British Open Golf 2011The 140th British Open Gold 2011 begins today and there is much speculation as to who will win. Thomas Bjorn from Denmark is one of the favorites and is currently in first place. But let’s not forget the young and talented Rory McIllroy who wowed fans by winning the U.S. Open. Another favorite is Phil Mickelson, who has long been known to pull out all the stops at the British Open. It should also be noted that Tiger Woods is not taking part in this Open.

A Royal Event

Held at Royal St. George, the course is a rough one and will take every ounce of expertise in reading the greens to become victorious. Royal St. George golf course will host more than 150 players. With 5 million British pounds as the prize money ($8M US), there is definitely incentive to tackle this course with determination. Last year’s winner was Louis Oosthuizen of South Africa. But what significant is that in this year’s tournament, four players who have won championships coming into this event are all in their 20’s.

Who Do You Think Will Win?

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Odds to Win the 2011 Open Championship - Royal St George's Golf Club in Sandwich

Rory McIlroy 13/2
Luke Donald 11/1
Lee Westwood 11/1
Martin Kaymer 22/1
Sergio Garcia 28/1
Steve Stricker 28/1
Graeme McDowell 28/1
Jason Day 33/1
Nick Watney 33/1
K.J. Choi 33/1
Padraig Harrington 40/1
Phil Mickelson 40/1
Retief Goosen 40/1
Matt Kuchar 40/1
Charl Schwartzel 40/1
Dustin Johnson 40/1
Justin Rose 40/1
Angel Cabrera 50/1
Adam Scott 50/1
Paul Casey 50/1
Ernie Els 50/1
Ian Poulter 50/1
Henrik Stenson 66/1
Ross Fisher 66/1
Robert Karlsson 66/1
Hunter Mahan 66/1
Matteo Manassero 66/1
Fredrik Jacobson 66/1
Rickie Fowler 66/1
Peter Hanson 66/1
Francesco Molinari 66/1
Louis Oosthuizen 66/1
Y-E Yang 66/1
Stewart Cink 80/1
Jim Furyk 80/1
Bubba Watson 80/1
Zach Johnson 80/1
Geoff Ogilvy 80/1
Alvaro Quiros 80/1
Robert Rock 100/1
Bo Van Pelt 100/1
Jeff Overton 100/1
Robert Allenby 100/1
Martin Laird 100/1
Edoardo Molinari 100/1
Brandt Snedeker 100/1
Simon Dyson 100/1
Charles Howell III 100/1
Brian Davis 125/1
Ryan Moore 125/1
Aaron Baddeley 125/1
Chad Campbell 125/1
Darren Clarke 150/1
Nicolas Colsaerts 150/1
Ben Curtis 150/1
Bill Haas 150/1
Anders Hansen 150/1
Trevor Immelman 150/1
Ryo Ishikawa 150/1
Paul Lawrie 150/1
Steve Marino 150/1
Webb Simpson 150/1
Thomas Aiken 150/1
Davis Love III 150/1
Jonathan Byrd 150/1
Ben Crane 150/1
J.B. Holmes 150/1
Miguel Jimenez 150/1
Anthony Kim 150/1
Alexander Noren 150/1
Sean O'Hair 150/1
Ryan Palmer 150/1
Camilo Villegas 150/1
Mark Wilson 175/1
Gary Woodland 175/1
Gregory Bourdy 175/1
Chad Campbell 125/1
George Coetzee 175/1
Rhys Davies 175/1
Lucas Glover 175/1
Richard Green 175/1
Pablo Larrazabal 175/1
Spencer Levin 175/1
Tom Lewis 200/1
Thorbjorn Olesen 200/1
Rory Sabbatini 200/1
Scott Jamieson 200/1
Fredrik A. Hed 200/1
Jason Dufner 200/1
Gregory Havret 200/1
Charley Hoffman 200/1
Raphael Jacquelin 200/1
KT Kim 200/1
Joost Luiten 200/1
Justin Leonard 200/1
Peter Whiteford 200/1
Danny Willett 200/1
Alejandro Canizares 250/1
Harrison Frazar 250/1
Stephen Gallacher 250/1
Robert Garrigus 250/1
Thongchai Jaidee 250/1
Seung-yul Noh 250/1
Kevin Na 250/1
Kevin Streelman 250/1
Kyle Stanley 250/1
Simon Khan 250/1
Graeme Storm 250/1
Gary Boyd 300/1
Markus Brier 300/1
Nathan Green 300/1
Todd Hamilton 300/1
Tetsuji Hiratsuka 300/1
Yuta Ikeda 300/1
Jerry Kelly 300/1
Tom Lehman 300/1
Tom Watson 300/1
Mark Calcavecchia 300/1
John Daly 300/1
David Duval 300/1
Kenneth Ferrie 400/1
Hiroyuki Fujita 400/1
Bernhard Langer 400/1
SM Bae 400/1
Kurt Barnes 500/1
Bob Estes 500/1
Hiroo Kawai 500/1
Brad Kennedy 500/1
Prayad Marksaeng 500/1
Richard Mcevoy 500/1
Bryden Macpherson 500/1
Francis McGuirk 500/1

TOP 5 FINISH at the 2011 Open Championship

Rory McIlroy 3/2
Luke Donald 2/1
Lee Westwood 2/1
Martin Kaymer 9/2
Sergio Garcia 11/2
Steve Stricker 6/1
Graeme McDowell 13/2
Jason Day 13/2
Nick Watney 13/2
K.J. Choi 7/1
Padraig Harrington 8/1
Phil Mickelson 8/1
Retief Goosen 9/1
Matt Kuchar 9/1
Charl Schwartzel 9/1
Dustin Johnson 9/1
Justin Rose 10/1
Angel Cabrera 11/1
Adam Scott 12/1
Paul Casey 12/1
Ernie Els 12/1
Ian Poulter 12/1
Henrik Stenson 12/1
Ross Fisher 14/1
Robert Karlsson 14/1
Hunter Mahan 14/1
Matteo Manassero 14/1
Fredrik Jacobson 14/1
Rickie Fowler 14/1
Peter Hanson 14/1
Francesco Molinari 14/1
Louis Oosthuizen 14/1
Y-E Yang 14/1
Stewart Cink 16/1
Jim Furyk 16/1
Zach Johnson 16/1
Geoff Ogilvy 16/1
Alvaro Quiros 16/1
Robert Rock 16/1
Bo Van Pelt 16/1
Bubba Watson 16/1
Jeff Overton 18/1
Robert Allenby 20/1
Martin Laird 20/1
Edoardo Molinari 20/1
Brandt Snedeker 20/1
Simon Dyson 20/1
Charles Howell III 20/1
Brian Davis 20/1
Ryan Moore 20/1
Aaron Baddeley 20/1
Darren Clarke 20/1
Nicolas Colsaerts 20/1
Ben Curtis 25/1
Bill Haas 25/1
Anders Hansen 25/1
Trevor Immelman 25/1
Ryo Ishikawa 25/1
Paul Lawrie 25/1
Steve Marino 25/1
Webb Simpson 25/1
Thomas Aiken 28/1
Davis Love III 28/1
Jonathan Byrd 33/1
Ben Crane 33/1
J.B. Holmes 33/1
Miguel Jimenez 33/1
Anthony Kim 33/1
Alexander Noren 33/1
Sean O'Hair 33/1
Ryan Palmer 33/1
Camilo Villegas 33/1
Mark Wilson 33/1
Gary Woodland 33/1
Gregory Bourdy 33/1
Chad Campbell 33/1
George Coetzee 33/1
Rhys Davies 33/1
Lucas Glover 33/1
Richard Green 33/1
Pablo Larrazabal 33/1
Spencer Levin 33/1
Tom Lewis 33/1
Thorbjorn Olesen 33/1
Rory Sabbatini 33/1
Scott Jamieson 33/1
Fredrik A. Hed 33/1
Jason Dufner 40/1
Gregory Havret 40/1
Charley Hoffman 40/1
Raphael Jacquelin 40/1
KT Kim 40/1
Joost Luiten 40/1
Justin Leonard 40/1
Peter Whiteford 40/1
Danny Willett 40/1
Alejandro Canizares 40/1
Harrison Frazar 40/1
Stephen Gallacher 50/1
Robert Garrigus 50/1
Thongchai Jaidee 50/1
Seung-yul Noh 50/1
Kevin Na 50/1
Kevin Streelman 50/1
Kyle Stanley 50/1
Simon Khan 50/1
Graeme Storm 50/1
Gary Boyd 50/1
Markus Brier 50/1
Nathan Green 50/1
Todd Hamilton 50/1
Tetsuji Hiratsuka 50/1
Yuta Ikeda 50/1
Jerry Kelly 50/1
Tom Lehman 50/1
Tom Watson 50/1
Mark Calcavecchia 66/1
John Daly 66/1
David Duval 66/1
Kenneth Ferrie 66/1
Hiroyuki Fujita 66/1
Bernhard Langer 66/1
SM Bae 80/1
Kurt Barnes 80/1
Bob Estes 80/1
Hiroo Kawai 80/1
Brad Kennedy 80/1
Prayad Marksaeng 80/1
Richard Mcevoy 80/1
Bryden Macpherson 80/1
Francis McGuirk 80/1
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Will Rory McIlroy Make the Cut?
Yes -2500
No +900

Will Phil Mickelson Make the Cut
Yes -300
No +225

Will There Be A Play-Off?
Yes +250
No -350

Will There Be a Hole-In-One
Yes +100
No -140

What Will Be the Margin of Victory?
Play Off 5/2
1 Shot Victory 5/2
2 Shots Victory 7/2
3 Shot Victory 9/2
4 Shots or More 10/3

Top American Player

Phil Mickelson 7/1
Matt Kuchar 15/2
Nick Watney 8/1
Steve Stricker 8/1
Dustin Johnson 10/1
Hunter Mahan 16/1
Bo Van Pelt 20/1
Rickie Fowler 20/1
Jeff Overton 25/1
Bubba Watson 25/1
Brandt Snedeker 25/1
Jim Furyk 25/1
Stewart Cink 28/1
Zach Johnson 28/1
Davis Love III 33/1
Gary Woodland 33/1
Kevin Streelman 33/1
Ryan Moore 33/1
Webb Simpson 33/1
Ben Curtis 33/1
Charles Howell III 40/1
Sean O'Hair 40/1
Steve Marino 40/1
Anthony Kim 40/1
Bill Haas 40/1
J.B. Holmes 40/1
Jonathan Byrd 40/1
Lucas Glover 40/1
Ben Crane 50/1
Chad Campbell 50/1
Mark Wilson 50/1
Robert Garrigus 50/1
Ryan Palmer 50/1
Justin Leonard 50/1
Charley Hoffman 50/1
Spencer Levin 50/1
Jason Dufner 50/1
Kyle Stanley 66/1
Harrison Frazar 66/1
Kevin Na 66/1
Tom Watson 66/1
David Duval 80/1
Jason Knutzon 100/1
Jerry Kelly 100/1

Top Irish Player

Rory McIlroy 2/5
Graeme McDowell 7/2
Padraig Harrington 4/1
Darren Clarke 16/1

Top Swedish Player

Peter Hanson 11/4
Robert Karlsson 10/3
Henrik Stenson 11/4
Fredrik Jacobson 10/3
Alexander Noren 11/2
Fredrik A. Hed 10/1

Top Scandinavian Player

Peter Hanson 3/1
Henrik Stenson 10/3
Robert Karlsson 7/2
Fredrik Jacobson 7/2
Anders Hansen 9/1
Alexander Noren 10/1
Thorbjorn Olesen 12/1
Fredrik A. Hed 12/1

Top South African Player

Charl Schwartzel 5/2
Retief Goosen 11/4
Ernie Els 9/2
Louis Oosthuizen 11/2
Thomas Aiken 8/1
Trevor Immelman 10/1
George Coetzee 10/1
Rory Sabbatini 10/1
Martin Maritz 33/1
Neil Schietekat 50/1

Top Amateur Player

Tom Lewis 8/15
Peter Uihlein 3/1
Bryden Macpherson 5/1
Craig Hinton 8/1
Lucas Bjerregaard 10/1

Top Scottish Player

Martin Laird 9/4
Paul Lawrie 11/4
Peter Whiteford 7/2
Scott Jamieson 7/2
Stephen Gallacher 4/1
Sandy Lyle 25/1

Top Senior Player

Tom Lehman 7/5
Mark Calcavecchia 7/2
Bernhard Langer 7/2
Tom Watson 4/1
Mark O'Meara 7/1
Top Englishman
Luke Donald 13/8
Lee Westwood 3/2
Justin Rose 10/1
Ian Poulter 10/1
Paul Casey 10/1
Ross Fisher 12/1
Robert Rock 20/1
Simon Dyson 28/1
Brian Davis 33/1
Danny Willett 33/1
Graeme Storm 40/1
Gary Boyd 50/1
Tom Lewis 50/1
Simon Khan 50/1
Kenneth Ferrie 80/1
Francis McGuirk 100/1
Richard Mcevoy 100/1
Andrew Johnston 125/1
Craig Hinton 125/1
Simon Lilly 125/1
Thomas Shadbolt 125/1
Lee Corfield 125/1
Adam Wootton 125/1
Andy Smith 125/1

Top Australasian Player

Jason Day 8/5
Adam Scott 5/2
Geoff Ogilvy 6/1
Aaron Baddeley 7/1
Robert Allenby 7/1
Richard Green 10/1
Nathan Green 20/1
Brad Kennedy 33/1
Kurt Barnes 33/1
Rick Kulacz 40/1
Bryden MacPherson 50/1
Matthew Millar 50/1

Top Continental European Player

Martin Kaymer 7/2
Sergio Garcia 9/2
Matteo Manassero 8/1
Henrik Stenson 9/1
Fredrik Jacobson 10/1
Peter Hanson 10/1
Robert Karlsson 10/1
Alvaro Quiros 14/1
Francesco Molinari 18/1
Edoardo Molinari 20/1
Nicolas Colsaerts 20/1
Miguel Jimenez 25/1
Alexander Noren 25/1
Anders Hansen 25/1
Gregory Havret 33/1
Pablo Larrazabal 33/1
Fredrik A. Hed 33/1
Gregory Bourdy 33/1
Joost Luiten 33/1
Thorbjorn Olesen 33/1
Raphael Jacquelin 40/1
Alejandro Canizares 40/1
Markus Brier 50/1
Bernhard Langer 66/1
Floris De Vries 100/1
Lucas Bjerregaard 150/1

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Will Rory McIlroy Finish In The Top Ten?
Yes -175
No +135

Will Lee Westwood Finish in the Top Ten
Yes -130
No EVEN

Will Martin Kaymer Finish in the Top Ten
Yes +200
No -275

Will Luke Donald Finish in the Top Ten
Yes -120
No -110

Will Graeme McDowell Finish In the Top Ten?
Yes +230
No -300

Will Phil Mickelson Finish in the Top Ten
Yes +300
No -450

Will Matt Kuchar Finish in the Top Ten
Yes +300
No -450

Will Ian Poulter Finish In the Top Ten?
Yes +350
No -550

Will Justin Rose Finish in the Top Ten
Yes +400
No -650

Will Sergio Garcia Finish In the Top Ten?
Yes +250
No -350

Will Charl Schwartzel Finish In the Top Ten?
Yes +300
No -450

Will Dustin Johnson Finish In the Top Ten?
Yes +350
No -550

Will Retief Goosen Finish In the Top Ten?
Yes +350
No -550

Will Nick Watney Finish in the Top Ten
Yes +250
No -350

Will Steve Stricker Finish in the Top Ten
Yes +200
No -275

Will K-J Choi Finish in the Top Ten
Yes +300
No -450

Will Jason Day Finish In the Top Ten?
Yes +250
No -350

Will Rory McIlroy Get a Hole-In-One?
Yes 66/1

Will Lee Westwood Get a Hole-In-One
Yes 66/1

Will Martin Kaymer Get a Hole-In-One
Yes 66/1

Will Luke Donald Get a Hole-In-One
Yes 66/1

Will Graeme McDowell Get a Hole-In-One?
Yes 66/1

Will Padraig Harrington Get a Hole-In-One?
Yes 66/1

Will Phil Mickelson Get a Hole-In-One
Yes 66/1

Will Dustin Johnson Get a Hole-In-One?
Yes 66/1

Will Steve Stricker Get a Hole-In-One
Yes 66/1

Will Matt Kuchar Get a Hole-In-One
Yes 66/1