Tiger back to being bookies' favorite for Masters

CHRIS LEHOURITES AP Sports Writer Published:

LONDON (AP) -- Tiger Woods is back to winning, and back to being the British bookies' favorite to win the Masters.

The 14-time major champion won his first PGA Tour tournament since 2009 on Sunday at the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill. It was his first chance to revel in a tour victory since his personal life went into turmoil following a sex scandal.

But with his five-stroke victory on Sunday and the Masters starting on April 5, odds makers think he's again the man to beat.

Rupert Adams, a spokesman for British bookmaker William Hill, says "his whole game looks right now. He's putting well. He's chipping well. He's driving well. The armor looks to be back in place again, and actually possibly the aura."