Tiger Woods didn’t compete at the 2021 Masters, but golf fans are holding out hope that he might be part of the field at Augusta next year. There are betting odds for Woods at the 2022 Masters, and the 15-time major winner is given a better chance than most of the potential players to win the green jacket.

Woods has 40/1 odds to win the 2022 Masters, according to William Hill Sportsbook. Only 17 golfers have better odds for the year’s first major tournament.

Will Zalatoris (33/1), who came in second place at the 2021 Masters, is only given slightly better odds than Woods after finishing one shot off the lead. Justin Rose (40/1) is tied with Woods in terms of odds, following a seventh-place finish at the sport’s top event.

Dustin Johnson (10/1) is the 2022 Masters favorite, followed by Jordan Spieth (11/1), Jon Rahm (11/1), Justin Thomas (12/1) and Bryson DeChambeau (14/1). Reigning Masters champion Hideki Matsuyama (25/1) has better odds than all but nine golfers.

A year away from the 2022 Masters, it’s unknown if Woods will compete at Augusta. The Feb. 23 car crash that forced Woods to undergo emergency surgery might have ended his professional golf career for good.

Woods spent several weeks in the hospital before returning home. The 45-year-old had a rod inserted into his right leg after suffering open fractures affecting his tibia and fibula bones.

If Woods doesn’t play at the 2022 Masters, any bets placed on him will be refunded, a William Hill spokesman said, according to Golf Digest

Woods won the 2019 Masters in one of the most improbable moments in recent sports history. It had been 11 years since Woods’ last major victory and 14 years since he last won at Augusta.

Woods tied for 38th at the 2020 Masters. The event was moved from April to November because of the pandemic.

Since 2013, Woods only has two PGA Tour wins.

Tiger Woods may have inadvertently hit the car's accelerator while attempting to press the brakes upon losing control, police believe Tiger Woods may have inadvertently hit the car's accelerator while attempting to press the brakes upon losing control, police believe Photo: AFP / Mladen ANTONOV