This is The Open 2016 betting preview and tips. This will be updated nearer the time of the 2017 Open.
Below you will find a full preview of The Open championship along with betting tips and offers. First we have summarised the best offers available for new customers only at the bookmakers listed. Claim your offers by clicking the links below.
- Any of Jason Day, D Johnson OR McIlroy to Win – 10/1 – Coral
- 25/1 Jason Day to win – Betfair or for Paddy Power click here
- 25/1 Rory McIlroy to win – Betfair or for Paddy Power click here
- 25/1 Jordan Spieth to win – betfair or for Paddy Power click here
- 25/1 Dustin Johnson to win – Betfair or for Paddy Power click here
- The Open £200 Deposit match offer – Bet365
- Moneyback if 2nd or 3rd plus £50 Free Bet – Ladbrokes
- Treble odds on all players at The Open – 888sport
The Open championship begins on Thursday at Royal Troon Golf club and it is that time of the year again where we enjoy the third major of the year in what is golf’s oldest trophy competed for on the links across the UK.
With Scotland playing host this week and more specifically Royal Troon Golf club, we will be treated to a high winds on a course that is set against a great backdrop and has hosted the open on eight occasions in the past.
What we know so far
The field is as strong as we could have hoped for with all of the golfers you are expected to be leading the betting at this stage would be the in form Dustin Johnson coming up against Jason Day and we can’t forget the other favorite Rory Mcllroy who is a fan of links golf and while not in the best form of his career will certainly be a danger here. Mcllroy did win the 2014 open and in similar conditions at Hoylake proved that he is able to pull away from what was a strong field and deal with the pressure that comes in leading a major in the final few rounds. Questions will be asked about his injuries of late and how he will take to the course this week and a lot will depend on his accuracy off the tee.
The Form Player
At this stage of the tournament is hard to ignore Dustin Johnson for what he has achieved in the last few weeks winning the US open and also comfortably winning the following week on the US PGA Tour. At 9/1 he isn’t the best price you will ever see on a favorite in the open but does offer the best value out of all of the favorites at short prices. Jordan Spieth is another one leading the betting at 12/1 and has shown signs of finding his form again in the last few months after a disappointing first quarter of the year. In the next four or five in the field we have the likes of Adam Scott, Sergio Garcia, Rickie Fowler and Justin Rose who are all hovering around the 30/1 mark and probably offer better value given their pedigree and major winning history.
Phil Mickelson has always been one to watch on the links with a short game and he did finish with a flury in the Scottish open last week where he had a final-round of seven under par and it will serve his confidence nicely as it comes to this competition and he is 45/1 with Betvictor.
Ones to avoid
What we saw at the U.S. Open is Shane Lowry is not ready to win a major tournament yet with a strong lead going into the final day he really did choke in the last nine holes particularly gifting the tournament to Dustin Johnson and at 50/1 that looks to be the right price for him. Masters winner Danny will it not far behind him available at 60/1 he is someone who has gone off the boil since winning his first major and I will not be backing him before the weekend depending on his performance in the first few rounds. Matt Kutcher has been quiet this year and has shown some good form in the last month or so he can be one that we can consider as an outside chance at 60/1 may not be the worst each way bets of the week.
One of my favorite young players is Matthew Fitzpatrick and the 80/1 he is already showing he has the pedigree to compete in these events along with the short game that is required to do well here we were watching closely and certainly get involved if he starts well.
Here at betting tips plus we like to wait until the weekend before we start really getting involved with the open championship betting and again we will wait until Saturday AM apart from a few small bets on the outrights markets and each way shots.
Each Way betting – Summary of places from which bookmakers
Paddy Power – 8 places
Bet365, Betfair, Coral William Hill – 7 places
We have seen already have some good offers which are worth taking advantage of from Paddy Power these include 25/1 on Jordan Spieth, Jason Day and Justin Johnson to win the open championship. We have also have seen good offers for all customers from Paddy power who are paying playing 8 places in each way markets while bet365 are offering seven places along with coral.