British Open Outright Winner Betting Odds and Tips – Rory the Man to Beat

Jordan Spieth111312111111
Rory McIlroy121211131315
Dustin Johnson131015131513
Justin Thomas191315231717
Tiger Woods172313191121
Rickie Fowler191919151719
Jon Rahm211919211923
Sergio Garcia212119172126
Justin Rose262317232621
Hideki Matsuyama262126212129
Jason Day231926292129
Tommy Fleetwood262626262629
Henrik Stenson292926262629
Phil Mickelson262634512929
Paul Casey413429342141
Brooks Koepka343434413441
Adam Scott415134343434
Alex Noren344134344151
Tyrell Hatton513429513451
Branden Grace515134344141
Marc Leishman415141415141
Matt Kuchar515151514151
Louis Oosthuizen515151515167
Thomas Pieters675141676767
Matthew Fitzpatrick676167676767
Rafael Cabrera-Bello5151516767126
Patrick Reed816767816781
Xander Schauffele815181-10181
Shane Lowry819181678181
Martin Kaymer10181816781101
Daniel Berger101671018110167
Charl Schwartzel10171816781126
Zach Johnson811011016781101
Brandt Snedeker81678181101126
Ian Poulter811016767101126
Francesco Molinari1011016710110181
Padraig Harrington8110110167101101
Bubba Watson815181-151126
Hao-Tong Li10112610110167101
Lee Westwood10110110167101126
Patrick Cantlay----101-
Paul Dunne-101-81126126
Ross Fisher10110181101126151
Brian Harman14167-101126126
Kevin Kisner12681126101126151
Bernd Wiesberger126126126111126101
Byeong-Hun An126126151101101126
C. Wood111101101101126201
Andy Sullivan126126126111126126
Graeme McDowell-126151101101151
Jason Dufner12681151101151151
G Woodland15181-151101151
Peter Uihlein126126---151
Tony Finau15181151111201126
Russell Henley151101151151151126
Charley Hoffman17667151-151151
Kevin Chappell20167151151151126
Bill Haas151151151111151151
W Simpson20181---151
Adam Hadwin151126--151151
Kyle Stanley151151151-151151
Jimmy Walker151151151151151151
Sean Crocker----151-
Steve Stricker126151151151126201
Ryan Fox151151---151
Andrew Johnston151151126151-201
Thorbjorn Olesen176151--151151
Kevin Na201126---151
Jamie Lovemark201126---151
Cameron Smith20181---201
Soren Kjeldsen126201126-151201
J.B. Holmes151151-151-201
Jim Furyk----126201
Ryan Moore151126-151201201
Martin Laird151151---201
Emiliano Grillo151151151151151251
Luke Donald-201-151126201
Russell Knox151151--176201
Si Woo Kim151151151-151251
Danny Willett201201-151126201
Dylan Frittelli25181-201-201
Pat Perez25181--251151
Charles Howell151151---251
Joost Luiten151151---251
Bryson DeChambeau201201-126151251
Brendan Steele251126---201
Billy Horschel251151-151201251
Anirban Lahiri201201--201201
Ollie Schniederjans---201--
Matt Jones----201-
Satoshi Kodaira----201-
Shubhankar Sharma201---201-
Victor Dubuisson----201-
Yusaka Miyazato----201-
Matthew Southgate161151201201301201
Pablo Larrazabal201201---251
Richie Ramsay201201---251
Alexander Levy251201---201
Callum Shinkwin251251---201
David Horsey251251---201
Thongchai Jaidee201301---201
Stewart Cink251201-301251251
Robert Streb251251---251
Alexander Bjork251251---251
Jonas Blixt----251-
Jhonattan Vegas----251251
Hideto Tanihara251251--301251
Wesley Bryan251251--251301
Sean O'Hair251251---301
Yuta Ikeda----401-
Matthieu Pavon301301---301
Ernie Els301501251201301301
Paul Lawrie-201-201501401
Fabrizio Zanotti----351-
Erik van Rooyen----351-
Shaun Norris----401-
Andrew Dodt501501---301
John Daly---501-401
Joaquin Niemann----501-
Jazz Janewattananond----501-
Brett Rumford----501-
Danthai Boonma----501-
Yuxin Lin----501-
Lucas Herbert----501-
Darren Clarke-1001-501501501
Ben Curtis-501-501-1001
Tom Lehman-1001-501-751
Todd Hamilton-1001-501-1001
Justin Leonard-1001---751
David Duval-1001-501-2001
Sandy Lyle-1001-501-2001

Golf is going through a strange period right now. In what is effectively a post-Tiger world, it was felt that the likes of Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth would fill the superstar’s void. They were then joined by Jason Day and Dustin Johnson and all of a sudden it appeared the game had a “Big Four” that was set to dominate.

Things just haven’t worked out like that, however, with DJ and Rory missing their last two cuts, Spieth failing to make the weekend three times since April and Day dropping to sixth in the world rankings. The Australian, who topped the world rankings in February, has had injury concerns but, like McIlroy and Johnson, he comes to Royal Birkdale having missed the cut in each of his two most recent outings.

In fairness, of the one-time Big Four, only Spieth hasn’t been impacted by injuries. However, the notion that this quartet would dominate now seems almost laughable. The last seven majors have all been won by players who had never previously triumphed in one of the game’s four most important events.

The result of all this ahead of this week’s Open Championship is that we one of the most unpredictable British Opens in years. In Tiger’s heyday he was once quoted at odds of just 5/4 to win the Buick Open and was regularly priced at around 3/1 for the majors.

A quick look at our live odds comparison shows that the shortest priced golfer in the field for this year’s Open is Dustin Johnson at 16/1 (BetVictor). Spieth is priced a shade longer generally but 16/1 (Bet365) is also the best betting odds you’ll get on the Texan. In fact the top 10 in the betting are tightly grouped at odds ranging from those quoted above to just 25/1 for the likes of defending champion Henrik Stenson and in-form Tommy Fleetwood.

Never before have we seen such tight clustering in the outright winner betting for a major and whether this is indicative of the immense strength in depth of the modern game or the lack of genuine stars is a matter for debate.

However, that’s a debate for another day as far as we are concerned and the key issue is simply how can we profit from betting on the 2017 Open? Well, with the odds and market as they are we feel a number of each way bets is the only way to play this. More and more of the best golf betting sites out there offer brilliant enhanced each way terms and that only strengthens are view that this is the way to go.

Our first port of call is Englishman Tommy Fleetwood, available at 25/1 with Coral, who pay each way bets down to a huge eight places. Fleetwood is in the ascendency right now, at a career best 14th. He comes here following four top 10s, one of those a win at the Open de France, another a fourth at the US Open. Born in Southport, he is a local lad and now is the time for him to go well having failed to make the cut in his only three Open appearances.

Our second tip is Padraig Harrington at 66/1 with Coral and William Hill. The Irish golfer won the Open at Birkdale in 2008. A run of five missed cuts in six saw his rankings plummet but he tied for fourth at the Scottish Open last time out and was a top 20 finish in the US recently too. 66/1 are huge outright winner odds and whilst he may not have the game to go all the way he can definitely go close.

Our final each way betting tip for the 2017 Open Championship is Paul Casey at 35/1 with Bet365. The Englishman plays most of his golf in the US but he was T7 in the 2008 Open, tied for third in 2010 at St Andrews and finished sixth in the Masters this year. His game is well suited to the course and those odds look long given four top 10s in his last seven events have moved him 15th in the world rankings.

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