Jon Rahm lastly delivered in a serious event and gained the 2021 U.S. Open. Can he win his second only a month later on the 2021 British Open?
The Open Championship is returning after the COVID-19 pandemic canceled the occasion in 2020. That can give Eire’s Shane Lowry an opportunity to defend his first main title.
The British Open is commonly tough and irritating for bettors to foretell. The sphere is a stacked one as standard, as 19 of the world’s prime 20 golfers will take part within the event. There’s additionally often wind and rain that mess with the gamers and might get some out of rhythm.
Nonetheless, there are some appetizing-looking odds on which bettors will be capable of capitalize.
The 7,204-yard Royal St George’s course will not robotically favor the large swingers like Kiawah Island and Torrey Pines have in current main tournaments. That offers some new life to a number of the extra correct, measured drivers on the tour, particularly these that may play properly within the wind.
Here is every little thing you have to know to wager on the 2021 British Open, together with the newest event odds and greatest bets for the occasion.
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British Open odds 2021
Jon Rahm (+700) as soon as towards enters a serious as a favourite to win. The No. 1 golfer on the planet is closely favored to win The Open Championship and is the one golfer to have higher than 10-1 odds, per DraftKings Sportsbook.
Jordan Spieth (+1400), Rory McIlroy (+1400), Dustin Johnson (+1800), Xander Schauffele (+1800), Brooks Koepka (+1800) and Justin Thomas (+2000) are the one golfers with 20-1 odds or higher within the event.
Bryson DeChambeau (+3000) is far decrease on the listing than standard given his collapse on the again 9 on the 2021 U.S. Open and his current caddie change. Brian Zeigler will caddie for DeChambeau for the primary time at The Open Championship.
Phil Mickelson (+8000) is taken into account a longshot on this occasion. He final gained the event at Muirfield in 2013.
British Open professional picks
The 2021 British Open will likely be performed at Royal St George’s golf course, which is a comparatively quick course in comparison with the monster ones golfers have been enjoying on of late. It is 7,204 yards and is a Par-70 course, so hitting a large drive off the tee is much less of a necessity. It is extra about touchdown the ball on the golf green.
As such, a very powerful stats to concentrate to this week are strokes gained approaching the inexperienced (SG:APR) and driver accuracy. The Open Championship at all times has some wind factor to it, so taking gamers which are capable of fly the ball persistently and precisely will show paramount. Bettors will wish to belief golfers that may make sand saves as properly, because the British Open programs at all times characteristic difficult bunkers.
With these three classes in thoughts, Collin Morikawa (+2500) stands out as wager this week. He is one of the best on tour in SG:APR with 1.502 strokes gained per spherical. The subsequent closest golfer, Paul Casey, is almost a half stroke behind him. Add in Morikawa’s Eleventh-ranked driver accuracy and he ought to have an opportunity to keep away from bother with the wind. He could also be simply middle-of-the-pack when it comes to driver distance — 114 of 208, 294.9 yards per drive — however that will not matter a lot on the shorter Royal St George’s course.
Jon Rahm (+700) is one other strong wager even with the shortest odds on the sector. He performs very properly within the wind and has gained 60.1 strokes in his final 24 rounds in windy circumstances, per The Action Network. That alongside together with his seventh-ranked SG:APR recreation will give him one of the best likelihood amongst large hitters to win at this course. His driver accuracy (sixty fifth) and sand save proportion (52.22 p.c) are simply above-average, however his tee-to-green recreation and up to date efficiency make him an interesting wager.
Amongst longshots, Russell Henley (+10000) seems like a pleasant worth decide. He ranks top-10 in SG:APR at 0.901 strokes gained and can also be within the prime 10 in sand save proportion. His driver accuracy ranks thirty seventh within the discipline, so he checks the entire containers. He has top-20 finishes in every of his final three tournaments, together with a Thirteenth-place end on the U.S. Open, so at 100-1 odds, he is price a shot.
Henley’s one concern is his 289.6-yard driver distance, which ranks 163rd on the PGA Tour. That would make the longer holes a bit tougher for him, however he ought to make up for it together with his accuracy and steadiness. In addition to, there are solely two holes longer than 500 yards at Royal St George’s.
British Open winners by 12 months
There was no British Open winner in 2020, so the reigning champion is Shane Lowry. The Irishman cruised to a convincing six-stroke lead over Tommy Fleetwood which included a 7-under spherical of 63 on shifting day, which is the brand new course report at Royal Portrush.
Lowry will search to develop into the primary back-to-back British Open champion since Padraig Harrington gained at Carnoustie and Royal Birkdale in 2007 and 2008. Earlier than him, Tiger Woods gained the occasion consecutively in St Andrews (2005) and Royal Liverpool (2006).
The Open Championship will characteristic 11 earlier champions within the discipline. That features Jordan Spieth, Rory McIlroy, Phil Mickelson and Louis Oosthuizen, amongst others.
|2019||Shane Lowry||Royal Portrush||-15|
|2017||Jordan Spieth||Royal Birkdale||-12|
|2016||Henrik Stenson||Royal Troon||-20|
|2015||Zach Johnson||St Andrews||-15|
|2012||Ernie Els||Royal Lytham & St Annes||-7|
|2011||Darren Clarke||Royal St George’s||-5|
|2010||Louis Oosthuizen||St Andrews||-16|
|2008||Padraig Harrington||Royal Birkdale||+3|
|2006||Tiger Woods||Royal Liverpool||-18|
|2005||Tiger Woods||St Andrews||-14|
|2001||David Duval||Royal Lytham & St Annes||-10|
|2000||Tiger Woods||St Andrews||-19|
|1998||Mark O’Meara||Royal Birkdale||E|
|1997||Justin Leonard||Royal Troon||-12|
|1996||Tom Lehman||Royal Lytham & St Annes||-13|
|1995||John Daly||St Andrews||-6|
|1993||Greg Norman||Royal St Georges, Sandwich||-13|
|1991||Ian Baker-Finch||Royal Birkdale||-8|
|1990||Nick Faldo||St Andrews||-18|
|1989||Mark Calcavecchia||Royal Troon||-13|
|1988||Seve Ballesteros||Royal Lytham & St Annes||-11|
|1985||Sandy Lyle||Royal St Georges, Sandwich||+2|
|1984||Seve Ballesteros||St Andrews||-12|
|1983||Tom Watson||Royal Birkdale||-9|
|1982||Tom Watson||Royal Troon||-4|
|1981||Invoice Rogers||Royal St Georges, Sandwich||-4|
|1979||Seve Ballesteros||Royal Lytham & St Annes||-1|
|1978||Jack Nicklaus||St Andrews||-7|
|1976||Johnny Miller||Royal Birkdale||-9|
|1974||Gary Participant||Royal Lytham & St Annes||-2|
|1973||Tom Weiskopf||Royal Troon||-12|
|1971||Lee Trevino||Royal Birkdale||-10|
|1970||Jack Nicklaus||St Andrews||283|
|1969||Tony Jacklin||Royal Lytham & St Annes||280|
|1967||Roberto de Vicenzo||Hoylake||278|
|1965||Peter Thomson||Royal Birkdale||285|
|1964||Tony Lema||St Andrews||279|
|1963||Bob Charles||Royal Lytham & St Annes||277|
|1960||Kel Nagle||St Andrews||278|
|1958||Peter Thomson||Royal Lytham & St Annes||278|
|1957||Bobby Locke||St Andrews||279|
|1955||Peter Thomson||St Andrews||281|
|1952||Bobby Locke||Royal Lytham & St Annes||287|
|1951||Max Faulkner||Royal Portrush||285|
|1946||Sam Snead||St Andrews||290|