2016 British Open Odds: Jason Day the favorite, Dustin Johnson listed fourth
Golf's "Big 3" didn't get the job done at Oakmont, but the trio remained on top when it comes to betting favorite status for golf's next major in three weeks. Odds for the Open Championship at Royal Troon next month are out (courtesy of Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook) and Jason Day (7/1) leads the way once again, followed closely by Jordan Spieth (8/1) and Rory McIlroy (8/1).
Despite moving up to No. 3 in the Official World Golf Ranking with his first major title, Dustin Johnson is listed fourth at 12-to-1 odds. These were the same odds Johnson began the U.S. Open with.
Adam Scott (20/1) is next followed by a group of players at 25/1: Rickie Fowler, Justin Rose, Sergio Garcia, and Branden Grace. Surprisingly, it was Grace who was Westgate's biggest liability at Oakmont. It was good news for the sports book that he couldn't pull off a come-from-behind win on Sunday, but Westgate also could have done better than by having Johnson win. DJ had the most betting tickets of anyone in the field and had the fourth-most money behind him.
Reigning Masters champ Danny Willett, 2010 Open champ Louis Oosthuizen, and Henrik Stenson are next at 30 to 1. They're followed at 40 to 1 by Phil Mickelson, Hideki Matsuyama, Brooks Koepka, and Shane Lowry, who is coming off blowing a four-shot lead at the U.S. Open and finishing T-2.
Interestingly, defending British Open champ Zach Johnson is only listed at 50 to 1. He's joined by Bubba Watson, Brandt Snedeker, Paul Casey, Martin Kaymer and Lee Westwood, who saw his latest chance to claim a first major end with a disappointing Sunday at Oakmont.
Three-time British Open champ Tiger Woods is listed at 100 to 1. Woods still hasn't announced when -- or if -- he's returning from two off-season back surgeries this year. And for those wondering, any wager on Woods doesn't count unless he starts the tournament.