British Open ChampionshipIn his last two outings on the PGA circuit, Tiger Woods has not exactly shined.  He came in 32nd at the U.S. Open at Marion which was not up to his usual standard but a site better than the 65th finish that Woods posted at the Memorial.

Still and all, Tiger Woods is again being posted as the favorite to win the British Open next week at Muirfield in Scotland which starts on July 18th. Tiger has not even played in public since his disappointing performance at Merion.  However, it must be said that the venerable old links at Merion proved to be quite a challenge to quite a few fellow golfers as well.

The price on Woods opened at 7-to-1 back in June and has just stretched just a bit to 8-to-1 in the week preceding the match. But still, the next shortest price is 20-to-1 shared by two Brits, Rory McIlroy land Justin Rose and one Aussie in the person of the 2013 Masters Tournament winner Adam Scott. Phil Mickelson, who finished second at the U.S. Open for the sixth disappointing time in his career, is listed at 25-to-1 for the British Open.

It appears that the oddsmakers are counting of Tiger Woods returning to his old form from his win at The Players Championship back in May. Meanwhile, the price on Tiger’s buddy Rory McIlroy is up from last month’s 12-to-1 because, even though he has had four Top-10 finishes so far this year, his play, like that of Tiger Woods, has just not been all that sharp of late.

Here is a quick look at how the LVH Superbook has the world’s top golfers listed a week before the start of the action at Muirfield.

Tiger Woods 8-1 Brant Snedeker 30-1 Martin Kaymer 50-1
Rory Mc Ilroy 20-1 Dustin Johnson 30-1 Thomas Bjorn 50-1
Adam Scott 20-1 Padri Harrington 40-1 Patrick Casey 60-1
Justin Rose 20-1 Louis Oosthuizen 40-1 Thorbjorn Olesen 60-1
Lee Westwood 25-1 Rickie Fowler 40-1 Keegan Bradley 60-1
Luke Donald 25-1 Matt Kuchar 40-1 Bubba Watson 60-1
Phil Mickelson 25-1 Jason Dufner 40-1 Jim Furyk 60-1
Jason Day 25-1 Hunter Mahan 40-1 Billy Horschel 60-1
Graeme McDowell 25-1 Ian Poulter 40-1 Matteo Manassero 60-1
Ernie Els 25-1 Henrik Stenson 50-1 Angel Cabrera 80-1
Sergio Garcia 30-1 Nicolas Colsaerts 50-1 Bill Haas 80-1
Charl Schwartzel 30-1 Webb Simpson 50-1

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