Jimmy Burch’s top 10 picks, with odds, to win the British Open
07/16/2014 6:19 PM
07/18/2014 2:09 AM
Star-Telegram golf writer Jimmy Burch handicaps his top 10 choices, with odds, to win the British Open:
6-1 Henrik Stenson Sweet-swinging Swede has the power, finesse to claim his first major, inch closer to top of world golf rankings.
7-1 Justin Rose Brit captured first major at last year’s U.S. Open and is capable of making noise on his side of the Atlantic, too.
8-1 Matt Kuchar Perpetual presence on PGA Tour leader boards is overdue to finish on top of one at a major championship.
10-1 Adam Scott Colonial champ still tops the world golf rankings, should be a good fit for the layout at Royal Liverpool GC.
12-1 McGolfers It’s hard to overlook the Northern Ireland duo of past major champions Graeme McDowell and Rory McIlroy.
14-1 Long-hitting Lefties Phil Mickelson is the defending champ; Bubba Watson won this year’s Masters. Either could emerge Sunday.
15-1 Jason Day More often than not, the Aussie plays his way into final-round storylines at major championships.
16-1 Martin Kaymer German star won the U.S. Open last month, saw his homeland capture World Cup last week. Why not this, too?
18-1 Lee Westwood Westwood has the ball-striking skills to place his name on the claret jug if he can hole some clutch Sunday putts.
20-1 Tiger Woods Probably not ready to win so soon after back surgery. But too talented to dismiss at a course where he’s won before.
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