Tiger Woods is being cheered on by the bookmakers in a Major for the first time in his career according to Ladbrokes.

Over the years the bookies have taken a pummelling at the hands of the former world number one as he collected Major titles for fun.

As he goes into today’s USPGA Championship he is priced at 25/1 to win the tournament outright and for the first the time the punters don’t want to know.

McIlroy is the early favourite while other popular bets include world number two Lee Westwood and American Rickie Fowler.

Ladbrokes spokesperson Alex Donohue, said: “We’ve never known a situation like this. Tiger has been our worst enemy over time but he’d be one of the best results this weekend.

“Punters just don’t want to know. Westwood is all the rage and McIlroy would be as bad a result as Tiger in his pomp.”