The final golfing major of the year is this weekend and we have all the latest odds on The Open at Royal Portrush.
The Open is the oldest major out of the four tournaments. It was first played back in 1860 and there have been 147 editions since. This is the second time that the Royal Portrush has hosted The Open and its the only course outside of England and Scotland that The Open’s been held at.
Picking a winner in golf is extremely hard. Sometimes it might just not be someones day or other times a complete underdog can have the round of their life. Were going to go through the favourites for The Open and how they’ve got on in 2019.
— The Open (@TheOpen) July 16, 2019
Rory McIlroy – 9/1
The man from Northern Ireland is the favourite for this year tournament. With most of the crowd wanting the local lad to win, there will be lots of pressure on McIlroy. However, the world number three has won this major before, back in 2014. Surprisingly though, this was the last major he won. This year he has two wins to his name though, winning the Players Championship and the Canadian Open. He has eleven top-ten finishes this year, so has shown consistency to his game. Can he end the five-year wait this weekend?
Brooks Koepka – 10/1
Had The Open not been in McIlroy’s home nation then Koepka would have been the favourite. The American is in the form of his life currently. He is the world number one after winning the PGA Championship this year. Koepka though has never won The Open, he best finish in 2017 coming sixth. This year he also has six top-ten finishes, two of which include second and the US Open and T2 at The Masters. When it comes to the majors, Koepka has played his best golf and this weekend he could quite easily do the same.
Dustin Johnson – 16/1
DJ is having a consistent year at majors this year and would love to win his second-ever this weekend. The world number two won The Mexico Championship earlier on in the year and has had seven top-ten finishes. The closest his has come to winning The Open was in 2011. He finished three shots behind Darren Clarke. This year he came T2 in The Masters and second in the PGA Championship. He’s shown he is in good form, so don’t be surprised if he goes one better this weekend!
— Dustin Johnson (@DJohnsonPGA) July 16, 2019
John Rahm – 16/1
The world number eight has seen his odds shorten over the past couple weeks after a good win at the Irish Open. Rahm has never won a major in his career but surely the first one isn’t far off! This year he won the Zurich Classic of New Orleans as well as another eight top-ten finishes. He came T3 in the US Open showing he is in good form of late. However, when it comes to The Open, his best finish is T44 back in 2017! Surely he is going to improve on this, this weekend.
Jordan Spieth may not be in his best form recently, which has seen him drop to 38th in the world. However, you’d be a brave man to ever bet against the three-time major winner. After the US Open he had three top-ten finishes which included T3 at the PGA Championship. At 35/1, a good EW bet!
Another Irishman to look out for is Shane Lowry. Good form of late, which included a win at Abu Dhabi and second place to McIlroy in Canada has seen him back in the world top 50. He’ll have many fans behind him and at 70/1 he could be worth a bet hoping he gets in the top eight!
All the odds are from Bet365 and correct on 16/07/19.