British Open 2018 Odds: Winner Futures for Open Championship at Carnoustie

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Tiger Woods of the United States hits his second shot on the second hole during previews to the 147th Open Championship at Carnoustie Golf Club on Monday in Carnoustie, Scotland. Harry How/Getty Images

The third golf major of the year is upon us. The British Open—otherwise known as the Open Championship (it depends on whom you ask)—at the Carnoustie Golf Links in Scotland is set to begin on Thursday.

As ESPN pointed out, heading into the tournament the story might be the recent dominance of young, American golfers, who have won the last five majors—two-time U.S. Open winner Brooks Koepka, Master champ Patrick Reed, PGA Championship winner Justin Thomas and defending British Open champ Jordan Spieth. Koepka is the oldest of that bunch at just 28 years old. Spieth—who has already won three majors at just 24 years old—credited highly competitive youth golf for the early successes of he and his U.S. comrades.

"So maybe when it took five years to transition guys into winning ten, fifteen years ago, it's taking guys five months now," Spieth told ESPN. "And therefore whether it's five times faster, ten times faster ... you're that much quicker and more well-prepared for majors. And so it's a natural transition into fearless golf at the highest level. I think that's what you're kind of seeing out of 20-something-year-olds."

Of course, we can't talk golf without talking Tiger Woods as well. A lot of the talk leading up to the start of the tournament has surrounded the slow-ish speed of the greens and the burned-out fairways that might require little to no driver off the tee—a fact that might help Woods.

"Well, there's not a lot of opportunities to hit the driver just because the ball is going to be rolling 80 yards. It's just hard to keep the ball in play," Woods told USA Today, even as other top players indicated they may use the big stick often in an effort try to garner an advantage over the field.

Woods, of course, hasn't won a major in a decade and hasn't won on the PGA Tour since 2013. But he has been playing pretty well. And while he's not considered one of the absolute favorites to win it all—World No. 1 Dustin Johnson is the favorite—Woods does have pretty short odds for someone who hasn't won in a while.

Here are the odds for the entire British Open field, via Odds Shark, which relied on the sports book Bovada:

Dustin Johnson +1200

Justin Rose +1600

Rickie Fowler +1600

Rory McIlroy +1600

Jordan Spieth +2200

Jon Rahm +2200

Tommy Fleetwood +2200

Justin Thomas +2200

Brooks Koepka +2200

Tiger Woods +2200

Henrik Stenson +2800

Sergio Garcia +2800

Alex Noren +3000

Francesco Molinari +3300

Jason Day +3300

Patrick Reed +3500

Paul Casey +4000

Tyrrell Hatton +4000

Branden Grace +4000

Marc Leishman +4500

Hideki Matsuyama +5000

Matthew Fitzpatrick +6000

Ian Poulter +6600

Phil Mickelson +6600

Russell Knox +6600

Thomas Pieters +7500

Bubba Watson +8000

Louis Oosthuizen +8000

Matt Kuchar +8000

Tony Finau +10000

Zach Johnson +10000

Thorbjorn Olesen +10000

Patrick Cantlay +10000

Emiliano Grillo +10000

Luke List +12500

Bryson DeChambeau +12500

Rafael Cabrera Bello +12500

Adam Scott +12500

Lee Westwood +12500

Haotong Li +12500

Ryan Fox +12500

Webb Simpson +12500

Matthew Southgate +12500

Andy Sullivan +15000

Brandt Snedeker +15000

Chris Wood +15000

Danny Willett +15000

Paul Dunne +15000

Shane Lowry +15000

Xander Schaufflele +15000

Brandon Stone +15000

Charley Hoffman +15000

Brian Harman +15000

Ryan Moore +15000

Eddie Pepperell +17500

Kevin Na +17500

Kiradech Aphibarnrat +20000

Padraig Harrington +20000

Byeong Hun An +20000

Charl Schwartzel +20000

Daniel Berger +20000

Martin Kaymer +20000

Dylan Frittelli +20000

Ross Fisher +20000

Russell Henley +20000

Cameron Smith +20000

Kyle Stanley +20000

Jordan Smith +22500

Peter Uihlein +25000

Julian Suri +25000

Alexander Bjork +25000

Beau Hossler +25000

Gary Woodland +25000

Jason Dufner +25000

Jimmy Walker +25000

Jorge Campillo +25000

Stewart Cink +25000

Pat Perez +25000

Michael Kim +30000

Keegan Bradley +30000

Alexander Levy +30000

Si Woo Kim +30000

Nicolas Colsaerts +30000

Retief Goosen +30000

Cameron Davis +30000

Jens Dantorp +40000

Matt Wallace +40000

Anirban Lahiri +40000

George Coetzee +40000

Kevin Chappell +40000

Kevin Kisner +40000

Ryan Armour +40000

Chesson Hadley +50000

Erik Van Rooyen +50000

Adam Hadwin +50000

Andrew Landry +50000

Austin Cook +50000

Charles Howell III +50000

Chez Reavie +50000

Brendan Steele +50000

Shubhankar Sharma +50000

Jonas Blixt +50000

Matt Jones +50000

Bronson Burgoon +50000

Brady Schnell +50000

Brett Rumford +50000

Danthai Boonma +50000

Darren Clarke +50000

Gavin Green +50000

Grant Forrest +50000

Jack Senior +50000

Jazz Janewattananond +50000

John Daly +50000

Jovan Rebula +50000

Kodai Ichihara +50000

Lin Yuxin +50000

Lucas Herbert +50000

Michael Hendry +50000

Minchel Choi +50000

Oliver Wilson +50000

Ryuko Tokimatsu +50000

Sang Hyun Park +50000

Sean Crocker +50000

Shaun Norris +50000

Shota Akiyoshi +50000

Jhonattan Vegas +75000

Scott Jamieson +75000

Bernhard Langer +75000

Sung Kang +75000

Ernie Els +75000

Marcus Kinhult +100000

Patton Kizzire +100000

Satoshi Kodaira +100000

Fabrizio Zanotti +100000

Hideto Tanihara +100000

Jason Kokrak +100000

Kelly Kraft +100000

Tom Lewis +100000

Yuta Ikeda +100000

Zander Lombard +100000

Abraham Ancer +100000

Ashton Turner +100000

Ben Curtis +100000

David Duval +100000

Haraldur Magnus +100000

James Robinson +100000

Marcus Armitage +100000

Mark Calcavecchia +100000

Masahiro Kawamura +100000

Masanori Kobayashi +100000

Miyazato Yusaku +100000

Nicolaj Hojgaard +100000

Rhys Enoch +150000

Thomas Curtis +250000

Sam Locke +250000

Sandy Lyle +250000

Todd Hamilton +250000

Tom Lehman +250000