LYTHAM ST ANNES, ENGLAND - JULY 22: Ernie Els of South Africa reacts to a birdie putt on the 12th hole 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)

The Open Championship 2012: Ernie Els Wins As Adam Scott Collapses Late

Ernie Els won his 4th major title on Sunday as Adam Scott faltered down the stretch.

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British Open 2012 Highlights: Ernie Els Wins His Second Claret Jug Thanks To Adam Scott's Collapse

Heading into the final four holes of the 2012 British Open, Adam Scott had a three-stroke lead and seemed all but certain to walk away with the Claret Jug and his first career Major tournament win. Then, he suffered an epic collapse, bogeying his last four holes, the last a short putt on the 18th hole that eliminated the need for a playoff and handed the championship to Ernie Els. Els finished the tournament at 7-under and won his second British Open.

Tiger Woods and Brandt Snedeker ended up in a tie for third place at 3-under for the tournament, the two highest-placing American players in the field. Woods was 3-over in his final round but proved to the world that he still has plenty left in the tank.

Of the top four finishers, only Els -- at 2-under -- came in under par in the final round, speaking to how difficult the windy conditions were to manage during Sunday's fourth round.

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British Open 2012 Purse: Tiger Woods Earns $479,992

Tiger Woods didn't end up winning the 2012 British Open, but he continued to show signs he's on the road back with another solid performance. Despite a fairly poor final round performance, Woods still ended up in a tie for third with Brant Snedeker, as they each earned nearly half a million dollars for his efforts. Ernie Els earned just over $1.45 million for winning the tournament, and Adam Scott managed nearly $839,000 (although he has to be disappointed at not earning the overall prize).

As for other Bay Area golfers, Nick Watney did pretty well for himself by earning a tie for 23rd, managing to get prize money of over $62,017. Two local golfers brought up the rear, as Stanford's Tom Watson earned $17,183, while John Daly managed $16,699.

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British Open 2012 Results: Ernie Els Claims Title As Adam Scott Tumbles Late

An impressive birdie putt on the 72 hole at Royal Lytham & St Anne's would eventually be the clincher for South African Ernie Els, who thanks to a complete collapse by Australian Adam Scott over his last four holes led the way for Els' 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 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 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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British Open 2012 Odds: Adam Scott Enters Final Day As Betting Favorite

Are you a betting sports fan? If you are, you may want to take a look at the current odds for the 2012 British Open, which tees off its final round in just a few short hours. (Here in the Pacific time zone, the final round will actually begin late on Saturday night, although the lion's share of the action will take place through the early morning on Sunday and into the afternoon.)

Adam Scott is the current favorite to win, with 2/3 odds in favor of him hoisting the trophy at the end of play. Tiger Woods, who had been the betting favorite when play opened on Thursday, currently has 5/1 odds against winning. Woods will open the fourth round five strokes behind Scott and in fourth place. Can he win his 15th career major? We will have to wait and see.

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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2012 British Open: Tee Times And Pairings For Sunday

It's all come down to this. The final 18 holes will be played in the 2012 British Open in the fourth round on Sunday. Technically, the event will begin late on Saturday night for those of us here in the Bay Area, but the action will stretch all the way into Sunday afternoon.

Adam Scott hopes to hang onto his four-stroke lead as the day begins, but an entire field of golfers will be gunning for him, including the current second-place players Brandt Snedeker and Graeme McDowell and golfing supernova Tiger Woods, who is five strokes off the pace and stands alone in fourth place as the final round begins.

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

As the 2012 British Open heads into its final round on Sunday, Adam Scott is alone atop the leaderboard. Scott sits at 11-under and has a four-stroke lead over second-place players Graeme McDowell and Brandt Snedeker. Tiger Woods is also safely in the mix. We will see who shall ultimately emerge as this year's champion after just 18 more holes.

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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British Open 2012: Scores And Results For Saturday

Round 3 of the 2012 British Open has wrapped up, and Adam Scott is the new leader. Scott moved into first with a score of 68 in Round 3, settling at 11-under for the tournament so far. Brandt Snedeker and Graeme McDowell are tied in second at 7-under, Snedeker having fallen from the lead with a Round 3 score of 73, and McDowell having climbed there with a 67. Tiger Woods sits just behind those three men, five strokes off the lead after shooting an even par 70 in Round 3.

The results for Bay Area golfers were mixed. Native Nick Watney is doing the best, settling at par after going 1-under in Round 3. Fellow native John Daly is +10 overall, with Stanford Alum Tom Watson just in front of him at 9-over. Daly had a 77 in Round 3, Watson a 76.

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2012 British Open Leaderboard: Adam Scott Leading Late In Third Round

Adam Scott has been in striking distance all week at the 2012 British Open, and he finally made his move towards the top on Saturday afternoon. Scott now leads the field at -11 overall, which was aided by a mark of two-under-par through 16 holes.

He holds a lead of four strokes over the field. Graeme McDowell rallied late in the third round to move himself into second place at -7 overall and -3 for the day. Tiger Woods continued to play well and is in third place at -6. After a bogey on two of his first three holes, Woods has recovered nicely and birdied on six, seven and nine.

Tournament leader Brandt Snedeker has apparently crumbled under the pressure of a major, shooting a +4 through 16 holes. He now sits at -6 for the tournament, five strokes back of the leader.

Rory McIlroy continued to struggle, shooting a +3 on Saturday to drop to +5 and out of contention at the Open Championship. Phil Mickelson was cut after a poor showing on Friday.

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British Open 2012: Tee Times And Pairings For Saturday

The 2012 British Open still has two days remaining, but it is already threatening to become a three-horse race for the crown. Brandt Snedeker will enter the third round on Saturday at 10-under, alone atop the leaderboard. Close behind is Adam Scott, who sits just one stroke off the pace, at 9-under.

Alone in third place and always dangerous in the championship rounds is the most well-known and most popular golfer on the planet, Tiger Woods. The odds-on favorite to win is just four strokes back, at 6-under.

For those of us in the Bay Area, the third round will begin just as it barely qualifies as "Saturday" here. Set your alarm clock if you want to watch live. 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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British Open 2012: TV Schedule, How To Watch Online And More

Tiger Woods is still in the hunt and American player Brandt Snedeker is holding steady at the top of the leaderboard in the 2012 British Open. The third round of play will kick off on Saturday ... and will begin very early for those of us making our homes in the Pacific time zone.

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: Brandt Snedeker Leads At -10 Overall

Brant Snedeker was not a big name heading into the 2012 British Open, but his fine play through 36 holes has him atop the leaderboard. Snedeker shot a 64 on Friday (-6), moving him to 10-under-par for the tournament. He birdied six of his first 12 holes, and then shot an even par on the final six.

Snedeker currently leads Adam Scott, who is in second place at -9, and Tiger Woods, who sits in third at -6. Scott and Woods both shot a 67 on Friday.

Among the more notable players in the field, Rory McIlroy shot +5 on Friday to drop him to two-over-par through 36 holes. Phil Mickelson continued to struggle in majors, and his tournament ended after he missed the cut at +11. It appears we may be seeing the end of Lefty's phenomenal career.

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2012 British Open, Leaderboard Update: Brandt Snedeker, Adam Scott Pull Away, Tiger Woods Holding Strong

Friday's action at the 2012 British Open was once again rather timid in regards to the weather, leading the field to another day of low scores around Royal Lytham & St. Annes. Adam Scott put on a clinic on Thursday and backed it up with another terrific round on Friday, but it was Brandt Snedeker who stole the show in the second round, firing a 6-under 64 to vault atop the leaderboard at 10-under for the week.

With his incredible start to the Open Championship, Snedeker has tied Nick Faldo for the lowest 36-hole score ever at the tournament. As for Scott, he used a second round 67 to leave him just one shot off the pace at 9-under in solo second.

Tiger Woods was solid once again, finding himself in solo third at 6-under heading into the weekend after a second straight round of 3-under 67. Tiger would birdie 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 Odds: Tiger Woods Still Favorite With 4 To 1 Odds

Tiger Woods posted a very strong performance with his first round, making him suddenly a premier candidate to win the 2012 Open Championship. Woods is in a tie for sixth place at -3, but the books still are tilting Tiger's way. According to the updated first round odds, Woods is at 4 to 1, posting lower odds than Rory McIlRoy and currently clubhouse leader Adam Scott, who both have 7 to 1 odds.

Whether it's a wise bet to go with Tiger is up for debate (there's not much value in betting on a golfer getting such low odds), but there's no denying Woods is going to be a presence until the moment he falls out of the race. Up to you whether you want to ride with him.

Among the other golfers with Bay Area connections, Nick Watney and Tom Watson both stand at +1 and John Daly has a +2. Watney has 125 to 1 odds, Daly has 200 to 1 odds, and Watson has 300 to 1 odds.

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

The 2012 British Open gears up for round two, and there are many players in the field like Tiger Woods who are set to try and take the course by the throat. Woods currently is occupied in a tie for 6th place, and figures to be in serious contention to take the lead going into the weekend. He trails clubhouse leader Adam Scott by three strokes.

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

TV Coverage:

ESPN starts their coverage deep into the night on the Pacific Coast at 1:30 a.m., wrapping up around noon PT.

Online Coverage:

If you want coverage straight from the British, 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. 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 In The Hunt

The wet weather that stayed away for the morning group found it's way onto Royal Lytham & St. Annes during the first round of the 2012 Open Championship, causing some issues with the later groups in the day. The course began to play more like links golf later on, leaving Adam Scott atop the leaderboard though a number of big names remain very close, including Tiger Woods.

Scott's 6-under 64 could not be beat, though Zach Johnson, Scotsman Paul Lawrie and German Nicolas Colsaerts all carded 5-under 65's to place themselves well in contention. 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.

Some notable players struggled in round one, including Sergio Garcia's 2-over 72, while Phil Mickelson and Lee Westwood each fired a 3-over 73.

With all these big names around the top of the leaderboard, it should set up for quite the weekend at Royal Lytham.

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British Open 2012, Leaderboard Update: Adam Scott Surges Ahead, Tiger Woods Close Behind

After the threat of some inclimate weather earlier in the week, there wasn't even a breath of wind to be found Thursday morning as the 2012 Open Championship got underway at Royal Lytham St. Annes. Those fortunate enough to have drawn the morning tee times made the most of their advantage, including Tiger Woods and tournament leader Adam 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.

"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 for Tiger Woods he made four birdies in his first seven holes, finishing his round with a 3-under 67. Woods missed just one fairway and hit 15 of 18 greens, but struggled with the flat stick after needing 30 putts.

"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.

Paul Lawrie and Zach Johnson each fired an opening round 65, sitting one shot behind Scott, while Bubba Watson, 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's First Round

As the 2012 Open Championship is set to get underway at Royal Lytham & St. Annes in Lytham St. Annes England, the field is chomping at the bit to get out there and get the tournament started.

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 Bay Area native Nick Watney will tee off with Vijay Singh and Ian Poulter at 3:58 a.m.

Rory McIlroy tees off later with former champ Louis Oosthuizen and Keegan Bradley at 9:21 p.m. ET, while Luke Donald, Phil Mickelson and Geoff Ogilvy tee off at 9:43 a.m.

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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British Open Odds 2012: Tiger Woods The Prohibitive Favorite

Shocking to believe that it's Tiger Woods again leading a major field in terms of overall chances of winning, but there he is. Woods has been looking pretty good the past few months, and that is probably what ended up propelling him back to the golfing forefront.

According to whatever sportsbook you frequent, there's a good chance you've got pretty low odds for Woods overall and particularly compared to the rest of the field. Woods has odds of 7.5 to 1 from JustBet Sportsbook, 7.75 to 1 from 5Dimes, and 8 to 1 from Bovada. This is probably not the best bet to make (there's way too much saturation) unless you are 100% confident that Woods will win the tournament. If you are, ride with it.

With regards to other golfers with Bay Area ties, Nick Watney is a nice value bet if you feel good about him. Those three sportsbooks have him at 65/1, 100/1 and 50/1 respectively. John Daly is much more of a longshot, with 350 to 1 in one book and the other at 150 to 1. Tom Watson has a huge disparity which have odds listed on him; one book has 200 to 1, the other 725 to 1.

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2012 British Open: TV Coverage, 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.

For up to date scores, highlights and new of the 2012 Open Championship, make sure to follow our StoryStream as well as SB Nation's dedicated golf hub.

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The Open Championship 2012, Odds: Tiger Woods The Favorite, Rory McIlroy Close 2nd

With the start of the 2012 Open Championship less than 24 hours away, time is running low if you want to place some bets on this year's action.

Tiger Woods is the only three-time winner on the PGA Tour so far this season, and with 14 majors in tow as well it's easy to see why he is the odds on favorite at 8 to 1. Northern Irishman Rory McIlroy is next at 11 to 1, followed by Lee Westwood at 12 to 1 and Luke Donald 15 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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The Open Championship 2012: Tiger Woods Among Those Contending For Title

Darren Clarke will look to defend his Open Championship title against a field that includes a slew of golfers with Bay Area ties including Tiger Woods and Nick Watney.

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