The final odds for the 2012 U.S. Open have been released, and as expected, Tiger Woods is the odds-on favorite to win the tournament at 6:1, followed closely by Rory McIlory at 8:1. Here's a look at the top favorites to take home the major:
- Tiger Woods 6:1
- Rory McIlroy 8:1
- Lee Westwood 14:1
- Luke Donald 14:1
- Phil Mickelson 18:1
- Martin Kaymer 22:1
- Sergio Garcia 25:1
Following Garcia, there are 11 golfers listed at 33:1, including Masters winner Bubba Watson, Padraig Harrington and Rickie Fowler.
While Woods occupies the top spot for almost every major, OddsShark profiled the betting heat around Lee Westwood, currently at 14:1, as a hot pick to win the major:
The world No. 3 golfer has 35 wins around the globe and after a couple of close calls at the US Open, Westwood could conquer the Olympic Club. At 12/1 odds, according to sportsbooks such as 5Dimes, he’s a good bet.
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