Who will win the Open Championship? Please check out the Open Championship Preview and Betting Strategies for the types of golfers you should look to target for your Open Championship picks. With that in mind, here are my favorite picks to win the Open Championship (odds courtesy of PointsBet and DraftKings ).
Best Bets to Win the Open Championship
Brooks Koepka – 17/1
It’s hard not to back Brooks Koepka at 17/1 to win the Open. He’s a killer in majors, including the Open Championship. He’s in great form with two straight Top 5 finishes in his last 2 starts. The weather forecast is setting up for a grinding type of Open Championship, a style that suits him. And he checks a ton of boxes of players who win Open Championships. This will be his 7th start at the Open Championship and he has three Top 10’s in his last four appearances. He’s come very close to grabbing a major this year. He’s in a great spot to get his at this week’s Open Championship.
Jordan Spieth – 20/1
Many people were targeting Jordan Spieth to win the Masters. Instead, we should have been looking ahead at targeting him to win the Open. Spieth’s game is perfectly suited to win an Open. He has tremendous mental fortitude and bounces back very quickly after adversity. He’s tremendous with his irons. And he’s a wizard on and around the greens. That combination worked perfectly to help him capture his first Claret Jug in 2017. He’s a solid bet to grab his second this week.
Patrick Reed – 30/1
This Open Championship is setting itself up to be a rock fight. It’s very difficult to keep balls in the fairway at Royal St. George’s or hit the greens in regulation. Patrick Reed won this type of tournament in January at a blustery Torrey Pines. He could certainly do that again at Royal St. George’s. Reed would benefit greatly if the wind blew and turned this into an up and down game. He also has been fantastic with his ball-striking over his last 16 rounds. He’s a solid pick to win the Open Championship.
Patrick Cantlay – 35/1
The one thing Patrick Cantlay lacks is Open Championship success and experience. Other than that, he checks a ton of boxes. Players with solid well-rounded games excel on Open Championships. Patrick Cantlay has very few weaknesses from the tee to the hole. He’s a much better player than many others around his odds. It’s a solid pick to bet Patrick Cantlay this week at the Open Championship.
Others To Consider
- Harris English – 70/1: In fantastic form with a win in his last start and a T3 at the U.S. Open. English is a solid ball striker and is very good on and around the greens. That’s a winning combination at the Open.
- Branden Grace – 70/1: A player in good form and with decent links history. Has a ton of Open Championship experience and has played very well in the last two majors. Grace fits the template of recent Open Championship winners.
- Marc Leishman – 80/1: Ignore the long-term ball-striking stats with him. At his best, Leishman’s game is perfectly suited for an Open. And he showed nearly his best at his last start at the Travelers. He’s a great longshot candidate to win his first major.
- Kevin Kisner – 150/1: After a slump, Kisner is firing on all cylinders. Kisner is coming in with improved ball striking and a very hot putter. That’s been a characteristic of a few recent Open Champions. He was in the mix at a difficult Carnoustie. He’s a decent long shot to be in contention on Sunday yet again.