Last month’s favorites didn’t do too well! Guys like Rory, Spieth, Fowler, Day, Thomas and Rahm either had horrible showings or missed the cut altogether.
However, keep in mind the top of the US Open leaderboard also had guys like DJ, Reed, Rose, Stenson and the eventual winner Koepka who are all past winners of a major and by no means were Sleeper Picks to win.
Sleep easy knowing that the betting favorites for the Open Championship listed below will once again be guys that you can safely put a bet on at BetOnline and have a good shot at cashing a winning ticket.
2018 Open Championship Betting Odds
These are the current odds live at Betonline as of July 6th, 2018. They are subject to change, if you like anyone right now I suggest getting your bets in early as the odds usually change heading into the Championship at Carnoustie.
Favorites To Win The 2018 Open Championship
If only DJ could putt at Shinnecock he probably could have won his second US Open. No worries, the greens won’t be as bad at Carnoustie and DJ should once again be looked as a heavy favorite to win.
Rory missed the cut last month so he won’t be embarrassed again like that so close to family and friends playing the British Open. Rory always is a contender in a major and Carnoustie was the first ever professional tournament that Rory played in. He finished in 42nd at the Open Championship in 2007 so there could be some added magic this week for McIlroy.
His previous injury is why many hadn’t even looked at Koepka to win last month but with how he played many will be looking his way to win Carnoustie. Koepka is dialed in right now and will get a lot of betting action this week.
We had high hopes for Jason Day last month and he screwed the pooch on us. No worries, he has shown since that he is still one of the best golfers in the world and to get 28-1 Odds to Win The Open at BetOnline is a nice payout for a favorite like Day.
Fleetwood came from nowhere on the final Sunday at Shinnecock and was in the clubhouse for about 3 hours waiting to see if his score would win him his first major. It didn’t but it did vault him up as a favorite to win the 2018 Open Championship. An Englishman, Fleetwood has the advantage of knowing links courses and how to play them if the weather goes bad.
We had Rose as a favorite to win for both the Masters and the US Open and he finished top 15 in both (12th and 10th). Rose is playing not to lose in majors this year which is what has kept him from winning. If Rose can put up a low number he could coast his way to a win at Carnoustie.
Matsuyama ran up a 66 on the Sunday at the US Open to finish in 16th, a nice finish but many had him as a heavier favorite to win. Hideki comes into the 2018 Open Championship with a solid record on links courses having only missed one cut at the British Open. Look for him once again to be up on the leaderboards making a run for the trophy.
Aside from the horrible 84 he shot in round 3 Fowler could have actually been close to the leaders at Shinnecock. I like Fowler’s putting this year and that 84 should drive him back to contention at the Open Championship.