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Tiger Woods opens as the favorite in Vegas to win the British Open

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Royal Lytham and St Annes, site of the 2012 British Open. (Getty Images)

The U.S. Open isn't even 24 hours old and already we're turning our attention to golf's old major championship: the British Open. On Monday, the Las Vegas Hotel and Casino Sportsbook (formerly the Las Vegas Hilton) released early lines for the third major of the year, installing Tiger Woods as the 10/1 favorite.

Even though he's the favorite, Woods isn't exactly firing on all cylinders at the moment, after he posted a T-21 finish at the U.S. Open, his second-worst since he turned pro back in 1996. But Woods is the biggest name in the sport and likely takes more action than any player in the field, so it shouldn't come as a complete shock to see him with the shortest odds.

Woods finished T-25 the last time the Open was hosted at Royal Lytham and St Annes back in 2001; he also was low amateur there back in 1996, which seems like a lifetime ago.

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The usual suspects round out the top 10, including Rory McIlroy and Lee Westwood at 12/1, and Phil Mickelson at 30/1.

Here's a rundown of Las Vegas Hotel and Casino's top 10 to win the British Open (and a couple of interesting Tiger and Rory prop bets):

TIGER WOODS 10/1
RORY McILROY 12/1
LEE WESTWOOD 12/1
LUKE DONALD 20/1
PHIL MICKELSON 30/1
JUSTIN ROSE 30/1
SERGIO GARCIA 30/1
MARTIN KAYMER 30/1
RICKIE FOWLER 30/1
JASON DUFNER 30/1


GRAEME McDOWELL 30/1
PADRAIG HARRINGTON 30/1
ERNIE ELS 40/1
DUSTIN JOHNSON 40/1
WEBB SIMPSON 40/1
ADAM SCOTT 40/1
LOUIS OOSTHUIZEN 40/1
BUBBA WATSON 40/1
JIM FURYK 50/1
MATT KUCHAR 50/1
HUNTER MAHAN 50/1
STEVE STRICKER 50/1
JASON DAY 50/1
IAN POULTER 50/1
CHARL SCHWARTZEL 50/1
NICK WATNEY 60/1
KEEGAN BRADLEY 60/1
PETER HANSON 60/1
BEN CURTIS 60/1
NICOLAS COLSAERTS 60/1
PAUL LAWRIE 60/1
K.J. CHOI 80/1
RETIEF GOOSEN 80/1
FREDRIK JACOBSON 80/1
THOMAS BJORN 80/1
FRANCESCO MOLINARI 80/1
HENRIK STENSON 80/1
BO VAN PELT 80/1
ZACH JOHNSON 80/1
MATTEO MANASSERO 80/1
GEOFF OGILVY 100/1
BILL HAAS 100/1
MARTIN LAIRD 100/1
CARL PETTERSSON 100/1
BRANDEN GRACE 100/1
GEORGE COETZEE 100/1
ROBERT KARLSSON 100/1
ROSS FISHER 100/1
JOHN SENDEN 100/1
PAUL CASEY 100/1
AARON BADDELEY 125/1
BRANDT SNEDEKER 125/1
DAVID TOMS 125/1
ALVARO QUIROS 125/1
JONATHAN BYRD 125/1
RYAN MOORE 125/1
KEVIN NA 125/1
SIMON DYSON 125/1
JEFF OVERTON 125/1
TOM LEWIS 125/1
DARREN CLARKE 150/1
RYO ISHIKAWA 150/1
DAVIS LOVE III 150/1
VIJAY SINGH 150/1
BEN CRANE 150/1
KYLE STANLEY 150/1
CHARLES HOWELL III 150/1
ROBERT ALLENBY 150/1
STEWART CINK 150/1
GARY WOODLAND 150/1
JOHN HUH 150/1
RAPHAEL JACQUELIN 150/1
ALEXANDER NOREN 150/1
JOOST LUITEN 150/1
ANGEL CABRERA 150/1
MIGUEL ANGEL JIMENEZ 150/1
GREG CHALMERS 150/1
ROBERT ROCK 150/1
CHAD CAMPBELL 150/1
ANDRES ROMERO 150/1
SEAN O'HAIR 150/1
RORY SABBATINI 150/1
ANDERS HANSEN 150/1
Y.E. YANG 150/1
HARRIS ENGLISH 150/1
TIM CLARK 150/1
CAMILO VILLEGAS 150/1
TREVOR IMMELMAN 200/1
GONZALO FERNANDEZ-CASTANO 200/1
PABLO LARRAZABAL 200/1
PATRICK CANTLAY 200/1
KYUNG-TAE KIM 200/1
SANG-MOON BAE 200/1
JOHNSON WAGNER 200/1
LUCAS GLOVER 200/1
JUSTIN LEONARD 250/1
JOHN DALY 250/1
TOM WATSON 300/1
DAVID DUVAL 500/1
FIELD (all others) 8/1

EXACT NUMBER OF 2012 MAJOR WINS BY: TIGER WOODS

ODDS TO WIN:
O MAJORS 1/6
1 MAJOR 4/1
2 MAJORS 25/1
3 MAJORS XX
4 MAJORS (GRAND SLAM) XX

EXACT NUMBER OF 2012 MAJOR WINS BY: RORY McILROY

ODDS TO WIN:
0 MAJORS 1/9
1 MAJOR 5/1
2 MAJORS 30/1
3 MAJORS XX
4 MAJORS (GRAND SLAM) XX

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