The 2011 Australian Open has a little more cachet this year, thanks to an influx of players prepping for the upcoming Presidents’ Cup in Melbourne. Heading the odds this week is Adam Scott, whom bettors have set at 9/1 (a bet of $1 pays $9). Then, abandoning all logic, the bettors have set Tiger Woods in second at 10/1. He’s followed by a series of more logical choices: Jason Day (11/1), Geoff Ogilvy (13/1), Dustin Johnson, Nick Watney, Matt Kuchar (17/1) and Hunter Mahan (17/1). Aaron Baddeley, who has twice won the Australian Open—once as an amateur!—is in at 19/1.
The track record says that an Australian will win the championship, but that’s based on previous years when so many of the top players didn’t show. This year, it’s probably anyone’s game.
The complete odds to win the 2011 Australian Open are below, courtesy of Bodog, the world’s largest betting destination.