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Tiger Woods vs. the world

July 14, 2009 |  6:37 pm


Talk about two classes of golfers: Gambling site has released the odds on the golfers favored to win the British Open championship this weekend at Turnberry in Scotland.

No surprise, Tiger Woods, a three-time winner, is the favorite to win the Open at 2-1. But the next favorite, and that word has to be used loosely, is Sergio Garcia at a whopping 20-1.

Next on the list is two-time defending champion Padraig Harrington at 22-1.

Other, ahem, favorites include Anthony Kim, Ernie Els and Jim Furyk at 33-1.

And remember last year's British Open, when Greg Norman, then 53, was tied for the lead going into the final nine holes and wound up finishing third? Norman is in the field again, but the odds of his taking home the Claret Jug are 250-1.

-- Barry Stavro

Photo: Tiger Woods practices on the driving range at Turunberry Golf Club on Wednesday. Credit: Harry How / Getty Images