British Open Favorites 2012: Tiger Woods and More Stars on Shaky Ground

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British Open Favorites 2012: Tiger Woods and More Stars on Shaky Ground
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Think about the way the major championships have gone over the last three or so years. Few have been won by players you've ever even heard of. 

Or in the case of Bubba Watson and Webb Simpson, you may have previously heard of them but you likely knew less about them than any D-list celebrity you can think of prior to them winning their respective major. 

What's that got to do with anything? Well, if you're trying to figure out a group of players to favor as the British Open championship begins Thursday at Royal Lytham, don't pick a player who has done it before. 

You'd be better off throwing all major winners' names off the map and then blindly pointing to a random name. 

If you know a name, such as Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson or Ernie Els, you'd be wise to bet all your money against that player this week. None of them will win. And here's why. 

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