British Open Golf Odds Preview

British Open golf odds come around once a year and this year the sports book action will as fast and furious as it's ever been.

Nestled between the US Open and the PGA Championship British Open betting has come to symbolize through the years what many sports fans would call the biggest event in golf. And there is no way to better maximize the experience than by playing the British Open golf odds.

British Open golf odds are available nearly year round from at least one sports book source or another, but they're really only credible in the run up to the only European-based Major. When the British Open betting gets underway on the weekend of the third Friday in July, there will be several favorites on the British Open golf odds leader board. As with any golf event the world's number one player Tiger Woods will be the easy leader in the British Open betting odds.

Woods is coming off a major knee surgery and has played well –by normal standards- but his recent play at the US Open has some people doubting he's in shape to win yet another British Open golf odds title. Be that as it may he's still the early favorite in the British Open golf odds.

The British Open golf odds will be celebrating their 150th birthday this year and so this year's British Open betting should be even more special than normal. Hosted by the Turnberry Course in South Aryshire, Scotland the event will return back to the birth place of the game. The last time Turnberry played host to the British Open golf odds was 1994 and for many of the competitors in the British Open golf odds, this will be the first time they've played a competitive event here.

The course doesn't play all that long, but as with any British Open golf odds weather (wind and rain) will be a constant factor as will the submarine bunkers dotting the links layout. The links style of play that defines the British Open odds always places a premium on accuracy and iron play. Unlike many of the American events that feature monster fairways, the British Open golf odds are won with mid to short irons and pinpoint accuracy.

With a purse of $8.3 million there is also plenty of incentive for players to do well in the British Open odds. While most players would play in this event for free because of its prestige, it doesn't hurt that the British Open odds is also largest purse in golf. The British Open betting 2009 should be one to remember.