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Odds to Win the 2008 British Open

Written by:
Alistair Prescott
Published on:
Jul/15/2008

Odds to win the 2008 British Open have all golfers promising a huge payout thanks to Tiger Woods absence.

"In the absence of Tiger Woods, betting on the British Open and every other major is now completely wide open," Bodog Life issued in a statement. "The sport of golf needs a new star, a new face, someone who can step up and say: “Hey, this is my game now.” On the world’s stage of one of the most prestigious majors in the PGA Tour, Bodog Sportsbook takes a look at which golfers could step up, grab the spotlight and win the British Open."

The favorites like Sergio Garcia and Ernie Els are really only "token" favorites without Tiger present. They are the perceived "best" among their peers at the 2008 British Open. It doesn't mean they actually are the best, however.

What about Sergio Garcia? He has had success at the British Open throughout his career but has always come up short. Last year he lost in a playoff to Harrington and he has had top five finishes in previous years. Is it finally his time?

"Ernie Els won it (the British Open) in 2002, but what has he done for us lately? Well, he did pull off a victory at the Honda Classic, but has only managed two top 10 finishes in nine events on the PGA Tour. His build and his game are suited for the course and that could be his biggest advantage.

"What about Sergio Garcia? He has had success at the British Open throughout his career but has always come up short. Last year he lost in a playoff to Harrington and he has had top five finishes in previous years. Is it finally his time?"

The one's to watch and those whose odds to win the 2008 British Open would pay out a substantial windfall should they take the title:

There's Vijay Singh with 33/1 odds; Retief Goosen with 33/1 odds; Angel Cabrera would pay 40/1 odds; Paul Casey pays 50/1 odds; and Stuart Appleby pays 66/1 odds, just to name a few.

Odds to win the 2008 British Open were as follows, courtesy of Bodog Life (accepting the Euro, British Pound, US Dollar and many other currencies)

Sergio Garcia
8/1

Ernie Els
12/1

Lee Westwood
16/1

Phil Mickelson
16/1

Padraig Harrington
22/1

Adam Scott
22/1

Jim Furyk
22/1

Justin Rose
25/1

Go to page 2 for more odds.

Geoff Ogilvy
28/1

Graeme McDowell
33/1

Miguel Angel Jimenez
33/1

Robert Karlsson
28/1

Stewart Cink
33/1

Vijay Singh
33/1

Andres Romero
33/1

Anthony Kim
33/1

Retief Goosen
33/1

Robert Allenby
40/1

Ross Fisher
40/1

Angel Cabrera
40/1

Henrik Stenson
40/1

Hunter Mahan
40/1

Justin Leonard
40/1

Trevor Immelman
50/1

Colin Montgomerie
50/1

Ian Poulter
66/1

Martin Kaymer
66/1

Mike Weir
50/1

Paul Casey
50/1

Richard Green
66/1

Soren Kjeldsen
100/1

Stuart Appleby
66/1

Aaron Baddeley
66/1

Anders Hansen
80/1

Boo Weekley
66/1

Soren Hansen
66/1

K.J. Choi
66/1

Rod Pampling
80/1

Steve Stricker
66/1

Tim Clark
80/1

Brandt Snedeker
80/1

Camilo Villegas
80/1

Oliver Wilson
80/1

Stephen Ames
80/1

Charles Howell III
100/1

Fredrik Jacobson
100/1

Lucas Glover
100/1

Nick Dougherty
100/1

Niclas Fasth
100/1

Rory Sabbatini
100/1

Alex Cejka
125/1

Bart Bryant
125/1

Brendan Jones
125/1

David Howell
125/1

Davis Love III
125/1

Gregory Havret
125/1

Nick O'Hern
125/1

Pat Perez
125/1

Peter Hanson
150/1

Richard Sterne
150/1

Ryuji Imada
150/1

Scott Verplank
150/1

Sean O'Hair
125/1

Simon Khan
150/1

Woody Austin
150/1

Zach Johnson
100/1

Alexander Noren
125/1

Ben Curtis
150/1

Damien McGrane
150/1

David Frost
175/1

Graeme Storm
175/1

J.B. Holmes
150/1

James Kingston
175/1

Jeff Quinney
125/1

Jerry Kelly
175/1

Johan Edfors
175/1

John Daly
175/1

Matt Kuchar
175/1

Paul Lawrie
175/1

Richard Finch
175/1

Rocco Mediate
125/1

Simon Dyson
200/1

Tom Lehman
200/1

David Duval
200/1

Gregory Bourdy
200/1

Jeff Overton
200/1

John Rollins
175/1

Michael Campbell
250/1

Todd Hamilton
200/1

Mark Calcavecchia
250/1

Jean Van de Velde
300/1

The Field ( Any Other Golfer)
10/1

 

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