The final major of the 2021 golf season is The Open, otherwise known as the British Open. Given that it was postponed last season due to COVID-19 concerns, this tournament has been a long time coming. With anticipation comes bettors wagering early, which creates plenty of odds movement as the tournament nears. This opens up some betting value for those looking to wager.

Let’s take a look at the odds movement so far since The Open Championship opening odds have been released, as there has certainly been movement among the best golfers as recent form comes into account. Below you will find the updated odds, a look at odds movement, and more.

 

 

The Open Championship Odds 2021

Here is a look at the latest odds to win The Open Championship, courtesy of BetMGM Sportsbook.

Golfer Odds to win The Open Championship
Jon Rahm +900
Dustin Johnson +1200
Rory McIlroy +1200
Brooks Koepka +1400
Bryson DeChambeau +1600
Jordan Spieth +2000
Justin Thomas +2000
Viktor Hovland +2000
Xander Schauffele +2000
Tyrrell Hatton +2500
Collin Morikawa +2800
Hideki Matsuyama +2800
Louis Oosthuizen +2800
Patrick Cantley +3300
Patrick Reed +3300
Tommy Fleetwood +3300
Tony Finau +3300

Given that it is one of the largest golf betting events of the year, all of the top players will be in the field. As you can see in the odds chart above, the best of the best are at the top including the US Open winner in Jon Rahm at +900.

For a full list of odds to win, check BetMGM Sportsbook.

 

 

Odds Movement – The Open Championship

With The Open Championship being the last major of the season, the odds movement is always the most notable as the longest time between the opening odds for the event and the beginning of the event itself. Here is a look at the odds movement for The Open Championship in 2021.

Golfer Opening Odds Current Odds Movement
Jon Rahm +875 +900 -25
Dustin Johnson +1175 +1200 -25
Rory McIlroy +1100 +1200 -100
Brooks Koepka +1400 +1400 0
Bryson DeChambeau +2000 +1600 +400
Jordan Spieth +1800 +2000 -200
Justin Thomas +2200 +2000 +200
Viktor Hovland +2700 +2000 +700
Xander Schauffele +1900 +2000 -100
Collin Morikawa +2600 +2800 -200
Louis Oosthuizen +2700 +2800 -100

You can see that there has been significant odds movement for many golfers, but none more than Viktor Hovland. At opening odds, Hovland was +2700 to win the British Open, but now sits at +2000, even with Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas, and more. Expect there to be more movement leading up to the tournament, especially with a few events for those in the field that could change the form which helps golf bettors.

 

The Open Championship Betting History

With last year’s event cancelled due to the coronavirus, we missed a major for the first time in years. For this year’s British Open, bettors will be making up for lost time. This will be the first “The Open” with this many legal sports betting states offering golf betting, which makes for a terrific event for all those wagering. Here is a look at some betting history.

 

 

Last Five Winners of the British Open

Here is a look at the last five winners of the British Open, dating back to 2015 as the 2020 event was cancelled.

Year Winner of The Open
2019 Shane Lowry
2018 Francesco Molinari
2017 Jordan Spieth
2016 Henrik Stenson
2015 Zach Johnson

 

Recent Winners of The Open Odds

Course history is a stat that many bettors look at, so here are the odds for recent winners to win this year’s Open Championship.

Golfer Odds to Win The Open
Rory McIlroy +1050
Jordan Spieth +1800
Louis Oosthuizen +2700
Shane Lowry +3600
Phil Mickelson +6300
Francesco Molinari +6500
Henrik Stenson +11500
Stewart Cink +12500
Zach Johnson +12500
Padraig Harrington +15000

 

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