2009 British Open odds naturally favor Tiger Woods with the British Open odds much longer for the Open field. This time, the British Open odds for Tiger Woods are around 9/4, as Tiger looks to finally capture a major this year after two near misses. Woods returns at the head of the British Open odds for his first appearance in this tournament in two years, as he looks to get back in the winners circle right away.
This year, the 2009 British Open is at Turnberry, Scotland, as Woods and the PGA’s best around the world come together for the third major of the year. After surprise winners like Angel Cabrera and Lucas Glover won the first two golf majors, Tiger Woods looks to restore order to the British Open field.
The odds for the British Open naturally suggest he will do so, with Woods at 9/4 odds. The next closest favorite is at a whopping 14/1, and that player is two time defending British Open champion Padraig Harrington.
With Woods gone last year, Harrington won his second straight Open, and won the PGA championship for good measure the next month. But Harrington hasn’t challenged in any of the two majors this year. Yet the British Open is his specialty, although it would shock many if he won his third in a row.
Sergio Garcia, who came close to defeating Harrington in the 2007 British Open, is the third favorite at 16/1. Though Garcia still has never won a major, he will probably stay high up in the odds before every major until he does.
With Phil Mickelson gone from the 2009 British Open field, Tiger Woods has most of the hype to himself. But the pattern has been the same in the buildup for each major so far.
Woods has come into the Masters and U.S. Open as a big favorite, after winning a big tournament his last time out. However, in both majors, Woods got off to very slow starts, tried to rally in the final round, but was too far down to really come back.
For the 2009 British Open, Woods again comes to Turnberry after a big win in his last tournament, and is again the big favorite. This time, however, he plans to follow through by actually winning his 15’th major, and fourth Claret Jug.
The 2009 British Open odds mean nothing by tee time on Thursday, when Woods and the field start battling the elements and each other. By Sunday, either Woods will do what the odds say, one of the other favorites will break through, or some unknown that the odds didn’t even list will probably be up there making a name for himself.
Cappers Mall- “Tiger Favored in British Open Betting” www.cappersmall.com/golf/articles/8547-Tiger-Favored-in-British-Open-Betting.html
PGATOUR.com- “The Foursome, Quick 18, Stock up/down and more” www.pgatour.com/2009/r/07/13/mondaybackspin/