The Open Championship Final Round Odds
When The Open Championship concludes on Sunday, either Henrik Stenson will claim his first major title or Phil Mickelson will capture his second Claret Jug.
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, The Open Championship this year is essentially a two-man race. Stenson is the current favorite listed at 20/29 odds, while Mickelson has the next-best odds at 13/10. The next golfer listed is Bill Haas, but he's a 30/1 long shot to emerge victorious after the final round concludes on Sunday.
Stenson finished a 3-under-par 35-33=68 in Saturday's third round of to reach the three-quarter mark on 12-under 201. That currently is good for a one-shot lead over first and second-round leader Mickelson, and as well as tying the low round of the day with three others. Stenson began the third frame on 9-under in solo second after opening his 12th appearance in 68-65, one back of Mickelson.
Mickelson, who had been the overnight leader, finished 1-under par 35-35=70 during round there. He not sits at 11-under 202, just one of the 54-hole leader Stenson. What cost him the lead was his inaccuracy off the tee, which forced him to lean on his short game. Fortunately for Lefty, his short game is outstanding and he saved par multiple times from long distance.
Some of the other long shots heading into the final round on Sunday include Andrew Johnston (70/1), J.B. Holmes (170/1), Steve Stricker (190/1) and Soren Kjeldsen (250/1). Sergio Garcia (350/1), Dustin Johnson (400/1), Tony Finau (450/1), Charl Schwartzel (600/1) and Patrick Reed (600/1) all have odds as well.