2013 British Open Betting Odds: Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy Favored At Muirfield Next Week, Preview

 @GP_IBTimes on July 11 2013 11:48 AM

The 2013 British Open is exactly one week away, but American Tiger Woods is still lamenting his tournament loss back in 2002.

According to CBS Sports, Woods hasn’t forgotten the 81 he shot in the third round of The Open in 2002 and the missed opportunity of taming Muirfield for the first time in his career.

That kind of determination and stubborn memory has been a staple of Woods’s successful career, and is certainly one of the reasons he is an overwhelming 8-to-1 favorite at the The Open, taking place once again at Muirfield in Scotland from July 18-21. The field is also set at 8-to-1 odds, and is apparently just as safe a bet as Woods.

The 37-year-old Woods has won The Open three times, the last coming in 2006. But he’s still mired in a five-year major drought, and is coming off an elbow injury he suffered at the U.S. Open at Merion last month. Woods has laid low since the U.S. Open due to the injury, and reportedly in part for preparation for Muirfield.

Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy is right behind Woods at 20-to-1 odds, along with reigning Masters champ Adam Scott and England’s Justin Rose.

Since his eighth place finish at the Players Championship, McIlroy missed two cuts, including the Irish Open, and shot a 76 in the final round of the U.S. Open. The 24-year-old’s best finish at The Open was in 2010 when he came in third.

South Africa’s Ernie Els is the defending champion and needed a 7-under 273 last year, fending off Scott by a single stroke, and Woods who finished in third with a three-under.

Below is a full list of the odds.

BRITISH OPEN MUIRFIELD - GULLANE, EAST LOTHIAN, SCOTLAND JULY 18-21, 2013

ODDS TO WIN:

TIGER WOODS 8/1

RORY McILROY 20/1

ADAM SCOTT 20/1

JUSTIN ROSE 20/1  

LEE WESTWOOD 25/1  

LUKE DONALD 25/1

PHIL MICKELSON 25/1  

SERGIO GARCIA 30/1

JASON DAY 25/1

CHARL SCHWARTZEL 30/1

GRAEME McDOWELL 25/1

ERNIE ELS 25/1

BRANDT SNEDEKER 30/1

DUSTIN JOHNSON 30/1  

PADRAIG HARRINGTON 40/1

LOUIS OOSTHUIZEN 40/1  

RICKIE FOWLER 40/1  

MATT KUCHAR 40/1  

JASON DUFNER 40/1  

HUNTER MAHAN 40/1

IAN POULTER 40/1

HENRIK STENSON 50/1

THORBJORN OLESEN 60/1

NICOLAS COLSAERTS 50/1

WEBB SIMPSON 50/1  

MARTIN KAYMER 50/1  

KEEGAN BRADLEY 60/1  

BUBBA WATSON 60/1

JIM FURYK 60/1

BILLY HORSCHEL 60/1

MATTEO MANASSERO 60/1

FRANCESCO MOLINARI 60/1

ANGEL CABRERA 80/1

ZACH JOHNSON 80/1

PETER HANSON 80/1

NICK WATNEY 100/1

BO VAN PELT 100/1

BILL HAAS 80/1  

GEOFF OGILVY 125/1

BERND WIESBERGER 100/1

GEORGE COETZEE 100/1

BRANDEN GRACE 100/1

FREDDIE JACOBSON 100/1

MARTIN LAIRD 100/1  

PAUL LAWRIE 100/1  

THOMAS BJORN 50/1

PAUL CASEY 60/1

TIM CLARK 125/1  

ROBERT KARLSSON 125/1

K.J. CHOI 125/1  

GONZALO FERNANDEZ-CASTANO 125/1

CARL PETTERSSON 125/1

RYAN MOORE 125/1  

CAMILO VILLEGAS 150/1

MIGUEL ANGEL JIMENEZ 150/1

RETIEF GOOSEN 150/1

RICHARD STERNE 100/1

ALEXANDER NOREN 100/1

JAMIE DONALDSON 150/1

RAFAEL CABRERA BELLO 150/1

JOHN SENDEN 150/1  

SCOTT PIERCY 150/1  

ROBERT GARRIGUS 150/1

BRIAN DAVIS 150/1

SHANE LOWRY 150/1

RICHIE RAMSAY 150/1

BEN CURTIS 150/1

STEWART CINK 150/1

THOMAS AIKEN 150/1

MARCEL SIEM 150/1

KEVIN STREELMAN 150/1

BUD CAULEY 150/1

DARREN CLARKE 200/1

VIJAY SINGH 200/1

JOSH TEATER 200/1

MICHAEL THOMPSON 200/1

HIDEKI MATSUYAMA 200/1

DAVID LYNN 200/1

DANNY WILLETT 200/1

LUKE GUTHRIE 200/1

THONGCHAI JAIDEE 200/1

JOHN HUH 200/1

D.A. POINTS 200/1

Y.E. YANG 200/1

LUCAS GLOVER 200/1

JUSTIN LEONARD 200/1

JOHN DALY WD

KIRADECH APHIBARNRAT 300/1

MARCUS FRASER 300/1

SCOTT BROWN 300/1  

JOHNSON WAGNER 150/1

FRED COUPLES 300/1

TOM LEHMAN 300/1

THAWORN WIRATCHANT 500/1

TOM WATSON 500/1  

DAVID DUVAL 500/1

TODD HAMILTON 500/1

HIROYUKI FUJITA 500/1

STEVE FOX 1000/1

FIELD (all others) 8/1

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