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2008 British Open payouts "not so bad" for bookies and punters

2008 British Open payouts "not so bad" for bookies and punters The 2008 British Open is behind us, Padraig Harrington was the winner and it's time for the bettors to check the payouts on the golf championship. According to both the bookmakers and the punters, the 2008 British Open payouts are "not so bad". The odds makers are happy that neither Sergio Garcia, nor Phil Mickelson won the Open. Both were favourite to win with the bookies and both of them saw heavy action before the start of the Open Championship. If you have taken the odds offered by Sportingbet, the payouts on the British Open winner Padraig Harrington are 20/1 before the start and just 3/1 before the final round. Meanwhile Sergio Garcia was offered payouts of as low as 10/1 before the start of the championship and Mickelson was at 16/1 with the British bookmakers.

 The second straight victory by Harrington also caught the bookies off-guard once again. Padraig Harrington was 22/1 last year to win the British Open at Bet 365, far away from favourite Tiger Woods at 11/5. But Harrington's victory today is also good for the bookmakers - they hate to see a favourite win. Meanwhile plenty of punters still took the 2008 British Open winner before the first tee-off and are now enjoying the hefty payouts. The 20/1 payout on Harrington is nothing to frown upon, probably the best payout punters have enjoyed since the Super Bowl. Let's just say that bookies and punters split the pie on this one.

 Published on 07/20/2008

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