The Open 3rd Rd Odds

The 2010 British Open Championship is halfway complete, but an unlikely player is running away from the field.

Bet 2010 British Open Championship Odds

Louis Oosthuizen is at 12-under for the tournament after shooting a 5-under 67 on Friday. Oosthuzien has a five-shot lead on Mark Calcavecchia with two rounds to play.

Oosthuzien is a 3/1 favorite to win according to oddsmakers from online sports book SPORTSBETTING.com. Other short odds to win are Tiger Woods (9/2) Lee Westwood (11/2) and Paul Casey (8/1).

Coming into the tournament, Oosthuzien was a 100/1 long shot to win, but an opening round 65 put him on the map and Friday’s 67 set him apart from the field. Friday was a rough day for most golfers as strong winds made for tough conditions, but Oosthuzien didn’t experience much adversity with the weather, as he played early in the day.

Woods finds himself eight shots back at -4 for the tournament after shooting a +1 73 on Friday. Woods started his day with a pair of bogies but managed to finish each nine with a birdie. Woods has finished in the top four of the previous two majors this year so look for him to stay in contention this weekend.

Westwood is in a tie for third with Casey at -6 for the tournament. Westwood shot a 1-under 71 on Friday, but he was disappointed with his round as he had an early tee time and he was hoping for a lower score. Westwood didn’t have a bogey on Friday, but had just the one birdie with 17 pars. Westwood is the top European Tour player and is ranked third in the world.

Casey shot his second-straight 69 on Friday to land at 6-under for the tournament. Casey had a stellar round on Friday except for a triple-bogey seven on No. 17. It was the lone hole he was over par on as he played the front nine 5-under par.

The 2010 British Open Championship (also referred to as The Open Championship or simply, The Open) continues on Saturday, July 17 and runs through July 18. The event is played at the Old Course at St. Andrews in the United Kingdom and it’s a par 72. The official yardage for the 2010 event is 7,279 yards and the format is a stroke play.

For complete odds on the 2010 British Open Championship, see below.

British Open Championship Odds to Win – July 17, 2010

Louis Oosthuizen 3/1 

Tiger Woods 9/2  

Lee Westwood 11/2 

Paul Casey 8/1 

Graeme McDowell 14/1 

Retief Goosen 22/1 

Miguel Angel Jimenez 28/1 

Martin Kaymer 28/1 

Sean O'Hair 28/1 

Mark Calcavecchia 33/1 

Ricky Barnes 40/1 

Rory McIlroy 40/1 

Peter Hanson 40/1 

Darren Clarke 40/1 

Alejandro Canizares 40/1 

Robert Karlsson 50/1 

Nick Watney 50/1 

Steven Tiley 66/1 

Vijay Singh 80/1 

Ryo Ishikawa 80/1 

Tom Lehman 80/1 

Phil Mickelson 80/1 

Dustin Johnson 80/1 

Jin Jeong 100/1 

Bo Van Pelt 100/1 

Sergio Garcia 100/1 

Shane Lowry 100/1 

Camilo Villegas 100/1 

Y-E Yang 100/1 

John Daly 100/1 

Adam Scott 100/1 

Ignacio Garrido 100/1 

Alvaro Quiros 100/1 

Trevor Immelman 125/1 

Henrik Stenson 125/1 

Ian Poulter 125/1 

Jeff Overton 125/1 

Toru Taniguchi 125/1 

J.B. Holmes 125/1 

Bradley Dredge 125/1 

Fredrik Andersson Hed 150/1 

Lucas Glover 150/1 

Kyung-Tae Kim 150/1 

Robert Allenby 150/1 

Stewart Cink 150/1 

Marcel Siem 150/1 

Stephen Gallacher 150/1 

Andrew Coltart 150/1 

Bet 2010 British Open Championship Odds

Posted: 7/16/10 7:31PM ET

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