I was quite surprised to see Dustin Johnson pencilled in as the favourite to win the 147th Open Championship, however favourite he is and if you are of the mindset that is he going to win this major golfing tournament then you can back him at odds of around 12/1.
Those odds however do give you an indication of just what his chances of winning are, for there are a huge number of golfers taking part in this year’s Open Championship as is always the case, and therefore you are going to find some much bigger odds available to you if you do fancy betting on any of them.
When you set about studying the form of the other golfers, you will soon come to the conclusion that Justin Rose and Rickie Fowler both on offer at odds of 16/1 have an excellent chance of winning, however I think you should never overlook the sheer talent of golfers such as Rory McIlroy at 18/1 and Jordan Spieth at 20/1.
There is also the very real chance that Brooks Koepka could take the title this year and if he is one of the golfers that you do fancy to win then by betting at sites such as Betfred, which is where I am quoting all of the odds on this news story, you can secure odds of 20/1 on him winning, and the same 20/1 odds are also available on Jon Rahm too.
Seven Places on Each-Way Bets
You will find that when betting on any golfer in this year’s Open Championship via an each-way bet at betting sites such as Betfred they will be offering you one fifth the win odds and will pay out to seven places too.
Therefore that means that it could be financially beneficial if you do fancy the chances of golfers such as Tommy Fleetwood at 22/1, Tiger Woods at 25/1, Justin Thomas at 25/1 and also Jason Day at 28/1 to bet them each-way to have the chance of getting a fairly decent pay-out if they only get placed in one of the final seven places!
Have a Speculative Punt
As there are some massive odds available right now on this year’s 147th running of the Open Championship, then I am more than aware that many of you out there will be tempted to place a few speculative punts here and there on the golfers that do have massive odds attached to them, but could just win this tournament if everything does fall into place.
With that in mind Paul Casey at 33/1 looks a fair bet as does Ian Poulter at 55/1, but if you are looking for some much higher returns and don’t mind placing a handful of much riskier bets then consider having a few Pounds on golfers such as Xander Schauffele at 110/1, Brian Harman at 150/1 or even Gavin Green at 600/1, as you never know any of them could land a major surprise in this golf tournament and win it!