With the most important golf betting tournament on the planet just hours away it’s the perfect opportunity to take a look at this year’s British Open betting odds breakdown. As with every British Open betting competition the top players in the world will be here in force as it’s every single player’s dream from the lowest golf tour all the way to the PGA Tour to win the British Open.
Played this year at the birthplace of golf, Old St Andrews in Scotland, there couldn’t be a more fitting place to host the 150th British Open odds competition. Nor could there be a better field of players challenging this year to hoist the Claret Jug when the golf betting action is all said and done.
Heading the list of the 2010 British Open betting odds it’s really no surprise to see World #1 Tiger Woods (5/1) at the top of the contenders list. He’s won three British Open betting titles already in his career –two of them coming at St Andrews- and has never lost a golf betting tournament here as a professional. But that doesn’t change the fact that he’s going through one of the longest winless droughts of his career and hasn’t played well in the golf betting events leading up this year’s British Open odds competition.
World #2 Phil Mickelson (16/1) is second in the golf betting odds. Lefty has never won a British Open betting title and actually plays quite poorly at The Open. His best finish is third place in 2004 and it would be crazy to bet on him this year.
Tied with Mickelson in the odds is young Rory McIlroy (16/1) the hands down local favorite. Former champ Ernie Els has been playing well of late and comes in at 18/1 odds, as does the ever consistent Lee Westwood. Next on the list is a very serious contender, Paddy Harrington (20/1), who hasn’t played well of late but having two of the past three British Open betting titles always brings his A-game. Newly crowned US Open betting champ and semi-local Graeme McDowell (25/1) is also someone to keep an eye on as he’s as good as anyone in the gusty, rainy North Atlantic weather.
And don’t forget about two-time British Open betting champ Long John Daly (125/1) who just might be the ultimate dark horse.