In towns that host the Open Championship, Ladbrokes betting houses are like Starbucks coffee shops. You can barely walk a block without bumping into one. In next month's Open Championship at Royal Birkdale - the first major without Tiger Woods since 1996 - Ladbrokes gives Els the best shot at winning the title. Els, the 2002 champ from Muirfield, is listed at 12 to 1 while Sergio Garcia, last year's runner up at Carnoustie, is listed at 14 to 1. Here are a few more odds in the long running tradition of legal sports gambling in the United Kingdom.
E Els 12/1S Garcia 14/1P Harrington 16/1P Mickelson 16/1G Ogilvy 20/1J Rose 20/1L Westwood 20/1V Singh 20/1A Scott 25/1J Furyk 25/1R Goosen 25/1L Donald 33/1R Karlsson 33/1M Kaymer 40/1P Casey 40/1S Cink 40/1T Immelman 40/1A Romero 50/1H Stenson 50/1