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Golf Odds: British Open Betting Preview

Rory McIlroy has the lead on the field - including Tiger Woods - on the odds to win the 2014 British Open with that major tournament set to get underway at Royal Liverpool on Thursday morning.

Heading into the week McIlroy is listed as the 10/1 favorite on the 2014 British Open odds at Bovada, followed by Adam Scott, Henrik Stenson, and Martin Kaymer at 14/1, and both Woods and Justin Rose at 16/1. Woods will be playing in just his second tournament since returning from injury this summer; he missed the cut at his first event.

[ Click here for a roundup of the props available at the sportsbooks for the British Open ]

Phil Mickelson paid off on the British Open odds at Muirfield last year, and he's sitting at 20/1 at Bovada on the tournament betting lines heading into this week, with Graeme McDowell at 22/1, and all of Jason Day, Jordan Spieth, Lee Westwood, and Sergio Garcia at 25/1. Ernie Els, who won the British Open for the second time at Royal Lytham in 2012, is farther back at 40/1 odds.

Holding down odds of 33/1 are Bubba Watson, Charl Schwartzel, Dustin Johnson, Ian Poulter, Luke Donald, and Matt Kuchar, while Brandt Snedeker, Rickie Fowler, Zach Johnson, and 2010 champion Louis Oosthuizen are set at 40/1 odds at Bovada. Oosthuizen was the British Open winner at St Andrews back in 2010.

Odds To Win The 2014 Open Championship at Bovada:

Rory McIlroy 10/1
Adam Scott 14/1
Henrik Stenson 14/1
Martin Kaymer 14/1
Justin Rose 16/1
Tiger Woods 16/1
Phil Mickelson 20/1
Graeme McDowell 22/1
Jason Day 25/1
Jordan Spieth 25/1
Lee Westwood 25/1
Sergio Garcia 25/1
Bubba Watson 33/1
Charl Schwartzel 33/1
Dustin Johnson 33/1
Ian Poulter 33/1
Luke Donald 33/1
Matt Kuchar 33/1
Brandt Snedeker 40/1
Ernie Els 40/1
Louis Oosthuizen 40/1
Rickie Fowler 40/1
Zach Johnson 40/1
Hideki Matsuyama 45/1
Angel Cabrera 50/1
Hunter Mahan 50/1
Jamie Donaldson 50/1
Jason Dufner 50/1
Paul Casey 50/1
Thomas Bjorn 50/1
Bill Haas 66/1
Steve Stricker 66/1
Webb Simpson 66/1
Branden Grace 80/1
Francesco Molinari 80/1
Jim Furyk 80/1
Jonas Blixt 80/1
Keegan Bradley 80/1
Miguel Angel Jimenez 80/1
Victor Dubuisson 80/1
Billy Horschel 100/1
Harris English 100/1
K.J. Choi 100/1
Martin Laird 100/1
Matteo Manassero 100/1
Nick Watney 100/1
Nicolas Colsaerts 100/1
Padraig Harrington 100/1
Patrick Reed 100/1
Peter Hanson 100/1
Ryan Moore 100/1
Bernd Wiesberger 125/1
Chris Wood 125/1
Fredrik Jacobson 125/1
Richard Sterne 125/1
Shane Lowry 125/1
Thorbjørn Olesen 125/1
Bo Van Pelt 150/1
Danny Willett 150/1
Darren Clarke 150/1
Geoff Ogilvy 150/1
George Coetzee 150/1
Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano 150/1
Paul Lawrie 150/1
Stewart Cink 200/1

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Tiger Woods hasn't won the British Open since 2006, but after tying for third place at the tournament last season he's pegged as the 2013 favorite at the sportsbooks to walk away with the major title at Muirfield this week.

Woods is set as the 8/1 favorite at Bovada on the odds to win the 2013 British Open, putting him ahead of the 18/1 trio of Adam Scott, Justin Rose, and Rory McIlroy - who are each looking for their first win at the event.

Lee Westwood, Luke Donald, and Phil Mickelson are all then at 20/1 on the British Open odds at Bovada, with Graeme McDowell at 22/1, and each of Jason Day, Sergio Gracia, and Ernie Els at 25/1.

Els won the British Open last season at Royal Lytham, and he also claimed the trophy at the tournament the last time it was held at Muirfield back in 2002. Scott finished one stroke back of Els last year, with Woods and Brandt Snedeker both four strokes behind the leader at Royal Lytham.

Snedeker, Charl Schwartzel, Dustin Johnson, Henrik Stenson, Louis Oosthuizen, and Padraig Harrington are all at 33/1 on the odds to win the British Open at Bovada this week. Oosthuizen was the champion at the event in 2010, with Harrington winning the tournament in both 2007 and 2008.

Ian Poulter, Matt Kuchar, and Rickie Fowler round out the second tier of contenders on the British Open odds at 40/1 at the sportsbook, with Hunter Mahan, Martin Kaymer, Nicolas Colsaerts, Paul Casey, Thomas Bjorn, and Webb Simpson at 50/1.

Odds To Win The 2013 Open Championship at Bovada:

Tiger Woods 8/1
Adam Scott 18/1
Justin Rose 18/1
Rory McIlroy 18/1
Lee Westwood 20/1
Luke Donald 20/1
Phil Mickelson 20/1
Graeme McDowell 22/1
Ernie Els 25/1
Jason Day 25/1
Sergio Garcia 25/1
Brandt Snedeker 33/1
Charl Schwartzel 33/1
Dustin Johnson 33/1
Henrik Stenson 33/1
Louis Oosthuizen 33/1
Padraig Harrington 33/1
Ian Poulter 40/1
Matt Kuchar 40/1
Rickie Fowler 40/1
Hunter Mahan 50/1
Martin Kaymer 50/1
Nicolas Colsaerts 50/1
Paul Casey 50/1
Thomas Bjorn 50/1
Webb Simpson 50/1
Bubba Watson 55/1
Jason Dufner 55/1
Matteo Manassero 55/1
Steve Stricker 55/1
Bill Haas 66/1
Billy Horschel 66/1
Francesco Molinari 66/1
Jim Furyk 66/1
Keegan Bradley 66/1
Thorbjørn Olesen 66/1
Angel Cabrera 80/1
Branden Grace 80/1
Martin Laird 80/1
Paul Lawrie 80/1
Peter Hanson 80/1
Richard Sterne 80/1
Zach Johnson 80/1
Nick Watney 90/1
Bo Van Pelt 100/1
Fredrik Jacobson 100/1
George Coetzee 100/1
Ross Fisher 100/1
Shane Lowry 100/1
Alexander Noren 125/1
Anders Hansen 125/1
Bernd Wiesberger 125/1
Carl Pettersson 125/1
Geoff Ogilvy 125/1
Jamie Donaldson 125/1
K.J. Choi 125/1
Marcel Siem 125/1
Miguel Angel Jimenez 125/1
Aaron Baddeley 150/1
Ben Curtis 150/1
John Senden 150/1
Rafael Cabrera Bello 150/1
Retief Goosen 150/1
Robert Karlsson 150/1
Ryan Moore 150/1
Sang-Moon Bae 150/1
Seung-Yul Noh 150/1
Simon Dyson 150/1
Stewart Cink 150/1
Thomas Aiken 150/1
Alvaro Quiros 200/1
Brian Davis 200/1
Darren Clarke 200/1
John Huh 200/1
Robert Garrigus 200/1
Scott Piercy 200/1
Vijay Singh 200/1
Y.E. Yang 200/1
John Daly 250/1
Johnson Wagner 250/1
Ashun Wu 400/1

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Tiger Woods has been pegged as the clear favorite on the golf odds at the sportsbooks to win the British Open at Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club this week.

Woods is listed at 13/2 at Bovada to win the major championship over in England this week. Woods, who leads the FedExCup points standings on the PGA Tour, already has three victories under his belt this season, and he's won the British Open three times over the course of his career.

Woods' most recent British Open title, however, came back in 2006; he also won the event in both 2005 and 2000. Woods last picked up a major title back in 2008 at the U.S. Open, and he was 40th at the Masters and 21st at the U.S. Open this season; Woods didn't play at the British Open last season.

Luke Donald and Lee Westwood are tied for second on the British Open odds at Bovada at 12/1, with both of those players looking for their first title at the event. Padraig Harrington, at 16/1 for this week, won the British Open in both 2007 and 2008.

Rory McIlroy is also at 16/1 on the odds to win the British Open, putting him ahead of Justin Rose (25/1), Sergio Garcia (28/1), and each of Dustin Johnson, Francesco Molinari, Martin Kaymer, Phil Mickelson, and Graeme McDowell (all at 33/1).

Louis Oosthuizen, the 2010 British Open winner at St Andrews, is set at 40/1 odds for this week along with Ernie Els, who won this tournament back in 2002 at Muirfield. 2011 champion Darren Clarke (at Royal St George's) and 2009 winner Stewart Cink (at Turnberry) are both 125/1 longshots.

Rickie Fowler (35/1), Adam Scott (40/1), Hunter Mahan (40/1), Ian Poulter (40/1), Jason Dufner (40/1), Jim Furyk (40/1), Matt Kuchar (40/1), and Steve Stricker (40/1) round out the top contenders on the odds to win the British Open at Bovada this week.

Odds To Win The 2013 Open Championship at Bovada:

Tiger Woods 13/2
Lee Westwood 12/1
Luke Donald 12/1
Padraig Harrington 16/1
Rory McIlroy 16/1
Justin Rose 25/1
Sergio Garcia 28/1
Dustin Johnson 33/1
Francesco Molinari 33/1
Graeme McDowell 33/1
Martin Kaymer 33/1
Phil Mickelson 33/1
Rickie Fowler 35/1
Adam Scott 40/1
Ernie Els 40/1
Hunter Mahan 40/1
Ian Poulter 40/1
Jason Dufner 40/1
Jim Furyk 40/1
Louis Oosthuizen 40/1
Matt Kuchar 40/1
Steve Stricker 40/1
Bubba Watson 50/1
Charl Schwartzel 50/1
Jason Day 50/1
Matteo Manassero 50/1
K.J. Choi 66/1
Nick Watney 66/1
Nicolas Colsaerts 66/1
Peter Hanson 66/1
Ross Fisher 66/1
Alexander Noren 80/1
Fredrik Jacobson 80/1
Henrik Stenson 80/1
Retief Goosen 80/1
Thomas Bjorn 80/1
Zach Johnson 80/1

For the complete list of golfers and their British Open odds head to Bovada.