Odds To Win The British Open Championship 2013

The 37-year-old Tiger Woods hasn’t won a Major in five years, but he’s still a prohibitive favorite to win the Open Championship at Muirfield (and yes, I think his age is beginning to become an issue). A week before the first players tee off, bettors have Tiger as a 13/2 favorite. That translates, mathematically, to an effective 13.33% chance of winning. That’s twice the chance of the next two on the list, Adam Scott and Justin Rose, who both are in at 18/1, for a 5.26% chance.

Rory McIlroy. Seriously? Bettors have him at the same odds as Scott and Rose. He has shown no signs of life this year, and I don’t know how anyone can seriously expect him to just up and contend at the Open Championship.

Lee Westwood and Luke Donald are always in the conversation about potential Major winners. Westwood is 17th on the PGA Tour in scoring average, but 151st in Strokes Gained Putting. You’ve got to putt better to win Majors. Donald, on the other hand is 7th in Scoring Average and 7th in Strokes Gained Putting. Those are really good numbers.

Graeme McDowell is a hot commodity right now, having recently bagged his third victory of the year. He is, however, a bit of a hit-or-miss proposition. He either seems to win or miss the cut.

For my part, I think the winner is likely to come from the middle of the pack—one of the guys at 33 or 40 to 1 or so.

Complete odds to win the Open Championship for 2013 are below, courtesy of Bovada.LV

PlayerOddsEffective % Chance To win
Tiger Woods13/213.33%
Adam Scott18/15.26%
Justin Rose18/15.26%
Rory McIlroy18/15.26%
Lee Westwood20/14.76%
Luke Donald20/14.76%
Graeme McDowell22/14.35%
Ernie Els25/13.85%
Jason Day25/13.85%
Phil Mickelson25/13.85%
Sergio Garcia25/13.85%
Brandt Snedeker33/12.94%
Charl Schwartzel33/12.94%
Dustin Johnson33/12.94%
Louis Oosthuizen33/12.94%
Padraig Harrington33/12.94%
Ian Poulter40/12.44%
Matt Kuchar40/12.44%
Rickie Fowler40/12.44%
Henrik Stenson50/11.96%
Hunter Mahan50/11.96%
Martin Kaymer50/11.96%
Nicolas Colsaerts50/11.96%
Paul Casey50/11.96%
Thomas Bjorn50/11.96%
Webb Simpson50/11.96%
Bubba Watson55/11.79%
Jason Dufner55/11.79%
Matteo Manassero55/11.79%
Steve Stricker55/11.79%
Bill Haas66/11.49%
Billy Horschel66/11.49%
Francesco Molinari66/11.49%
Jim Furyk66/11.49%
Keegan Bradley66/11.49%
Thorbjørn Olesen66/11.49%
Angel Cabrera80/11.23%
Branden Grace80/11.23%
Paul Lawrie80/11.23%
Peter Hanson80/11.23%
Zach Johnson80/11.23%
Nick Watney90/11.10%
Bo Van Pelt100/10.99%
Fredrik Jacobson100/10.99%
George Coetzee100/10.99%
Martin Laird100/10.99%
Richard Sterne100/10.99%
Ross Fisher100/10.99%
Alexander Noren125/10.79%
Anders Hansen125/10.79%
Bernd Wiesberger125/10.79%
Carl Pettersson125/10.79%
Geoff Ogilvy125/10.79%
Jamie Donaldson125/10.79%
K.J. Choi125/10.79%
Marcel Siem125/10.79%
Miguel Angel Jimenez125/10.79%
Aaron Baddeley150/10.66%
Ben Curtis150/10.66%
John Senden150/10.66%
Rafael Cabrera Bello150/10.66%
Retief Goosen150/10.66%
Robert Karlsson150/10.66%
Ryan Moore150/10.66%
Sang-Moon Bae150/10.66%
Seung-Yul Noh150/10.66%
Shane Lowry150/10.66%
Simon Dyson150/10.66%
Stewart Cink150/10.66%
Thomas Aiken150/10.66%
Alvaro Quiros200/10.50%
Brian Davis200/10.50%
Darren Clarke200/10.50%
John Huh200/10.50%
Robert Garrigus200/10.50%
Scott Piercy200/10.50%
Vijay Singh200/10.50%
Y.E. Yang200/10.50%
John Daly250/10.40%
Johnson Wagner250/10.40%
Ashun Wu400/10.25%
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