The Open Championship is upon us, and many of the world’s best golfers are on the eastern coast of England for the 149th playing of the tournament. Royal St. George’s Golf Club hosts its 15th Open Championship, and first since 2011. The Open Championship returns after a year hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic restricting global travel last year. Let’s have a look at our latest PGA Tour betting update for the 2021 Open Championship so you can bet against their Golf odds.
PGA Tour Betting – The 2021 Open Championship Preview
Shane Lowry is the defending champion, entering the 2019 Open Championship as a longshot favorite (80/1). Veteran golfer Darren Clarke is the defending Open champ on this course, and he, too, was a 150/1 pre-tournament underdog to hoist the Claret Jug. While that doesn’t mean you need to look further down the odds list for a potential winner, but The Open has produced a large number of players ranked outside the top 100 over the last few decades.
Royal St. George’s requires accuracy off the tee and precision around the greens. You don’t have to be one of the longest hitters to have success here. The course will play as a par-70, and par-4 scoring will significantly determine the winner.
Like many golf courses these days, the par-5s are the easiest holes on the course and should produce a handful of eagle opportunities. Players will want to avoid three-putts at all costs if they want any chance on Sunday afternoon.
- Jon Rahm (+800)
There aren’t a lot of holes in Rahm’s golf game right now, and while he slipped out of the top spot in the world after a seventh-place finish last week at the Scottish Open, any golf fan knows he’s the best player on the planet right now. Yes, he is the favorite, but he was also the favorite last month at the U.S. Open and captured his first major victory. Rahm is seventh in Strokes Gained: Approach the Green and first in SG: Total, numbers we like at this track.
- Brooks Koepka (+1800)
Koepka’s competitive edge shines brightest on golf’s biggest stage. Is the four-time major champion completely healthy yet? That’s unknown, but what is known is 8th ranked golfer in the world has a pair of top-5 finishes at the most recent majors this year.
- Viktor Hovland (+3000)
Looking a little further down the list, it’s hard not to be impressed with Hovland’s game heading into the tournament. Hovland became the first Norwegian to win the BMW International Open last month. The 23-year old has a pair of victories on the PGA Tour and is ranked 14th in OWGR.
- Guido Migliozzi (+14000)
The 24-year old Italian golfer made his first appearance in a major last month at the U.S. Open and posted a T4 finish at Torrey Pines. Migliozzi has a pair of European Tour victories on his resume and has risen from 222 to the 73rd player in the world.
- Matt Kucher (+17500)
Kucher isn’t one of the longer hitters on Tour, and that showed with missed cuts at the PGA Championship and U.S. Open. The veteran is much more suited for a shorter track where approach shots and putting are a premium. Kucher has three top-10 finishes in the Open Championship.