Betting Odds: Day, DJ Favorites at The Open Championship

The 145th Open Championship kicks off this Thursday at Royal Troon in Scotland, so it’s time to start thinking about which players to play, sit or even place some money on.

World number one Jason Day was the early favorite, but now Dustin Johnson (OWGR #2) is the co-favorite with Day at 8/1, as he’s clearly been the best player in the world for the past month.


Sergio Garcia and Shane Lowry seem like a good value at 30/1 and 40/1, respectively, considering their recent play. Scott Piercy (85/1) has come out of nowhere to contend, placing runner-up at both the U.S. Open and WGC-Bridgestone, so keep an eye out for him. Former Open champ Louis Oosthuizen is a fantastic links player and is almost a steal at 40/1.

There are a lot of players who have low odds of winning who could turn the corner at any moment, and trying to pick the right one is half the fun. The other half, of course, is picking the right one and getting a good return on your gambling investment.

Gone are the days of seeing a player come in to every tournament at 3/1 odds, which was basically Tiger Woods for many years. Jason Day, Jordan Spieth, and Dustin Johnson are fantastic players in their own right, but they may never even sniff 5/1 at a major championship. It would require a level of dominance we haven’t seen since Tiger. There are also just too many good young players now, which is not to take away from Tiger’s dominance.

Here is the complete list, according to Sportsbook:

Dustin Johnson 8/1
Jason Day 8/1
Jordan Spieth 9/1
Rory McIlroy 9/1
Adam Scott 21/1
Branden Grace 30/1
Henrik Stenson 30/1
Justin Rose 30/1
Rickie Fowler 30/1
Sergio Garcia 30/1
Danny Willett 35/1
Louis Oosthuizen 40/1
Shane Lowry 40/1
Phil Mickelson 45/1
Brooks Koepka 50/1
Bubba Watson 50/1
Hideki Matsuyama 50/1
Lee Westwood 50/1
Martin Kaymer 50/1
Zach Johnson 50/1
Matthew Fitzpatrick 60/1
Paul Casey 60/1
Brandt Snedeker 65/1
Matt Kuchar 65/1
Patrick Reed 65/1
Charl Schwartzel 70/1
Marc Leishman 70/1
Jim Furyk 75/1
Scott Piercy 85/1
Chris Wood 95/1
Andy Sullivan 100/1
Byeong-Hun An 100/1
Ernie Els 100/1
Graeme McDowell 100/1
Justin Thomas 100/1
Russell Knox 100/1
Kiradech Aphibarnrat 110/1
Rafael Cabrera-Bello 110/1
Daniel Berger 120/1
Padraig Harrington 120/1
Alex Noren 125/1
Francesco Molinari 125/1
Jason Dufner 125/1
Thongchai Jaidee 125/1
Thorbjorn Olesen 125/1
Bernd Wiesberger 150/1
Bill Haas 150/1
Billy Horschel 150/1
Brandon Stone 150/1
Danny Lee 150/1
David Lingmerth 150/1
Emiliano Grillo 150/1
J.B. Holmes 150/1
Jimmy Walker 150/1
Jon Rahm 150/1
Joost Luiten 150/1
Kevin Kisner 150/1
Kevin Na 150/1
Webb Simpson 150/1
Robert Rock 170/1
Soren Kjeldsen 170/1
Jamie Donaldson 175/1
Steve Stricker 175/1
Brendan Steele 200/1
Charley Hoffman 200/1
Chris Kirk 200/1
Gary Woodland 200/1
Harris English 200/1
Hunter Mahan 200/1
Paul Dunne 200/1
Richard Sterne 200/1
Rikard Karlberg 200/1
Ross Fisher 200/1
Tony Finau 200/1
Victor Dubuisson 200/1
Colin Montgomerie 220/1
Andrew Johnston 250/1
Anirban Lahiri 250/1
Callum Shinkwin 250/1
George Coetzee 250/1
Harold Varner III 250/1
Jeunghun Wang 250/1
Keegan Bradley 250/1
Marc Warren 250/1
Matthew Southgate 250/1
Russell Henley 250/1
Ryan Moore 250/1
Ryan Palmer 250/1
Smylie Kaufman 250/1
Tommy Fleetwood 250/1
Vijay Singh 250/1
William McGirt 250/1
Hideto Tanihara 300/1
Kim Kyung Tae 300/1
Miguel Angel Jimenez 300/1
Paul Lawrie 300/1
Robert Streb 300/1
Seung yul Noh 300/1
Zander Lombard 300/1
Scott Hend 350/1
David Howell 400/1
James Morrison 400/1
Jordan Niebrugge 400/1
Patton Kizzire 400/1
Soomin Lee 400/1
Anthony Wall 500/1
Brian Gay 500/1
Fabian Gomez 500/1
Haydn Porteous 500/1
James Hahn 500/1
Justin Leonard 500/1
Kristoffer Broberg 500/1
Nathan Holman 500/1
Rod Pampling 500/1
Scott Gregory 500/1
Steven Bowditch 500/1
Yosuke Tsukada 500/1
Yuta Ikeda 500/1
Clement Sordet 750/1
Darren Clarke 750/1
Jack Senior 750/1
James Heath 750/1
John Daly 750/1
Kodai Ichihara 750/1
Lasse Jensen 750/1
Nick Cullen 750/1
Phachara Khongwatmai 750/1
Sang Hee Lee 750/1
Satoshi Kodaira 750/1
Scott Fernandez 750/1
Shugo Imahira 750/1
Steven Alker 750/1
Ben Curtis 1000/1
Dave Coupland 1000/1
David Duval 1000/1
Marco Dawson 1000/1
Mark Calcavecchia 1000/1
Mark OMeara 1000/1
Nick Price 1000/1
Oskar Arvidsson 1000/1
Ryan Evans 1000/1
Sandy Lyle 1000/1
Stefano Mazzoli 1000/1
Todd Hamilton 1000/1
Tom Lehman 1000/1

Brian Thibodeau

Brian researches, produces, and contributes content for Pro Golf Weekly.

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