British Open Odds

The 2008 British Open Championship kicks off Thursday July 17 and runs through Sunday July 20. Oddsmakers from online sports book SBG Global have released the odds and it’s time to look at some of the favorites and long shots.

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The Favorite: Sergio Garcia

Oddsmakers have made Sergio Garcia from Spain the favorite to win the 2008 British Open Championship with 8/1 odds. Garcia tied Padraig Harrington at the 2007 British Open Championship, but eventually lost in a one round, four-hole playoff. Garcia has 17 professional wins in his career, including six on the European Tour and seven on the PGA Tour.

The Value Picks: Ernie Els, Lee Westwood, Phil Mickelson, Padraig Harrington

As with any major event, there are some value picks in the 2008 British Open Championship. Oddsmakers have made Ernie Els odds to win 12/1, while also listing Lee Westwood, Phil Mickelson and Padraig Harrington at 16/1.

Perhaps the best value bet is Harrington, who won the 2007 British Open Championship, defeating 2008 favorite Sergio Garcia in a one round, four-hole playoff. Els is also a solid bet, considering he won the 2002 British Open Championship in a playoff with Stuart Appleby, Steve Elkington and Thomas Levet.

The highest Westwood has ever finished at the British Open was fourth in 2004, while Mickelson finished third that very same year.

The Long shots: Mark Calcavecchia, Michael Campbell Jean Van de Velde

Of course if you like long shots, there are plenty of them in the 2008 British Open Championship. Oddsmakers have listed seven golfers at 200/1 odds to win: Simon Dyson, Tom Lehman, David Duval, Gregory Bourdy, Jeff Overton, John Rollins, and Todd Hamilton.

The true long shots, however, are Mark Calcavecchia and Michael Campbell, who are both listed at 250/1 odds to win, as well as Jean Van de Velde, whose odds are set at 300/1. Interesting enough, Van de Velde actually came in second at the 1999 British Open Championship, so he obviously has had some success in the event.

Odds to win the 2008 British Open - 137th Open Championship Royal Birkdale Southport, Lancashire, England - 17 Jul 2008 - 20 Jul 2008 

Sergio Garcia 8/1 

Ernie Els 12/1 

 Lee Westwood 16/1 

 Phil Mickelson 16/1 

Padraig Harrington 16/1 

Adam Scott 22/1 

Jim Furyk 22/1 

Justin Rose 25/1 

Geoff Ogilvy 28/1 

Graeme McDowell 33/1 

Miguel Angel Jimenez 33/1 

Robert Karlsson 28/1 

Stewart Cink 33/1 

Vijay Singh 33/1 

Andres Romero 33/1 

Anthony Kim 33/1 

Retief Goosen 33/1 

Robert Allenby 40/1 

Ross Fisher 40/1 

Angel Cabrera 40/1 

Henrik Stenson 40/1 

Hunter Mahan 40/1 

Justin Leonard 40/1 

Trevor Immelman 50/1 

Colin Montgomerie 50/1 

Ian Poulter 66/1 

Martin Kaymer 66/1 

Mike Weir 50/1 

Paul Casey 50/1 

Richard Green 66/1 

Soren Kjeldsen100/1 

Stuart Appleby 66/1 

Aaron Baddeley 66/1 

Anders Hansen 80/1 

Boo Weekley 66/1 

Soren Hansen 66/1 

K.J. Choi 66/1 

Rod Pampling 80/1 

Steve Stricker 66/1 

Tim Clark 80/1 

Brandt Snedeker 80/1 

Camilo Villegas 80/1 

Oliver Wilson 80/1 

Stephen Ames 80/1 

Charles Howell III 100/1 

Fredrik Jacobson 100/1 

Lucas Glover 100/1 

Nick Dougherty 100/1 

Niclas Fasth 100/1 

Rory Sabbatini 100/1 

Alex Cejka 125/1 

Bart Bryant 125/1 

Brendan Jones125/1 

David Howell125/1 

Davis Love III 125/1 

Gregory Havret 125/1 

Nick O'Hern 125/1 

Pat Perez 125/1 

Peter Hanson 150/1 

Richard Sterne 150/1 

Ryuji Imada 150/1 

Scott Verplank 150/1 

Sean O'Hair 125/1 

Simon Khan 150/1 

Woody Austin 150/1 

Zach Johnson 100/1 

Alexander Noren 125/1 

Ben Curtis 150/1 

Damien McGrane 150/1 

David Frost 175/1 

Graeme Storm175/1 

J.B. Holmes 150/1 

James Kingston175/1 

Jeff Quinney 125/1 

Jerry Kelly 175/1 

Johan Edfors 175/1 

John Daly 175/1 

Matt Kuchar 175/1 

Paul Lawrie 175/1 

Richard Finch 175/1 

Rocco Mediate 125/1 

Simon Dyson 200/1 

Tom Lehman 200/1 

David Duval 200/1 

Gregory Bourdy 200/1 

Jeff Overton 200/1 

John Rollins 200/1 

Michael Campbell 250/1 

Todd Hamilton 200/1 

Mark Calcavecchia 250/1 

Jean Van de Velde 300/1 

The Field ( Any Other Golfer) 10/1

Check out our other 2008 British Open Championship Pages:

- British Open Championship Prop Odds and Unusual Wagers

- British Open Championship Start Time and TV Viewing

- British Open Championship Head to Head Prop Odds

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