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

Brooks Koepka9109109109
Tiger Woods1310101071011
Rory McIlroy11111011111110
Dustin Johnson12131313111313
Justin Rose17151515121515
Jordan Spieth19171515171717
Francesco Molinari17171717151717
Rickie Fowler21171721171719
Jon Rahm23212117152121
Tommy Fleetwood23261723262623
Justin Thomas29262621172626
Bryson DeChambeau41292629212926
Jason Day34342623213434
Xander Schauffele26293434262929
Sergio Garcia34343434343434
Hideki Matsuyama41343436343434
Henrik Stenson56343426343434
Paul Casey41414134344141
Tony Finau51415134344141
Adam Scott4151-36345141
Phil Mickelson46513441345141
Alex Noren81413436514141
Marc Leishman51515141415151
Louis Oosthuizen51415151514167
Patrick Reed81514141415151
Branden Grace8151-34415151
Patrick Cantlay46514151415181
Matt Kuchar51676736346751
Tyrell Hatton67515167515151
Matt Wallace51-6751--67
Ian Poulter67675167516767
Shane Lowry6181-51518151
Cameron Champ12651-67-5167
Matthew Fitzpatrick81816767518181
Lee Westwood101815167-8181
Bubba Watson101818167518181
Zach Johnson101678181676781
Thomas Pieters818181101818181
Rafael Cabrera-Bello101818181818181
Russell Knox101818181818181
W Simpson1261011015151101101
Danny Willett126101518181101101
Hao-Tong Li81126671016712681
Thorbjorn Olesen12681811011018181
Graeme McDowell101-10181---
Lucas Bjerregaard81101101--101101
Sungjae Im--101----
Brandt Snedeker126101-81-101101
Eddie Pepperell12610110191101101101
Ryan Fox151101101101-101-
Kiradech Aphibarnrat126101126126101101-
Byeong-Hun An126101-126-101-
Kevin Kisner101126126101101126126
G Woodland8115115110181151101
Paul Dunne201101-81-101126
C. Wood201101-81126101126
Andy Sullivan176101126--101126
Aaron Wise--126----
Abraham Ancer--101-151--
Justin Harding---126---
Matthew Southgate126126---126-
Cameron Smith126151101101151151107
Kevin Chappell201126101101-126126
Luke List151126-126126126-
Si Woo Kim--101151151--
Jimmy Walker151151126101126151-
Billy Horschel--126126151--
Emiliano Grillo176126-126-126126
Keegan Bradley126-151151---
Martin Kaymer176126---126151
Charl Schwartzel161151126126151151151
Ryan Moore201126-126-126151
Kevin Na151151151126151151-
Padraig Harrington151151151151126151151
Joost Luiten141151-151-151151
Keith Mitchell--151----
Erik van Rooyen-151---151-
Alexander Levy--151151---
Pat Perez----151--
Patton Kizzire--151----
Romain Langasque--151----
Shugo Imahira--151----
Ross Fisher126151-201126151151
Tom Lewis151------
Daniel Berger161151-101151151201
Dylan Frittelli201151-151126151-
Beau Hossler201--126151--
Kyle Stanley201151151151151151-
Charley Hoffman151151-201151151-
Alexander Bjork176-151176151--
Russell Henley-151-201151151-
Peter Uihlein201151-151-151-
Jason Dufner201151-151-151201
Brian Harman251151-126151151201
Corey Conners201--151---
Jorge Campillo126-201201---
Bernd Wiesberger251151-151-151201
Brandon Stone276-126----
Austin Cook---201---
Adrian Otaegui--201----
Charles Howell---201---
J.B. Holmes201------
Prom Meesawat--201----
Shaun Norris--201----
Shubhankar Sharma--151251---
Victor Dubuisson---201---
Sung-Hoon Kang--201----
Yuki Inamori--201----
Ernie Els201-251201251-251
Stewart Cink--201251251--
Mikko Korhonen---251---
Oliver Wilson--251----
Jazz Janewattananond--251----
Miguel Angel Jimenez401-151----
Satoshi Kodaira---251301--
Takumi Kanaya--301----
Viktor Hovland--301----
Yoshinori Fujimoto--301----
Isidro Benitez--301----
Dimitrios Papadatos401-151-351--
Doyeob Mun--301----
Jake McLeod--201-501--
Paul Lawrie--501251501--
Darren Clarke401-501501501--
John Daly--501501---
Mark Calcavecchia--501501---
Todd Hamilton--10015011001--
Tom Lehman--10015011001--
David Duval--10015011001--
Mark O'Meara--1001----

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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