Bookmaker William Hill make Bubba Watson 33/1 to win the Open Championship following his play-off victory at the US Masters.
Watson was a pre-tournament 40/1 outsider with William Hill
and his victory on Sunday was great news for the bookies after a number of well fancied runners failed to deliver at the tournament.
The American is now a 33/1 shot to win the Open Championship later this year, for which Tiger Woods is the 6/1 favourite.
Hill’s spokesman Rupert Adams told Bettingpro.com: “Bubba was a fantastic result for the bookies, although he is a very fine golfer, not many believed that his game could hold up at Augusta for the full four days.”
Woods was particularly disappointing this week and he is now 1/4 to fail to win a major in 2012, while Rory Mcllroy is also a 1/4 shot to fail to win a major this year. Luke Donald is 1/12 to fail, with Lee Westwood 1/16.
Adams added: “Westwood, Wood, Mcllroy and Donald are the best backed players at every major, next time one wins we are likely to be on the end of a million-pound payout.”
Latest William Hill Odds:
Tiger Woods Majors 2012: 1/4 None, 12/5 One, 20/1 Two, 66/1 Three
Lee Westwood Majors Wins 2012: 1/16 None, 9/2 One, 40/1 Two, 200/1 Three
Rory Mcllroy Major Wins 2012: 1/4 None, 5/2 One, 16/1 Two, 66/1 Three
Luke Donald Major Wins 2012: 1/12 None, 4/1 One, 40/1 Two, 150/1 Three
European Major Wins 2012: 5/2 None, 1/1 One, 11/5 Two, 9/1 Three
The Open Championship 2012: 6/1 Tiger Woods, 8/1 Rory Mcllroy, 12/1 Lee Westwood, 14/1 Luke Donald, 20/1 Martin Kaymer, 20/1 Phil Mickelson, 20/1 Dustin Johnson, 25/1 Sergio Garcia, 33/1 Steve Stricker, 33/1 Graham McDowell, 33/1 Charl Schwartzel, 33/1 Padraig Harrington, 33/1 Bubba Watson, 33/1 Adam Scott, 33/1 Louis Oosthuizen, 40/1 Bar