Updated Open Championship Odds
The British Open concluded its second round on Friday and Phil Mickelson remains the leader, but is now feeling the head of Henrik Stenson.
According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, Mickelson is still the favorite to win, as he has +200 odds. However, Stenson is now a close second with +275 odds to win. The next shortest odds belong to Soren Kjeldsen, who is listed at +1200 to win. The British Open Championship continues Saturday and Sunday from Royal Troon in Troon, Scotland.
Friday’s second round featured a lot of rain and wind, making scoring much more difficult than it was on Thursday. Still, Mickelson posted a 2-under 69 on Friday to get to -10 for the tournament. He is holding a one-shot lead on Stenson. Mickelson won the 2013 British Open and is seeking his sixth major championship.
Stenson had the top round of the day, posting a 6-under 65 to get to -9 for the tournament. He is looking to win his first major championship, but he finished second in the 2013 British Open.
Kjeldsen put up a 3-under 68 on Friday to get to -7 for the tournament, just three shots behind Mickelson. He joins Keegan Bradley as the lone golfers at -7. Kjeldsen has never won a major and his best finish in this event was 27th in 2009.