Updated Nelson Odds

Sadly, Phil Mickelson has decided that he will withdraw from the 2009 HP Byron Nelson Championship this week after his wife Amy was diagnosed with breast cancer.

Oddsmakers have updated the odds for the PGA event and have made Ian Poulter the new favorite at 14/1 to win.

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When the odds opened for the HP Byron Nelson Championship, Phil Mickelson was a 7/1 favorite, while Ian Poulter was a mid-range 18/1 long shot. But with Mickelson withdrawing from play, oddsmakers from online sports book SPORTSBETTING.COM have made Poulter a 14/1 favorite.

Poulter, Justin Leonard (20/1), David Toms (20/1), Vijay Singh (22/1) and Charley Hoffman (22/1) round out the top five for the Nelson Championship. Anthony Kim at 33/1 and Davis Love III at 40/1 are two intriguing long shots for this weekend’s golf tournament.

With Mickelson and Tiger Woods out, Vijay Singh (No. 9) is the only golfer ranked in the Top 10 scheduled to appear this weekend. Singh recorded his first Top-10 finish of the season at The PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP when he finished tied for ninth. At 22/1 odds to win, Singh could be a nice value pick to win the Nelson Championship.

Below is a complete list of odds for the HP Byron Nelson Championship, which will be held live at the Four Seasons Resort in Irving, Texas starting at 8:30 a.m. ET on Thursday, May 21.

Odds to Win 2009 HP Byron Nelson Championship – Four Seasons Resort – Irving, Texas – Thursday, May 21

Ian Poulter 14/1

Justin Leonard 20/1

David Toms 20/1

Vijay Singh 22/1

Charley Hoffman 22/1

Robert Allenby 28/1

Hunter Mahan 28/1

Mike Weir 33/1

Anthony Kim 33/1

Scott Verplank 33/1

Ben Crane 40/1

Brian Gay 33/1

Rory Sabbatini 40/1

Charlie Wi 40/1

Davis Love III 40/1

Steve Marino 40/1

Kevin Na 40/1

Adam Scott 40/1

Kevin Sutherland 50/1

Jonathan Byrd 50/1

Chad Campbell 33/1

Brian Davis 40/1

Briny Baird 50/1

Matthew Goggin 50/1

Ryui Imada 66/1

John Mallinger 50/1

Shigeki Maruyama 66/1

Ryan Moore 66/1

Rod Pampling 66/1

John Senden 66/1

Bob Estes 66/1

Bill Haas 66/1

Charles Howell III 40/1

Stuart Appleby 66/1

Ken Duke 80/1

Jeff Overton 80/1

Ted Purdy 80/1

John Rollins 80/1

Bo Van Pelt 80/1

Tommy Armour lll 80/1

Matt Kuchar 80/1

Tim Herron 80/1

Danny Lee 80/1

George Mcneill 80/1

Shaun Micheel 80/1

Tim Petrovic 80/1

Bart Bryant 80/1

Fred Couples 80/1

Steve Flesch 100/1

J.J. Henry 100/1

Dustin Johnson 80/1

Troy Matteson 100/1

Scott McCarron 100/1

Joe Ogilvie 100/1

Carl Pettersson 100/1

Scott Piercy 100/1

Brett Quigley 100/1

Heath Slocum 100/1

Vaughn Taylor 100/1

Nicholas Thompson 100/1

D.J. Trahan 100/1

Y-E Yang 100/1

Daniel Chopra 125/1

Michael Letzig 125/1

Bill Lunde 125/1

Jason Bohn 125/1

Chris Dimarco 125/1

Jonathan Kaye 125/1

Billy Mayfair 125/1

James Nitties 125/1

Greg Owen 125/1

Aron Price 150/1

Webb Simpson 150/1

Dean Wilson 150/1

James Driscoll 100/1

The Field ( Any Other Golfer) 5/1

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Posted: 5/20/09 2:40PM ET

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