Golf - Thu 19/07/2012 - 06:01 EDT

PGA Tour Handicapping: British Open Championship Contenders

Dating back to the 2008 PGA season, there have been 18 Major golf championships contested and we’ve seen 17 different winners. Padraig Harrington won the 2008 British Open and PGA Championship back-to-back.

In the other Majors, 16 different golfers have been crowned as the Champion. Is that a trend that will continue during the 141st Open Championship? With this article we take a look at some of the contenders.

Usual Major Championship Contenders: Top Open Favorites

As it was for the Masters and US Open Championship, the usual suspects make up the favorites list for the British Open. Understanding they’re the best golfers on the planet, we’re not sure how they end up at the top of the betting board at every Major. Eldrick Woods (5/1) is the top chalk at, followed by Rory McIlroy (8/1) Lee Westwood (10/1) and Phil Mickelson (15/1).

British Open Championship: Claret Jug Longshots With A Chance To Win

While handicapping golf is almost as easy as herding cats, we previously advised online bettors to look away from the favorites in the Masters and US Open. It was good advice so we are preaching the same gospel today. Ernie Els (2002 Open Champion), and Jason Dufner (second on the 2012 PGA Tour money list) catch our eye with a 35/1 betting line for the 141st Open Championship.

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