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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