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

Rory McIlroy101115-1311
Dustin Johnson151312-1315
Justin Rose151713-1515
Tiger Woods131326-1313
Rickie Fowler192115-1719
Jordan Spieth171523-1717
Jon Rahm212117-2121
Brooks Koepka191923-1721
Tommy Fleetwood232323-2623
Justin Thomas262123-2623
Henrik Stenson342621-3434
Francesco Molinari262634-2626
Jason Day342334-3434
Sergio Garcia343429-3434
Paul Casey414134-4141
Alex Noren513634-4141
Hideki Matsuyama413651-3434
Patrick Reed513434-5151
Phil Mickelson344151-5141
Branden Grace513441-5151
Marc Leishman514141-5151
Bryson DeChambeau262991-2926
Tyrell Hatton566741-5151
Tony Finau345181-4141
Matt Kuchar513667-6751
Adam Scott413681-6751
Louis Oosthuizen715167-4167
Xander Schauffele4134101-5151
Ian Poulter818151-6767
Cameron Champ8167--5167
Matthew Fitzpatrick816751-8181
Russell Knox818151-8181
Shane Lowry5151101-8151
Zach Johnson818167-6781
Bubba Watson1016767-8181
Lee Westwood816781-8181
Patrick Cantlay6767101-8181
Rafael Cabrera-Bello818191-8181
Thomas Pieters8110181-8181
W Simpson1015181-101101
Thorbjorn Olesen67101101-8181
Lucas Bjerregaard81---101101
Hao-Tong Li67101101-12681
Eddie Pepperell10191--101101
Danny Willett8181126-101101
C. Wood12681101-101126
Byeong-Hun An-126101-101-
Brandt Snedeker12681126-101101
Ryan Fox-101126-101-
G Woodland81101126-151101
Paul Dunne15181126-101126
Kiradech Aphibarnrat-126126-101-
Kevin Chappell151101126-126126
Kevin Kisner151101126-126126
Jordan Smith126-----
Luke List-126--126-
Pat Perez--126---
Ryan Moore151126101-126151
Andy Sullivan151-126-101126
Matt Wallace6781201--81
Cameron Smith101101151-151126
Charl Schwartzel161126101-151151
Kevin Na-126126-151-
Padraig Harrington151151101-151151
Peter Uihlein-151126-151-
Emiliano Grillo151126151-126126
Jimmy Walker-101151-151-
J.B. Holmes126-151---
Matthew Southgate--151-126-
Joost Luiten126151--151151
Martin Kaymer151-151-126151
Daniel Berger176101126-151201
Charles Howell-201126---
Adam Hadwin--151---
Brandon Stone151-----
Keegan Bradley-151----
Joaquin Niemann151-151---
Erik van Rooyen--151-151-
Dylan Frittelli-151151-151-
Kyle Stanley-151151-151-
Si Woo Kim-151151---
Soren Kjeldsen--151---
Ross Fisher151201151-151151
Alexander Bjork-176151---
Charley Hoffman-201151-151-
Brian Harman251126126-151201
Russell Henley-201151-151-
Jason Dufner201151151-151201
Jorge Campillo-201151---
Julian Suri--176---
Billy Horschel-126201---
Beau Hossler-126201---
Marcus Kinhult--176---
Shubhankar Sharma-251151---
Bernd Wiesberger251151201-151201
Anirban Lahiri--201---
Andrew Johnston--201---
Victor Dubuisson--201---
Matt Jones--201---
Yusaka Miyazato--201---
Satoshi Kodaira-251201---
Alexander Levy-151251---
Austin Cook-201251---
Brendan Steele--251---
Jhonattan Vegas--251---
Jonas Blixt--251---
George Coetzee--251---
Ernie Els201201301--251
Jamie Donaldson251-----
Wesley Bryan--251---
Stewart Cink-251251---
Mikko Korhonen-251----
Nicolas Colsaerts--251---
Retief Goosen--301---
Hideto Tanihara--301---
Andrew Landry--301---
Chesson Hadley--301---
Yuta Ikeda--401---
Tom Lewis126-401---
Chez Reavie--351---
Bronson Burgoon--351---
Fabrizio Zanotti--351---
Jason Kokrak--401---
Kelly Kraft--401---
Abraham Ancer--401---
Scott Jamieson--401---
Shaun Norris--401---
Sung-Hoon Kang--401---
Miguel Angel Jimenez401-----
Mike Hendry--401---
Paul Lawrie-251501---
Darren Clarke401501501---
Danthai Boonma--501---
Brett Rumford--501---
Bernhard Langer--501---
Jazz Janewattananond--501---
Patton Kizzire--501---
Masahiro Kawamura--501---
Lucas Herbert--501---
Sean Crocker--501---
Ryan Armour--501---
Yuxin Lin--501---
Tom Lehman-501751---
Kodai Ichihara--751---
Oliver Wilson--751---
Zander Lombard--751---
Todd Hamilton-5011001---
John Daly-5011001---
David Duval-5011001---
Jack Senior--1001---
Rhys Enoch--1001---
Masanori Kobayashi--1001---
Marcus Armitage--1001---
Mark Calcavecchia-5012001---
Sandy Lyle--1501---
James Robinson--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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