2011 British Open Odds: Rory McIlroy Becoming Bigger Favorite, Phil Mickelson Falling

Do you love gambling? Of course you do. Of course, that's only if it's legal where you live, as breaking the law is demonstrably not awesome. The United Kingdom is a place where gambling is legal, so there's a lot of betting action on the 2011 British Open, causing the lines to fluctuate frequently. Opening favorite Rory McIlroy is still the oddsmakers' favorite to win the tournament, but the gap between him and Lee Westwood is climbing. However, thanks to his Scottish Open triumph, Luke Donald is closing in on the 2011 U.S. Open winner.

If you're a Phil Mickelson fan, you can bet on him at increasingly more favorable odds. Just three days ago, Lefty was sitting pretty at 28/1, the joint eighth favorite. Now, he's down the list of favorites quite a bit, and you can place a bet on him at 40/1. Here are the odds on some notables.

Odds
Rory McIlroy  13/2 
Lee Westwood  11/1 
Luke Donald  11/1 
Martin Kaymer  22/1 
Graeme McDowell  28/1 
Sergio Garcia  28/1 
Steve Stricker  28/1 
Jason Day  33/1 
K.J. Choi  33/1 
Nick Watney  33/1 
Charl Schwartzel  40/1 
Dustin Johnson  40/1 
Justin Rose  40/1 
Matt Kuchar  40/1 
Padraig Harrington  40/1 
Phil Mickelson  40/1 

For more 2011 British Open news and results, stay with this StoryStream, visit SB Nation's golf hub, and check out our golf blog, Waggle Room.

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