Jul
18
2013
Attention punters: Updated 2013 Open Championship odds and match-ups
By Stephanie Wei under British Open
Tiger Woods, y'all

Tiger Woods, y’all

Gambling on golf feels a bit like throwing away your money, but it’s legal and almost part of the culture in the UK — and you know what they say: WHEN IN ROME.

It’s also something I’ve always wanted to do the past three Opens I’ve covered, but the stars never aligned properly for me to get into a betting parlor. Besides, I would’ve needed some guidance, so that’s probably part of the reason why I never made it. Until yesterday. 

I was walking to the cash machine when I ran into a Tour type and he was on his way to place bets. I wandered in there and lo and behold, more Tour types (by that, I mean, players, caddies, coaches, managers, scribes etc.) and better yet, ones I knew who could help me figure out what the hell I was doing. Well, unless you go against your gut and let an esteemed swing coach scare you into crossing off Zach Johnson.

Even though I swore never to bet on golf again, I’m a bit hooked now. I may try my luck with the match-ups–where a player goes head-to-head with another player and you bet who beats the other–which feels less like just giving away money.

Per @golfodds, here are the updated odds to win and the match-ups… I welcome tips, too. Thanks!

ODDS TO WIN (updated after 1st Round):

TIGER WOODS                   5/2
RORY McILROY                300/1
ADAM SCOTT                   20/1
JUSTIN ROSE                  80/1
LEE WESTWOOD                 25/1
LUKE DONALD                 500/1
PHIL MICKELSON                7/1
SERGIO GARCIA               100/1
JASON DAY                    40/1
CHARL SCHWARTZEL            100/1
GRAEME McDOWELL              60/1
ERNIE ELS                   100/1
BRANDT SNEDEKER              12/1
DUSTIN JOHNSON               15/1
PADRAIG HARRINGTON          125/1
LOUIS OOSTHUIZEN               WD
RICKIE FOWLER               500/1
MATT KUCHAR                  80/1
JASON DUFNER                100/1
HUNTER MAHAN                 60/1
IAN POULTER                  50/1
HENRIK STENSON               20/1
THORBJORN OLESEN            500/1
NICOLAS COLSAERTS           200/1
WEBB SIMPSON                100/1
MARTIN KAYMER                80/1
KEEGAN BRADLEY              250/1
BUBBA WATSON                 40/1
JIM FURYK                   500/1
BILLY HORSCHEL              250/1
MATTEO MANASSERO            200/1
FRANCESCO MOLINARI           30/1
ANGEL CABRERA                25/1
ZACH JOHNSON                 10/1
PETER HANSON                   WD
NICK WATNEY                 200/1
BO VAN PELT                 500/1
BILL HAAS                   500/1
GEOFF OGILVY                300/1
BERND WIESBERGER            100/1
GEORGE COETZEE              500/1
BRANDEN GRACE               125/1
FREDDIE JACOBSON            125/1
MARTIN LAIRD                 40/1
PAUL LAWRIE                2000/1
THOMAS BJORN                125/1
PAUL CASEY                    DNQ
TIM CLARK                   150/1
ROBERT KARLSSON             500/1
K.J. CHOI                   500/1
GONZALO FERNANDEZ-CASTANO    60/1
CARL PETTERSSON             300/1
RYAN MOORE                  125/1
CAMILO VILLEGAS             200/1
MIGUEL ANGEL JIMENEZ         30/1
RETIEF GOOSEN                 DNQ
RICHARD STERNE              300/1
ALEXANDER NOREN            5000/1
JAMIE DONALDSON             300/1
RAFAEL CABRERA BELLO         40/1
JOHN SENDEN                 500/1
SCOTT PIERCY                500/1
ROBERT GARRIGUS            1000/1
BRIAN DAVIS                1000/1
SHANE LOWRY                 250/1
RICHIE RAMSAY               500/1
BEN CURTIS                  300/1
STEWART CINK                150/1
THOMAS AIKEN                150/1
MARCEL SIEM                 300/1
KEVIN STREELMAN             300/1
BUD CAULEY                  500/1
DARREN CLARKE               200/1
VIJAY SINGH                 500/1
JOSH TEATER                 300/1
MICHAEL THOMPSON            150/1
HIDEKI MATSUYAMA            125/1
DAVID LYNN                 1000/1
DANNY WILLETT               500/1
LUKE GUTHRIE               1000/1
THONGCHAI JAIDEE           1000/1
JOHN HUH                    300/1
D.A. POINTS                1000/1
Y.E. YANG                  1000/1
LUCAS GLOVER               1000/1
JUSTIN LEONARD              500/1
JOHN DALY                     DNS
KIRADECH APHIBARNRAT        250/1
MARCUS FRASER               500/1
SCOTT BROWN                2000/1
JOHNSON WAGNER              300/1
FRED COUPLES                500/1
TOM LEHMAN                   80/1
THAWORN WIRATCHANT         2000/1
TOM WATSON                  500/1
DAVID DUVAL                1000/1
TODD HAMILTON               200/1
HIROYUKI FUJITA            2000/1
STEVEN FOX                 5000/1
FIELD (all others)           20/1
2ND ROUND MATCHUPS:
FRIDAY, JULY 19, 2013
(all times pacific)
12:11 AM
MARTIN LAIRD                 -110
FRANCESCO MOLINARI           -110
1:00 AM
SERGIO GARCIA                EVEN
GRAEME McDOWELL              -120
1:00 AM
MATT KUCHAR                  +115
LEE WESTWOOD                 -135
1:11 AM
LUKE DONALD                  -115
RICKIE FOWLER                -105
1:11 AM
ADAM SCOTT                   +145
TIGER WOODS                  -165
1:22 AM
HUNTER MAHAN                 -110
WEBB SIMPSON                 -110
5:01 AM
JONAS BLIXT                  -105
TIM CLARK                    -115
5:23 AM
MARTIN KAYMER                EVEN
IAN POULTER                  -120
5:45 AM
DUSTIN JOHNSON               -105
BRANDT SNEDEKER              -115
6:12 AM
ERNIE ELS                    +105

JUSTIN ROSE                  -125