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PGA Championship Odds 2012: Phil Mickelson at 40/1; Tiger Woods Favorite at 8/1

Phil Mickelson has had a quiet 2012 season so far, and if the odds makers on the 94th PGA Championship have anything to say about it, it will continue to be quiet for a bit. Mickelson comes into Kiawah Island's Ocean Course at long 40-to-1 odds.

Mickelson isn't the only big name with big numbers next to his name. The odds makers are heavily betting on Tiger Woods to end his championship drought and have bestowed upon him the overwhelming favorite at 8-to-1 odds.

The next closest are Rory McIlroy and Luke Donald at 18-to-1 each. Lee Westwood is the only other golfer at less than 20-to-1 odds.

2011's winner Keegan Bradley (Wood's tee-partner) comes in at 33-to-1. The odds don't have too much faith in the three major winners so far this season with Webb Simpson at 33-to-1, Bubba Watson at 40-to-1 and Ernie Els at a borderline forgotten 50-to-1.

Arizona favorite Jim Furyk, who is paired with McIlroy, is sitting at a somewhat pretty 40-to-1 odds as well. Marty Jertson, who resides in Phoenix, and Michael Frye, who was born in Sedona, have the distinction of being tied with two others for the worst odds in the tournament at 5,000-to-1. Good luck Marty and Michael.

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