British Open Odds: Vegas Favorites Heading Into the Final Round

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Tiger Woods has positioned himself to make a run at the Claret Jug on Sunday. | Francois Nel/Getty Images

The 2018 British Open odds heading into the final round paint a very clear picture. After three rounds full of leaderboard movement, there is now a heavy odds-on favorite entering Sunday — and it’s a player who already has an Open Championship title on his career resume.

Here is a look a the top contenders to take home the Claret Jug in 2018, according to the Vegas oddsmakers.

Odds following Round 3 courtesy of

Tiger Woods (+1200)

That’s right, Tiger is in contention going into Sunday. With his outstanding third round performance (a 5-under, 66), Woods will enter the final round trailing the leaders by four strokes. And as history has proven, there may not be a more dangerous player on Sundays than Woods.

Kevin Kisner (+600)

Kisner, who carded a bogey-free third round, has put on a clinic with his putter all week at Carnoustie. And as a result, he will enter the tournament’s final round in a three-way tie for first place at 9-under par.

Xander Schauffele (+550)

Schauffele has his sights set on his first career major championship, and he will enter the final round in a three-way tie atop the leaderboard. The talent has always been there, but being in contention in the final round of a major is unfamiliar territory for the 2017 PGA Tour Rookie of the Year.

Jordan Spieth (+140)

As you can see, Spieth, the British Open defending champion, is the heavy favorite entering the final round on Sunday. After posting a bogey-free, 6-under 65 on Saturday, the 24-year-old is now in a three-way tie for first place at 9-under. If he can close the deal on Sunday, Spieth will become the first repeat British Open champion since Pádraig Harrington won back-to-back titles in 2007 and 2008.

Other notable names to watch:

  • Francesco Molinari (+1400)
  • Rory McIlroy (+1400)
  • Tommy Fleetwood (+1800)
  • Kevin Chappell (+2200)
  • Alex Noren (+2800)
  • Zach Johnson (+3000)
  • Justin Rose (+4000)
  • Matt Kuchar (+4500)
  • Webb Simpson (+6000)
  • Tony Finau (+7500)

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