British Open 2011 Odds: Tiger Woods Only American With Decent Odds

The 2011 British Open is set to begin in just about a week and a half and oddsmakers are already handicapping the field. As expected, Rory McIlroy is favored in the early betting lines after running away from the field at the always difficult US Open. At 5/1, McIlroy paces the field, though a few familiar names hold favorable odds.

Europe dominates the top of the betting odds board, with Lee Westwood, Luke Donald and Martin Kaymer all in the top-5. Perhaps surprisingly, Tiger Woods holds 14/1 odds, the third-best in the field and tied with Donald. Woods may not even compete in the British Open and has vowed to stay away from competition until his knee is fully healed.

Sergio Garcia is also hanging around after rediscovering his swing and placing himself in competitive positions recently. Garcia holds 20/1 odds, the sixth-best in the field.

Here are some of the players with the best odds, courtesy of Bodog.

  Rory McIlroy
5/1

  Lee Westwood
9/1

  Luke Donald
14/1

  Tiger Woods
14/1

  Martin Kaymer
16/1

  Sergio Garcia
20/1

  Graeme McDowell
25/1

  Jason Day
25/1

  Phil Mickelson
25/1

  Charl Schwartzel
28/1

  Ian Poulter
28/1

  Padraig Harrington
28/1

  Adam Scott
33/1

  Bubba Watson
33/1

  Dustin Johnson
33/1

 

For more on the British Open, visit the rest of this StoryStream. Be sure to check out Waggle Room for all your golf news needs.

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