LYTHAM ST ANNES, ENGLAND - JULY 22: Ernie Els of South Africa reacts to a birdie putt on the 18th green during the final round of the 141st Open Championship at Royal Lytham & St. Annes Golf Club on July 22, 2012 in Lytham St Annes, England. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

2012 British Open: Ernie Els Wins As Adam Scott Crumbles Down The Stretch

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British Open Highlights 2012: Tiger Woods Proves He Still Has Plenty Left

The fourth round of the 2012 British Open contained far more thrills than was perhaps expected for most of the day on Sunday. Adam Scott fell apart over the final four holes when his first career Major win had seemed all but sewn up. In the end, of course, Scott bogeyed four straight to give the title to Ernie Els. But also taking a big part in the conversation was Tiger Woods.

Woods played with renewed passion over the course of the tournament, including vintage spectacular shots like this:

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Woods managed to finish in a tie for third place, but was unable to close the gap in the final round. Still, Woods proved he is far from done and had a much easier time in the tournament than did Phil Mickelson, who came up well short in his latest attempt at his first Open Championship crown and in fact missed the cut following the second round by a full eight strokes.

Tiger displayed flashes of the brilliance to which his fans are accustomed. Shots like this give the distinct impression that his 15th Major win may eventually come:

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Fans now have renewed hope that there will be a lot more time to cheer for the continued success of Tiger Woods.

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2012 British Open Prize Money: Ernie Els Earns Over $1.4 Million, Tiger Woods Nearly $480K

It wasn't the greatest of final rounds for Tiger Woods, but it was more than enough to earn a top five finish. Woods finished tied with third at the British Open with Brant Snedeker, with each of them earning $479,992 for his efforts. Ernie Els managed $1.45 million by winning the 2012 Open. Adam Scott ended up pulling around $839,000 (although he has to be disappointed at not earning the overall prize). Luke Donald and Graeme McDowell picked up $314,617 each after finishing in a tie for fifth.

Golfers in the Los Angeles region performed fairly well at the British Open this year. Hunter Mahan finished in a tie for 19th and managed earnings of around $81,881. Rickie Fowler earned $48,672 after finishing in a tie for 31st. John Huh missed the cut and didn't earn anything for his efforts.

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2012 British Open, Results: Ernie Els Claims Title As Adam Scott Falters

An impressive birdie putt on the 72 hole by South African Ernie Els set up the drama at the 2012 Open Championship at Royal Lytham & St Anne's as Adam Scott was looking to hang on to his big lead down the stretch. But thanks to a complete collapse by Scott over his last four holes, Els would claim his second Open title, and fourth major of his career.

Els fired a final round of 2-under 68 on a day that red numbers were hard to come by, though his birdie putt on 18 was looking like it would matter not as Adam Scott was well ahead of the field. But with bogies on his last four holes, including missing a par putt on the18th to force a playoff with Els, Scott would have to settle for a very unsatisfactory second place. He finished with a round of 5-over 75 on Sunday.

Tiger Woods also struggled mightliy on Sunday, dropping a number of shots including a triple-bogey on the 6th. Still, Tiger would finish tied for third with Brandt Snedeker after a 3-over 73

Els, 42, has now won a major in three different decades.

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2012 British Open Odds: Adam Scott, Graeme McDowell, Tiger Woods Are Favorites

Tiger Woods may be five strokes off the lead heading into the final round of the 2012 British Open, but he remains a better choice to win than a player who is currently only four strokes off the pace.

The fourth and final round of the Open Championship takes place on Sunday. Adam Scott is the odds-on favorite to win, as he enters the final day at 11-under, four strokes ahead of Graeme McDowell and Brandt Snedeker. Woods is currently at 6-under and has 5/1 odds to win. We will see who prevails in just 18 more holes.

Here are the current odds to win the 2012 British Open.

Adam Scott 2/3
Graeme McDowell 4/1
Tiger Woods 5/1
Brandt Snedeker 12/1
Ernie Els 22/1
Zach Johnson 25/1
Thorbjorn Olesen 66/1
Bubba Watson 100/1
Louis Oosthuizen 100/1
Matt Kuchar 125/1
Padraig Harrington 125/1
Thomas Aiken 150/1
Dustin Johnson 200/1
Jason Dufner 200/1
Luke Donald 200/1
Kyle Stanley 250/1
Mark Calcavecchia 500/1

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British Open 2012: Tee Times And Pairings For Sunday

On Sunday, the 2012 British Open will proceed to its final round. Tiger Woods has been playing like he has something to prove all year and he will head into the fourth round five strokes off the pace. The table seems set for another classic come-from-behind win for Tiger, but are his storybook days over? We're about to find out.

Adam Scott will enter the day as the overall leader, at 11-under. He holds a four-stroke lead over second-place sitters Graeme McDowell and American Brandt Snedeker, who slipped from the top of the heap during the third round of play on Saturday. The action will begin late Saturday night for those of us on the West Coast, but will continue through the wee hours and into Sunday afternoon.

Here are the full tee times and pairings for Sunday's fourth round. All times are Pacific.

11:20 a.m.: Martin Laird
11:30 a.m.: John Daly, Tom Watson
11:40 a.m.: Jeev Milkha Singh, Rafael Cabrera-Bello
11:50 a.m.: Charles Howell III, Ross Fisher
12:00 a.m.: Chad Campbell, Andres Romero
12:10 a.m.: Lee Slattery, John Senden
12:20 a.m.: Warren Bennett, Aaron Baddeley
12:30 a.m.: Juvic Pagunsan, Retief Goosen
12:40 a.m.: Bob Estes, Richard Sterne
12:55 a.m.: Rory McIlroy, Fredrik Jacobson
1:05 a.m.: Brendan Jones, Ted Potter Jr
1:15 a.m.: Thongchai Jaidee, Yoshinori Fujimoto
1:25 a.m.: Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano, Nicolas Colsaerts
1:35 a.m.: Pablo Larrazabal, KJ Choi
1:45 a.m.: Sang-Moon Bae, Adilson Da Silva
1:55 a.m.: Lee Westwood, Toshinori Muto
2:05 a.m.: Geoff Ogilvy, Miguel Angel Jimenez
2:15 a.m.: Ian Poulter, Greg Owen
2:30 a.m.: Branden Grace, Jim Furyk
2:40 a.m.: Rafa Echenique, Troy Matteson
2:50 a.m.: Gary Woodland, Rickie Fowler
3:00 a.m.: Paul Lawrie, Carl Pettersson
3:10 a.m.: Simon Dyson, Garth Mulroy
3:20 a.m.: Jamie Donaldson, Dale Whitnell
3:30 a.m.: Francesco Molinari, Harris English
3:40 a.m.: Padraig Harrington, Joost Luiten
3:55 a.m.: Steve Stricker, Peter Hanson
4:05 a.m.: Thomas Bjorn, Hunter Mahan
4:15 a.m.: Alexander Noren, Justin Hicks
4:25 a.m.: Matthew Baldwin, Keegan Bradley
4:35 a.m.: Steven Alker, James Morrison
4:45 a.m.: Greg Chalmers, Simon Khan
4:55 a.m.: Anirban Lahiri, Nick Watney
5:05 a.m.: Vijay Singh, Jason Dufner
5:20 a.m.: Luke Donald, Kyle Stanley
5:30 a.m.: Dustin Johnson, Matt Kuchar
5:40 a.m.: Mark Calcavecchia, Louis Oosthuizen
5:50 a.m.: Bubba Watson, Thomas Aiken
6:00 a.m.: Bill Haas, Thorbjorn Olesen
6:10 a.m.: Ernie Els, Zach Johnson
6:20 a.m.: Tiger Woods, Brandt Snedeker
6:30 a.m.: Graeme McDowell, Adam Scott

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2012 British Open: TV Coverage, Streaming, Live Updates And More

Adam Scott will head into the final round of the 2012 British Open with a four-stroke lead. Graeme McDowell and Brandt Snedeker have some ground to cover, as does Tiger Woods, but the fourth round should still be plenty interesting. Who will emerge as this year's champion?

The fourth round of play will actually begin teeing off at around 11 p.m. PT on Saturday night, but the television coverage will begin at 3 a.m. PT on Sunday morning on ESPN. Early live coverage will be shown on ESPN until 10:30 a.m. PT.

At 12:00 p.m. PT, the end of play will be televised nationally on ABC and continue until a winner has been crowned.

You can watch live streaming coverage via WatchESPN, AKA ESPN3.

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2012 British Open: Scores And Results For Saturday

Round 3 of the 2012 British Open is in the books, and Saturday's action set the stage for an exciting final round. Adam Scott is the new leader after shooting a 68, he stands at 11-under overall. Brandt Snedeker followed his excellent 64 in Round 2 with a not-so-excellent 73, leaving him tied for second place with Graeme McDowell, both at 7-under. Behind them sits Tiger Woods, the odds-on favorite for the tournament. He shot an even par 70 and is 6-under through three rounds.

Golfers with local connections have had some mixed results. Murrieta's Rickie Fowler and Orange's Hunter Mahan both shot an even par, leaving Fowler 3-over and in 43rd place and Mahan 1-over in 25th place.

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2012 British Open Leaderboard: Tiger Woods Holding Strong In Third Round

Tiger Woods has made a spot for himself near the top of the leaderboard for the 2012 British Open throughout the week, and he's playing well on Saturday yet again. Woods, who entered the day in third place at -6 overall, bogeyed holes one and three in the early going, but a mid-round rally helped bring him to -1 through 14 holes.

Adam Scott currently leads the field at -11. He was at three-under-par through 11 holes, although a bogey on 13 has been the lone bad spot of the day. Brandt Snedeker, who led the field after two rounds, has not been good on Saturday and is currently at +5 with just four holes left to play. He sits at -5 overall at the Open Championship.

Rory McIlroy continued to struggle and is out of the running with another poor round. He shot a 73 (+3) on Saturday, dropping him to +5 overall. Phil Mickelson was cut on Friday and is no longer playing.

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2012 British Open: Tee Times And Pairings For Saturday

The cut has been made and the championship rounds are about to get underway at the 2012 British Open in Lancashire. It's already been a wild one. Phil Mickelson fell well short of his attempt to finally win a British Open, as he missed Saturday's cut by a whopping eight strokes.

Meanwhile, U.S. player Brandt Snedeker had a masterful second round on Friday to take him to 10-under in the tournament. Nipping at Sndedeker's heels is Adam Scott, who sits at 9-under. He will enter the third round as the leader. Never to be counted out is superstar Tiger Woods, who is just four strokes off the pace, at 6-under and alone in third place.

The third round will begin bright and early -- or more accurately, while it is still quite dark here on the West Coast.Here are the tee times and pairings for Saturday. All times are Pacific.

12:10 a.m.: Joost Luiten
12:20 a.m.: Tom Watson, Lee Westwood
12:30 a.m.: Chad Campbell, John Daly
12:40 a.m.: Adilson Da Silva, Rickie Fowler
12:50 a.m.: Keegan Bradley, SM Bae
1:00 a.m.: Ross Fisher, KJ Choi
1:10 a.m.: Gary Woodland, Charles Howell III
1:20 a.m.: Pablo Larrazabal, Juvic Pagunsan
1:30 a.m.: Brendan Jones, Troy Matteson
1:45 a.m.: Aaron Baddeley, Vijay Singh
1:55 a.m.: Rafa Echenique, Matthew Baldwin
2:05 a.m.: Justin Hicks, Alexander Noren
2:15 a.m.: Fredrik Jacobson, Jim Furyk
2:25 a.m.: Padraig Harrington, Rory McIlroy
2:35 a.m.: Nicolas Colsaerts, Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano
2:45 a.m.: Harris English, Branden Grace
2:55 a.m.: Richard Sterne, Greg Owen
3:05 a.m.: Warren Bennett, Dustin Johnson
3:20 a.m.: Yoshinori Fuhimoto, Nick Watney
3:30 a.m.: Rafael Cabrera-Bello, Jeev Milkha Singh
3:40 a.m.: Francesco Molinari, John Senden
3:50 a.m.: Hunter Mahan, Lee Slattery
4:00 a.m.: Bob Estes, Dale Whitnell
4:10 a.m.: Bubba Watson, Ian Poulter
4:20 a.m.: Jamie Donalson, Miguel Angel Jimenez
4:30 a.m.: Thongchai Jaidee, Garth Mulroy
4:45 a.m.: Anirban Lahiri, Ted Potter Jr.
4:55 a.m.: Retief Goosen, Geoff Ogilvy
5:05 a.m.: Louis Oosthuizen, Martin Laird
5:15 a.m.: Thomas Bjorn, Zach Johnson
5:25 a.m.: Bill Haas, Kyle Stanley
5:35 a.m.: Simon Khan, Greg Chalmers
5:45 a.m.: Mark Calcavecchia, Andres Romero
5:55 a.m.: Peter Hanson, Toshinori Muto
6:10 a.m.: Simon Dyson, Carl Petterson
6:20 a.m.: James Morrison, Steve Stricker
6:30 a.m.: Luke Donald, Steven Alker
6:40 a.m.: Ernie Els, Thomas Aiken
6:50 a.m.: Jason Dufner, Graeme McDowell
7:00 a.m.: Matt Kuchar, Paul Lawrie
7:10 a.m.: Thorbjorn Olesen, Tiger Woods
7:20 a.m.: Adam Scott, Brandt Snedeker

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2012 British Open: TV Coverage, How To Watch Online And More

Those of you on the West Coast who wish to watch the third round of the 2012 British Open as it happens: I hope you have plenty of coffee on hand. As the third round tees off, Brandt Snedeker will attempt to add to -- or at the very least maintain -- his lead over the field. Tiger Woods is not far behind and the action will only be heating up in the final two rounds of play.

Round 3 will tee off at 12:10 a.m. PT in England. The TV coverage will be bright and early for American viewers at 4 a.m. PT joining the round live in progress. The R&A sends out the entire field all at once, rather than staggering the golfers on the front and back nine, providing a long day of coverage.

The third round will also be available online through multiple live streaming options. ESPN3 will show footage from Round 3 beginning at 2 a.m. PT and then mirror the live coverage on ESPN at 4 a.m. PT. ESPN3 will show holes No. 1 through No. 18 in their entirety beginning at 4 a.m. PT.

TheOpen.com will also provide streaming of the third round via livestream.com starting at 2 a.m. PT.

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2012 British Open Leaderboard: Adam Scott, Tiger Woods Near The Top

The 2012 British Open saw its second round of action come and go on Friday, and there were plenty of big stories developing throughout. The current leader at -10 is American golfer Brandt Snedeker, who shot six-under-par on Friday.

Adam Scott is currently in second place at -9 through 36 holes. Tiger Woods is a couple of strokes behind him at -6 following another strong day of play. Woods shot three-under in the second round, just as he did in the first. Thorbjorn Olesen sits in fourth place at five-under.

Rory McIlroy did not play well after a strong first round, and he now sits at +2 overall for the tournament. Phil Mickelson struggled mightily yet again (+11 through 36 holes), and he missed the cut of +3 by a wide margin.

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2012 British Open, Leaderboard Update: Brandt Snedeker Leads, Tiger Woods On The Prowl

Low scores are the name of the game at the 2012 British Open at Royal Lytham & St. Annes, and it was a pair of young guns leading the charge as Brandt Snedeker and Adam Scott have vaulted atop the leaderboard on Friday.

Snedeker stole the show in the second round, firing a 6-under 64 to vault atop the leaderboard at 10-under for the week. He is now tied with Nick Faldo for the lowest 36-hole score ever at the Open. As for Scott, he used a second round 67 to leave him just one shot off the pace at 9-under in solo second.

Then there was Tiger Woods, who after a second straight round of 3-under 67 finds himself in solo third at 6-under. Tiger birdied three of his last four holes included a chip in from a greenside bunker on the 18th.

Paul Lawrie and Graeme McDowell headline a large group at 4-under for the week, while former champion Ernie Els is 3-under for the week. Phil Mickelson never got anything going, missing the cut at 10-over par.

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British Open 2012 Odds: Tiger Woods With Short Odds, Probably Not A Good Bet

Tiger Woods had a solid round of golf in the first round of the 2012 British Open. It's no surprise that he still remains the favorite to win the Open Championship. But his odds are really short at 4 to 1.

Honestly, it just doesn't feel like a good bet to take Woods here. Look, if you like Tiger, that's fine, but you're telling me that in 20% of all scenarios at this tournament, Woods is the one who would end up on top? The math doesn't seem to work out here unless you're really high on his chances and truly believe Tiger is Tiger again. It's a very difficult risk to take, considering there are probably better value bets out there.

Among other Los Angeles golfers, Hunter Mahan posts 60 to 1 odds where he currently stands at even-par, Rickie Fowler has 80 to 1 odds now that he stands at +1, and John Huh has 500 to 1 odds after falling behind the pack at +5. No real strong bets anywhere there, but still worth taking a look at over a 4 to 1 bet with Tiger.

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British Open 2012: TV Coverage, Streaming, Live Updates And More

The second round of the British Open gets started late in the night, and Tiger Woods is ready to try and take control of the leaderboard. Woods currently stands at three-under going into the weekend, only behind clubhouse leader Adam Scott by three strokes.

Here's how to keep up with the 2012 British Open this Friday.

TV Coverage: You can start with ESPN and stick with the Worldwide Leader for all your coverage of the Open, as they start on the Pacific Coast at 1:30 a.m., and run it all the way to noon PT.

Online Coverage: Coverage straight from Britain is available online, as the BBC.com will have a lot of coverage through the day. If your cable or satellite provider has the service, you can also use ESPN3, which should also have an available replay if you have no DVR on your TV.

Live updates: If you're on the go and have no time to watch the Open as it unfolds, download the official 2012 Open Championship app for your iPhone, iPad or Android device to get more mobile coverage of the event. There's also the Open Championship scoreboard that provides you with all the latest scoring updates from across the isle.

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The Open Championship 2012, First Round Scores: Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy, Bubba Watson Chasing Adam Scott

As play got underway at the 2012 Open Championship at Royal Lytham & St. Annes, the weather was very advantageous for the morning group, and a bit more troublesome for the afternoon. Though despite the best efforts from the rest of the field Adam Scott's 6-under 64 is yet to be touched, remaining atop the leaderboard as guys like Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy positioned themselves for the weekend.

Scott's lead remains just a single shot as Zach Johnson, Scotsman Paul Lawrie and German Nicolas Colsaerts all fired 5-under 65's to remain tied in second place. Brandt Snedeker is the lone man at 4-under after a bogey-free 66, while Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy, Bubba Watson, Graeme McDowell, Ernie Els, Steve Stricker, and two others fired opening round 67's to sit at 3-under.

On the other side of the coin there were some notable players who struggled in round one. Sergio Garcia, who played with Woods on Thursday, fired a 2-over 72, while Phil Mickelson's and Lee Westwood's carded rounds of 3-over 73.

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British Open 2012, Leaderboard Update: Adam Scott Fires Opening Round 64, Tiger Woods Solid With 67

As play got underway on Thursday at the 2012 Open Championship, scoring conditions were perfect after a light overnight rain and stagnent winds at Royal Lytham & St. Annes. Many golfers took advantage of their early draw, including Tiger Woods and current tournament leader Adam Scott.

Scott, the Australian native, came close to an opening round major championship scoring record before finishing with a 6-under 64, tying the lowest score shot ever at Royal Lytham.

After the round Scott had this to say about the conditions and his mindset this week:

"It's nice just to take advantage of the calm conditions today,'' Scott said. "It was surprising but very pleasing to go out and play some solid golf. It's what I haven't done the first rounds of the majors this year, and that was my goal here, really, starting the week was to play today like it was Sunday and there was no tomorrow."

As you may recall, Scott now has Tiger Woods' former caddy Steve Williams on the bag.

As for Tiger Woods, he came out of the gate red hot, firing four birdies in his first seven holes on the day. He would eventually finish with a 3-under 67, three shots behind Scott.

Woods was on point off the tee and with his iron play, missing just one fairway while hitting 15 of 18 greens. But like it's been this season, Tiger needed 30 putts on the day. Here is what he had to say about the soft conditions after his round:

"It was pretty soft,'' he said. "The wind wasn't blowing, and we're backing golf balls up. That's something we just don't see. On the first hole is a perfect indication; I hit a 5 iron straight at it, and it rolled out 8 feet. I can't remember the last time it does that on links golf course.

As for the other competitors, Paul Lawrie and Zach Johnson each fired an opening round 65 to sit just one shot behind Adam Scott. Bubba Watson, Ernie Els, Graeme McDowell and Kegan Bradley all fired 67's to remain tied with Woods.

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The Open Championship 2012: Tee Times, Pairings For Friday

As the 2012 Open Championship is set to get underway at Royal Lytham & St. Annes in Lytham St. Annes England, the field is chomping to get their major championship dreams underway.

One of the most important factors at any Open Championship is the weather, and luckily for the players the threat of some rain has been reduced significantly from earlier in the week, and any wet weather may happen before the tourney even starts.

"This course does dry extremely quickly, I'm delighted to say," Royal & Ancient chief executive Peter Dawson said Wednesday afternoon. "The weather forecast we have is that whatever rain we're going to get overnight tonight will stop around 4 a.m., and then the forecast is dry for the rest of the championship."

As for the tee times, the player's will be teeing off very early in the morning here in the States. Some notable pairings include Tiger Woods, Justin Rose and Sergio Garcia teeing off at 4:42 a.m. ET, while Rory McIlroy tees off later with former champ Louis Oosthuizen and Keegan Bradley at 9:21 p.m. ET. Luke Donald, Phil Mickelson and Geoff Ogilvy tee off at 9:43 a.m. ET.

All times ET.

1:30 a.m.: Barry Lane, James Driscoll, Garth Mulroy
1:41 a.m.: Matthew Baldwin, Adilson Da Silva, Tadahiro Takayama
1:52 a.m.: Rafael Echenique, Kodai Ichihara, John Huh
2:03 a.m.: Sandy Lyle, Todd Hamilton, Mark Calcavecchia
2:14 a.m.: Alejandro Canizares, Jeev Milkha Singh, Greg Chalmers
2:25 a.m.: John Daly, Chad Campbell, Michael Hoey
2:36 a.m.: Thongchai Jaidee, Justin Leonard, Simon Khan
2:47 a.m.: David Duval, Raphael Jacquelin, Miguel Angel Jimenez
2:58 a.m.: Stephen Ames, Robert Rock, Kyle Stanley
3:09 a.m.: Stewart Cink, Rafael Cabrera-Bello, Johnson Wagner
3:20 a.m.: Jamie Donaldson, Bill Haas, Y.E. Yang
3:31 a.m.: Davis Love III, Tim Clark, Paul Lawrie
3:42 a.m.: Adam Scott, Alan Dunbar (A), Matt Kuchar
3:58 a.m.: Vijay Singh, Nick Watney, Ian Poulter
4:09 a.m.: Darren Clarke, Ernie Els, Zach Johnson
4:20 a.m.: Lee Westwood, Yoshinori Fujimoto, Bubba Watson
4:31 a.m.: Dustin Johnson, Graeme McDowell, Hiroyuki Fujita
4:42 a.m.: Tiger Woods, Justin Rose, Sergio Garcia
4:53 a.m.: Ryo Ishikawa, Martin Kaymer, Tom Watson
5:04 a.m.: Thomas Bjorn, Aaron Baddeley, Charl Schwartzel
5:15 a.m.: Jason Dufner, Martin Laird, Kevin Na
5:26 a.m.: James Morrison, Daniel Chopra, Joost Luiten
5:37 a.m.: Thorbjorn Olesen, Troy Matteson, Thomas Aiken
5:48 a.m.: Brad Kennedy, Mardan Mamat, Steven Tiley
5:59 a.m.: Warren Bennett, Aaron Townsend, Grant Veenstra
6:10 a.m.: Dale Whitnell, Sam Walker, Elliot Saltman
6:31 a.m.: Bob Estes, Steven O'Hara, Brendan Jones
6:42 a.m.: Juvic Pagunsan, Scott Pinckney, Nicholas Cullen
6:53 a.m.: Steven Alker, Lee Slattery, Russ Cochran
7:04 a.m.: Tom Lehman, Pablo Larrazabal, Greg Owen
7:15 a.m.: Marcel Siem, George Coetzee, Chez Reavie
7:26 a.m.: Marcus Fraser, Lucas Glover, Gregory Havret
7:37 a.m.: Charles Howell III, Paul Broadhurst, Richard Sterne
7:48 a.m.: Carl Pettersson, K.T. Kim, Gary Woodland
7:59 a.m.: Ben Curtis, Paul Casey, Trevor Immelman
8:10 a.m.: Richard Finch, Mark Wilson, Branden Grace
8:21 a.m.: Harris English, Simon Dyson, Gonzalo Fdez-Castano
8:32 a.m.: Angel Cabrera, K.J. Choi, Ross Fisher
8:43 a.m.: Jonathan Byrd, Sang-Moon Bae, Alvaro Quiros
8:59 a.m.: Nicolas Colsaerts, Hunter Mahan, John Senden
9:10 a.m.: Bo Van Pelt, Francesco Molinari, Toshinori Muto
9:21 a.m.: Rory McIlroy, Louis Oosthuizen, Keegan Bradley
9:32 a.m.: Rickie Fowler, Padraig Harrington, Manuel Trappel (A)
9:43 a.m.: Luke Donald, Phil Mickelson, Geoff Ogilvy
9:54 a.m.: Steve Stricker, Toru Taniguchi, Anders Hansen
10:05 a.m.: Peter Hanson, Retief Goosen, Robert Allenby
10:16 a.m.: Jim Furyk, Koumei Oda, Fredrik Jacobson
10:27 a.m.: Marc Leishman, Brandt Snedeker, Alexander Noren
10:38 a.m.: Andres Romero, Jbe Kruger, Richie Ramsay
10:49 a.m.: Ted Potter Jr., Ian Keenan, Andrew Georgiou
11 a.m.: Troy Kelly, Morten Orum Madsen, Anirban Lahiri
11:11 a.m.: Prayad Marksaeng, Justin Hicks, Ashley Hall

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2012 British Open Odds: Tiger Woods Favored, But Probably Not A Good Bet

Tiger Woods is a decent golfer again, meaning there's a distinct possibility he could win major tournaments. Which means everyone bets on him, which means he's the favorite to win the 2012 British Open. Hey, I'm just telling you how these things work.

According to whatever sportsbook you frequent, there's a good chance you've got pretty low odds for Woods regardless of which book you're betting at. Woods currently possesses odds of 7.5 to 1 from JustBet Sportsbook, 7.75 to 1 from 5Dimes, and 8 to 1 from Bovada. He's the big favorite according to everyone.

However, these odds are all extremely low for a golfer who hasn't won The Open since 2006. Woods hasn't had a top ten finish since his last victory, finishing in a tie for 12th, 23rd, missing the cut once, and not playing two other times. This isn't the type of performance you're particularly keen on banking on in terms of an overwhelming favorite, particularly considering the overall lack of success at the event.

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British Open 2012: TV Schedule, How To Watch Online And More

With the 2012 Open Championship just a few hours away, there are lots of different ways to take in all the action this year from Royal Lytham and St. Annes, and stay up to date with your favorite players as they move up and down the leaderboard.

Below is all you need to know to watch some golf on Thursday, but remember, all times are ET.

TV Coverage:

ESPN will anchor television coverage on Thursday starting at 5:00 a.m. ET and running all the way until 3:00 p.m. ET. If you don't feel like getting up that early, make sure to set your DVR!

Online Coverage:

BBC.com will have online action throughout the day, as will ESPN3 you can also download the official 2012 Open Championship app for you iphone, ipad or android device.

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The Open Championship 2012, Odds: Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson Favored

As the 2012 Open Championship returns to Royal Lytham and St. Annes in Lancashire on Thursday, oddsmakers have been busy getting the lines right before the first tee time this year for bettors the world over can enjoy.

14-time major champion and only three-time winner on the PGA Tour so far this season Tiger Woods is the odds on favorite at 8 to 1, though hasn't won the Open since 2006. Northern Irishman Rory McIlroy is next in line at 11 to 1, followed by Lee Westwood at 12 to 1 and Luke Donald 15 to 1. Phil Mickelson is at 30 to 1 odds, while Adam Scott is at 40 to 1.

Below is a full list of notable odds as well as some other bets you can make this year:

  • Tiger Woods: 8 to 1
  • Rory McIlroy: 11 to 1
  • Lee Westwood: 12 to 1
  • Luke Donald: 15 to 1
  • Padraig Harrington: 20 to 1
  • Justin Rose: 25 to 1
  • Phil Mickelson: 30 to 1
  • Sergio Garcia: 30 to 1
  • Graeme McDowell: 30 to 1
  • Francesco Molinari: 30 to 1
  • Adam Scott: 40 to 1

Winning Score will be:

Over/Under 274.5

Lowest round by any golfer?
Over/Under 65

Over/Under Finish Position:
Tiger Woods: 16.5 place
Lee Westwood: 18.5 place
Luke Donald: 21.5 place
Rory McIlroy: 22.5 place
Justin Rose: 26.5 place
Sergio Garcia: 31.5 place
Phil Mickelson: 39.5 place

Odds to Make the Cut?
Lee Westwood: 83% chance ($510 wins $100)
Tiger Woods: 82% chance ($500 wins $100)
Luke Donald: 81% chance ($490 wins $100)
Rory McIlroy: 80% chance ($480 wins $100)
Phil Mickelson: 75% ($350 wins $100)
John Daly: 44% chance ($100 wins $115)
Tom Watson: 35% chance ($100 wins $175)

Who will finish with better score?
Lee Westwood: 50% chance ($100 wins $100)
Tiger Woods: 50% chance ($100 wins $100)

Champion will be from:
USA: 33%
Great Britain/Ireland: 30%
Rest of World: 21%
Continental Europe: 16%

Will the Champion win by 4 shots or more?
If yes, $100 wins $350

Will there be a hole in one by any golfer?
Yes: 50% chance ($100 wins $100)
No: 50% chance ($100 wins $100)

Will the Champion win by 4 shots or more?
If yes, $100 wins $350

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2012 British Open: Tee Times Revealed

Tiger Woods will have quite the competitive company after the British Open revealed the tee times and groups for the 141st edition of the tournament.

Woods will be joined by 9th ranked Englishman Justin Rose and 23rd ranked Spaniard Sergio Garcia in what is probably the highest caliber group of the entire tournament. The three golfers will tee off at 9:42 PDT. Woods has won three Open championships and both Rose and Garcia are seeking their first Major title.

Fellow Los Angeles area golfers John Huh tees off at 6:52, Hunter Mahan tees off at 1:59 p.m. and Rickie Fowler tees off at 2:32 p.m.

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2012 British Open: Tiger Woods Tries To Win Elusive 15th Major

Can Tiger Woods win his 15th major at he British Open at Royal Lytham?

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