New US Open odds have Phil Mickelson as the favorite

Phil Mickelson sneaked his way into the final group on Saturday and now he's the favorite. (USATSI)
Phil Mickelson sneaked his way into the final group on Saturday and now he's the favorite. (USATSI)

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The leaderboard at the 2013 US Open has reshuffled once again and we have a new odds-on favorite. Here's a look at your new golf odds pre-third round of the Open:


Phil Mickelson: 9-2
Tiger Woods: 7-1
Justin Rose: 7-1

Fringe favorites

Luke Donald: 15-2
Steve Stricker: 10-1
Billy Horschel: 11-1
Charl Schwartzel: 12-1
Rory McIlroy: 16-1 

Long shots

Hunter Mahan: 22-1
Nicolas Colsaerts: 22-1
Henrik Stenson: 25-1
Ian Poulter: 28-1

Longer shots

Ernie Els: 50-1
John Senden: 50-1
Charley Hoffman: 66-1
Jason Day: 66-1
Padraig Harrington: 80-1 

I hate Tiger at 7-1, that's just a ridiculous bet. He's never won a tournament when over par after two rounds and never won a major from behind and you're going to nearly make him the favorite? Come on.

I had Stenson at the beginning of the week at 66-1 so that's good for me, I guess.

One bet I really like is Hoffman at 66-1. Nobody really knows who he is but he's been playing some really solid golf all week.

Also kind of like Mahan at 22-1 for some reason.

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Kyle Porter began his sports writing career with CBS Sports in 2012. He covers golf, writes poetry about Rory McIlroy's swing, stays ready on Tiger watch and loves the Masters more than anyone you know.... Full Bio

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