2013 U.S. Open odds: Phil Mickelson favored heading into Sunday

Rob Carr

Phil Mickelson's odds of winning the 2013 U.S. Open improved from Saturday to Sunday after Lefty carded a 70 to move to 1-under overall.

Phil Mickelson remains the heavy favorite to win the 2013 U.S. Open after taking a one-stroke lead over his next closest competitors heading into Sunday. Going into Saturday, Mickelson's odds to win were 9/2, and have since improved to 9/4 according to Bovada.

Hunter Mahan, Charl Schwartzel and Steve Stricker are all one shot back of Mickelson at even par. Bovada gave Schwartzel the best odds to win at 9/2, however. Stricker is next at 13/2, while Mahan checks in at 7/1 after starting Saturday as a 22/1 long shot.

Tiger Woods, meanwhile, is off the board. After carding a 76 to put himself at 9-over overall, 10 shots back from Mickelson, Woods' odds are apparently worse than Paul Casey's 300/1 shot.

Here are the top 10 most likely winners at Merion:

1) Phil Mickelson - 9/4

2) Charl Schwartzel - 9/2

3) Steve Stricker - 13/2

4) Hunter Mahan - 7/1

5) Justin Rose - 8/1

6) Luke Donald - 9/1

7) Jason Day - 12/1

8) Billy Horschel - 14/1

9) Rickie Fowler - 28/1

10) Ian Poulter - 100/1

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