The Open Championship 2013: 10 Vital Statistics

10. Tiger Woods is the 10.00 favourite to win the 2013 Open Championship, having won this tournament three times between 2000 and 2006.

9. Woods has won four tournaments this season and tied fourth at the Masters in April. The American is available at 3.00 to place 1-5.


8. Northern Irishman Rory McIlroy is a 26.00 outside favourite to claim the Claret Jug for a first time. His best Open finish was tied-third in 2010.


7. McIlroy hasn’t won a tournament this year but fellow countryman Graeme McDowell has the RBC Heritage and French Open titles to his name. A price of 26.00 is also available for McDowell to triumph.


6. Defending champion Ernie Els is 29.00 to win a second successive Open Championship. The four-time major winner would be the first player since Tiger Woods in 2006 to defend the title.

Watch Els’ victory here

5. Adam Scott surrendered a four-shot lead on the 2012 Open final day but recovered from defeat to win the 2013 Masters this spring. The Australian is 23.00 to win the Claret Jug this weekend.

Watch Scott’s capitulation here

4. Phil Mickelson won the Scottish Open at Inverness on Sunday to end a 21-year trophy drought on British soil. The Leftie is 21.00 to win his first Open Championship this weekend.


3. Mickelson finished runner-up at the US Open for a sixth time earlier this summer and tied second at the Open in 2011. He is 5.00 to place 1-5 this time.

2. Stuart Cink is the only American to win the Open title since Tiger Woods’ 18-under masterclass at Hoylake in 2006. A price of 2.50 is available for another American champion.

1. Justin Rose became the first Englishman to win a major since Nick Faldo in 1996 when the 32-year-old finished two shots clear at this summer’s US Open in Merion. Rose is 19.00 to win the Open and a price of 5.00 is available for an English champ.