The Open Championship 2012: Ernie Els Wins As Adam Scott Collapses

Ernie Els Claimed his fourth major championship on Sunday.

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British Open 2012 Highlights: Phil Mickelson's Early Exit Indicative Of His Problems This Year

The 2012 British Open came to an end on Sunday in Lancashire. Adam Scott collapsed in his final four holes, blowing a three-stroke lead and effectively handing the championship to Ernie Els. For much of the day, Scott seemed destined to win his first career Major. Instead, it all ended in sorrow.

Phil Mickelson can certainly relate. If one image could signify not only Mickelson's play in the Open Championship, but his play throughout 2012 as a whole, it might well be this one:

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Mickelson not only didn't win his first British Open crown, but he didn't even make the cut for the championship rounds. Worse than that, he missed the cut by a whopping eight strokes. Mickelson has looked lost for much of the year, racking up huge scores in opening rounds. Even when he manages to piece together solid late rounds in PGA events in 2012, the damage has generally already been done.

Might we be seeing a return to the hard-luck loser image that Mickelson was tagged with early in his career? Either way, his performance in the last two majors -- the British Open and the U.S. Open -- is troubling.

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British Open 2012 Purse: Jim Furyk Makes $41,949, Phil Mickelson Earns Nothing

Jim Furyk was the best local performer in the Arizona region at the 2012 British Open after just performing steady every round. Furyk didn't do a lot to put himself in contention at any point this weekend, but he still managed to finish +4 and earn a tie for 34th. For his overall performance, Furyk got a decent amount of the purse by earning $41,949 overall. Martin Laird finished in a tie for 72nd, earningarned $17,909.

For winning the Open, Ernie Els earned just over $1.45 million, and Adam Scott managed nearly $839,000 (although he has to be disappointed at not earning the overall prize).

Arizona golfers didn't fare too well overall. Phil Mickelson missed the cut and thus earned nothing from this week's action. Chez Reavie, Martin Kaymer, Tom Lehman and Scott Pinckney also earned no money as none of them made the cut.

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British Open 2012: Ernie Els Claims Claret Jug As Adam Scott Tumbles

An impressive birdie putt on the 72 hole by South African Ernie Els set up the drama at the 2012 Open Championship at Royal Lytham & St Anne's as Adam Scott was looking to hang on to his big lead down the stretch. But thanks to a complete collapse by Scott over his last four holes, Els would claim his second Open title, and fourth major of his career.

Els fired a final round of 2-under 68 on a day that red numbers were hard to come by, though his birdie putt on 18 was looking like it would matter not as Adam Scott was well ahead of the field. But with bogies on his last four holes, including missing a par putt on the18th to force a playoff with Els, Scott would have to settle for a very unsatisfactory second place. He finished with a round of 5-over 75 on Sunday.

Tiger Woods also struggled mightliy on Sunday, dropping a number of shots including a triple-bogey on the 6th. Still, Tiger would finish tied for third with Brandt Snedeker after a 3-over 73

Els, 42, has now won a major in three different decades.

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British Open 2012 Odds: Adam Scott Currently Favored To Win

The 2012 British Open -- also known as the Open Championship -- has been exciting through the first three rounds and the competition shows no signs of loosening as the final round is set to get underway in Lancashire, England.

The current leader is Adam Scott, who is at 11-under. He holds a four-stroke lead over Graeme McDowell and American golfer Brandt Snedeker and a five-stroke lead over Tiger Woods. Woods is in search of his elusive 15th major title win and his first major win of the year.

While Woods used to make up five strokes in the championship round of tournaments on a regular basis, it remains to be seen whether he can make that happen in 2012.

Here are the current odds to win the 2012 British Open.

Adam Scott 2/3
Graeme McDowell 4/1
Tiger Woods 5/1
Brandt Snedeker 12/1
Ernie Els 22/1
Zach Johnson 25/1
Thorbjorn Olesen 66/1
Bubba Watson 100/1
Louis Oosthuizen 100/1
Matt Kuchar 125/1
Padraig Harrington 125/1
Thomas Aiken 150/1
Dustin Johnson 200/1
Jason Dufner 200/1
Luke Donald 200/1
Kyle Stanley 250/1
Mark Calcavecchia 500/1

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2012 British Open: Tee Times And Pairings For Sunday

Tiger Woods will enter the final round of the 2012 British Open on Sunday with a five-stroke deficit. He sits at 6-under and will be chasing Adam Scott, who begins the day at 11-under. Woods has plenty of ground he needs to gain, but he has done it before. Can he accomplish such a feat again?

Also in the mix as the last day of play begins are Graeme McDowell and Brandt Snedeker, both at 7-under. Can an American manage to capture the British Open crown? There are just 18 holes left for someone to make a move -- or for Scott to topple off his perch in a last-round collapse.

Here are the full tee times and pairings for Sunday's fourth round. All times are Pacific.

11:20 a.m.: Martin Laird
11:30 a.m.: John Daly, Tom Watson
11:40 a.m.: Jeev Milkha Singh, Rafael Cabrera-Bello
11:50 a.m.: Charles Howell III, Ross Fisher
12:00 a.m.: Chad Campbell, Andres Romero
12:10 a.m.: Lee Slattery, John Senden
12:20 a.m.: Warren Bennett, Aaron Baddeley
12:30 a.m.: Juvic Pagunsan, Retief Goosen
12:40 a.m.: Bob Estes, Richard Sterne
12:55 a.m.: Rory McIlroy, Fredrik Jacobson
1:05 a.m.: Brendan Jones, Ted Potter Jr
1:15 a.m.: Thongchai Jaidee, Yoshinori Fujimoto
1:25 a.m.: Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano, Nicolas Colsaerts
1:35 a.m.: Pablo Larrazabal, KJ Choi
1:45 a.m.: Sang-Moon Bae, Adilson Da Silva
1:55 a.m.: Lee Westwood, Toshinori Muto
2:05 a.m.: Geoff Ogilvy, Miguel Angel Jimenez
2:15 a.m.: Ian Poulter, Greg Owen
2:30 a.m.: Branden Grace, Jim Furyk
2:40 a.m.: Rafa Echenique, Troy Matteson
2:50 a.m.: Gary Woodland, Rickie Fowler
3:00 a.m.: Paul Lawrie, Carl Pettersson
3:10 a.m.: Simon Dyson, Garth Mulroy
3:20 a.m.: Jamie Donaldson, Dale Whitnell
3:30 a.m.: Francesco Molinari, Harris English
3:40 a.m.: Padraig Harrington, Joost Luiten
3:55 a.m.: Steve Stricker, Peter Hanson
4:05 a.m.: Thomas Bjorn, Hunter Mahan
4:15 a.m.: Alexander Noren, Justin Hicks
4:25 a.m.: Matthew Baldwin, Keegan Bradley
4:35 a.m.: Steven Alker, James Morrison
4:45 a.m.: Greg Chalmers, Simon Khan
4:55 a.m.: Anirban Lahiri, Nick Watney
5:05 a.m.: Vijay Singh, Jason Dufner
5:20 a.m.: Luke Donald, Kyle Stanley
5:30 a.m.: Dustin Johnson, Matt Kuchar
5:40 a.m.: Mark Calcavecchia, Louis Oosthuizen
5:50 a.m.: Bubba Watson, Thomas Aiken
6:00 a.m.: Bill Haas, Thorbjorn Olesen
6:10 a.m.: Ernie Els, Zach Johnson
6:20 a.m.: Tiger Woods, Brandt Snedeker
6:30 a.m.: Graeme McDowell, Adam Scott

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British Open 2012: TV Coverage, Streaming, Live Updates And More

Phil Mickelson's quest for his first British Open fell well short in Lancashire, as he was not even able to make the cut for the championship rounds. The fourth and final round of play will take place on Sunday, although the television coverage of the final round will begin in the wee hours for those of us in the Southwest.

The fourth round of play will actually begin teeing off at around 11 p.m. PT on Saturday night, but the television coverage will begin at 3 a.m. PT on Sunday morning on ESPN. Early live coverage will be shown on ESPN until 10:30 a.m. PT.

At 12:00 p.m. PT, the end of play will be televised nationally on ABC and continue until a winner has been crowned.

You can watch live streaming coverage via WatchESPN, AKA ESPN3.

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British Open 2012: Scores And Results For Saturday

Adam Scott is the new leader after Round 3 of the 2012 British Open, shooting a 68 on Saturday to finish in the lead at 11-under. Brandt Snedeker, who started the day in the lead, fell into second after posting a 73. He's tied there at 7-under with Graeme McDowell, who moved up with a 67 on the day. Tournament favorite Tiger Woods sits in third after an even par 70 in Round 3, five strokes off the lead at 6-under.

Arizona's Jim Furyk is the only man with a local connection still playing. Arizona State alum Phil Mickelson failed to make the cut, as did Scottsdale's Chez Reavie, Scott Pinckney and Tom Lehman. Furyk shot a 71 and settles at 3-over, tied for 43rd place.

The fourth and final round in the tournament begins early Sunday morning. A full British Open leaderboard can be found at Golf.com.

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2012 British Open Leaderboard: Adam Scott Dominating, Tiger Woods In Second Place

The third round of the 2012 British Open has belong to Adam Scott all day. After entering the round at -9 overall in the tournament, Scott has shot -3 through 11 holes to take a solid five-stroke lead over the field.

He birdied seven, eight and eleven, and has not gone over par as of yet on any hole. Scott has putted well all day and is avoiding trouble on his drives, which is a recipe for success just about every time you take a golf course.

Tiger Woods sits in second place as of right now. After shooting a 67 on Thursday and Friday (-6 overall), he has improved to -7 after 12 holes. Tiger bogeyed two of his first three holes today, but he's come around nicely as he begins the back nine.

It appears the pressures of a major got to tournament leader Brandt Snedeker. Despite a -10 score through two rounds, Snedeker has five bogies on Saturday and is currently at +4 for the day after 11 holes. He is six strokes back of Scott.

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British Open 2012: Tee Times And Pairings For Saturday

Phil Mickelson may have missed the cut to continue his woeful performance in majors over the course of the year, but there are still plenty of reasons to stay tuned and root through the final two rounds of the 2012 British Open. For starters, the U.S. has a very real chance to win the whole thing, as Brandt Snedeker is atop the leaderboard at the beginning of round three and Tiger Woods is only a few strokes off the pace.

The action will begin very early for us here in the Southwest on Saturday as the third round of the tournament gets underway.

Here are the tee times and pairings for Saturday. All times are Pacific.

12:10 a.m.: Joost Luiten
12:20 a.m.: Tom Watson, Lee Westwood
12:30 a.m.: Chad Campbell, John Daly
12:40 a.m.: Adilson Da Silva, Rickie Fowler
12:50 a.m.: Keegan Bradley, SM Bae
1:00 a.m.: Ross Fisher, KJ Choi
1:10 a.m.: Gary Woodland, Charles Howell III
1:20 a.m.: Pablo Larrazabal, Juvic Pagunsan
1:30 a.m.: Brendan Jones, Troy Matteson
1:45 a.m.: Aaron Baddeley, Vijay Singh
1:55 a.m.: Rafa Echenique, Matthew Baldwin
2:05 a.m.: Justin Hicks, Alexander Noren
2:15 a.m.: Fredrik Jacobson, Jim Furyk
2:25 a.m.: Padraig Harrington, Rory McIlroy
2:35 a.m.: Nicolas Colsaerts, Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano
2:45 a.m.: Harris English, Branden Grace
2:55 a.m.: Richard Sterne, Greg Owen
3:05 a.m.: Warren Bennett, Dustin Johnson
3:20 a.m.: Yoshinori Fuhimoto, Nick Watney
3:30 a.m.: Rafael Cabrera-Bello, Jeev Milkha Singh
3:40 a.m.: Francesco Molinari, John Senden
3:50 a.m.: Hunter Mahan, Lee Slattery
4:00 a.m.: Bob Estes, Dale Whitnell
4:10 a.m.: Bubba Watson, Ian Poulter
4:20 a.m.: Jamie Donalson, Miguel Angel Jimenez
4:30 a.m.: Thongchai Jaidee, Garth Mulroy
4:45 a.m.: Anirban Lahiri, Ted Potter Jr.
4:55 a.m.: Retief Goosen, Geoff Ogilvy
5:05 a.m.: Louis Oosthuizen, Martin Laird
5:15 a.m.: Thomas Bjorn, Zach Johnson
5:25 a.m.: Bill Haas, Kyle Stanley
5:35 a.m.: Simon Khan, Greg Chalmers
5:45 a.m.: Mark Calcavecchia, Andres Romero
5:55 a.m.: Peter Hanson, Toshinori Muto
6:10 a.m.: Simon Dyson, Carl Petterson
6:20 a.m.: James Morrison, Steve Stricker
6:30 a.m.: Luke Donald, Steven Alker
6:40 a.m.: Ernie Els, Thomas Aiken
6:50 a.m.: Jason Dufner, Graeme McDowell
7:00 a.m.: Matt Kuchar, Paul Lawrie
7:10 a.m.: Thorbjorn Olesen, Tiger Woods
7:20 a.m.: Adam Scott, Brandt Snedeker

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British Open 2012: TV Schedule, How To Watch Online And More

Phil Mickelson has missed the cut and Brandt Snedeker is threatening to run away with the whole thing. The one consistent thing about the 2012 major golf tournaments is that they have been anything but predictable. Very early on Saturday morning (for those of us in the Southwest), the third round of the 2012 British Open will get underway and the competition will only get more interesting from here.

Round 3 will tee off at 12:10 a.m. PT in England. The TV coverage will be bright and early for American viewers at 4 a.m. PT joining the round live in progress. The R&A sends out the entire field all at once, rather than staggering the golfers on the front and back nine, providing a long day of coverage.

The third round will also be available online through multiple live streaming options. ESPN3 will show footage from Round 3 beginning at 2 a.m. PT and then mirror the live coverage on ESPN at 4 a.m. PT. ESPN3 will show holes No. 1 through No. 18 in their entirety beginning at 4 a.m. PT.

TheOpen.com will also provide streaming of the third round via livestream.com starting at 2 a.m. PT.

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2012 British Open Leaderboard: Phil Mickelson Misses Cut By 8 Strokes

It appears the days of Phil Mickelson being a serious contender at majors may be over. Mickelson, an ASU graduate, has not played well in recent months and was terrible at the 2012 British Open, shooting a +11 through two rounds. He missed the cut of +3, and he ended Friday 21 strokes back of the leader, Brandt Snedeker (-10).

Tiger Woods continued to play well on Friday, shooting a 67 for the second consecutive day. He sits at six-under-par through 36 holes of play, good for third place. Adam Scott is in second place at -9 for The Open Championship, and he also shot a 67 this afternoon.

After a great first round, Rory McIlroy shot a +5 on Friday to move back to two-over-par for the tournament. Masters champion Bubba Watson also struggled on the day, shooting a 73 to bring him to par through 36 holes.

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2012 British Open, Leaderboard Update: Brandt Snedeker Leads At -10, Tiger Woods 4 Shots Back

Austrailian Adam Scott put on a clinic on Thursday at the 2012 British Open, and backed it up with another terrific round on Friday at Royal Lytham & St. Annes. But it was Brandt Snedeker who stole the show in the second round, firing a 6-under 64 to vault atop the leaderboard at 10-under for the week.

Snedeker made history on Friday as he is now tied with Nick Faldo for the lowest 36-hole score ever at the Open. As for Scott, he used a second round 67 to leave him just one shot off the pace at 9-under in solo second.

Then there was Tiger Woods, who after a second straight round of 3-under 67 finds himself in solo third at 6-under. Tiger birdied three of his last four holes included a chip in from a greenside bunker on the 18th.

Paul Lawrie and Graeme McDowell headline a large group at 4-under for the week, while former champion Ernie Els is 3-under for the week. Phil Mickelson never got anything going, missing the cut at 10-over par.

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British Open Odds: Phil Mickelson Overvalued At 80 To 1

The British Open championship odds have been updated after the first round results. Phil Mickelson slips but still manages to stick pretty well at 80 to 1 odds despite being +3. He is in deep danger of missing the cut though, so this doesn't seem like a real smart bet to make at this point.

If you really want to bet on a golfer with Arizona connections, Martin Laird might be a better bet at 100 to 1. Laird has the best chance of making the cut and also making a move on Friday at even par. Of course, Laird has also never made an Open cut in his four tries, so that might also temper your expectations. Jim Furyk also has 150 to 1 odds despite being a stroke better than Lefty at +2.

Martin Kaymer is deader than dead at +7 in a tie for third-to-last place. The 1000 to 1 odds are there for you if you're really up for it. No odds have been posted on Chez Reavie or even Scott Pinckney, who's performing the best of the bunch at -2.

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2012 British Open: TV Coverage, Streaming, Live Updates And More

As we head for the second round of the 2012 Open Championship, we find our hero Phil Mickelson once again stumbling out of the gate in Britain's major. Mickelson is at +3 and is in a very dangerous position of entirely missing the cut as he stands way behind other guys. Martin Laird and Jim Furyk are only doing slightly better, as most of the Arizona golfers are in danger of totally missing the cut altogether.

Here's how to keep up with the 2012 British Open this year.

TV Coverage: Coverage by ESPN starts late at night at 1:30 a.m. PT, wrapping up around noon.

Online Coverage: If you're in the mood for some cheeky British analysis, BBC.com will have a lot of coverage throughout the day via online streaming. If you want to stick to the ESPN broadcast, ESPN3 should be available on a multitude of devices, which should also have an available replay if you have no DVR on your TV.

Live updates: If you're away from home and have to watch the Open as it unfolds, it might be best for you to download the official 2012 Open Championship app to install on your iPhone, iPad or Android device to get all the latest updates. If you just want updates from your computer but no stream, the Open Championship scoreboard provides all the latest scoring updates you'll need on the situation.

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The Open Championship 2012, First Round Scores: Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy In The Hunt, Phil Mickelson Struggles

Adam Scott's 6-under 64 is yet to be touched at the 2012 Open Championship at Royal Lytham & St. Annes, though guys like Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy have positioned themselves well for the weekend.

Zach Johnson, Scotsman Paul Lawrie and German Nicolas Colsaerts all fired 5-under 65's to remain tied in second place Thursday, while Brandt Snedeker is the lone man at 4-under after a bogey-free 66. Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy, Bubba Watson, Graeme McDowell, Ernie Els, Steve Stricker, and two others fired opening round 67's to find themselves at 3-under par.

Some notable players struggled in round one. Sergio Garcia, who played with Woods on Thursday, fired a 2-over 72, while Phil Mickelson and Lee Westwood carded rounds of 3-over 73.

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British Open 2012, Leaderboard Update: Adam Scott Leads, Tiger Woods, Graeme McDowell Close Behind

The threat of wet and windy weather was a mere illusion on Thursday morning at the 2012 Open Championship, as scoring conditions were ripe for the picking after a light overnight rain and stagnent winds at Royal Lytham & St. Annes. Many golfers made the most of their early draw, including four-time Open Champion Tiger Woods and current tournament leader Adam Scott.

Scott came close to an setting an opening round major championship scoring record before settling for a terrific 6-under 64, tying the lowest score shot ever at Royal Lytham. After the round Scott spoke about the conditions and how he feels this week:

"It's nice just to take advantage of the calm conditions today,'' Scott said. "It was surprising but very pleasing to go out and play some solid golf. It's what I haven't done the first rounds of the majors this year, and that was my goal here, really, starting the week was to play today like it was Sunday and there was no tomorrow."

As for Tiger Woods, he was on fire early on after firing four birdies in his first seven holes of the day. He would eventually finish with a 3-under 67, three shots behind Scott. Bubba Watson, Ernie Els, Graeme McDowell and Kegan Bradley all fired 67's as well to remain tied with Woods.

Woods was solid off the tee and with his irons, missing just one fairway on Thursday, while hitting 15 of 18 greens. He still needed 30 putts on the day, the obvious bane of his golf game at the moment. Here is what he had to say after his round:

"It was pretty soft,'' he said. "The wind wasn't blowing, and we're backing golf balls up. That's something we just don't see. On the first hole is a perfect indication; I hit a 5 iron straight at it, and it rolled out 8 feet. I can't remember the last time it does that on links golf course.

Paul Lawrie and Zach Johnson had great mornings as well, each firing an opening round 65 to sit just one shot behind Adam Scott.

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The Open Championship 2012: Tee Times & Pairings For Friday

As the 141st installment of the Open Championship is set to get underway at Royal Lytham & St. Annes in Lytham St. Annes England, tee times on Thursday could play a large factor as to how these players start off the week.

One of the most important factors at any Open Championship is the weather, and luckily for the players the threat of some rain has been reduced significantly from earlier in the week, and any wet weather may happen before the tourney even starts.

"This course does dry extremely quickly, I'm delighted to say," Royal & Ancient chief executive Peter Dawson said Wednesday afternoon. "The weather forecast we have is that whatever rain we're going to get overnight tonight will stop around 4 a.m., and then the forecast is dry for the rest of the championship."

As for the tee times, the player's will be teeing off very early in the morning here in the States. Some notable pairings include Tiger Woods, Justin Rose and Sergio Garcia teeing off at 4:42 a.m. ET, while Rory McIlroy tees off later with former champ Louis Oosthuizen and Keegan Bradley at 9:21 p.m. ET. Luke Donald, local favorite Phil Mickelson and Geoff Ogilvy will tee off at 9:43 a.m.

All times ET.

1:30 a.m.: Barry Lane, James Driscoll, Garth Mulroy
1:41 a.m.: Matthew Baldwin, Adilson Da Silva, Tadahiro Takayama
1:52 a.m.: Rafael Echenique, Kodai Ichihara, John Huh
2:03 a.m.: Sandy Lyle, Todd Hamilton, Mark Calcavecchia
2:14 a.m.: Alejandro Canizares, Jeev Milkha Singh, Greg Chalmers
2:25 a.m.: John Daly, Chad Campbell, Michael Hoey
2:36 a.m.: Thongchai Jaidee, Justin Leonard, Simon Khan
2:47 a.m.: David Duval, Raphael Jacquelin, Miguel Angel Jimenez
2:58 a.m.: Stephen Ames, Robert Rock, Kyle Stanley
3:09 a.m.: Stewart Cink, Rafael Cabrera-Bello, Johnson Wagner
3:20 a.m.: Jamie Donaldson, Bill Haas, Y.E. Yang
3:31 a.m.: Davis Love III, Tim Clark, Paul Lawrie
3:42 a.m.: Adam Scott, Alan Dunbar (A), Matt Kuchar
3:58 a.m.: Vijay Singh, Nick Watney, Ian Poulter
4:09 a.m.: Darren Clarke, Ernie Els, Zach Johnson
4:20 a.m.: Lee Westwood, Yoshinori Fujimoto, Bubba Watson
4:31 a.m.: Dustin Johnson, Graeme McDowell, Hiroyuki Fujita
4:42 a.m.: Tiger Woods, Justin Rose, Sergio Garcia
4:53 a.m.: Ryo Ishikawa, Martin Kaymer, Tom Watson
5:04 a.m.: Thomas Bjorn, Aaron Baddeley, Charl Schwartzel
5:15 a.m.: Jason Dufner, Martin Laird, Kevin Na
5:26 a.m.: James Morrison, Daniel Chopra, Joost Luiten
5:37 a.m.: Thorbjorn Olesen, Troy Matteson, Thomas Aiken
5:48 a.m.: Brad Kennedy, Mardan Mamat, Steven Tiley
5:59 a.m.: Warren Bennett, Aaron Townsend, Grant Veenstra
6:10 a.m.: Dale Whitnell, Sam Walker, Elliot Saltman
6:31 a.m.: Bob Estes, Steven O'Hara, Brendan Jones
6:42 a.m.: Juvic Pagunsan, Scott Pinckney, Nicholas Cullen
6:53 a.m.: Steven Alker, Lee Slattery, Russ Cochran
7:04 a.m.: Tom Lehman, Pablo Larrazabal, Greg Owen
7:15 a.m.: Marcel Siem, George Coetzee, Chez Reavie
7:26 a.m.: Marcus Fraser, Lucas Glover, Gregory Havret
7:37 a.m.: Charles Howell III, Paul Broadhurst, Richard Sterne
7:48 a.m.: Carl Pettersson, K.T. Kim, Gary Woodland
7:59 a.m.: Ben Curtis, Paul Casey, Trevor Immelman
8:10 a.m.: Richard Finch, Mark Wilson, Branden Grace
8:21 a.m.: Harris English, Simon Dyson, Gonzalo Fdez-Castano
8:32 a.m.: Angel Cabrera, K.J. Choi, Ross Fisher
8:43 a.m.: Jonathan Byrd, Sang-Moon Bae, Alvaro Quiros
8:59 a.m.: Nicolas Colsaerts, Hunter Mahan, John Senden
9:10 a.m.: Bo Van Pelt, Francesco Molinari, Toshinori Muto
9:21 a.m.: Rory McIlroy, Louis Oosthuizen, Keegan Bradley
9:32 a.m.: Rickie Fowler, Padraig Harrington, Manuel Trappel (A)
9:43 a.m.: Luke Donald, Phil Mickelson, Geoff Ogilvy
9:54 a.m.: Steve Stricker, Toru Taniguchi, Anders Hansen
10:05 a.m.: Peter Hanson, Retief Goosen, Robert Allenby
10:16 a.m.: Jim Furyk, Koumei Oda, Fredrik Jacobson
10:27 a.m.: Marc Leishman, Brandt Snedeker, Alexander Noren
10:38 a.m.: Andres Romero, Jbe Kruger, Richie Ramsay
10:49 a.m.: Ted Potter Jr., Ian Keenan, Andrew Georgiou
11 a.m.: Troy Kelly, Morten Orum Madsen, Anirban Lahiri
11:11 a.m.: Prayad Marksaeng, Justin Hicks, Ashley Hall

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British Open Odds 2012: Phil Mickelson And Martin Kaymer Value Bets?

Yes, this is actually happening. There might be some value on riding Phil Mickelson as your underdog bet to win the 2012 British Open. Not a lot, but enough.

Mickelson isn't too much of an underdog. According to this article, Mickelson is 28/1 at JustBet Sportsbook, 35/1 at 5Dimes, and 33/1 at Bovada. Decent odds, but they're actually lower than several other prominent golfers in the field. Usually when these odds come out, it's Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson leading the field in terms of overall odds because these are the golfers that always get bet on come tournament time. However, it seems this year the secret is out on Phil's struggles at The Open, and his odds are significantly lower than usual.

I mean, Mickelson has struggled to win the British, but last year was his best finish at the major, ending up in second place at the end of the whole matter. I wouldn't say this is a lock (who'd be stupid to say that?) but Mickelson might be someone worth keeping your eye on if you want to ride a safer name and don't want to ride too much financial risk doing so.

Other Arizona golfers:

  • Martin Kaymer is one of those golfers listed above Mickelson in terms of odds. He goes as low as 28/1 in one book, 33/1 in another, and 45/1 in another.
  • Jim Furyk isn't too far behind Mickelson at 40/1 or 50/1 odds depending on which book you look at.
  • Martin Laird is more of a dark horse at 66/1 or 125/1.

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2012 British Open: TV Coverage, How To Watch Online And More

With the 2012 Open Championship just a few hours away, there are lots of different ways to take in all the action this year from Royal Lytham and St. Annes, on and offline.

But if you need to stay up to date with your favorite players as they move up and down the leaderboard, here is what you need to know.

All times ET.

TV Coverage:

ESPN will anchor television coverage on Thursday starting at 5:00 a.m. ET and running all the way until 3:00 p.m. ET. If you don't feel like getting up that early, make sure to set your DVR!

Online Coverage:

BBC.com will have online action throughout the day, as will ESPN3 you can also download the official 2012 Open Championship app for you iphone, ipad or android device.

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The Open Championship 2012, Odds: Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Rory McIlroy Amongst Favorites

As Royal Lytham and St. Annes in Lancashire gets ready for the start of the 2012 Open Championship on Thursday, oddsmakers have been busy getting the lines right before the first tee time at the 141st Open.

The top odds go to a few names you might have heard of before, including 14-time major champion and only three-time winner on the PGA Tour so far this season, Tiger Woods. Woods is the odds on favorite at 8 to 1, though hasn't won the Open since 2006.

Northern Irishman Rory McIlroy is next in line at 11 to 1, followed by Lee Westwood at 12 to 1 and Luke Donald 15 to 1. Phil Mickelson is a bit farther down at 30 to 1 odds.

Below is a full list of notable odds as well as some other bets you can make this year:

  • Tiger Woods: 8 to 1
  • Rory McIlroy: 11 to 1
  • Lee Westwood: 12 to 1
  • Luke Donald: 15 to 1
  • Padraig Harrington: 20 to 1
  • Justin Rose: 25 to 1
  • Phil Mickelson: 30 to 1
  • Sergio Garcia: 30 to 1
  • Graeme McDowell: 30 to 1
  • Francesco Molinari: 30 to 1
  • Adam Scott: 40 to 1

Winning Score will be:

Over/Under 274.5

Lowest round by any golfer?
Over/Under 65

Over/Under Finish Position:
Tiger Woods: 16.5 place
Lee Westwood: 18.5 place
Luke Donald: 21.5 place
Rory McIlroy: 22.5 place
Justin Rose: 26.5 place
Sergio Garcia: 31.5 place
Phil Mickelson: 39.5 place

Odds to Make the Cut?
Lee Westwood: 83% chance ($510 wins $100)
Tiger Woods: 82% chance ($500 wins $100)
Luke Donald: 81% chance ($490 wins $100)
Rory McIlroy: 80% chance ($480 wins $100)
Phil Mickelson: 75% ($350 wins $100)
John Daly: 44% chance ($100 wins $115)
Tom Watson: 35% chance ($100 wins $175)

Who will finish with better score?
Lee Westwood: 50% chance ($100 wins $100)
Tiger Woods: 50% chance ($100 wins $100)

Champion will be from:
USA: 33%
Great Britain/Ireland: 30%
Rest of World: 21%
Continental Europe: 16%

Will the Champion win by 4 shots or more?
If yes, $100 wins $350

Will there be a hole in one by any golfer?
Yes: 50% chance ($100 wins $100)
No: 50% chance ($100 wins $100)

Will the Champion win by 4 shots or more?
If yes, $100 wins $350

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The Open Championship 2012: Preview & Schedule

Arizona will have plenty to root for as this year's Open Championship gets underway with seven golfers with Arizona ties participating.

Phil Mickelson and Scott Pinckney, both alums of Arizona State, will tee off at 7:43 am and 4:42 am PDT, respectively. University of Arizona alum Jim Furyk will tee off at 8:16 am.

Scottsdale residents Martin Kaymer (2:53 am PDT), Martin Laird (3:15 am PDT) and Tom Lehman (5:04 am PDT) will be participating as well.

Darren Clarke is the defending champion and will look to defend that crown when he tees off at 2:09 am PDT with Ernie Els and Zach Johnson.

Tiger Woods will be attempting to add to his title collection at an event he hasn't won since winning back-to-back titles in 2005 and 2006. He tees off at 2:42 am PDT with Justin Rose and Sergio Garcia.

The Draw began on Sunday with the first round of practice tee times and will end on Sunday, July 22 with the crowning of a new Open champion.

More coverage of The Open can be found on their website. Follow more coverage of the British Open on the SB Nation storystream.

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The Open Championship 2012: Phil Mickelson Aims For First British Open Title

Can Phil Mickelson win his first British Open title at Royal Lytham in the 2012 Open Championship?

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