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Jun 16, 2013; Ardmore, PA, USA; Tiger Woods hits his second tee shot on the 2nd hole after hitting his first shot out of bounds during the final round of the 113th U.S. Open golf tournament at Merion Golf Club. Mandatory Credit: Matthew O

Tiger Woods Is Odds Favorite To Win British Open

Remember when people use to bet on Golf and it was Tiger or the field? Well those days are long gone. Especially since Tiger Woods hasn’t won a Major Championship since he beat Rocco Mediate for the US Open Championship in 2008 on one knee. He finished the 2013 US Open 13 over par and tied for 32nd.

But some how Las Vegas still likes Tiger Woods. And as of right now, Tiger Woods is the odds favorite to win the British Open. Rory McElroy is a second favorite which should come as no surprise. The duo have been the two favorites for three straight majors.

How does Tiger Woods keep getting these great odds despite his lack of major championships? Or even fringe tournament wins? Well the odds balance out gambler bias, and a lot of ‘fringe’ golf fans probably bet on Tiger Woods, the sport’s biggest name.

CBS Sports came up with an interesting pick. Based on the fact that both major winners this year have been top 10 golfers and 32 years old, you should pick Brandt Snedeker.


Tiger Woods: 6-1
Rory McIlroy: 12-1

Other favorites

Adam Scott: 18-1
Justin Rose: 18-1
Lee Westwood: 20-1
Luke Donald: 20-1
Phil Mickleson: 22-1

The rest of the pack

Sergio Garcia: 25-1
Graeme McDowell: 28-1
Brandt Snedeker: 33-1
Charl Schwartzel: 33-1
Dustin Johnson: 33-1
Ernie Els: 33-1
Jason Day: 33-1
Louis Oosthuizen: 33-1
Padraig Harrington: 33-1
Hunter Mahan: 40-1
Ian Poulter: 40-1
Jason Dufner: 40-1
Matt Kuchar: 40-1
Rickie Fowler: 40-1

Tags: Adam Scott British Open Ernie Els Justin Rose Lee Westwood Phil Mickelson Rickie Fowler Rory McIlroy Sergio Garcia Tiger Woods US Open

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