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British Open odds 2015: Jordan Spieth, Tiger Woods among favorites at St. Andrews

With Rory McIlroy injured and yet another 2015 win on Sunday, Jordan Spieth arrives in Scotland as the heavy favorite to continue his Grand Slam chase.

The dynamic of all the pre-tourney hype at the 2015 Open Championship completely changed over the past week. The favorite, Rory McIlroy, showed up on Instagram last Monday in a walking boot and on crutches, telling the world he had completely ruptured an ankle ligament. Just a couple days later, he'd make it official and announce he was out of The Open. A few days after that, world No. 2 Jordan Spieth would add yet another 2015 title to his collection, taking the John Deere Classic in a playoff and becoming the first player with four wins in a season before the Open since Tiger Woods in 2000.

McIlroy may have stayed the favorite if he started the week 100 percent healthy, but Spieth's win definitely would have made it close. While Spieth currently holds the first two majors of the year, it's not as if Rory has been slouching around since he won the PGA last August. He's also got two wins, at two of the deeper and more competitive events on the schedule, and he's had a sizable lead as No. 1 in the world rankings even with Spieth's major titles. Now, with another Tour win, that No. 1 spot is actually within reach this week at The Open and it's hard to argue that anyone other than Spieth has been the best player in the world since December.

With Rory down and Jordan coming off yet another win, Spieth starts the week as a 9/2 favorite to continue his Grand Slam chase. The guy who three-putted his 72nd hole at Chambers Bay to aid in Spieth's U.S. Open title is a distant second at 12/1. This course, much like Chambers, is a layout that Dustin Johnson can carve and bomb his way to a couple low-60s rounds. He's alway got an advantage with the way he hits it off the tee, but it's accentuated at St. Andrews. It will be surprising if DJ is not in the hunt come Sunday afternoon.

Behind Spieth and DJ is another post-Tiger American talent, Rickie Fowler. We've seen the Scottish Open serve as a perfect bit of prep work for the The Open in past years -- most notably with Phil Mickelson's back-to-back wins in 2013 --and Fowler is hoping that's the case this year. He posted three birdies in his final four holes at Gullane on Sunday to beat Matt Kuchar for his second significant win this season. Fowler has always said the links style courses suit him well and his track record at The Open backs that up. Now he and Spieth roll into St. Andrews off a couple more statement wins and a ton of hype filling the Rory vacuum.

If you're curious about Tiger Woods, the two-time winner at St. Andrews, he's now 20/1 and among the handful of favorites. His odds dropped significantly after that above-average performance at the Greenbrier two weeks ago. It was not the complete disaster we watched at Memorial or the U.S. Open and Tiger actually had the best "proximity to the hole" mark of any PGA Tour event in his career. That was an easier course but the ball-striking looked very different -- that's enough to bump the always public-favorite Tiger up to a place that's incongruous with his 2015 record.

Here are full odds to win the 2015 Open Championship:

Player Odds to Win
Jordan Spieth 9/2
Dustin Johnson 12/1
Rickie Fowler 16/1
Justin Rose 18/1
Henrik Stenson 20/1
Tiger Woods 20/1
Adam Scott 22/1
Louis Oosthuizen 22/1
Jason Day 28/1
Hideki Matsuyama 30/1
Bubba Watson 33/1
Paul Casey 33/1
Phil Mickelson 33/1
Sergio Garcia 33/1
Martin Kaymer 35/1
Shane Lowry 35/1
Branden Grace 40/1
Brandt Snedeker 50/1
Brooks Koepka 50/1
Matt Kuchar 50/1
Patrick Reed 50/1
Jimmy Walker 55/1
Tommy Fleetwood 66/1
Victor Dubuisson 66/1
Bernd Wiesberger 70/1
Jim Furyk 70/1
Billy Horschel 80/1
Charl Schwartzel 80/1
Danny Willett 80/1
Graeme McDowell 80/1
Ian Poulter 80/1
J B Holmes 80/1
Kevin Kisner 80/1
Lee Westwood 80/1
Luke Donald 80/1
Zach Johnson 80/1
Byeong-Hun An 90/1
Francesco Molinari 90/1
Alexander Noren 125/1
Bill Haas 125/1
Charley Hoffman 125/1
Ernie Els 125/1
Gary Woodland 125/1
Graham De Laet 125/1
Jamie Donaldson 125/1
Jason Dufner 125/1
Keegan Bradley 125/1
Marc Warren 125/1
Padraig Harrington 125/1
Rafa Cabrera Bello 125/1
Ryan Moore 125/1
Ryan Palmer 125/1
Andy Sullivan 150/1
Brendon Todd 150/1
Danny Lee 150/1
David Howell 150/1
Geoff Ogilvy 150/1
George Coetzee 150/1
Harris English 150/1
Hunter Mahan 150/1
Joost Luiten 150/1
Kevin Na 150/1
Marc Leishman 150/1
Miguel Angel Jimenez 150/1
Ross Fisher 150/1
Stephen Gallacher 150/1
Webb Simpson 150/1
Alexander Levy 200/1
Ben Martin 200/1
Eddie Pepperell 200/1
James Morrison 200/1
John Senden 200/1
Kiradech Aphibarnrat 200/1
Retief Goosen 200/1
Robert Streb 200/1
Russell Henley 200/1
Russell Knox 200/1
Thomas Aiken 200/1
Thomas Bjørn 200/1
Thongchai Jaidee 200/1
Tyrell Hatton 200/1
Brian Harman 250/1
Daniel Berger 250/1
David Lingmerth 250/1
Jaco Van Zyl 250/1
Jonas Blixt 250/1
Kevin Streelman 250/1
Pablo Larrazabal 250/1
Soren Kjeldsen 250/1
Steven Bowditch 250/1
Carl Pettersson 300/1
Greg Owen 300/1
Marcel Siem 300/1
Matt Jones 300/1
Matteo Manassero 300/1
Mikko Ilonen 300/1
Morgan Hoffmann 300/1
Paul Lawrie 300/1
Anirban Lahiri 350/1
Bernhard Langer 400/1
Cameron Tringale 400/1
Darren Clarke 400/1
David Hearn 400/1
Marcus Fraser 400/1
Stewart Cink 400/1
Anthony Wall 500/1
Edoardo Molinari 500/1
Gary Boyd 500/1
Greg Chalmers 500/1
James Hahn 500/1
Jordan Niebrugge 500/1
Koumei Oda 500/1
Matt Every 500/1
Ollie Schneiderjans 500/1
Rod Pampling 500/1
Romain Wattel 500/1
Ryan Fox 500/1
Scott Hend 500/1
Tadahiro Takayama 500/1
Tim Clark 500/1
Wen-Chong Liang 500/1
John Daly 600/1
Brett Rumford 750/1
Justin Leonard 750/1
Tom Watson 750/1
Adam Bland 1000/1
Ashley Chesters 1000/1
Ben Curtis 1000/1
David Duval 1000/1
David Lipsky 1000/1
Hiroyuki Fujita 1000/1
Jonathan Moore 1000/1
Mark Young 1000/1
Pelle Edberg 1000/1
Robert Dinwiddie 1000/1
Romain Langasque 1000/1
Scott Strange 1000/1
Taichi Teshima 1000/1
Todd Hamilton 1000/1
Tom Lehman 1000/1
Yuta Ikeda 1000/1
Alistair Balcombe 1500/1
Ben Taylor 1500/1
Mark O'Meara 1500/1
Paul Dunne 1500/1
Paul Kinnear 1500/1
Scott Arnold 1500/1
Shinji Tomimura 1500/1
Gunn Yang 2000/1
Mark Calcavecchia 2000/1
Nick Faldo 2500/1
Sandy Lyle 2500/1

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