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Tiger Woods leads the way in British Open odds

By Kyle Porter | Golf Writer

The British Open will return to Muirfield in 2013 and Tiger Woods will continue to be the favorite. (USATSI)
The British Open will return to Muirfield in 2013 and Tiger Woods will continue to be the favorite. (USATSI)

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The 2013 US Open is in the books. Justin Rose has left with the trophy, his caddie with a wicker basket, and all of us with some great memories from the week at Merion.

All eyes turn to the British Open now. Odds have been released on who will take Muirfield this year. No surprises at the top as Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy open as favorites for the third straight major.

Here's a look at the odds:

Favorites

Tiger Woods: 6-1
Rory McIlroy: 12-1

Fringe favorites

Adam Scott: 18-1
Justin Rose: 18-1
Lee Westwood: 20-1
Luke Donald: 20-1
Phil Mickleson: 22-1

Other contenders

Sergio Garcia: 25-1
Graeme McDowell: 28-1
Brandt Snedeker: 33-1
Charl Schwartzel: 33-1
Dustin Johnson: 33-1
Ernie Els: 33-1
Jason Day: 33-1
Louis Oosthuizen: 33-1
Padraig Harrington: 33-1

The rest

Hunter Mahan: 40-1
Ian Poulter: 40-1
Jason Dufner: 40-1
Matt Kuchar: 40-1
Rickie Fowler: 40-1

If recent history holds -- both major winners this year have been top 10 golfers, age 32 -- smart money is on Brandt Snedeker.

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