Scott Brown 400/1
Derek Ernst 500/1

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