2013 British Open: Betting odds, Tiger Woods the early favorite

Tiger Woods hits his second tee shot on the 2nd hole after hitting his first shot out of bounds during the final round of the 113th U.S. Open golf tournament at Merion Golf Club. (Matthew O'Haren-USA TODAY Sports)

Tiger Woods hits his second tee shot on the 2nd hole after hitting his first shot out of bounds during the final round of the 113th U.S. Open golf tournament at Merion Golf Club. (Matthew O’Haren-USA TODAY Sports)

Tiger Woods has played well below his standards in his previous two tournaments. The otherworldly player finished at 8-over par at the Memorial (good for a tie for 68th place) and then 13-over at the recently wrapped U.S. Open (tied for 32nd).

However, Woods is still Woods. He has still won four of the nine events he has entered in 2013. He has still racked up $5,909,742 in prize money for only six months’ worth of work, and he is still the overwhelming betting favorite to dominate the 2013 British Open.

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The Open, which will be held between July 18-21, will take place at Scotland’s Muirfield course for the first time since 2002, when Ernie Els took home the top prize.

More than a decade later, Els is not amongst the favorites. CBS’ Eye on Golf released the early betting line.

Who do you think will take home the top prize and pay out big time for bettors?

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