Dustin Johnson Remains 2018 British Open Favorite, Molinari Rises

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The Highlights

  • Dustin Johnson is the solo favorite to win the 2018 British Open at Carnoustie Golf Links in Scotland.
  • Tiger Woods is tied with Jon Rahm and Brooks Koepka at 20-1.
  • The biggest mover over the past month is Francesco Molinari, who went from 60-1 to 30-1 following his dominant performance at the Quicken Loans National.

Patrick Reed (the Masters) and Brooks Koepka (U.S. Open) captured the first two majors of the year, and players are now preparing for the season’s next major championship, the 2018 British Open at Carnoustie.


Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook posted opening odds back on June 18, and they updated them this week after Kevin Na took the Greenbrier Classic. Here’s a look at the full rundown of 2018 British Open odds:

Dustin Johnson remains the favorite at 12-1 to win at Carnoustie, followed by Rory McIlroy at 14-1 and Jordan Spieth and Justin Rose at 16-1.

Koepka, the winner of two straight U.S. Opens, is available at 20-1, while Reed, the reigning Masters champion, is further back at 30-1.

Tiger Woods, who was never in contention at Shinnecock for the U.S. Open, opened at 25-1 and is already down to 20-1. Another fan favorite, Phil Mickelson has remained steady at 40-1.

Following strong performances at the U.S. Open, England’s Justin Rose and Tommy Fleetwood are among the British Open favorites, listed at 16-1 and 20-1, respectively.

The biggest movers have been Francesco Molinari, who moved from 60-1 a month ago to 30-1 after his dominant win at the Quicken Loans National. Russell Knox has also jumped up in a big way from 250-1 to now 60-1. Westgate also released odds on players now in the field such as last week’s winner, Kevin Na, who is currently at 150-1.