2019 Open Championship Betting Odds
After another close call at the 2019 US Open, Brooks Koepka is listed as the tournament favorite for the 2019 Open Championship in the first version of betting odds posted at both Fanduel (7-1 odds) and PointsBet (9-1 odds). New Jersey bettors looking to wager on Koepka would be wise to bet him early before the line moves in his direction.
Koepka comes in with 13 career wins including first-place finishes at the 2019 PGA Championship, 2018 PGA Championship, 2018 US Open, 2017 US Open and a runner-up finish at the 2019 US Open. Koepka came in 36th in the 2018 Open Championship but did finish 6th in the 2017 Open Championship and his caddy, Ricky Elliott, is Irish born and has local knowledge for the 2019 Open Championship at Royal Portrush Golf Club. Koepka is a bit of an enigma as the DataGolf rankings rate him as a Top 5 player in the world but he seems to shine on the world’s biggest stages. The DataGolf rankings actually would favor Dustin Johnson who can be bet at 12-1 odds on both PointsBet and Fanduel. Rory McIlroy (10-1 odds), Tiger Woods (12-1 odds), and Jordan Spieth (12-1 odds) round out the Top 5 in the Open Championship betting odds for futures markets.
In the mid-tier, Justin Thomas warrants further consideration and can be bet at 25-1 odds on PointsBet for the Open Championship. Thomas has been recovering from a wrist injury that saw him miss the 2019 PGA Championship but is rated 5th in the world by DataGolf and has played three consecutive weeks showing signs of a return to health. DataGolf also makes Patrick Cantlay the #3 ranked golfer in the world and he can be bet at 30-1 odds.
Alongside Rory McIlroy, the 2019 Open Championship betting odds highlight Justin Rose (16-1 odds), Francesco Molinari (19-1 odds), Tommy Fleetwood (23-1 odds), Sergio Garcia (35-1 odds) and Paul Casey (40-1 odds) as some of the European golfers with the best odds to win the 2019 Open Championship.
Price Shopping for 2019 Open Championship Betting Odds
Savvy golf bettors should always shop around to get the best price on golfers that they wish to back to win the event. Webb Simpson (80-1 at PointsBet) is an exceptional value at 80-1 odds compared to Fanduel offering just 50-1 odds. Similarly, Adam Scott can be bet at 40-1 odds on PointsBet compared to 37-1 odds on Fanduel, and newly crowned US Open Champion Gary Woodland is still available at 66-1 odds on PointsBet compared to just 50-1 on Fanduel. Some other names that have more betting odds value on PointsBet including Louis Oosthuizen (50-1 odds), Chris Wood (100-1 odds), Henrik Stenson (40-1 odds), and Shane Lowry (66-1 odds) which would all payout more than $1000 in extra money for a $100 bettor.
Fanduel also has golfers that are found at better odds in their 2019 Open Championship odds markets. Paul Dunne (120-1 odds), Thomas Pieters (110-1 odds), Bubba Watson (110-1 odds), and European Tour players Alex Levy and Padraig Harring (170-1 odds) all have much better odds at Fanduel for golf bettors offering more than $2000 of extra payout for $100 bets.
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Complete 2019 Open Championship Betting Odds as of 6/20 for the Top 50 Players
|Name||Fanduel||PointsBet||6/13 DataGolf Rankings|
|Si Woo Kim||17000||15000||42|