With the start of the American Century Championship right around the corner, where's a better place to place some golfing bets than at Lake Tahoe's famed south shore?
The lines makers have made their call, and have placed Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo as the favorite, sitting atop the heap with 5-2 odds, ahead of perennial favorite Rick Rhoden who sits with 4-1 odds. The former Major League Baseball pitcher who has won the American Century Championship eight times, starting in 33 tournaments as a professional on the PGA Champions Tour. Romo took second in the tournament last year.
Billy Joe Tolliver, a three-time champion at Lake Tahoe, has the third best odds at 9-2, while former Atlanta Braves' Cy Young Award-winner John Smoltz sits at 5-1. Behind them is Dan Quinn, a four time champion here. The former NHL star who now caddies for the PGA Tour's Ernie Els.
John Elway, the former Denver Broncos quarterbackr turned general manager, is at 12-1. Defending champion Jack Wagner, who was been busy with Dancing With The Stars, is sixth position at 8-1.
Among the other competitors you can bet on are Michael Jordan (40-1), Jerry Rice (20-1), Aaron Rodgers (50-1) and Emmitt Smith (100-1). Famed terrible golfer Charles Barkley is listed once again at 500-1.
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