Open Championship 2019 Betting Odds: Best Tournament Picks

Open Championship 2019

After Tiger Woods’ sensational Masters win, Brooks Koepka’s repeat of the PGA and Gary Woodland’s success at the US Open, the Americans are close to a clean sweep of the Majors. With the final Major of the year approaching, the Open, will there be anyone who emerges as the betting favorite to win? Let’s check it out.

Open Championship 2019

Open Championship 2019 Betting Odds: The Favorites

Brooks Koepka +650

Koepka heads into the final stretch leading to the Open as the favorite despite a 65th place finish at the 3M Open last week. However, having won four of his last nine majors, Koepka is a solid bet to clinch the Claret Jug.

Rory McIlroy +700

McIlroy has a once in a lifetime opportunity to win a major at the course he grew up playing. However, the Northern Irishman choked under the weight of the expectation at Augusta, which might be a reason why his odds have dropped a tad behind that of Koepka’s.

McIlroy famously set the Portrush course record with a 61 at the tender age of 16, so there might be a chance for lightning striking twice even if it’s more than a few years after.

McIlroy’s performance in the three majors this year has been quite weak though, and he hasn’t won a top golf tournament in a few years. Maybe heading back home will bring back his mojo.

Tiger Woods +800

Woods has three Claret Jugs under his belt and held firm at Augusta winning a long-awaited 15th major. Tiger opened at 12/1, but after fizzling at Pebble Beach in the U.S. Open has since slipped slightly from the top spot.  

Since winning the Masters in April, around 85 days ago, Woods has only played ten rounds of competitive golf across three tournaments. He also missed the cut at the PGA Championship at Bethpage Black in May before finishing T-9 at the Memorial and T-21 at the U.S. Open.

Prediction

Although this is expected to be a cutthroat tournament, the odds are slightly favoring Koepka to win it. We like those odds.

Pick: Brooks Koepka at +650