Latest Open Championships Betting Odds

Latest Open Championships Betting Odds

Well the football is over for a few weeks – time to look at the golf! We have the latest Open Championships betting odds for you plus our thoughts on who might win the latest Major on the tour.

For the 9th time in the Open Championship’s history the event will be held at the Royal Troon golf club in Ayrshire, Scotland between 14th and 17th July 2016. US golfers have always dominated this course and the last time it was held there in 2004 the same result happened. Todd Hamilton won his one and only Major on this course, making it 6 times in a row that an American had won there. Can a US golfer make it 7 in a row?

What Are The Latest Open Championships Betting Odds Available To Us?

As you’d expect, with the football now finished the bookies will be looking to grab the attention of a lot of bored gamblers out there! For that reason they will be offering some great odds on some of the world’s best golfers. We have a selection of the best offers out there as below. Remember that we’ll be adding the latest Open Championships betting odds as they come in!

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Who Are The Favourites For The Open 2016?

With a field of 156 golfers and a winners’ prize pot of £1,175,000 (complete prize fund of £6.5m) there are a lot of players to look at! For that reason we can highlight some of the favourites for the event but be aware that new challengers will pop up throughout the week!

The world number 1 and bookies favourite, Jason Day, starts in a very competitive group as you’d expect. He’ll be alongside the much fancied Rickie Fowler and the recent US Open Champion, Danny Willett.

roryRory McIlroy will obviously be on people’s minds as one of the favourites. As a man from Northern Ireland he’ll be used to gusty conditions, although now he’s rich enough to live somewhere warmer maybe that’s not the case! He starts alongside Bubba Watson on the first day in what will be an intriguing round. Colin Montgomerie has the honour of teeing off with the first shot of the event.

Jordan Spieth, who will still be having nightmares following his meltdown at the US Open, goes with Justin Rose and Shane Lowry. Lowry is actually our tip as an outsider as he plays well in the forecasted conditions and may be inspired by his group members. Reigning champion Zach Johnson is seen very much as an outsider for the Claret Jug this weekend but he’ll be confident of being in the final group. From that point on you never know what can happen! Either way we have the Latest Open Championships Betting Odds for you!

• Jason Day 7/1
• Dustin Johnson 8/1
• Jordan Spieth 8/1
• Rory McIlroy 9/1
• Adam Scott 20/1
• Sergio Garcia 25/1

Odds above available from Bet365.

open winner 2015I would watch out for Phil Mickelson myself as an each-way bet. Mickelson, who won the Open in 2013 in the rain at Muirfield, has been playing the Links courses for many years and had success at the Scottish Open last week.

Mickelson stated: ‘I love playing in these conditions, I love the challenge of it,’ Mickelson said after a round containing four birdies and an eagle on the ninth, where he holed out from 99 yards. ‘I’ve learned a few tricks over the years that have really helped – playing with those two all-weather gloves has been very helpful for me because I don’t worry about losing control of the club.”

Can I Watch The Open On TV?

For the first time in the event’s history the Open is not actually available in the UK for free-to-air services. The BBC have always had the rights to be able to show it, but Sky Sports have acquired the rights on this occasion. Sky were actually meant to take it on next year, but in a cost-cutting exercise the BBC decided to give the contract up early.

The BBC will be showing extensive TV highlights of each round every night, along with live radio coverage during the four days.

The good news is that Sky Sports One (Sky Sports Golf as they are temporarily naming it) will show the first day’s golf for free for anyone who can get to that channel.

jason dayIn the US there is also a switch of TV stations for the event, as EPSN move aside and NBC get the chance to show the whole tournament. Also, the Golf Channel will show the first and second rounds of the tournament, marking the first time that Golf Channel will have coverage of a men’s major championship. Looks like NBC have sole coverage of the all-important final holes though!

What Is The Course Like At Royal Troon?

The course at Royal Troon has changed slightly over the years but generally is known as always being challenging. It is a 71-par course including four par-3’s, 3 par-5s and the rest being par-4 holes. Info as to each hole is as below:

troon holes

Holes to look out for are the particularly brutal 8th hole (Postage Stamp) which is known for its tricky green once you get there. If players head straight for the hole in an attempt to birdie it they could have real problems on their hands.

Hole 11 (The Railway) is the hardest hole on the course and one where Jack Nicklaus once lost the trophy with a 10. The hole is surrounded by rough ground either side of the fairway, which you can’t see from the tee. Good luck with that one then if it’s a windy day!

Finally the 17th hole (Rabbit) is played into the wind which straight away will cause many some nightmares. It is a narrow hole which gives complications on each side before you get to an undulating green. The players will be relieved to see the back of this one!

What Will The Weather Be Like For The Open 2016?

royal troonBeing a course in Scotland, anything could happen. In recent years we have had heavy downpours, wind, storms, lightning and also bright sunshine across the various Links courses. Many golfers are inspired by such conditions whilst others shy away from it and really don’t want to be involved.

At this time (Monday 11th July) the weather is not looking great to be honest. Heavy rain and wind is forecasted for the weekend which will definitely favour some golfers and hinder others.

If you’re looking for value across those golfers that might be used to the weather then there are several that normally excel when playing Links courses.

Previous Winners Of The Open (Last 10 Years)

2015: Zach Johnson
2014: Rory McIlroy
2013: Phil Mickelson
2012: Ernie Els
2011: Darren Clarke
2010: Louis Oosthuizen
2009: Stewart Cink
2008: Padraig Harrington
2007: Padraig Harrington
2006: Tiger Woods

So enjoy the golf and keep coming back to see us and grab the Latest Open Championships Betting Odds!