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British Open 2019 — Preview, Odds, and Predictions

Posted on July 17, 2019 by John Harris

The Open Championship is an annual golf tournament, the oldest of the four major golf tournaments in professional golf, and the only major one that takes place outside the US. This year’s edition of the British Open is set to begin on July 18. 

It’s been 68 years since the British Open was held at the Royal Portrush Golf Club in Northern Ireland, and the challenging track should put 156 top-ranked players to test. World #1 Brooks Koepka has won four major championships since the start of the 2017 season, including a win at the PGA Championship. Accordingly, he is the top favorite to win the tournament at 8.00 (888Sport), while the course record-holder Rory Mcllroy is trailing at 9.00. Last year’s winner Francesco Molinari is listed at 21.00, and the three-time British Open champion Tiger Woods is capped at 13.00.

Brooks Koepka has finished in the top 2 in five of the last six Majors. The only exception was the 2018 British Open when he finished tied for 39th.

The Open Championship is the final PGA major of the year and will feature an extremely talented field that includes former champions like Jordan Spieth, Rory McIlroy, Tiger Woods, Hendrik Stenson, Zach Johnson, and Darren Clarke.

There will be plenty of action during the tournament, as well as a lot of opportunities for you to bet and make some serious cash. If you’re having trouble finding a reputable golf betting site and golf betting odds, visiting ttps:// might give you the answers you were looking for. 

Without further ado, let’s take a look at our expert tips and predictions for the 2019 British Open Championship.

Top 3 Favorites According to Bookmakers

Brooks Koepka has ascended to the top of the OWGR and is also #2 in the FedEx Cup rankings. The 29-year-old from the Florida State University has won four out of his last nine majors, including the PGA Championship in May. In the five major tournaments he didn’t win during this period, he finished as a runner-up, including the 2019 US Open and the 2019 Masters.

Rory McIlroy has been one of the most consistent golfers in 2019, with two victories and 11 top 10 finishes in the 14 PGA Tour events he participated in. He is currently #3 on the OWGR and he won the RBC Canadian Open in June, while also finishing in the top 9 at the US Open. McIlroy has won the title in this tournament in 2014 and was runner-up at the 2018 Open Championship. He also finished in the top 5 during his last three appearances in this tournament.

Dustin Johnson is the third on the odds board, being a 13.00 favorite on 888Sport. He is currently the world’s #2 ranked golfer in the Official World Golf Ranking, and 7th in the FedEx rankings, which makes him one of the top favorites to win the 2019 Open Championship. DJ had a great 2019 season, winning the WGC Mexico Tournament, and finishing as a runner up in the first two majors of the season. Johnson ended up in the top 4 in this tournament in four out of the last five years and has seven top 10 finishes this season.

Who Will Win?

If we’re talking about current form, then Brooks Koepka is the first golfer that comes to mind. He has been performing remarkably well in the last nine majors. When it comes to the Open Championship, it is Rory McIlroy who should be considered a top favorite, having won the tournament in 2014 and finished in the top 5 in his last four appearances.

There’s another important factor about Koepka that makes him a good bet for the 2019 Open Championship. Rickie Elliott, his caddie, grew up playing at the Royal Portrush, which is an unknown field for the other contenders. Elliott’s experience and knowledge about playing on this golf course could give Koepka the edge over his competitors.

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