2013 U.S. Open odds: Tiger Woods still heavy favorite

Eileen Blass-USA TODAY

Vegas is ready to crown Tiger Woods the winner this weekend, but there is plenty of stiff competition vying for a title in the 113th edition of the U.S. Open.

Tiger Woods continues to be the heavy favorite to win the 2013 U.S. Open at the Merion Golf Club, though the odds for who might finish in second place are pretty crowded behind the fan favorite. The major doesn't tee off until Thursday morning, but Woods leads the pack pretty comfortably with 9/2 odds. Rory McIlroy is one of a few golfers vying for second in the odds as he dropped in line with Adam Scott, Graeme McDowell, Matt Kuchar and Phil Mickelson at 20/1 when the latest predictions were released.

Mickelson's showing at the St. Jude Classic helped raise his stock a bit as he rode a strong third day to finish second in the classic at 10-under overall, but Lefty has an uphill battle to top Woods -- who is back as the world's top ranked golfer after a two-plus year absence.

Even though the heavily-favored Woods seems to have a solid hold on the course title, he'll need to prove his mettle early alongside a couple of other favorites as McIlroy and Scott are paired together with Woods for the first two rounds of the U.S. Open.

The updated odds for the 2013 U.S. Open are provided by Bovada.

Player Odds
Tiger Woods 9/2
Adam Scott

20/1

Graeme McDowell 20/1
Matt Kuchar 20/1
Phil Mickelson 20/1
Rory McIlroy 20/1
Justin Rose 22/1
Brandt Snedeker 28/1
Charl Schwartzel 28/1
Lee Westwood 28/1
Luke Donald 33/1
Sergio Garcia 33/1
Dustin Johnson 40/1
Jason Day 40/1
Jim Furyk 40/1
Keegan Bradley 40/1
Steve Stricker 40/1
Webb Simpson 40/1
Hunter Mahan 50/1
Jason Dufner 50/1
Louis Oosthulzen 50/1
Matteo Manassero 50/1
Bill Haas 66/1
Bubba Watson 66/1
Ernie Els 66/1
Henrik Stenson 66/1
Ian Poulter 66/1
Rickie Fowler 66/1
Angel Cabrera 80/1
Billy Horschel 80/1
Bo Van Pelt 80/1
Francesco Molinari 80/1
Martin Kaymer 80/1
Nick Watney 80/1
Padraig Harrington 80/1
Tim Clark 80/1
Zach Johnson 80/1
Boo Weekley 100/1
Fredrik Jacobson 100/1
K.J. Choi 100/1
Kevin Chappell 100/1
Kevin Streelman 100/1
Martin Laird 100/1
Peter Hanson 100/1
Russell Henley 100/1
Ryan Moore 100/1
Scott Stallings 100/1
Thorbjorn Olesen 100/1
Nicolas Colsaerts 125/1
Branden Grace 150/1
Carl Pettersson 150/1
Charley Hoffman 150/1
D.A. Points 150/1
David Toms 150/1
Geoff Oglivy 150/1
George Coetzee 150/1
Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano 150/1
John Huh 150/1
John Senden 150/1
Jordan Speith 150/1


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