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

Dustin Johnson15131312-1314.50
Rory McIlroy11171315-1310.75
Justin Rose17171713-1517
Jordan Spieth17131523-1517
Rickie Fowler19172115-1719
Jon Rahm23212317-2122.50
Tiger Woods21171726-1721
Brooks Koepka21192323-2121
Tommy Fleetwood23152323-2323
Justin Thomas23262623-2622.50
Francesco Molinari26212634-2625.50
Henrik Stenson34342621-3433
Jason Day34342334-3432
Sergio Garcia34343429-3434
Alex Noren41263634-3439
Paul Casey41344134-4139
Hideki Matsuyama36343651-3436
Patrick Reed61343434-5160
Branden Grace51415141-4150
Marc Leishman51415141-4152
Tyrell Hatton56346741-5156
Phil Mickelson67514151-5165
Adam Scott51515181-6750
Bryson DeChambeau41515191-6741
Matthew Fitzpatrick81516751-6781
Tony Finau56675181-6756
Louis Oosthuizen71675167-6771
Matt Kuchar67676767-6765
Russell Knox81518151-8171
Ian Poulter81678151-6771
Xander Schauffele713451101-6769
Zach Johnson81518167-6781
Bubba Watson101676767-8191
Thomas Pieters716710181-8171
Lee Westwood8167-81-10171
Patrick Cantlay678167101-8166
Rafael Cabrera-Bello81818191-8171
Shane Lowry6710167101-8164
Thorbjorn Olesen6781101101-8167
W Simpson1011018181-101101
C. Wood12610181101-101126
Byeong-Hun An-101126101-101-
Danny Willett12610181126-101101
Ryan Fox-101101126-101-
Paul Dunne12610181126-101126
Brandt Snedeker12610181126-101126
Andy Sullivan126101-126-101101
Eddie Pepperell12612691--101126
Luke List-101126--126-
Kevin Kisner126126101126-126101
Kiradech Aphibarnrat-126126126-101-
Kevin Chappell151101101126-126126
Hao-Tong Li151101126101-126151
Pat Perez---126---
Ryan Moore151-126101-126151
Matthew Southgate-101-151-126-
Kevin Na--126126-151-
Padraig Harrington151126151101-151151
Charl Schwartzel176126126101-151176
Jimmy Walker--101151-151-
G Woodland--151126-151-
Peter Uihlein--151126-151-
Martin Kaymer151126-151-126151
Emiliano Grillo151-126151-126151
Erik van Rooyen-126-151-151-
Ross Fisher126-201151-151101
Si Woo Kim--151151---
Soren Kjeldsen---151---
Kyle Stanley--151151-151-
Dylan Frittelli--151151-151-
Daniel Berger201-101126-151201
J.B. Holmes---151---
Joaquin Niemann---151---
Keegan Bradley--151----
Charles Howell--201126---
Cameron Smith--151151-151-
Brian Harman201-126126-151176
Adam Hadwin---151---
Joost Luiten161-151--151151
Alexander Bjork-151176151---
Charley Hoffman--201151-151-
Russell Henley--201151-151-
Jorge Campillo--201151---
Jason Dufner201-151151-151201
Bernd Wiesberger161-151201-151151
Beau Hossler--126201---
Julian Suri---176---
Marcus Kinhult---176---
Matt Wallace--151201---
Shubhankar Sharma--251151---
Victor Dubuisson---201---
Matt Jones---201---
Billy Horschel---201---
Anirban Lahiri---201---
Andrew Johnston---201---
Yusaka Miyazato---201---
Alexander Levy--151251---
Satoshi Kodaira--251201---
Austin Cook--201251---
Brendan Steele---251---
George Coetzee---251---
Jonas Blixt---251---
Jhonattan Vegas---251---
Wesley Bryan---251---
Stewart Cink--251251---
Mikko Korhonen--251----
Nicolas Colsaerts---251---
Retief Goosen---301---
Hideto Tanihara---301---
Ernie Els--301301---
Andrew Landry---301---
Chesson Hadley---301---
Yuta Ikeda---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---
Tom Lewis---401---
Mike Hendry---401---
Paul Lawrie--251501---
Patton Kizzire---501---
Masahiro Kawamura---501---
Lucas Herbert---501---
Sean Crocker---501---
Ryan Armour---501---
Brett Rumford---501---
Bernhard Langer---501---
Danthai Boonma---501---
Darren Clarke--501501---
Jazz Janewattananond---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---
Marcus Armitage---1001---
Masanori Kobayashi---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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