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The 2014 British Open Golf Betting Odds Preview Favorites and Longshots

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

Tiger Woods returns to a Major Golf competition after a long injury layoff as the 2014 British Open is set to begin on Thursday July 17th that will greatly satisfy the appetite of sports bettors worldwide!

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The current odds available for wagering at Oddsmaker, where the bonuses are the best in the business has Tiger Woods the +1500 odds fourth choice in the betting currently. Woods competes in his second tournament since returning from injury. He last played on June 26th as the Quicken Loans Nationals where he had rounds of 74-75 and missed the cut. Tiger has played a total of four tournaments in 2014 and has finished no greater than tied for 25th thus far. Woods had five first place finishes in 2013 but none of those wins came at a Major. He had a fourth place finish at the 2013 Masters and finished sixth in last year’s British Open. The popular golfer endured back ailments that led to eventual surgery that forced Woods on the sidelines for much of this PGA season.

Adam Scott is the favorite in the British Open with odds of +1200 prior to the start of the tournament. Scott has played in ten tournaments in 2014 and has six top ten finishes. Scott’s lone win on tour this year came at the Crown Plaza Invitational on May 22nd. The golf pro was the 2013 Master’s winner and finished third in the British Open last year.

Lefty Phil Mickelson is the defending champion. He sits as the seventh choice in the wagering at +2000 odds. Mickelson has played in 15 tournaments this year and he has no top ten finishes. He missed the cut in the 2014 Master’s and was 28th in the 2014 US Open.

Henrik Stenson finished second in last year’s British Open and enters play as the fifth choice of bettors with odds of +1600. Stenson had a fourth place finish in the US Open and was fourteenth in the Master’s this season.

Notable longshots include Miguel Angel Jimenez at +6000 odds, Angel Cabrera at +4500 odds and Bubba Watson at +3000 odds.

The 2013 Masters PGA Tour Golf Betting Odds and Props Preview

Wednesday, April 10th, 2013

The first golf Major Tournament of the season if set to begin as the 2013 Masters will run four rounds from Thursday April 11th to the final round on Sunday April 14th. The first two rounds will be carried by ESPN with the final two rounds on the weekend broadcasted by CBS.

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The current odds available for wagering at Oddsmaker, where the bonuses are the best in the business has the number one player in the world Tiger Woods the +225 odds favorite to capture his fifth Green Jacket. Tiger Woods with 15 major victories on tour is now just four shy of breaking the Golden Bear Jack Nicklaus who earned 18 majors in his storied career. Young Irish phenom Rory McIlory is the second choice of the Masters field to capture the major title with a return of +600 odds. On the tail of the two is the veteran lefty Phil Mickelson who is the third wagering choice at odds of +800 to win this weekend. Bettors can search on the odds screen and find all of the golfer’s odds to win The Masters including long shots like K.J. Choi who will return +6000 odds or Ernie Els who is lined at +8000 odds to post the upset win.

Checking more of the betting menus players will find matchup odds for every round of the tournament. In a match up situation golfers are pitted against one another with the golfer with the bettor score at the end of the round being graded as a winning ticket for a bet. Even better news is the fact that bettors will find parlayable matchups to create popular parlay wagers for their Masters betting. Don’t forget to check out the Masters Props as bettors will find many wagering options to get the full enjoyment of this historic event that will be all over the sports news this week. A prop bet example is a wager on whether the Masters winner will win for the first time. The “Yes” prop returns -150 odds with the “NO” bringing back underdog +120 odds. Be sure to check out the Tiger Woods props available on the betting board for each and every round of The Masters.

PGA Championship Preview

Monday, August 4th, 2008

The golfing world turns its attention to the state of Michigan this weekend for the playing of this year’s final major, the 90th PGA Championship, at Oakland Hills which is located about 20 miles outside of Detroit.

TNT will provide the live television coverage beginning at 1 pm ET Thursday and Friday, and starting at 11 am Saturday and Sunday, while CBS picks up the coverage beginning at 2 pm ET Saturday and Sunday.

With Tiger Woods sidelined after knee surgery the tournament is wide open, as is the betting. Woods is the two-time defending PGA champion, having won at Medinah in 2006 and at Southern Hills last year, by two shots over Woody Austin and by three over Ernie Els.

Vijay Singh won the WGC Bridgestone Sunday – his first win in over a year – thanks to some wonderful play from tee to green. But his putting was certainly suspect, as he missed several short putts and even had problems lagging it close on the last couple of greens.

Stuart Appleby and Lee Westwood tied for second, one shot back of Singh, while Retief Goosen and Phil Mickelson tied for fourth, two shots back. Mickelson, in typical fashion, had his chances but sprayed it off the tee late while bogeying three of his last four holes.

Nonetheless, OddsMaker.com is listing Lefty as a lukewarm +800 favorite to win the PGA this weekend.

Padraig Harrington, who won his second consecutive Open Championship a couple of weeks ago at Royal Birkdale and is ranked third in the World Golf Rankings, is grouped with Sergio Garcia and Jim Furyk as second favorites at +1,500.

Singh is the world’s fourth-ranked golfer and has won this championship twice before. He’s listed at +2,500 to win this weekend, as is Kenny Perry, who’s won three tournaments over the last two months. He’s ranked 17th on the World Golf Rankings.

Australians Geoff Ogilvy, who’s ranked No. 7 in the world, and No. 8 Adam Scott are both listed at +2,500 to win this weekend. Ogilvy won the WGC at Doral back in March, and tied for second the next week at the Shell Houston Open. But he’s struggled a bit since then, and ballooned over the last two rounds to finish in a tie for 68th last weekend.

Sweden’s Robert Karlsson, who tied for eighth at The Masters this year, fourth at the US Open and seventh at Royal Birkdale – shooting 69 the final day – is listed at +4,000 to win this weekend.

Elsewhere on the PGA Championship betting board at OddsMaker.com, Stewart Cink, Retief Goosen and Anthony Kim are all getting +3,000 to win, while KJ Choi and Westwood are among those listed at +4,000.

Last year’s US Open champ Angel Cabrera, and Miguel Angel Jimenez – who tied for eighth at The Masters this year and for sixth at the US Open – are both getting +5,000 to win this weekend. Steve Stricker, Luke Donald, Ian Poulter and Masters champion Trevor Immelman are all getting +5,000.

Historic Oakland Hills, with its thick rough, narrowed fairways and one of the toughest collections of greens in North America, will play at par 70 to around 7,400 yards this weekend. The course last hosted a major championship in 1996, when Steve Jones won the US Open with a score of two-under par.