British Open Odds 2012: Adam Scott Now Overwhelming Favorite

If you go into the final day of a major championship with a four-shot advantage, then you're liable to be the betting favorite. And if you were Adam Scott, who takes a four-shot lead into Sunday at the 2012 British Open, you would be the overwhelming betting favorite to take home your first major championship.

Scott's 11-under performance through his first 54 holes has made him a -175 favorite to finish on top at Royal Lytham & St. Annes, which would give the Aussie his first major in his 11th year of playing all four in a season.

Bettors less confident in Scott might want to wager on the folks following him who have hoisted trophies before: Graeme McDowell's four shots back and +400 to win the Claret Jug, and Tiger Woods' five-shot deficit translates to a +500 line.

And if you really want value, riding Brandt Snedeker (+1500) and hoping for a scintillating Sunday from a player who made no bogeys in his first 40 holes this week makes some sense, as does betting on the field, which comes with a +2500 line.

Here's a list of odds for the top 10 players heading into Sunday's final round of the 2012 British Open, via

Adam Scott (11-under): -175
Graeme McDowell (7-under): +400
Brandt Snedeker (7-under): +1500
Tiger Woods (6-under): +500
Ernie Els (5-under): +2500
Zach Johnson (5-under): +2500
Thorbjorn Olesen (4-under): +8000

For a complete live leaderboard, visit

For more on the tournament, stick with our 2012 British Open StoryStream. For more from around the world of golf, head over to SB Nation's golf hub page.

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