At times it looked as if Tiger Woods had never been away, he played a controlled round today and is at -4, two shots behind the leader.
The bookies have now cut him from 6/1 at the start, to 5/2 with Ladbrokes, Paddy Power, 888 Sport, Blue Sq and Betfred. Some firms have him as short as 2/1.
For England, Lee Westwood and Ian Poulter are up there, Westwood on -5 is a best price of 8/1 with Bet365, Skybet, Paddy Power, Stan James, Ladbrokes and Sportingbet. Poulter is on -4 and is 16/1 with Sportingbet, 14/1 with most others layers.
Padraig Harrington at +2, a full 8 shots behind leader Fred Couples is a massive 100/1 with Bet365.
The other big hitter on show is Phil Mickleson, he is on -5 and is 6/1, 2nd favourite with Hills, Coral, Ladbrokes and Stan James.
I’m still sticking to my call that Woods is too short, I know he is well placed at the moment, but if he didn’t represent value at 6/1, then I’m hardly going to back him now at 5/2.
There is still a long way to go, and a lot can go wrong in the remaining three days.