Sports Notes - 02-10-09

Feb 10, 2009 5:07 PM


The Golden Nugget has opened Brazil as a 3-1 favorite to capture the 2010 World Cup soccer event in South Africa. Brazil is 1 of 7 nations to have won the Cup since 1930 and its 5 titles is tops.

Argentina is second choice at 4-1, with Italy, England and Germany all at 8-1. France, finalists in 2 of the last 3 Cup tourneys, is 10-1 along with Netherlands. USA, whose best finish was third in 1930, is 50-1 along with host South Africa.



Padraig Harrington off a final round 68 last week, is a 15-1 shot to win the AT&T at Pebble Beach. Harrington was 2008 Player of the Year as British Open and PGA champion. Actually, Paddy is third choice behind co-favorites Phil Mickelson and Vijay Singh (12-1, Las Vegas Hilton).

Nick Watney, who won at Torrey Pines last week, is 40-1 for the 72-hole event played over four courses. More info in Tuesday’s Top Story on the GT website.