British Open odds 2013: Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson still clear favorites at Muirfield

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The American duo did nothing in their opening round to change their status as the top two favorites for the 2013 Open Championship.

Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson started British Open week as the two favorites and nothing from Thursday's round affected that status. The two most popular players in the world finished their opening round at 2-under and inside the top 10, well-positioned for a weekend run at yet another major.

Tiger navigated a Muirfield course that was completely baked out in the afternoon, holding on for the round of 69 on some of the tougher Open Championship greens that you will ever see. That work during Thursday's grind puts him in a perfect spot to now make a Friday morning run to the top of the leaderboard. Tiger should play Muirfield in more benign conditions in the second round, with the greens slowed up a bit and pins in more gettable spots. He's 11/4 to win his 15th major, and should stay the favorite throughout the day.

Phil is also right there, three shots back of leader Zach Johnson. Mickelson bogeyed his final hole on Thursday but had another solid round on the Scottish links. He's clearly more comfortable now in this setting, using his wedges and irons to make his way around the tightly burned out track. Phil is 8/1 but he will not tee off until almost 3 p.m. local time in Gullane, which could means he could gets a dramatically different course than the one Tiger plays.

Here are the full odds early in Friday's second round, via Bovada:

Player Odds
Tiger Woods 11/4
Phil Mickelson 8/1
Lee Westwood 9/1
Zach Johnson 9/1
Brandt Snedeker 14/1
Dustin Johnson 16/1
Adam Scott 18/1
Henrik Stenson 18/1
Jordan Spieth 20/1
Angel Cabrera 28/1
Francesco Molinari 33/1
Martin Laird 33/1
Miguel Angel Jimenez 33/1
Rafael Cabrera -Bello 33/1
Bubba Watson 40/1
Graeme McDowell 40/1
Charl Schwartzel 50/1
Jason Day 50/1
Shiv Kapur 50/1
Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano 66/1
Hunter Mahan 66/1
Ian Poulter 66/1
Webb Simpson 66/1
Branden Grace 80/1
Jason Dufner 80/1
Martin Kaymer 80/1
Matt Kuchar 80/1
Padraig Harrington 80/1
Sergio Garcia 80/1
Tom Lehman 80/1
Ernie Els 100/1
Justin Rose 100/1
Ryan Moore 100/1
Bernd Wiesberger 150/1
Darren Clarke 150/1
Fredrik Jacobson 150/1
Harris English 150/1
Hideki Matsuyama 150/1
Ken Duke 150/1
Mark O'Meara 150/1
Thomas Bjorn 150/1
Camilo Villegas 200/1
Marcel Siem 200/1
Marcus Fraser 200/1
Matteo Manassero 200/1
Mikko Ilonen 200/1
Stewart Cink 200/1
Thomas Aiken 200/1
Tim Clark 200/1
Todd Hamilton 200/1
Bill Haas 250/1
Jamie Donaldson 250/1
Jimmy Walker 250/1
Jonas Blixt 250/1
Michael Thompson 250/1
Nicolas Colsaerts 250/1
Billy Horschel 300/1
Marc Warren 300/1
Oliver Fisher 300/1
Gareth Maybin 400/1
Kiradech Aphibarnrat 400/1
Bo Van Pelt 500/1
Boo Weekley 500/1
Brett Rumford 500/1
Geoff Ogilvy 500/1
Johnson Wagner 500/1
Josh Teater 500/1
Luke Donald 500/1
Nick Watney 500/1
Richard Sterne 500/1
Rickie Fowler 500/1
Scott Jamieson 500/1
Shane Lowry 500/1
Stephen Gallacher 500/1
Ben Curtis 750/1
Brian Davis 750/1
Brooks Koepka 750/1
Bud Cauley 750/1
Carl Pettersson 750/1
Chris Wood 750/1
D-A Points 750/1
David Lynn 750/1
Fred Couples 750/1
George Coetzee 750/1
Graham Delaet 750/1
Jim Furyk 750/1
Jimmy Mullen 750/1
John Huh 750/1
John Senden 750/1
K.J. Choi 750/1
Keegan Bradley 750/1
Kevin Streelman 750/1
Kyle Stanley 750/1
Marc Leishman 750/1
Paul Lawrie 750/1
Robert Karlsson 750/1
Rory McIlroy 750/1
Russell Henley 750/1
Scott Piercy 750/1
Steven Tiley 750/1
Thongchai Jaidee 750/1
Thorbjorn Olesen 750/1
Alvaro Quiros 1000/1
Ashun Wu 1000/1
Ben Stow 1000/1
Brendan Jones 1000/1
Daisuke Maruyama 1000/1
Danny Willett 1000/1
Darryn Llloyd 1000/1
David Duval 1000/1
Eduardo De La Riva 1000/1
Estanislao Goya 1000/1
Gareth Wright 1000/1
Garrick Porteous 1000/1
George Murray 1000/1
Grant Forrest 1000/1
Gregory Bourdy 1000/1
Hiroyuki Fujita 1000/1
Hyung-Sung Kim 1000/1
John Wade 1000/1
Justin Harding 1000/1
Justin Leonard 1000/1
Kenichi Kuboya 1000/1
Kyung-Tae Kim 1000/1
Lucas Glover 1000/1
Luke Guthrie 1000/1
Makato Inoue 1000/1
Mark Brown 1000/1
Mark Calcavecchia 1000/1
Matthew Fitzpatrick 1000/1
Nick Faldo 1000/1
Niclas Fasth 1000/1
Oscar Floren 1000/1
Peter Senior 1000/1
Rhys Pugh 1000/1
Richard Mcevoy 1000/1
Richie Ramsay 1000/1
Robert Garrigus 1000/1
Sandy Lyle 1000/1
Satoshi Kodaira 1000/1
Scott Brown 1000/1
Shingo Katayama 1000/1
Stephen Dartnall 1000/1
Steven Fox 1000/1
Steven Jeffress 1000/1
Thaworn Wiratchant 1000/1
Tom Watson 1000/1
Toru Taniguchi 1000/1
Tyrell Hatton 1000/1
Vijay Singh 1000/1
Yong-Eun Yang 1000/1

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