As The Open Championship makes its arrival at Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland, all eyes will be on four-time major championship winner Rory McIlroy. Playing in his home country and seeking a second Open Championship, McIlroy was recently bumped up to the top of the odds board to win the tournament at 8-1.
Previously, that spot held by Brooks Koepka, who like Rory is seeking a fifth major championship but unlike Rory has yet to hoist the Claret Jug. Koepka remains high on the odds board, just a notch below McIlroy at 10-1 alongside fellow American Dustin Johnson. They are followed by Jon Rahm at 16-1 and three-time Open Championship winner Tiger Woods at 18-1.
While some players like Henrik Stenson (30-1) and Matt Kuchar (30-1) have seen their odds improve in recent weeks, Jordan Spieth has been among the golfers moving in the opposite direction on the board. As we enter the week of the championship, Spieth is barely hanging on as one of the top two dozen names on the board at 40-1.
From Rory’s post as the betting favorite to Phil Mickelson’s long shot odds at 100-1, here’s how the top of the odds board looks heading into the 2019 Open Championship, according to the Las Vegas Superbook.
Rory McIlroy: 8-1 Brooks Koepka: 10-1 Dustin Johnson: 10-1 Jon Rahm: 16-1Tiger Woods: 18-1Justin Rose: 20-1 Francesco Molinari: 20-1 Xander Schauffele: 20-1 Rickie Fowler: 25-1 Patrick Cantlay: 25-1 Tommy Fleetwood: 25-1Justin Thomas: 25-1 Adam Scott: 30-1Louis Oosthuizen: 30-1Henrik Stenson: 30-1Matt Kuchar: 30-1Jordan Spieth: 40-1 Jason Day: 40-1Hideki Matsuyama: 40-1Bryson DeChambeau: 40-1Paul Casey: 50-1Graeme McDowell: 50-1Matt Wallace: 50-1Gary Woodland: 60-1Marc Leishman: 60-1Sergio Garcia: 80-1Tony Finau: 80-1Shane Lowry: 80-1Ian Poulter: 80-1Patrick Reed: 80-1Matthew Fitzpatrick: 80-1Rafa Cabrera Bello: 80-1Bernd Wiesberger: 80-1Phil Mickelson: 100-1
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