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

Jordan Spieth121111111111
Rory McIlroy121111131311
Dustin Johnson151313151513
Tiger Woods212119111121
Rickie Fowler191915171719
Justin Thomas191719171717
Jon Rahm232321191921
Justin Rose212123212121
Sergio Garcia232617212126
Jason Day212621212129
Hideki Matsuyama342921212129
Tommy Fleetwood262926262629
Henrik Stenson292926262629
Phil Mickelson342934292929
Paul Casey344134212141
Alex Noren414126343441
Adam Scott513434343434
Brooks Koepka414141343441
Patrick Reed415134343451
Marc Leishman414141414141
Branden Grace514134414141
Tyrell Hatton515141343451
Matt Kuchar515151414151
Patrick Cantlay---5151-
Bubba Watson814167515141
Louis Oosthuizen516751515167
Ian Poulter676767676767
Thomas Pieters766767676767
Matthew Fitzpatrick916767676767
Rafael Cabrera-Bello678167676781
Shane Lowry918167818181
Zach Johnson126101675151101
Daniel Berger101678110110167
Martin Kaymer126101678181101
Xander Schauffele10181-10110181
Hao-Tong Li1261011016767101
Francesco Molinari1018110110110181
Charl Schwartzel101126678181126
Aaron Wise101-----
Lee Westwood10112667101101126
Padraig Harrington15110167101101101
Brandt Snedeker10112681101101126
Paul Dunne-10181126126101
Byeong-Hun An101126101101101126
Bernd Wiesberger126101111126126101
Bryson DeChambeau1511511266767151
Graeme McDowell-151101101101151
Brian Harman126126101126126126
Ross Fisher126151101101101151
Andy Sullivan126126111126126126
Kevin Kisner126151101126126151
W Simpson111151---151
Jason Dufner126151101151151151
Jimmy Walker126151101151151151
G Woodland176151151101101151
Kevin Chappell151126151151151126
Shubhankar Sharma126--151151-
Russell Henley151126151151151126
Luke Donald-2011518181201
Bill Haas151151111151151151
Tony Finau111126111201201126
C. Wood141201101126126201
Adam Hadwin151151-151151151
Peter Uihlein151151---151
Sean Crocker---151151-
Steve Stricker151201151101101201
Thorbjorn Olesen176151-151151151
Kyle Stanley176151-151151151
Charley Hoffman176151-151151151
Kevin Na176151---151
Jim Furyk-201-126126201
Jamie Lovemark201151---151
Ryan Fox201151---151
J.B. Holmes151201151--201
Danny Willett251201151126126201
Cameron Smith126201---201
Andrew Johnston151201151--201
Russell Knox151201-176176201
Soren Kjeldsen201201-151151201
Ryan Moore151201151201201201
Emiliano Grillo151251151151151251
Martin Laird161201---201
Dylan Frittelli151201201--201
Si Woo Kim151251-151151251
Pat Perez201151151251251151
Alexander Levy176201---201
Brendan Steele176201---201
Anirban Lahiri201201-201201201
Matt Jones---201201-
Ollie Schniederjans--201---
Satoshi Kodaira---201201-
Victor Dubuisson---201201-
Yusaka Miyazato---201201-
Billy Horschel201251151201201251
Charles Howell151251---251
Joost Luiten151251---251
David Horsey301201---201
Callum Shinkwin301201---201
Alexander Bjork201251---251
Thongchai Jaidee301201---201
Pablo Larrazabal201251---251
Richie Ramsay201251---251
Matthew Southgate251201201301301201
Jhonattan Vegas-251-251251251
Jonas Blixt---251251-
Hideto Tanihara301251-301301251
Ernie Els301301201301301301
Stewart Cink401251301251251251
Sean O'Hair251301---301
Yuta Ikeda---401401-
Wesley Bryan401301-251251301
Robert Streb401251---251
Fabrizio Zanotti---351351-
Erik van Rooyen---351351-
Andrew Dodt501301---301
Matthieu Pavon501301---301
Paul Lawrie-401201501501401
Shaun Norris---401401-
John Daly-401501--401
Joaquin Niemann---501501-
Jazz Janewattananond---501501-
Brett Rumford---501501-
Danthai Boonma---501501-
Darren Clarke-501501501501501
Yuxin Lin---501501-
Lucas Herbert---501501-
Tom Lehman-751501--751
Justin Leonard-751---751
Ben Curtis-1001501--1001
Todd Hamilton-1001501--1001
Sandy Lyle-2001501--2001
David Duval-2001501--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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