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Odds to Win the 2008 British Open (Updated After Day 1)

Written by:
Alistair Prescott
Published on:
Jul/17/2008
2008 British Open

As could be expected after Day One of play, odds to win the 2008 British Open have changed - rather dramatically in some cases.

No longer is Rocco Mediate a 125/1 long shot.  He led the pack heading into Friday and has managed to maintain just a semblance of that value with 16/1 odds or +1600, with the potential to payo out $1600 for every $100 bet at Diamond Sports (a BetCRIS company). 

And who would have thunk it....Graeme McDowell is in the lead along with Mediate and Robert Allenby.  McDowell was listed in the "field" category at Sportsbook.com.  Robert Allenby was now listed with 12 to 1 odds.  He opened with 40 to 1 odds.

McDowell presented some concern once again for the leading Irish bookmakers who got slammed last year with the win by native son, Padraig Harrington.  McDowell is from Portrush, Northern Ireland and is likely to get some heavy action heading into Friday. 

For British punters and those the world over, Sportingbet accepted most currencies and bets from nearly everywhere except the US. 

Garcia was still the 8 to 1 favorite there as he was with most online betting outfits.  Adam Scott came in with 9/1 odds.  Retief Goosen was at 11/1 odds and here you could get Graeme McDowell at 12/1 odds (much better than any "field" option). 

Rocco Mediate gets even less respect at Sportingbet where he was listed with 25 to 1 odds for the potential payout of US$2500 for every US$100 bet.

Talk about not getting much respect - despite being tied for 4th place, Sportingbet had Greg Norman listed with 66/1 odds of winning the 2008 British Open. 

The below odds were courtesy of Sportsbook.com:


Aaron Baddeley 100 - 1  Adam Scott 10 - 1  Andres Romero 150 - 1 Angel Cabrera 150 - 1 Anthony Kim 40 - 1

Ben Curtis 500 - 1 Boo Weekley 100 - 1 Brandt Snedeker 50 - 1

Camilo Villegas 200 - 1 Charles Howell III 300 - 1 Colin Montgomerie 50 - 1

Ernie Els 150 - 1 Geoff Ogilvy 50 - 1 Henrik Stenson 100 - 1 Hunter Mahan 500 - 1 Ian Poulter 40 - 1

Jim Furyk 12 - 1 John Daly 500 - 1 Justin Leonard 100 - 1 Justin Rose 30 - 1

KJ Choi 40 - 1 Lee Westwood 40 - 1 Martin Kaymer 100 - 1 Miguel Angel Jimenez 25 - 1 Mike Weir 20 - 1 Niclas Fasth 500 - 1

Padraig Harrington 40 - 1 Paul Casey 150 - 1 Phil Mickelson 100 - 1

Retief Goosen 12 - 1 Robert Allenby 12 - 1 Robert Karlsson 75 - 1 Rory Sabbatini 500 - 1

Scott Verplank 500 - 1 Sean OHair 200 - 1 Sergio Garcia 8 - 1 Stephen Ames 75 - 1 Steve Stricker 300 - 1 Stewart Cink 75 - 1 Stuart Appleby 50 - 1

Tim Clark 200 - 1 Trevor Immelman 75 - 1 Vijay Singh 300 - 1 Zach Johnson 100 - 1 zx Field (Any Other Golfers) 4 - 5

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Carrie Stroup, Gambling911.com Senior Reporter

Originally published July 17, 2008 10:53 pm EST

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