Las Vegas 2012 British Open Championship Betting Odds and Favorites


Las Vegas, Nevada (July 16, 2012)--Tiger Woods tops the official Las Vegas British Open Championship betting odds, currently at 8/1 but a close second and third are Rory McIlroy (10/1) and Lee Westwood (12/1). But the real favorite, as always, is the weather. When a player tees off could have a big impact in the final result. Also, we take a look at PGATour.com, where Helen Ross picked the top 5 major champs who have the best chance to win again. --By Brian Hurlburt, odds by Jeff Sherman, GolfOdds.com

"Enduring the potentially wicked conditions ... rain and/or wind ... sometimes this takes the handicapping out and a golfer can get a favorable or unfavorable draw depending on the weather," says Jeff Sherman, the founder of Las Vegas' GolfOdds.com and the assistant director of the LVH Superbook. "For the most part i try to match up Americans vs. Americans and Europeans vs Europeans to minimize any playing condition effects, as the Europeans are more acclamated to the weather."

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Also, it was interesting to check out an article by Helen Ross at PGATour.com that reveals her top 5 major champions and who could win another major this week. Ross picked Woods, Ernie Els (40/1 in Vegas), Padraig Harrington (20/1), McIlroy, and Graeme McDowell (30/1) as the most likely.

Her most compelling argument might have come for Els, the longest of the odds and so possibly the best value. Ross wrote the following: "The Big Easy might have been born in South Africa but he certainly has the game for links golf. Els won the Open at Muirfield in 2002 and has a total of 12 top-10s -- more than any other player since 1980. Need another reason to place Els among the favorites? Well, he tied for second and third the last two times the Open was played at Royal Lytham. He's playing well, too, with four top-10s, including a tie for ninth at the U.S. Open in his last TOUR start."

Click to GolfOdds.com for updated and complete Las Vegas betting odds for the 2012 The Open Championship. 

BRITISH OPEN

ROYAL LYTHAM & ST ANNES - LANCASHIRE, ENGLAND
JULY 19-22, 2012
 
ODDS TO WIN:
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 60/1
JIM FURYK 50/1
MATT KUCHAR 50/1
HUNTER MAHAN 40/1
STEVE STRICKER 50/1
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

 

 

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