U.S. Open odds 2013: Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy favored at Merion

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The three favorites this week will all play together during the first two rounds at Merion.

With the FedEx St. Jude Classic now over, it's officially U.S. Open week. The first ball won't be struck until just after sunrise on Thursday, but the oddsmakers, as you'd expect, already have the biggest names in the world as the favorites. Three of the four players with the lowest odds will actually play together through the first two days of the tournament -- Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy, and Adam Scott.

Tiger will always be the favorite in any tournament he enters, but for awhile, it was strictly based on starpower and past success. But over the last 18 months, he's made the climb back to No. 1 in the world and it appears he'll remain there for another long stretch. Tiger was also the overwhelming, and deserved, favorite at Augusta and save for an unlucky break at No. 15 on Saturday, he may have pulled off his first Masters win since 2005. America's national championship was the last major victory for Woods, who won on the broken leg at Torrey Pines in 2008. Can he end the drought at Merion, a classic layout that will demand accurate hybrid and iron play off the tee?

Here are the Sunday night odds one week before a winner will (likely) be crowned at Merion, via Bovada:

Player Odds
Tiger Woods 7/2
Rory McIlroy 16/1
Adam Scott 20/1
Phil Mickelson 20/1
Matt Kuchar 22/1
Brandt Snedeker 25/1
Graeme McDowell 25/1
Justin Rose 25/1
Charl Schwartzel 28/1
Lee Westwood 28/1
Luke Donald 28/1
Dustin Johnson 33/1
Jason Day 33/1
Jason Dufner 33/1
Sergio Garcia 33/1
Hunter Mahan 40/1
Jim Furyk 40/1
Keegan Bradley 40/1
Louis Oosthuizen 40/1
Steve Stricker 40/1
Henrik Stenson 50/1
Rickie Fowler 50/1
Webb Simpson 50/1
Nick Watney 55/1
Angel Cabrera 66/1
Bill Haas 66/1
Bubba Watson 66/1
Ernie Els 66/1
Ian Poulter 66/1
Martin Kaymer 66/1
Matteo Manassero 66/1
Padraig Harrington 66/1
Thorbjørn Olesen 66/1
Zach Johnson 66/1
Bo Van Pelt 80/1
Geoff Ogilvy 80/1
Nicolas Colsaerts 80/1
Peter Hanson 80/1
Tim Clark 80/1
Fredrik Jacobson 90/1
Charles Howell III 100/1
Francesco Molinari 100/1
K.J. Choi 100/1
Kyle Stanley 100/1
Martin Laird 100/1
Stewart Cink 100/1
Aaron Baddeley 125/1
Ben Crane 125/1
George Coetzee 125/1
Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano 125/1
John Senden 125/1
Russell Henley 125/1
Ryan Moore 125/1
Scott Piercy 125/1
Branden Grace 150/1
Carl Pettersson 150/1
D.A. Points 150/1
David Lynn 150/1
David Toms 150/1
Davis Love III 150/1
Kevin Na 150/1
Lucas Glover 150/1
Miguel Angel Jimenez 150/1
Retief Goosen 150/1
Richard Sterne 150/1
Robert Garrigus 150/1
Thomas Bjorn 150/1
Trevor Immelman 150/1
Vijay Singh 150/1
Y.E. Yang 150/1
Alexander Noren 200/1
Anders Hansen 200/1
Jamie Donaldson 200/1
Peter Lawrie 200/1
Charlie Wi 250/1
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