It’s British Open Week! The final major of the PGA TOUR season is upon us. The Open Championship tees off on Thursday from Royal Liverpool. Just like the golfers in the field, we too are chasing a major championship win this season.
Dates: July 20-23
Golf Course: Royal Liverpool, England
Course Notes: Par 71 / 7,383 Yards
Prize Money / 1st: $14M / $3M
Defending Champ: Cam Smith (+2500)
Gator Wagers Tickets
Tournament Winner / Top 10 Finish
🇪🇸 Jon Rahm +1200 / +160
The Spaniard is flying a bit under the radar for my taste. While Rory and Scheffler are commanding a larger betting handle, it’s a great time to ride the #1 player in the FedEx Cup. Rahm can channel his inner Seve to conquer Royal Liverpool.
🇺🇸 Jordan Spieth +3300 / +320
He’s 9/9 in cuts made in his career at the British Open, with a win, and five top 10’s at a variety of links courses. Coming off a MC at the Scottish Open, his odds came down a bit, which means we’re buying Spieth stock at a discount.
🇰🇷 Tom Kim +7000 / +600
Excellent value for a player who’s trending. We’re calling last Sunday a wash, so Kim rolls into Liverpool off the heels of three very strong days of golf in Scotland. At 70/1, Tom Kim is underpriced and very much worth the gamble.
🇺🇸 Sam Burns +7000 / +600
Doesn’t have great history at the British Open, so this is more of a bet on form. Burns treks into England after posting four top 30’s in his last five events and looks like a player peaking at the most pivotal time of the season.
🇯🇵 Hideki Matsuyama +8000 / +550
Value play, has the pedigree, and is a very dangerous lurker on the leaderboard. Hideki is playing good golf, five top 25 finishes in his last 8 starts. Matsuyama is a big game hunter, so 80/1 is a great time to buy the Japanese ace.
Betting odds sourced from BetMGM and FanDuel on Tuesday July 18, 2023
Odds subject to change
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