Andrew Wilson | Tue 16/07/2019 - 03:30 EDT

Odds and Picks for the 2019 Open Championship

Odds and Picks for the 2019 Open Championship
The final Major of the 2019 PGA Tour season gets underway on Thursday, July 18, in Northern Ireland. The Open Championship (also called the British Open) is at Royal Portrush Golf Club for the second time (with the first happening in 1951). The field at the tournament is full of the best golfers in the world. The favourite at the Open Championship is Northern Ireland native Rory McIlroy.

With the tournament less than a week away, British Open odds are available on the 156 players in the tournament. Winner odds, margin of victory and top-player from certain countries are just a few of the betting options available. 

British Open Betting Facts

  • Won by a European Player five of the last ten years
  • Two golfers from Northern Ireland (McIlroy in 2014 and Darren Clarke in 2011) have won this decade
  • American golfers have won the three championships in an odd-numbered year
  • Louis Oosthuizen’s seven-stroke victory in 2010 is the biggest margin of victory since Tiger Woods in 2000
  • Last six winners were first-time winners at the British Open

Odds to Win the 2019 British Open

Below is a list of the best Las Vegas odds on the 2019 British Open. The list includes the favourites, odds on previous winners and a few underdogs offering excellent value.

  • Rory McIlroy* +800
  • Brooks Koepka +900
  • Dustin Johnson +1400
  • Jon Rahm +1400
  • Tiger Woods* +1600
  • Justin Rose +1800
  • Francesco Molinari* +2200
  • Xander Schauffele +2200
  • Tommy Fleetwood +2500
  • Henrik Stenson* +2800
  • Jordan Spieth* +3000
  • Louis Oosthuizen* +4000
  • Phil Mickelson* +8000
  • Zach Johnson* +12500
  • Padraig Harrington* +12500
  • Stewart Cink* +30000
  • Ernie Els* +30000
  • Darren Clarke* +50000

*Denotes previous winners 

Best Bet to Win the 2019 British Open

As arguably the most open Major of the four PGA Majors, picking a winner is a challenge. History favours new winners at the tournament. Three of the top four golfers on the 2019 British Open odds have never won the tournament.

Of those three (Koepka, Johnson and Rahm), Brooks Koepka is our pick to win the 2019 Open Championship. Koepka is an absolute juggernaut at Major Tournaments. At his last six Majors, Koepka has won three and finished second twice.

His worst finish at a Major since 2018 is 39th at the 2018 Open Championship. However, in his previous two Open Championships, he finished in the top ten both times.

Koepka is very open about his pursuit of Majors over everything else. Koepka has six wins at PGA Tournaments, four of which were at Majors (twice at the U.S. Open and twice at the PGA Championship).

Koepka’s strength should also play well at Royal Portrush. Royal Portrush is set up with a few long par fours (including hole four which is 499 yards) surrounded by thick rough and an average of 3.5 bunkers per hole.

Koepka is a powerful golfer, able to deal with long fairways and power his way out of thick rough.

A win for Koepka would certify his place as the best golfer in the World, and position him to be the best golfer of his generation (and the best golfer since Tiger Woods).

Pick: Brooks Koepka (+900) to Win the 2019 British Open

Underdog Worth a Wager

While the winner of the Open Championship is not always an underdog, golfers outside the top five to ten have won in recent years. Last year’s winner, Francesco Molinari, opened at +2400 to win.

His golf odds to win the British Open in 2018 had him tied with five other golfers for the tenth best odds to win.

For those looking for this year’s Molinari should consider betting on Justin Thomas (+2500). While Thomas has minimal success at the British Open, he is one of the best golfers in the world.

He has the power to match most modern golfers, helping him rank at the top of the money list in 2017 and 2018.

Thomas was not healthy for part of 2019. However, injury concerns seem to be behind him for now. He finished ninth at Scottish Open last weekend, which can indicate success at the Open Championship.

Also, Thomas, who is American, fits into the trend of Americans winning the tournament in odd-numbered years.  Consider hedging Koepka with a smaller bet on Thomas to win the 2019 Open Championship.

Pick: Justin Thomas (+2500) to win the 2019 British Open

Best Prop Bets on the 2019 British Open

Many of the best online sportsbooks offer multiple markets for betting on the tournament. Markets include British Open Odds to make the cut or top golfer from a specific country. Our top pick for the best prop bet is on the Top Canadian at the 2019 British Open.

Only three Canadians are in the Tournament. Adam Hadwin (-125) opens as the favourite followed by Corey Conners (+187) and Austin Connelly (+350).

Hadwin is our pick to finish as the top Canadian at the 2019 Open Championship. Hadwin finished 35th at the 2018 Open Championship. He was the only Canadian at the event last year.

Hadwin has finished in the top ten at two of his last three tournaments. He is also coming off a career-best performance at a Major when he finished 29th at the 2019 PGA Championship. His experience helps him gain an edge over his fellow countrymen and makes him the best bet to finish as the top Canadian this year.

Pick: Adam Hadwin (-125) to Finish as the Top Canadian at the 2019 British Open

Find all the best online sportsbooks below to best on the 2019 British Open and other PGA events.  

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