British Open Odds

Jon Rahm 8.50
Rory McIlroy 19.00
Dustin Johnson 21.00
Brooks Koepka 17.00

Favorites to win the British Open

Jon Rahm

Following an incredible run of form which ended in him winning his first major at Torrey Pines, Jon Rahm is the clear betting favorite going into Royal St George's. Another great display at the Scottish Open as a warm-up will have him ready for the challenge of Open Championship golf.

OG Prediction - Top 5

Rory McIlroy

McIlroy's last major win was at Royal Liverpool for the 2014 Open Championship. Fast forward seven years and many feel he is as far away from winning his next as anytime since. A missed cut at the Scottish Open wasn't ideal preparation, but he's attested to his resilience to adversity time and time again, so maybe a monumental bounce-back is on the cards?

OG Prediction - Top 30

Dustin Johnson

With only two top-10s in 2021, DJ isn't enjoying the run of form many expected after his Masters win late last year. His best finish at the British Open is T2 in 2011, but since then has only penetrated the top page of the leaderboard twice with two T9 finishes. We're backing Johnson to start fast and be amongst it at least until the weekend, where maybe some other contenders might pull away.

OG Prediction - Top 10

Brooks Koepka

In his last six events, Koepka has three missed cuts, made two top-5s, and secured a runners-up spot at the PGA Championship. It feels like the four-time major champion is battling through injuries just to make tournaments at the moment, but in majors especially, he seems to put it all together to chase the gold. A fast start for Koepka will be key for a challenge this week.

OG Prediction - Top 10

British Open Contenders

Jordan Spieth

Xander Schauffele

Bryson DeChambeau

Collin Morikawa

British Open Outsiders

Tommy Fleetwood

Paul Casey

Tyrrell Hatton

Lee Westwood

British Open Winners

YearGolferCourse
2020No Tournament due to COVID-19N/A
2019Shane LowryRoyal Portrush
2018Francesco MolinariCarnoustie
2017Jordan SpiethRoyal Birkdale
2016Henrik StensonRoyal Troon

2021 British Open - Key Information

  • Course
    Royal St George's
  • When
    July 15th - July 18th, 2021
  • Holder
    Shane Lowry
  • Favorite
    Jon Rahm

British Open Betting Tips

Betting on any golf tournament is tough, given the size of the field, but a major championship is even harder to predict. However, there are certain tips you can follow to help give yourself an edge when it comes to making Open Championship bets.

Here are our top three betting tips for the 2021 British Open:

1
Study the course

Every course on The Open Rota is a stern test for any golfer, but Royal St George's is the oldest of them all and is also considered one of the toughest. True links golf comes in the form of strong crosswinds, deep pot bunkers, undulating fairways, and about every weather condition you can think of. Use your knowledge of the course to choose your bets; would a long but erratic driver fair well? Probably not. At Royal St George's you'll need smart course management, accuracy off the tee, and the ability to get yourself out of trouble.

2
Analyze Form

Whether you review recent form or a player's record at previous Open Championships, looking at form is the bare minimum you should research for betting on any golf tournament. The Scottish Open was hosted last weekend and is perfectly scheduled to offer players a chance to taste some links golf before, so that would be a great place to start.

3
Consider all markets

Choosing a winner from a 156 player field isn't an easy task; that's why you shouldn't just look at picking the outright champion. There are so many markets available for major tournaments, meaning you can divide your bankroll and keep the tournament interesting for the entire weekend. Bet on predictions like whether there will be a hole in one, if the tournament will be decided by a playoff, or bet round-by-round and choose who will be the top player from each day.