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British Open Odds: Jordan Spieth Favorite to Win at St. Andrews

Photo: AP Photo/Peter Morrison

United States' Jordan Spieth smiles during a news conference ahead of a practice round at the British Open Golf Championship at the Old Course, St. Andrews, Scotland, Wednesday, July 15, 2015. (AP Photo/Peter

Jordan Spieth has finished in the Top 10 in 11 of the 18 tournaments he has entered this year and has won four of them outright. Spieth can win his fifth tournament of the year and his third major of the year with a win as the betting favorite in the British Open this week.

It has been a dream season for Spieth so far, and it still has room to become even greater with the British Open and the PGA Championship still on the docket. At just 21 years old, Spieth shows unbelievable poise and consistency and appears to be a reliable favorite every time that he takes to the course. Bettors that expect Spieth to win his third straight major championship over the weekend can bet him at 9/2 odds at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com.

Spieth was able to edge out Dustin Johnson (11/1 to win the Open Championship) and Louis Oosthuizen (22/1) by one stroke en route to his win in the US Open. Like Spieth, Dustin Johnson has been a model of consistency with seven Top 10 finishes in 14 tournaments this season, but he will need to bring his best to take that next step and turn these high finishes into wins. Oosthuizen is a former champion at the British Open, having won this tournament back in 2010.

Rickie Fowler finished in the top five in all four major tournaments last season, but he hasn't fared quite so well in 2015. Fowler finished 12th at the Masters and missed the cut at the US Open. Still, with his win at the PLAYERS Championship with a 12-under par in May, Fowler showed that he can still come out on top when he is on his game. He could be a good boom-or-bust option for backers at 16/1 odds.

Also in the mix to win the tournament this weekend are Justin Rose 18/1, Adam Scott 20/1, Henrik Stenson 20/1, Tiger Woods 25/1, Jason Day 28/1, and Phil Mickelson (33/1). Woods hasn't cracked the Top 15 in any of his tournament appearances this season, but bettors are still waiting for the 14-time major winner to find his game again.

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