Odds To Win The 2010 British Open Championship

Astonishingly—and in spite of his barely making the cut at the AT&T and then dropping a 7-over dud at a pro-am—Tiger Woods is the favorite to win the 2010 Open Championship at St Andrews. And in that sentence is exactly the reason why: It’s at St. Andrews, a course he has absolutely owned over his career. Odds makers have him at 7/1. He won’t win.

Phil Mickelson is the betters’ second favorite, at 12/1. He won’t win either. Nor will Lee Westwood, who’s in at 14/1.

If the oddsmakers have it right, I think a winner is more likely to appear from the next bunch: Padraig Harrington (16/1), Ernie Els (16/1),  Justin Rose (20/1), Ian Poulter (25/1) or maybe even Jim Furyk or Paul Casey at 33/1.

Golfer Odds
Tiger Woods 7/2
Phil Mickelson 12/1
Lee Westwood 14/1
Padraig Harrington 16/1
Ernie Els 16/1
Rory McIlroy 18/1
Justin Rose 20/1
Graeme McDowell 20/1
Ian Poulter 25/1
Jim Furyk 33/1
Paul Casey 33/1
Adam Scott 33/1
Martin Kaymer 33/1
Henrik Stenson 40/1
Steve Stricker 40/1
Luke Donald 40/1
Ross Fisher 40/1
Sergio Garcia 40/1
Retief Goosen 40/1
Geoff Ogilvy 40/1
Robert Karlsson 40/1
Camilo Villegas 40/1
Stewart Cink 50/1
Hunter Mahan 50/1
Sean O’Hair 66/1
Angel Cabrera 66/1
Nick Watney 66/1
Zach Johnson 66/1
Alvaro Quiros 66/1
Soren Kjeldsen 80/1
Vijay Singh 80/1
Kenny Perry 80/1
Chris Wood 80/1
Simon Dyson 80/1
Miguel Angel Jimenez 80/1
David Duval 80/1
Ben Curtis 100/1
Andres Romero 100/1
Aaron Baddeley 100/1
Nick Dougherty 100/1
Soren Hanson 100/1
Mike Weir 100/1
Justin Leonard 100/1
Trevor Immelman 100/1
Lucas Glover 125/1
Field (Any Other Golfer) 5/2
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