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Odds To Win: The Open Championship

The 146th edition of the British Open gets underway this week at Royal Birkdale, featuring the world’s very best players.

Henrik Stenson is the defending champ, winning at Royal Troon last year to capture his first major championship with a record 20-under-par.

Birkdale last hosted the Open Championship in 2008, with Padraig Harrington capturing his second Claret Jug with a 3-over 283 finish.

According to, world No. 1, Dustin Johnson is the slight favorite at 12/1, with Jordan Spieth, Jon Rahm, and Rickie Fowler right behind at 14/1.

A struggling, but ever-dangerous, Rory McIlroy is at 16/1, along with Masters champion Sergio Garcia. Justin Rose, who finished runner-up to Garcia at Augusta, is alone at 18/1.

Japanese superstar Hideki Matsuyama checks in with 22/1 odds.

Former World No. 1 Jason Day, who has had a nightmare of a season, is at 25/1, alongside Tommy Fleetwod, and Stenson.

Adam Scott, at 28/1, is the only other player in the field with better than 30/1 odds.

The Skinny

Name: British Open Championship
Where: Southport, UK
Course: Royal Birkdale Golf Club
Vitals: Par 70, 7,173 Yards
Designer: Frederick G. Hawtree, J.H. Taylor
Purse: $10,250,000
Winner: $1,845,000
Points: 600
Defending: Henrik Stenson, Sweden

The Odds To Win The Open Championship

Dustin Johnson12/1
Jordan Spieth14/1
Jon Rahm14/1
Rickie Fowler14/1
Rory McIlroy16/1
Sergio Garcia16/1
Justin Rose18/1
Hideki Matsuyama22/1
Jason Day25/1
Henrik Stenson25/1
Tommy Fleetwood25/1
Adam Scott28/1
Phil Mickelson33/1
Paul Casey33/1
Brooks Koepka33/1
Louis Oosthuizen40/1
Branden Grace40/1
Thomas Pieters50/1
Justin Thomas50/1
Alexander Noren50/1
Marc Leishman50/1
Matt Kuchar50/1
Ian Poulter50/1
Rafael Cabrera Bello50/1
Daniel Berger66/1
Tyrrell Hatton66/1
Lee Westwood66/1
Matthew Fitzpatrick66/1
Patrick Reed66/1
Padraig Harrington66/1
Shane Lowry66/1
Zach Johnson80/1
Martin Kaymer80/1
Charl Schwartzel80/1
Brandt Snedeker80/1
Andy Sullivan80/1
Francesco Molinari100/1
Ross Fisher100/1
Chris Wood100/1
Charley Hoffman100/1
J.B. Holmes125/1
Kevin Kisner125/1
Bernd Wiesberger125/1
Jason Dufner125/1
Byeong Hun An125/1
Russell Henley125/1
Bill Haas125/1
Bubba Watson125/1
Thorbjorn Olesen125/1
Bryson DeChambeau125/1
Steve Stricker125/1
Kevin Chappell150/1
Emiliano Grillo150/1
Tony Finau150/1
Andrew Johnston150/1
Soren Kjeldsen150/1
Peter Uihlein150/1
Brian Harman150/1
Hideto Tanihara150/1
Charles Howell III150/1
Jimmy Walker150/1
Gary Woodland150/1
Martin Laird150/1
Joost Luiten200/1
Kyle Stanley200/1
Russell Knox200/1
Anirban Lahiri200/1
Billy Horschel200/1
Ryan Moore200/1
Brendan Steele200/1
Webb Simpson200/1
Si Woo Kim200/1
Xander Schauffele200/1
Adam Hadwin200/1
Richie Ramsay200/1
Alexander Levy200/1
Danny Willett200/1
Kevin Na200/1
Callum Shinkwin200/1
Andrew Dodt250/1
Pablo Larrazabal250/1
Ryan Fox250/1
Matthew Southgate250/1
Cameron Smith250/1
Ernie Els250/1
Stewart Cink250/1
Haotong Li250/1
William McGirt250/1
Robert Streb250/1
Pat Perez250/1
Brandon Stone250/1
Sung Kang250/1
Thongchai Jaidee250/1
Dylan Frittelli250/1
Sean O'Hair250/1
Jamie Lovemark250/1
Alexander Bjork250/1
Wesley Bryan250/1
Fabrizio Zanotti350/1
Matthieu Pavon350/1
David Horsey350/1
Paul Waring350/1
Scott Hend350/1
David Lipsky350/1
David Drysdale350/1
Jhonattan Vegas350/1
Julian Suri350/1
Richard Bland500/1
Mike Lorenzo Vera500/1
Aaron Baddeley500/1
Jeunghun Wang500/1
Kyung-Tae Kim500/1
Maverick McNealy500/1
Austin Connelly500/1
Miyazato Yusaku500/1
Paul Lawrie500/1
Shiv Kapur500/1
Roberto Castro500/1
Yikeun Chang500/1
Yuta Ikeda500/1
Darren Fichardt750/1
Jbe Kruger750/1
Phachara Khongwatmai750/1
Sebastian Munoz750/1
Younghan Song750/1
Connor Syme750/1
Mark Foster750/1
Michael Hendry750/1
Paul Broadhurst750/1
Prayad Marksaeng750/1
Alfie Plant1000/1
Chan Kim1000/1
Giwhan Kim1000/1
Harry Ellis1000/1
Luca Cianchetti1000/1
Robert Dinwiddie1000/1
Shaun Norris1000/1
Stuart Manley1000/1
Toby Tree1000/1
Tom Lehman1000/1
Haydn McCullen1000/1
Adam Bland1000/1
Ashley Hall1000/1
Joe Dean1000/1
John Daly1000/1
Laurie Canter1000/1
Matthew Griffin1000/1
Adam Hodkinson1000/1
Darren Clarke1000/1
David Duval1000/1
Kent Bulle1000/1
Mark O'Meara1000/1
Todd Hamilton1000/1
Ryan McCarthy1000/1
Sandy Lyle1000/1
Nick McCarthy1000/1


Jeff Smith

Jeff is a writer and content producer for Pro Golf Weekly. He is working on a book, documenting the 2017 and 2018 seasons on the major golf tours.

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