Odds for the 2009 British Open Championship

It should come as no surprise that the latest odds for the 2009 British Open Championship have Tiger Woods ensconced as the favorite at 13/8. The surprise is that Rory McIlroy is in at 18/1. But maybe that’s not so big a stunner: He’s the hometown favorite in what essentially is a European Tour event.

Given that he’s won two consecutive Open Championships, I would have expected to see Harrington at better than 22/1. He’s struggled with his swing a bit this year, but is a fine player who rises to the occasion in golf’s biggest events. Still, to find the last player to win three consecutive Open Championships, you have to go back to 1954 – 1956, when Australian Great Peter Thompson pulled the Hat Trick. He missed the mark in 1957, but returned to win it in 1958. Perhaps the betters think that’s too big a target for Harrington.

I don’t.

Following Harrington are a cast of the Usual Suspects: Garcia at 20/1; then Lee Westwood, Jim Furyk, Anthony Kim, Retief Goosen, Ian Poulter and Martin Kaymer all at 25/1.

The guy I’m rooting for is Kenny Perry. He’s in right now at 33/1.

Read the rest of the post to see the complete odds for the British Open Championship, provided courtesy of Bodoglife.Com, the world’s largest online sports betting destination.

Tiger Woods – 13/8
Rory McIlroy 18/1
Padraig Harrington – 22/1
Sergio Garcia – 20/1
Lee Westwood – 25/1
Jim Furyk – 25/1
Anthony Kim – 25/1
Retief Goosen – 25/1
Ian Poulter – 25/1
Martin Kaymer – 25/1
Henrik Stenson – 28/12
Ernie Els – 28/1
Paul Casey – 28/1
Adam Scott 33/1
Kenny Perry – 33/1
Geoff Ogilvy – 33/1
Hunter Mahan – 33/1
Ross Fisher – 33/1
Steve Stricker – 33/1
Vijay Singh – 40/1
Graeme McDowell – 40/1
Robert Allenby – 50/1
Angel Cabrera – 50/1
Luke Donald – 50/1
Andres Romero – 50/1
Mike Weir – 50/1
Justin Leonard – 50/1
Stewart Cink – 66/1
Justin Rose – 80/1
KJ Choi – 80/1
Trevor Immelman – 80/1
Tim Clark – 80/1
Nick Dougherty – 80/1
Stuart Appleby – 50/1
Miguel Angel Jimenez – 100/1
Stephen Ames – 100/1
Nick O’Hern – 125/1
Darren Clark – 150/1
The Field – 5/2

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1 thought on “Odds for the 2009 British Open Championship”

  1. My money is on Tiger but would love to see Harrington win. There’s a tipster competition on OLBG for The Open. It closes on Thursday if you want to enter it’s free entry and there’s some prize money
    http://www.olbg.co.uk

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