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British Open odds 2016: Jason Day, Dustin Johnson favored at Royal Troon

Four players stand above the rest with the oddsmakers at this year's Open Championship at Royal Troon.

There are many reasons why no one may ever come close to being as great as Tiger Woods. One recent indicator is the odds list for the major championships. There will probably never be a sustained run of dominance like the "Tiger Woods era." He was the favorite at every single tournament he entered, and often at an absurdly low rate. We probably won't ever see the kind of odds Tiger got at the majors. For years, he'd walk to the first tee of the most important championships as an overwhelming 3/1 favorite. That's crazy for golf.

Rory McIlroy appeared as if he'd take the torch from Woods and be the favorite at every major he entered for several years. But that notion has been wiped away over the past year. We thought we had a "Big Three" with Rory, Jordan Spieth and Jason Day. We thought.

But now comes Dustin Johnson, who should rightly be called the hottest golfer in the world. He's always had the talent to be as good or better than any of the big three, and now he's finally got that major championship in his pocket. DJ has won his last two events, the U.S. Open and a prestigious WGC title. He remains one of the two or three best drivers in the game, an advantage that plays just about everywhere in the world and on every course. It's awe-inspiring to watch him blast away off the tee. And now he's one of the best wedge players in the world, gaining significant strokes on the field from 150 yards and in. The putting is not the strongest part of his game, but it's not putting him at a disadvantage relative to the field.

So DJ has all the tools, is playing the best golf in the world and has a history of showing well at The Open. This is not some world-class player who struggles in the wind and rain or cannot adapt to links golf. He's one of a few to make the last five cuts in Britain and was right there in 2011 at Royal St. George's. He also looked like he'd run away at St. Andrews last year at the 36-hole mark. The talent is too immense for DJ not to have had his chances at every major, and this is one where he's made some runs. The form, the history and the talent should have him as the favorite for The Open.

Unless you're Tiger Woods, however, being the favorite in golf means the value is probably not there. DJ is listed at 9/1 at the start of the week, just slightly behind Day, the world No. 1, at 8/1. McIlroy and Spieth are both 10/1, so you could say there are four co-favorites for the 145th Open at Royal Troon. After the first four, it drops to 20/1, which is better value but still not great for a golf tournament with a 156-man field.

Here are complete odds for the field, via Jeff Sherman of the Las Vegas SuperBook and GolfOdds:

Player Odds to Win
Jason Day 8/1
Dustin Johnson 9/1
Rory McIlroy 10/1
Jordan Spieth 10/1
Branden Grace 20/1
Adam Scott 20/1
Sergio Garcia 25/1
Rickie Fowler 25/1
Henrik Stenson 25/1
Phil Mickelson 30/1
Louis Oosthuizen 30/1
Justin Rose 30/1
Shane Lowry 40/1
Lee Westwood 40/1
Danny Willett 40/1
Zach Johnson 50/1
Matt Kuchar 50/1
Martin Kaymer 50/1
Jim Furyk 50/1
Hideki Matsuyama 50/1
Bubba Watson 50/1
Russell Knox 60/1
Paul Casey 60/1
Patrick Reed 60/1
Matthew Fitzpatrick 60/1
Charl Schwartzel 60/1
Andy Sullivan 60/1
Scott Piercy 80/1
Rafael Cabrera Bello 80/1
Marc Leishman 80/1
Graeme McDowell 80/1
Brandt Snedeker 80/1
Alex Noren 80/1
Padraig Harrington 100/1
Nicolas Colsaerts 100/1
Justin Thomas 100/1
Ernie Els 100/1
Danny Lee 100/1
Chris Wood 100/1
Luke Donald 125/1
Kevin Chappell 125/1
Jason Dufner 125/1
J.B. Holmes 125/1
Francesco Molinari 125/1
David Lingmerth 125/1
Tyrrell Hatton 150/1
Thorbjorn Olesen 150/1
Thongchai Jaidee 150/1
Steve Stricker 150/1
Soren Kjeldsen 150/1
Matteo Manassero 150/1
Kevin Na 150/1
Kevin Kisner 150/1
Joost Luiten 150/1
Jon Rahm 150/1
Jimmy Walker 150/1
Gary Woodland 150/1
Charley Hoffman 150/1
Byeong Hun An 150/1
Brandon Stone 150/1
Billy Horschel 150/1
Bill Haas 150/1
Bernd Wiesberger 150/1
Webb Simpson 200/1
Tony Finau 200/1
Thomas Pieters 200/1
Ryan Moore 200/1
Harris English 200/1
Emiliano Grillo 200/1
Chris Kirk 200/1
William McGirt 250/1
Victor Dubuisson 250/1
Smylie Kaufman 250/1
Ryan Palmer 250/1
Russell Henley 250/1
Ross Fisher 250/1
Richard Sterne 250/1
Paul Dunne 250/1
Kyung-Tae Kim 250/1
Keegan Bradley 250/1
Jeunghun Wang 250/1
Jamie Lovemark 250/1
Jamie Donaldson 250/1
Colt Knost 250/1
Colin Montgomerie 250/1
Brendan Steele 250/1
Vijay Singh 300/1
Tommy Fleetwood 300/1
Seung-Yul Noh 300/1
Scott Hend 300/1
Robert Streb 300/1
Rikard Karlberg 300/1
Richie Ramsay 300/1
Patton Kizzire 300/1
Miguel Angel Jimenez 300/1
Marc Warren 300/1
Kiradech Aphibarnrat 300/1
James Morrison 300/1
Harold Varner III 300/1
George Coetzee 300/1
Daniel Summerhays 300/1
Callum Shinkwin 300/1
Anirban Lahiri 300/1
Andrew Johnston 300/1
Zander Lombard 500/1
Yuta Ikeda 500/1
Yusaku Miyazato 500/1
Soomin Lee 500/1
Scott Fernandez 500/1
Robert Rock 500/1
Paul Lawrie 500/1
Nathan Holman 500/1
Matthew Southgate 500/1
Matt Jones 500/1
Marcus Fraser 500/1
Kristoffer Broberg 500/1
Justin Leonard 500/1
Jordan Niebrugge 500/1
Jim Herman 500/1
James Hahn 500/1
Hideto Tanihara 500/1
Haydn Porteous 500/1
Greg Chalmers 500/1
Fabian Gomez 500/1
David Howell 500/1
Darren Clarke 500/1
Brian Gay 500/1
Anthony Wall 500/1
Yosuke Tsukada 1000/1
Todd Hamilton 1000/1
Steven Bowditch 1000/1
Steven Alker 1000/1
Stefano Mazzoli 1000/1
Shugo Imahira 1000/1
Scott Gregory 1000/1
Satoshi Kodaira 1000/1
Sanghee Lee 1000/1
Ryan Evans 1000/1
Rod Pampling 1000/1
Phachara Khongwatmai 1000/1
Paul Howard 1000/1
Nick Cullen 1000/1
Mark O'Meara 1000/1
Mark Calcavecchia 1000/1
Lasse Jensen 1000/1
Kodai Ichihara 1000/1
John Daly 1000/1
James Heath 1000/1
Jack Senior 1000/1
David Duval 1000/1
Clement Sordet 1000/1
Ben Curtis 1000/1
Sandy Lyle 2000/1
Oskar Arvidsson 2000/1
Marco Dawson 2000/1
David Coupland 2000/1

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