With elbow 'fine,' Woods remains oddsmakers' pick

Tiger Woods plays a shot as his girlfriend, Lindsey Vonn, and his coach Sean Foley look on during a practice round for the 2013 Open Championship at Muirfield.

Tiger Woods plays a shot as his girlfriend, Lindsey Vonn, and his coach Sean Foley look on during a practice round for the 2013 Open Championship at Muirfield.

GULLANE, Scotland –- Tiger Woods is the favorite to win his 15th major championship and fourth Open Championship according to the oddsmakers in Las Vegas.

At 13/2, Woods has consistently been the favorite since finishing 32nd in the U.S. Open last month at Merion.

Woods has not played in a tournament since the U.S. Open due to a left elbow injury he suffered at the Players Championship in May, but that does not seem to matter to the oddsmakers.

“The elbow feels fine,” Woods said in his pre-championship press conference on Tuesday at Muirfield. “It's one of the things taking the time off to let it heal and get the treatment and therapy on it.”

Last year Woods entered the Open Championship at Royal Lytham & St. Anne’s as the favorite at 8/1, but faltered down the stretch shooting 73 in Sunday’s final round and finishing third.

Woods was also the early favorite at the Masters at 3/1 and the U.S. Open at 9/2. He finished 4th at the Masters.

Two-time major winner Rory McIlroy, reigning Masters champion Adam Scott, last month's U.S. Open winner Justin Rose and last week's Scottish Open winner Phil Mickelson are 20/1.

Defending champion Ernie Els, Lee Westwood, French Open champion Graeme McDowell and Jason Day are 25/1.

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The odds to win for the 2013 Open Championship

  • TIGER WOODS 13/2
  • RORY McILROY 20/1
  • ADAM SCOTT 20/1
  • JUSTIN ROSE 20/1
  • LEE WESTWOOD 25/1
  • LUKE DONALD 25/1
  • PHIL MICKELSON 20/1
  • SERGIO GARCIA 30/1
  • JASON DAY 25/1
  • CHARL SCHWARTZEL 40/1
  • GRAEME McDOWELL 25/1
  • ERNIE ELS 25/1
  • BRANDT SNEDEKER 30/1
  • DUSTIN JOHNSON 30/1
  • PADRAIG HARRINGTON 60/1
  • LOUIS OOSTHUIZEN 50/1
  • RICKIE FOWLER 40/1
  • MATT KUCHAR 40/1
  • JASON DUFNER 60/1
  • HUNTER MAHAN 60/1
  • IAN POULTER 50/1
  • HENRIK STENSON 40/1
  • THORBJORN OLESEN 100/1
  • NICOLAS COLSAERTS 50/1
  • WEBB SIMPSON 60/1
  • MARTIN KAYMER 60/1
  • KEEGAN BRADLEY 80/1
  • BUBBA WATSON 80/1
  • JIM FURYK 80/1
  • BILLY HORSCHEL 100/1
  • MATTEO MANASSERO 60/1
  • FRANCESCO MOLINARI 80/1
  • ANGEL CABRERA 100/1
  • ZACH JOHNSON 60/1
  • PETER HANSON 125/1
  • NICK WATNEY 80/1
  • BO VAN PELT 125/1
  • BILL HAAS 60/1
  • GEOFF OGILVY 150/1
  • BERND WIESBERGER 125/1
  • GEORGE COETZEE 150/1
  • BRANDEN GRACE 60/1
  • FREDDIE JACOBSON 150/1
  • MARTIN LAIRD 100/1
  • PAUL LAWRIE 100/1
  • THOMAS BJORN 60/1
  • TIM CLARK 150/1
  • ROBERT KARLSSON 150/1
  • K.J. CHOI 125/1
  • GONZALO FERNANDEZ-CASTANO 150/1
  • CARL PETTERSSON 200/1
  • RYAN MOORE 125/1
  • CAMILO VILLEGAS 200/1
  • MIGUEL ANGEL JIMENEZ 150/1
  • RICHARD STERNE 80/1
  • ALEXANDER NOREN 125/1
  • JAMIE DONALDSON 100/1
  • RAFAEL CABRERA BELLO 200/1
  • JOHN SENDEN 200/1
  • SCOTT PIERCY 200/1
  • ROBERT GARRIGUS 250/1
  • BRIAN DAVIS 200/1
  • SHANE LOWRY 100/1
  • RICHIE RAMSAY 200/1
  • BEN CURTIS 200/1
  • STEWART CINK 150/1
  • THOMAS AIKEN 250/1
  • MARCEL SIEM 125/1
  • KEVIN STREELMAN 200/1
  • BUD CAULEY 300/1
  • DARREN CLARKE 300/1
  • VIJAY SINGH 250/1
  • JOSH TEATER 300/1
  • MICHAEL THOMPSON 300/1
  • HIDEKI MATSUYAMA 200/1
  • DAVID LYNN 200/1
  • DANNY WILLETT 250/1
  • LUKE GUTHRIE 250/1
  • THONGCHAI JAIDEE 250/1
  • JOHN HUH 250/1
  • D.A. POINTS 300/1
  • Y.E. YANG 300/1
  • LUCAS GLOVER 250/1
  • JUSTIN LEONARD 250/1
  • KIRADECH APHIBARNRAT 300/1
  • MARCUS FRASER 300/1
  • SCOTT BROWN 500/1
  • JOHNSON WAGNER 250/1
  • FRED COUPLES 200/1
  • TOM LEHMAN 300/1
  • THAWORN WIRATCHANT 500/1
  • TOM WATSON 500/1
  • DAVID DUVAL 1000/1
  • TODD HAMILTON 1000/1
  • HIROYUKI FUJITA 1000/1
  • STEVEN FOX 2000/1
  • FIELD (all others) 10/1
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