The early odds are in and the usual suspects reign as favorites to win The British Open at Scotland’s Muirfield Country Club the weekend of July 18-21.
But, the odds don’t always tell the story.
Adam Scott’s nerves got the better of him last year, giving up a seven shot lead that ultimately led to a second Open Championship win for Ernie Els who was a 30-to-1 shot.
Playing the 7,200 yard Muirfield will require the ability to gauge wind-fraught distances, fight off adverse weather conditions and hang tough against a field of the best golf has to offer.
The only sure bet is that the winner of the Claret Jug will have earned his keep.
Here’s a look at the favorites.
Odds courtesy of Bovada.