Tiger's odds at Masters improve after amazing front-9 on Friday

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It took just two hours on Friday for Tiger Woods to become one of the favorites for the Masters next April in Augusta, Ga.

Woods came out swinging in Friday's second round of the Hero World Challenge, making three birdies and an eagle to post a front-nine 31.

Just minutes after the 14-time major champion made the turn, his odds for a fifth green jacket at Augusta National went from 25-1 at the start of the day to 15-1 while standing on the 10th tee box.

Woods has won the season's first major in 1997, 2001, 2002, and 2005.