Tiger Woods is the favorite to win the 2014 British Open

Tiger Woods as the British Open favorite? It's happening. (Getty Images)
Tiger Woods as the British Open favorite? It's happening. (Getty Images)

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The 2014 US Open is in the books which means all eyes turn to the Royal Liverpool Golf Club for the forthcoming British Open which is just five weeks away.

Will Tiger Woods be back? It's doubtful, but he's still one of the favorites to win this year's British Open, just like he did at this same course back in 2006.

Here's a look at your top favorites to win this year.

Odds to win 2014 British Open
Golfer Odds
Tiger Woods 7-1
Rory McIlroy 10-1
Adam Scott 12-1
Martin Kaymer 16-1
Phil Mickelson 18-1
Henrik Stenson 20-1
Justin Rose 20-1
Jason Day 25-1
Jordan Spieth 25-1
Lee Westwood 25-1
Sergio Garcia 25-1
Graeme McDowell 28-1
Bubba Watson 33-1
Charl Schwartzel 33-1
Dustin Johnson 33-1
Ian Poulter 33-1
Luke Donald 33-1
Matt Kuchar 33-1

If you like lighting money on fire then go ahead and bet Woods. Your best bet if you put coin on him is that he doesn't play because if he does, he's not winning. That he's still the 7-1 favorite speaks to how much parity exists in the sport today.

Of the guys on this list I like Day at 25-1 and Johnson at 33-1. Both played tremendously at Pinehurst and both have been competitive at British Opens in the past. 

Also, it's pretty hard to pick against Kaymer right now, though if he were to win the Players, the US Open, and the British Open we would be talking about one of the all-time elite golfing years. I don't see that happening, but stranger things certainly have. 

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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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