The odds to win the 2018 Open Championship at Carnoustie are out!
The 147th British Open Championship is days away from teeing off. The golf Open Championship odds are set. The season’s third golf major takes place at Carnoustie, one of Great Britain’s toughest courses.
This will be the eighth time the the Open Championship, has been played at Carnoustie and the first since 2007 when Padraig Harrington defeated Sergio Garcia in a heart stopping playoff.
The 2018 British Open Golf Odds & Picks
- D.Johnson +1115
- R.McIlroy +1530
- J.Rose +1450
- R.Fowler +1480
- T.Fleetwood +1950
- J.Rahm +1850
- J.Spieth +2030
- J.Thomas +2165
- B.Koepka +2165
- T.Woods +2800
The British Open Betting Favorite: Rory McIlroy +1530
Rory won The Open Championship in 2014. He has every right to be in the discussion on Sunday, but it might be difficult for Rory to actually win the Claret Jug. For starters, he hasn’t been playing his best golf since finishing fifth at the Master Tournament.
After the fifth at the Masters, Rory finished sixteenth at Quail Hollow. He missed the cut at TPC Sawgrass before finishing eighth at the Memorial. His U.S. Open was a disaster. Rory shot a Round 1 80. He followed that up with a much better Round 2 70 but the damage was done. McIlroy missed the cut.
The twelfth place finish at the Traveler’s Championship in his last should give his fans some hope. It shouldn’t be enough hope to garner any betting dollars, though.
The Smart British Open Pick: Justin Thomas +2165
Although Justin Thomas hasn’t impressed in his last couple of tournaments, there is some hope. The twenty-fifth finish at the U.S. Open wasn’t horrible. The fifty-sixth at the Traveler’s was. Justin did finish at -2 at the Traveler’s Championship, though. That’s a sign that he’s still striking the ball well.
He’s ranked first on the PGA Money List. He also won the PGA Championship last year for his first major. Because Carnoustie’s winds should compromise every golfer, Thomas’ safe play strategy could lead him to the Claret Jug.
The Longshot Pick: Henrik Stenson +2500
Stenson’s U.S. Open was fantastic. He finished sixth after shooting a 71-70-74-71. The Round 3 performance is what ended his chances of actually winning the U.S. Open. The consistency he displayed in Rounds 1,2, and 4 will serve him well at Carnoustie this week…if he plays the same way at The Open Championship.
There’s no reason to believe he won’t. He won the Claret Jug in 2016. Why couldn’t he do it again in 2018? Stenson might be ready to play his best golf of the year at The Open Championship.