Certainly, Rory McIlroy would make for a storybook winner of this week’s British Open. After all, the tournament will take place in McIlroy’s native land of Northern Ireland. Add in the fact that McIlroy has been in solid form and you have the British Open betting odds favorite. Yet there are plenty of other bona fide candidates to hoist the Claret Jug this year as well. Golf is in a golden age of parity and The Open lineup epitomizes that fact. Francisco Molinari is defending champion. Padraig Harrington is the last man to repeat with wins in 2007 and 2008.
2019 British Open from Royal Portrush Golf Club
|Date and Time:||July 18-21, 2019|
|Location:||County Antrum, Northern Ireland|
|2019 British Open TV Coverage:||Golf Channel and NBC|
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Now the Royal Portrush Golf Club will host The Open this week for only the second time in history. The last time was in 1951. Overall the course is a par 71 with a length of 7334 yards. Prize money is $10.75 million with the winner getting $1.935 million. Starting with Stewart Cink in 2009 has there been a new winner with the British Open betting odds each year. Tiger Woods has three career Open wins to lead the field.
Accordingly, the online betting favorite for this event is ranked third on the Official World Golf Ranking. McIlroy’s last win was at the RBC Canadian Open. His only Open championship was in 2014. Additionally, McIlroy is third in the FedEx Cup standings.
Along the same lines, Koepka is second in the FedEx Cup standings and first on the OWGR. Koepka finished second at this year’s US Open and won the PGA Championship. Also, he tied for second at The Masters. Koepka is yet to win The Open with a best finish of sixth in 2017.
Overall Johnson remains a “close but no cigar” type of golfer. Johnson is seventh in the Fed Ex Cup standings and second on the OWGR. He finished second both at the PGA and Masters this year. Correlate Johnson’s only major win of his career was the 2016 US Open.
Account of his name brand status does Woods get more love with the British Open betting odds than deserved. Of course, his win at the Masters last April enthralled everyone. But the fact remains Tiger is past his prime. Furthermore, his battered body struggles to endure the rigors of a full schedule. Consider Woods is 23rd in the FedEx Cup standings. He has had to skip six events in 2019.
Consistent with Johnson is Justin Rose. He is fourth on the OWGR and ninth in the FedEx Cup standings. Rose has one win this year at the Farmers Insurance Open. Last year Rose finished second at The Open. His lone major win was the 2013 US Open.
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In this situation, Rory McIlroy combines good form with the proven ability to win major tournaments. Most important of all he knows how to win The Open.
2019 British Open Betting Odds Pick: Rory McIlroy
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