2021 British Open Market Report: How Bettors Feel About Bryson DeChambeau’s Curious Odds
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Bryson DeChambeau’s Odds to win 2021 British Open
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Bryson DeChambeau already owns one major championship, he’s won on the PGA TOUR this season and each week is one of the betting favorites whenever he’s in the field.
So what’s the deal with his odds this week?
It’s been a while since DeChambeau has found himself in the range of Tyrrell Hatton and longer odds than Louis Oosthuizen, but that’s exactly the case at this week’s British Open.
DeChambeau is as long as +3500 at FanDuel and DraftKings and +3000 at BetMGM. There’s a +1400 hanging at William Hill, but that seems to only be in New Jersey. That’s the price bettors are used to seeing when it comes to DeChambeau. William Hill did not immediately respond when asked about the price difference.
“The Open is a loaded field, and there is not strong support for Bryson among bettors,” Darren Darby, a Sports Trader at BetMGM, said. The book moved DeChambeau from +2800 to +3000 on Wednesday.
At William Hill, DeChambeau opened at +1800 but moved to +3300. That mirrors a similar movement to Dustin Johnson, who opened +1200 but is now +2500.
“I just keep pushing them up to see if anyone will take them at some price,” Director of Trading Nick Bogdanovich said. “Those are the two that bettors have been ignoring.”
DeChambeau is no where to be found on the liability list at PointsBet. Golfers like Lee Westwood and Tommy Fleetwood are seeing more action at BetMGM. In fact, DeChambeau’s bet percentage at BetMGM is half of what it was for the Masters.
Bookmakers have alluded to recent form as one reason why DeChambeau’s price is what it is. Others suggest Royal St. George’s will require more finesse than hitting it as far as you can and hope it lands somewhere in plan. That’s the perception of DeChambeau, and so far bettors aren’t rushing to change the oddsmakers’ minds.
Other Notable Action
Sportsbooks don’t have to beg anyone to take Bryson’s old friend Brooks Koepka during a major. He’s the top liability at BetMGM and PointsBet, and has taken the second-most dollars at William Hill behind only Jon Rahm.
Koepka is around +1600 on the board and in some places is second to only Rahm as both golfers look for their first Open Championship.
Rahm is one of the more popular bet across the three sportsbooks, but with a price as low as +700, he’s not the top liability.
Louis Oosthuizen may struggle to close out majors on U.S. soil, but the former Open Champion is popular this week in England. He has more bets than any golfer at William Hill and is the fourth-biggest liability at PointsBet.
William Hill is sweating six-figure payouts on Byeong Hun An ($250,500), Brian Harman ($188,250) and Francesco Molinari ($102,600).