Sports Charles Barkley faces comically long odds at celebrity golf tournament

21:33  12 july  2018
21:33  12 july  2018 Source:   yardbarker.com

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In 2015, oddsmakers put Charles Barkley at 5000-1 odds to win the American Century Championship, a celebrity golf tournament in Tahoe. This year his odds are even larger than that, at 6000-1.

Leicester City overcame 5,000-1 odds to win the English Premier League, so surely lovable long shot and noted horrendous golfer Charles Barkley has a chance at this week's American Century Championship celebrity tournament at Lake Tahoe, Nevada -- a 1 in 6,000 chance.

a close up of Charles Barkley© Provided by John Reed-USA TODAY Sports Charles Barkley faces extremely long odds to win this week’s American Century celebrity golf tournament, coming in at a comical 6,000-1 long shot. The NBA on TNT analyst has the longest odds in the field, so much so that one oddsmaker suggested the only way Barkley wins the tournament is “if all other players withdraw after teeing off.”

Edgewood Tahoe South has not proven to be a favorable course for Barkley’s questionable golf game. The NBA legend has come in last six times in 22 appearances, including last year.

Bear in mind that Barkley is simply not a good golfer. It’s an indisputable observation given everything that has been established about his game. In fact, his widely ridiculed, unorthodox swing lends credence to notion Barkley’s golf game is plainly “turrible,” to borrow Sir Charles’ famous line.

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Cudney has been setting the odds for the celebrity tournament since the mid-1990s. Related Topics: sports espn american century championship charles barkley celebrity golf lake tahoe news chalk 6 tournament blake bortles 000 1 longshot.

And there it is: Charles Barkley 's bracket. pic.twitter.com/pLxQpJTtXm. However, we should note that his golf swing has actually significantly improved over the years and is no longer atrocious and painful to watch.

But could things take a turn for the better this week? Former MLB pitcher Mark Mulder, who has won the tournament three times and comes in as the favorite with 8-5 odds, joked it could happen.

“I’ve heard a rumor that [Barkley] is actually playing all right, right now,” Mulder told the Reno Gazette Journal, via ESPN. “I don’t know if there’s any truth to it. But we’ll see.”

Despite Barkley’s long odds, there reportedly has been some action at the sportsbooks, as Harveys Lake Tahoe Hotel and Casino has seen a “handful” of bets made on his 6,000-1 odds.

“They usually are laughing when they’re making the bets,” Harveys sportsbook manager Dave Cudney said. “We all laugh.”

For what it’s worth, some big names from the sports world with accomplished golf games have great odds to win the tournament. Tony Romo has 2-1 odds, while Stephen Curry comes in at 15-1. Former MLB pitcher John Smoltz sits at 10-1 while Aaron Rodgers comes in at 30-1.

Imagine if Barkley somehow won the event, though, however implausible, if not completely impossible. It would make some degenerate gamblers quite the tidy sum of money. It’s almost like what Kevin Malone said in “The Office” (although not quite): “ “If anyone gives you 10,000 to 1 odds on anything, you take that bet.“

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