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

Jordan Spieth101111111111
Rory McIlroy121115121315
Dustin Johnson131313131513
Rickie Fowler191919212119
Jon Rahm211923191723
Sergio Garcia211726212126
Justin Rose232321192621
Hideki Matsuyama232329192129
Justin Thomas232626262126
Jason Day232329262129
Tiger Woods262629262929
Tommy Fleetwood262929292629
Henrik Stenson292929262629
Adam Scott292934343434
Brooks Koepka343441292941
Branden Grace514141294141
Paul Casey414141414141
Marc Leishman415141415141
Matt Kuchar515151514151
Alex Noren515151415151
Tyrell Hatton514151515151
Louis Oosthuizen515167515167
Phil Mickelson515167515167
Thomas Pieters616167416767
Matthew Fitzpatrick676767676767
Patrick Reed676781676781
Shane Lowry818181818181
Rafael Cabrera-Bello61671265167126
Xander Schauffele8181818110181
Francesco Molinari101101816710181
Daniel Berger1011016710110167
Martin Kaymer101811018181101
Zach Johnson818110110181101
Ian Poulter676712667101126
Padraig Harrington8181101101101101
Brandt Snedeker818112681101126
Patrick Cantlay----101-
Charl Schwartzel1011011268181126
Lee Westwood101101126101101126
Brian Harman14181126-81126
Bernd Wiesberger126126101126126101
Ross Fisher10110115181126151
Paul Dunne-101126-126126
Andy Sullivan126126126126126126
Byeong-Hun An126126126151101126
Hao-Tong Li101101151151101151
Bubba Watson126126126126151126
Graeme McDowell-101151151101151
Jim Furyk-1201-126201
Kevin Kisner126126151126126151
Peter Uihlein126126151--151
C. Wood111111201101126201
Jason Dufner126126151151151151
Russell Henley151151126151151126
Charley Hoffman176101151151151151
Bill Haas151151151151151151
Adam Hadwin151151151-151151
Jimmy Walker151151151151151151
Kyle Stanley151151151151151151
Ryan Fox151151151--151
Tony Finau151151126151201126
Soren Kjeldsen126126201126151201
Steve Stricker126126201151126201
G Woodland151151151-176151
Kevin Chappell201201126151151126
Thorbjorn Olesen176176151-151151
Andrew Johnston151151201126-201
Luke Donald-151201-126201
Russell Knox151151201-176201
W Simpson201201151--151
Kevin Na201201151--151
Martin Laird151151201--201
Jamie Lovemark201201151--151
Ryan Moore151151201-201201
J.B. Holmes151176201--201
Emiliano Grillo151151251151151251
Si Woo Kim151151251151151251
Matthew Southgate161161201201-201
Danny Willett201201201-126201
Charles Howell151151251--251
Cameron Smith251151201--201
Dylan Frittelli251151201--201
Anirban Lahiri201201201-201201
Matt Jones----201-
Joost Luiten151151251--251
Thongchai Jaidee201201201--201
Victor Dubuisson----201-
Yuta Ikeda----201-
Pat Perez251251151-251151
Bryson DeChambeau201201251-151251
Brendan Steele251251201--201
Alexander Levy251251201--201
Callum Shinkwin251251201--201
David Horsey251251201--201
Pablo Larrazabal201201251--251
Richie Ramsay201201251--251
Billy Horschel251251251-201251
Alexander Bjork251251251--251
Jonas Blixt----251-
Jhonattan Vegas--251-251251
Stewart Cink251251251-251251
Robert Streb251251251--251
Hideto Tanihara251251251-301251
John Daly-1401--401
Wesley Bryan251251301-251301
Sean O'Hair251251301--301
Matthieu Pavon301301301--301
Ernie Els501501301251301301
Paul Lawrie-201401-501401
Andrew Dodt501501301--301
Darren Clarke-1001501-1001501
Ben Curtis-5011001--1001
Justin Leonard-1001751--751
Tom Lehman-1001751--751
Todd Hamilton-10011001--1001
Sandy Lyle-10012001--2001
David Duval-10012001--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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