US Open Golf Favorites 2012: Championship Odds for World's Top Players

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US Open Golf Favorites 2012: Championship Odds for World's Top Players
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The 112th edition of the U.S. Open will start tomorrow and the world's elite players will go all out on their quest to write history and win the year's second major.

The venue will be the Lake Course at the Olympic Club in San Francisco, California. It will be the fifth time the course has hosted the U.S. Open and the first since Lee Janzen won it in 1998.

The U.S. Open is trademarked as "Golf's Toughest Test"  and it certainly is. The 7,170-yard, par-70 Lake Course can break a lot of hopes on the first six holes.

The players know that on this course is all about hitting it in the fairway and on the right spots on the green. Easier said than done.

The golf course is longer than in 1998, but that isn't the biggest change. The greens have been resurfaced, and they roll so fast that it's difficult to get the ball close.

Plus, the USGA has shaved some areas off the green to form large collection areas. A slight miss could send the ball some 30 yards away.

A total of 156 players will take the course tomorrow on this tough course, but let's take a look at the championship odds—according to Bovada.LV—for the the world's Top 10 players.

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