Tiger Woods still favored to win golf’s British Open

Jul 15, 2012 |
The third major of the PGA season begins Thursday at the Royal Lytham & St. Annes in Lancashire, England and there is a familiar name favored to win the event. Tiger Woods – a few weeks removed from winning his third event of the season – is the favorite to win the British Open according to Vegas oddsmakers.

The LVH lists Tiger Woods at 8/1 to win what he called last week his “favorite major”. Woods is a three-time Open Championship winner but he’s never lifted the Claret Jug at St. Annes.

Rory McIlroy is a close second choice to win the Open at 10/1, followed by Lee Westwood (12/1) and Luke Donald (15/1). Phil Mickelson is 25/1 along with British golfer Justin Rose.

Here’s a complete list of the odds to win the British Open, courtesy of the LVH and golf oddsmaker Jeff Sherman:

TIGER WOODS                  8/1
RORY McILROY                10/1
LEE WESTWOOD                12/1
LUKE DONALD                 15/1
PHIL MICKELSON              25/1
JUSTIN ROSE                 25/1
SERGIO GARCIA               30/1
MARTIN KAYMER               30/1
RICKIE FOWLER               30/1
JASON DUFNER                40/1
GRAEME McDOWELL             30/1
PADRAIG HARRINGTON          20/1
ERNIE ELS                   40/1
DUSTIN JOHNSON              40/1
WEBB SIMPSON                  WD
ADAM SCOTT                  40/1
LOUIS OOSTHUIZEN            40/1
BUBBA WATSON                50/1
JIM FURYK                   50/1
MATT KUCHAR                 50/1
HUNTER MAHAN                40/1
STEVE STRICKER              40/1
JASON DAY                     WD
IAN POULTER                 40/1
CHARL SCHWARTZEL            50/1
NICK WATNEY                 60/1
KEEGAN BRADLEY              80/1
PETER HANSON                60/1
BEN CURTIS                  80/1
NICOLAS COLSAERTS           50/1
PAUL LAWRIE                 60/1
K.J. CHOI                   80/1
RETIEF GOOSEN               80/1
FREDRIK JACOBSON            80/1
THOMAS BJORN                80/1
FRANCESCO MOLINARI          30/1
HENRIK STENSON               DNQ
BO VAN PELT                 60/1
ZACH JOHNSON                60/1
MATTEO MANASSERO             DNQ
GEOFF OGILVY               125/1
BILL HAAS                  125/1
MARTIN LAIRD                80/1
CARL PETTERSSON            125/1
BRANDEN GRACE              100/1
GEORGE COETZEE             100/1
ROBERT KARLSSON            100/1
ROSS FISHER                 60/1
JOHN SENDEN                100/1
PAUL CASEY                 250/1
AARON BADDELEY             150/1
BRANDT SNEDEKER            150/1
DAVID TOMS                    WD
ALVARO QUIROS              150/1
JONATHAN BYRD              125/1
RYAN MOORE                   DNQ
KEVIN NA                   150/1
SIMON DYSON                100/1
JEFF OVERTON                 DNQ
TOM LEWIS                    DNQ
DARREN CLARKE              150/1
RYO ISHIKAWA               150/1
DAVIS LOVE III             100/1
VIJAY SINGH                150/1
BEN CRANE                  150/1
KYLE STANLEY               150/1
CHARLES HOWELL III         150/1
ROBERT ALLENBY             200/1
STEWART CINK               150/1
GARY WOODLAND              150/1
JOHN HUH                   200/1
RAPHAEL JACQUELIN          100/1
ALEXANDER NOREN            100/1
JOOST LUITEN               200/1
ANGEL CABRERA              150/1
MIGUEL ANGEL JIMENEZ       125/1
GREG CHALMERS              150/1
ROBERT ROCK                150/1
CHAD CAMPBELL              200/1
ANDRES ROMERO              150/1
SEAN O'HAIR                  DNQ
RORY SABBATINI               DNQ
ANDERS HANSEN              100/1
Y.E. YANG                  150/1
HARRIS ENGLISH             200/1
TIM CLARK                  125/1
CAMILO VILLEGAS              DNQ
TREVOR IMMELMAN            200/1
GONZALO FERNANDEZ-CASTANO  200/1
PABLO LARRAZABAL           200/1
PATRICK CANTLAY              DNQ
KYUNG-TAE KIM              200/1
SANG-MOON BAE              200/1
JOHNSON WAGNER             250/1
LUCAS GLOVER               250/1
JUSTIN LEONARD             300/1
JOHN DALY                  150/1
TOM WATSON                 300/1
DAVID DUVAL                500/1
FIELD (all others)           8/1

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