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2008 British Open Betting Odds: Top American

Written by:
Alistair Prescott
Published on:
Jul/16/2008
Phil Mickelson

Phil Mickelson is the 4/1 favorite as online bookmaker BetOnline has released 2008 British Open betting odds on the top American.

"I am working hard to get my game ready for this week and I've practised hard. I've developed a good game plan for this event, and I am excited to compete against whoever is in the field."

Phil Mickelson has a poor record on links courses, The Irish Times points out: his best finish in a British Open, and the only time he has featured in the top-10 in 15 appearances, was third at Troon 2004. On his last visit to Birkdale in 1998, he actually recorded his highest round in a major - an 85, in the third round - on the way to finishing 79th.

Jim Furyk came in with 6/1 odds (listed as +600).

Jim Furyk has admitted that the biggest challenge facing him ahead of this weekend's Open is providing himself with sufficient time to get used to the weather conditions at Royal Birkdale.

The American finished fourth the last time that the championship was staged at the Southport links course, in 1998, but that has been little comfort to him so far this week.

"I'm just hoping to play as many rounds as I can to get used to flighting the ball, knocking it down and hitting it in the wind," he said on Setanta Sports News.

Stewart Cink came in with 7/1 odds (listed as +700).

Stewart Cink is the sort of highly competent and unfancied player who will not sink here, The Times Online reports. In the past, however, Cink has had trouble closing.

2008 British Open Betting Odds Were Available Here from BetOnline.com

JUSTIN LEONARD +1100
HUNTER MAHAN +1200
ANTHONY KIM +1200
BOO WEEKLEY +2000
BRANDT SNEDEKER +2000
STEVE STRICKER +2200
DAVIS LOVE III +2800
ZACH JOHNSON +2800
SCOTT VERPLANK +3300
SEAN O'HAIR +3300
BEN CURTIS +4000

TODD HAMILTON +4000 ROCCO MEDIATE +4000 JEFF QUINNEY +4000 PAT PEREZ +4000 BART BRYANT +4000 CHARLES HOWELL III +5000 TOM LEHMAN +5000 WOODY AUSTIN +5000 LUCAS GLOVER +5000 JERRY KELLY +5000 PAUL GOYDOS +5000 J.B. HOLMES +5000 JOHN ROLLINS +6500 RICH BEEM +6500 MARK CALCAVECCHIA +6500 MATT KUCHAR +6500 MICHAEL LETZIG +8000 JEFF OVERTON +8000 CRAIG BARLOW +10000 SCOTT MCCARRON +10000 TIM PETROVIC +10000 KEVIN STADLER +10000 JAY WILLIAMSON +12500 JOHN DALY +12500 MARK O'MEARA +15000 DAVID DUVAL +15000 TOM WATSON +20000 DOUG LABELLE +25000

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