2019 Open Championship Betting Odds and Tips

Brooks Koepka121212111111
Rory McIlroy121212101311
Dustin Johnson151513131513
Jon Rahm191719151721
Justin Rose192119232119
Tommy Fleetwood232326212323
Rickie Fowler262626212621
Tiger Woods312634172621
Justin Thomas262626262626
Jordan Spieth292629262623
Francesco Molinari262929292929
Xander Schauffele292929342929
Patrick Cantlay343431342929
Henrik Stenson343434263434
Adam Scott343441343434
Hideki Matsuyama363434413434
Jason Day364141344134
Bryson DeChambeau414141344141
Shane Lowry464134344641
Paul Casey515151415151
Louis Oosthuizen515151515151
Sergio Garcia565151346751
Tony Finau676751295167
Matthew Fitzpatrick565151676751
Matt Kuchar676751415167
Patrick Reed675167675151
Matt Wallace-6767416767
Danny Willett676767516767
Tyrell Hatton676771516767
Rafael Cabrera-Bello816767678167
Eddie Pepperell716767818167
Ian Poulter678167678181
W Simpson818167676781
G Woodland8167671016767
Marc Leishman818181518181
Collin Morikawa818167---
Lee Westwood818181-8167
Viktor Hovland1016767---
Martin Kaymer-8181-81-
Bernd Wiesberger-81671018181
Alex Noren101101818181101
Phil Mickelson1011011016710181
Hao-Tong Li101101101101101101
Erik van Rooyen12610181-101126
Matthew Wolff151-67---
Lucas Bjerregaard--101-101126
Robert Macintyre126-81-126-
Branden Grace126126--101101
Brandt Snedeker126126101101101126
Bubba Watson12612612681126126
Thorbjorn Olesen126126126-126101
Thomas Pieters126126126-126126
Graeme McDowell--126-126126
Zach Johnson126126126-151126
Kevin Kisner--151101126151
Cameron Smith--151151126126
Sungjae Im51151151-201-
Joaquin Niemann151151101-151151
Byeong-Hun An--151-126151
Andy Sullivan151151--151151
Charley Hoffman--151---
Billy Horschel--151151151151
Kevin Na--151151--
Keegan Bradley--151151151151
Lucas Glover--151---
Si Woo Kim--151---
Jim Furyk--201151151151
Russell Knox--201-151151
Tom Lewis----201151
Chez Reavie--151201--
Corey Conners--201151--
Andrew Johnston----151201
Dylan Frittelli--201-151201
Padraig Harrington201201151-201201
Emiliano Grillo--201-201176
Charl Schwartzel--201---
Charles Howell--201---
Andrew Putnam--201201--
Andrea Pavan--201---
Aaron Wise--201-201201
Abraham Ancer--201-201201
Adam Hadwin--201---
Cameron Champ--201---
Jazz Janewattananond--201---
J.B. Holmes--201---
Justin Harding--201201--
Ryan Moore--201---
Scottie Scheffler-151251---
Michael L - Vera--251-201201
Paul Dunne--251---
Scott Piercy--251---
Rory Sabbatini--251---
Stewart Cink--251---
Luke List--251---
Kiradech Aphibarnrat--251---
Jason Kokrak--251---
Jimmy Walker--251---
Joel Dahmen--251---
Jorge Campillo--251---
Cheng-Tsung Pan--251251--
Ernie Els--301---
Brian Harman--301---
Bernhard Langer--301---
Sung-Hoon Kang--301---
Shugo Imahira--401---
Paul Lawrie--401---
Benjamin Hebert--401---
Max Homa--401---
John Daly--501---
Darren Clarke--501---
David Duval--1001---
Mark Calcavecchia--1001---
Todd Hamilton--1001---

We’re hugely excited for the 2019 Open Championship which is the only golfing major that is played in the United Kingdom. On this occasion, the world’s elite will head to the Royal Portrush Golf Club in Antrim, Northern Ireland, with this country playing host to the Open Championship for just the second time.

Royal Portrush hosted the Open in 1951 and this was the only time where the Open has been hosted outside of England and Scotland before this year’s event. The Dunluce Links course is widely regarded as one of the best golf courses in the world, with all eyes likely to be on one player.

Rory Bidding to Win on Home Soil

Rory McIlroy is currently trading at around the 10/1 mark to win the Claret Jug in 2019 and it’s little surprise that he’s among the favourite to win the 2019 Open Championship. Rory is among the best players in the world and he’s massively excited about the prospect of competing at a course which is clearly dear to his heart.

McIlroy has decided to skip the Irish Open to make sure he’s fully prepared for the Open Championship, with the 29-year-old admitting that landing the Claret Jug at this golf course would mean more to him than completing a career Grand Slam.

“If there is ever a year when I feel I can miss the Irish Open, it’s this year,” McIlroy told the BBC. “If I was to play the Irish Open, the Open Championship would be my third event in a row. For me, that’s not the best way to prepare for what could be the biggest event of my life.”

McIlroy knows Portrush like the back of his hand and will be back on native soil where the crowds will be flocking to see their national hero, with Rory determined to enjoy the experience but ultimately win the Open Championship for a second time at a course where he’s clearly at home.

Tiger Woods Trading as Favourite for Claret Jug

Tiger Woods has won the Open Championship on three occasions, with the American having triumphed in 2000, 2005 and 2006 although it’s worth bearing in mind that it’s been thirteen years since the 43-year-old has lifted the Claret Jug and this tournament might come at the wrong time for the legendary player.

Woods will be playing his fourth major and might have exerted himself a great deal in the PGA Championship and Open Championship, which comes fairly soon after his Masters triumph where he was able to secure a Green Jacket for the fifth occasion.

Tiger was able to tie sixth in the Open last year after a two year hiatus out of the competition, while his previous two appearances saw the American miss the cut after finishing in 69th in 2014. This sort of data suggests that it might be a tall order for the legend of golf to get among the leaders.

Francesco Molinari Could Make Strong Title Defence

Molinari is trading at 25/1 to win at Royal Portrush and he will be in no mood to relinquish his Open Championship title. The Italian continues to improve and is now among the top golf players in the world, with the Ryder Cup hero of 2018 having enjoyed a two-shot victory at Carnoustie last summer.

Molinari is hugely popular with golf spectators and it’s worth bearing in mind that his play at Carnoustie was outstanding to the degree that he didn’t drop a shot during his final two rounds at the Scottish course. The diminutive European didn’t drop a shot during his final 37 holes.

The Italian’s temperament is rock solid and rarely wavers, with the 36-year-old looking forward to the challenge and he might actually benefit from a scorched course rather than inclement conditions. His all-round game is top rate and many will think he’s an each-way bet to nothing.

Could We See a New Name on the Claret Jug?

Francesco Molinari, Jordan Spieth, Henrik Stenson, Zach Johnson, Rory McIlroy, Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods are some of the previous winners that will be returning in search of further Open Championship glory, although there’s a decent chance that we will see a first-time Open winner at Portrush.

Dustin Johnson has fared well in the Open Championship before and seems to adjust well to the links conditions in the United Kingdom, with the American trading at 14/1 to lift the Claret Jug and follow in the footsteps of many of his compatriots who have done this previously.

Justin Rose is also among the favourites to win the Open Championship and the Englishman is sure to get a warm reception on every hole at Portrush, while he’s often found making a late charge on the final day. Ian Poulter is another Ryder Cup hero that announced a resurgence by playing well at the Masters and he’s available at a big price.

Brooks Koepka is a serial winner of major golf tournaments and Rickie Fowler is another American who has regularly made a splash on this side of the Atlantic, with the latter yet to win a major championship and it doesn’t seem to be getting any easier to claim the spoils given the level of competition.

Many think it’s a matter of time before Jon Rahm wins a major championship and the Spaniard clearly has time on his hands, with an aggressive style of play likely to work well around the links course. Sergio Garcia has come close in the Open Championship before and is available at a big price to compete here.

Look for Extra Places on Open Championship

Many customers like placing each-way bets on the Open Championship considering it’s fairly hard to pick out a winner amidst a big field of talented golfers. Each-way betting means that you can back a golfer and make money if they manage to finish high up the leaderboard.

Well ahead of the Open Championship, you might typically only see ¼ odds for the first four places when it comes to each-way betting. However, the bookmakers will start to create more attractive place terms when we approach the tournament.

It’s good to hunt around for a bookie that is offering the best possible place terms. You might get an operator offering eight places for a particular tournament and some even go as big as ten places. It’s a great way of making money without needing to back the winner.

Open Championship Betting Tips

We’re going to swerve Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy at the head of the betting market, with the latter clearly desperate to win in Ireland although that doesn’t always equate to producing a quality performance over four days. However, Dustin Johnson is someone who can go close to landing his first Claret Jug at Portrush.

DJ missed the cut in 2018 although he’s previously performed well in this tournament, enjoying three top-ten performances amongst others. This American has demonstrated that he can cope with all manner of elements to prosper in tough conditions.

We’re also getting with Francesco Molinari who illustrated a love for links golf when triumphing at Carnoustie twelve months previously and the Italian is just so adept at playing steady golf in that metronomic fashion.

We’ll throw in Matt Kuchar at a much bigger price. The likeable American nearly won two years ago before a stirring comeback from Jordan Spieth and it would be little surprise to see “Kooch” in the mix on the final day.

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