British Open Round 3

The second round of the 2009 British Open from Turnberry golf course has been completed and the story from Scotland is not who’s atop the leader board, but who flat out missed the cut.

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The shocker of the day comes courtesy of Tiger Woods, who for just the second time in his professional career missed the cut at a major after once again struggling at Turnberry. He was a 9/4 favorite entering play this year before dropping to a 5/1 favorite after Round 1.

Woods, who also missed the cut at the 2006 U.S. Open following the death of his father, shot a 74 in Round 2 of the British Open, one day after shooting a 71. His score of 145 gave him a five-over-par, which subsequently also gave him the rest of the weekend off.

Besides Tiger, the big news surrounding this year’s British Open is the play of American’s Tom Watson and Steve Marino. Watson, who was a 100/1 long shot entering play on Friday, shot a 70 to finish five-under-par after two rounds of play. Marino bettered that number with a 68, one day after shooting a 67.

Both Watson and Marino sit at 135 and have a one-stroke advantage over Mark Calcavecchia, who shot a 69 on Friday, as ell as Vijay Singh, Ross Fisher, Retief Gossen, Miguel Jimenez and Kenichi Kuboya, all of which wrapped up Round 2’s action with a total score of 137.

Oddsmakers from online sports book SBGGLOBAL have made Goosen and Lee Westwood 8/1 favorites heading into the final two rounds of play. Fisher is 9/1, Sergio Garcia is 10/1 and Singh is 12/1.

Despite being in the lead after two rounds, Watson is still a relative long shot at 33/1 to win and Marino has fairly long odds at 16/1. Jimenez is 22/1, Calcavecchia is 33/1 and Sergio Garica (one of the golfers with short odds to open up play) is 16/1.

Play continues at Turnberry Ailsa golf course on Saturday at 7:00 a.m. ET. For complete revised odds on the 2009 British Open, see below.

2009 British Open Round 2 Odds to Win – July 16-19 – Turnberry Ailsa Course – Ayrshire, Scotland

Retief Goosen 8/1

Lee Westwood 8/1

Ross Fisher 9/1

Sergio Garcia 10/1

Vijay Singh 12/1

Jim Furyk 16/1

Steve Marino 16/1

Miguel Angel Jimenez 22/1

Martin Kaymer 22/1

Angel Cabrera 25/1

Stewart Cink 25/1

Camilo Villegas 25/1

Mark Calcavecchia 33/1

Tom Watson 33/1

J.B. Holmes 35/1

Ernie Els 50/1

Justin Leonard 50/1

Henrik Stenson 50/1

Boo Weekley 50/1

Padraig Harrington 66/1

Kenichi Kuboya 66/1

Matthew Goggin 66/1

Soren Hansen 70/1

Nick Dougherty 80/1

Graeme McDowell 80/1

Chris Wood 80/1

John Daly 90/1

Zach Johnson 90/1

Rory McIlroy 90/1

Jeff Overton 90/1

Justin Rose 90/1

James Kingston 100/1

Anthony Wall 100/1

The Field ( Any Other Golfer) 5/1

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Posted: 7/17/09 5:30PM ET

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