British Open Golf Betting Guide: Analysis and Tips for the 90 Best Golfers

Jul 18, 2018 10:10 AM EDT
  • Tiger Woods and Henrik Stenson both look like good fits for the British Open setup this week at Carnoustie.
  • Jordan Spieth returns to the British Open as defending champion, but he's playing some of the most inconsistent golf of his career.
  • Francesco Molinari comes into The Open hotter than just about any other player, but he might not be worth a bet this week.

Who’s ready for some early wake-up calls? That’s right: It’s British Open week, which means nostalgic shots of Scottish pubs, baked-out fairways, and very little sleep for the golf/betting obsessed.

We know we’re preaching to the choir, which is why we’ve compiled breakdowns on the 90 best players in the field below (listed in alphabetical order). Each link includes expert analysis, metrics to know, and the best bets to make if you’re particularly bullish on a player.

Dive in and good luck!

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LAST NAME: A | B | C | D | F | G | H | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | R | S | T | U | V | W

Byeong Hun An

Why Byeong Hun An Isn’t Worth a Bet

Abraham Ancer

Abraham Ancer’s Lack of Major Experience Could Be Issue at Carnoustie

Kiradech Aphibarnrat

Kiradech Aphibarnrat’s Terrible Open History Not Likely to Rebound This Week

Ryan Armour

Ryan Armour Could Struggle in His Major Debut

Daniel Berger

Why You Should Fade Daniel Berger

Alexander Bjork

Bet on Alexander Bjork to Make the Cut

Keegan Bradley

Why Keegan Bradley Will Struggle at Carnoustie

Bronson Burgoon

How Will Bronson Burgoon’s Solid Recent Play Translate to Carnoustie?

Rafa Cabrera-Bello

Fade Rafa Cabrera-Bello in Matchup Bets

Patrick Cantlay

Patrick Cantlay Is an Excellent Bet to Make the Cut

Paul Casey

Paul Casey Is a Better DFS Play Than Bet This Week

Kevin Chappell

Steer Clear of Kevin Chappell

Stewart Cink

Is Stewart Cink Worth an Investment as a DFS Dart Throw?

Austin Cook

Austin Cook Worth a DFS Flier in Tournaments

Jason Day

Jason Day’s Weaknesses Could Be Magnified at Carnoustie

Bryson DeChambeau

How Will Bryson DeChambeau’s Injury Affect Him at Carnoustie?

Jason Dufner

Jason Dufner’s Recent Form Conflicts with His British Open History

Paul Dunne

Paul Dunne’s Accuracy Woes Could Spell Trouble at Carnoustie

Tony Finau

Tony Finau Is the Best Betting, DFS Value in the Field

Ross Fisher

Ross Fisher’s Short Game Will Give Him Problems

Matthew Fitzpatrick

Matthew Fitzpatrick Is a Better Value in the DFS Market

Tommy Fleetwood

Tommy Fleetwood’s Links Struggles Are Cause for Concern

Rickie Fowler

Rickie Fowler’s Short Game Should Help Him Contend

Ryan Fox

Will Ryan Fox Continue His Hot Play on Euro Courses?

Dylan Frittelli

Dylan Frittelli Worth DFS Dart Throw Given Recent Play

Sergio Garcia

Is Carnoustie Where Sergio Garcia Can Turn Things Around?

Branden Grace

Branden Grace Has Huge Upside at Carnoustie

Emiliano Grillo

Emiliano Grillo Is a Safe DFS Value Play

Chesson Hadley

Chesson Hadley Is a Solid DFS Value Play

Adam Hadwin

Adam Hadwin’s Recent Form Doesn’t Warrant a Bet

Brian Harman

Brian Harman Lacks Upside at Carnoustie

Tyrrell Hatton

Tyrrell Hatton Is a Very Boom-or-Bust DFS Option

Russell Henley

Russell Henley Has Upside as Longshot Bet

Charley Hoffman

Charley Hoffman Is an Under-the-Radar DFS Value Play

Beau Hossler

Keep Backing Beau Hossler in DFS

Charles Howell

Charles Howell Is a Safe Bet to Make the Cut

Dustin Johnson

Dustin Johnson’s Distance Advantage Will Be Negated at Carnoustie

Zach Johnson

Zach Johnson’s Elite British Open History Makes Him Worth Longshot Bet

Martin Kaymer

Is Martin Kaymer a Sneaky Longshot Play?

Si Woo Kim

Si Woo Kim Has Many Questions Entering the British Open

Kevin Kisner

Bet Against Kevin Kisner at Carnoustie

Patton Kizzire

Patton Kizzire’s Poor Recent Form Doesn’t Inspire Hope

Russell Knox

Why Russell Knox Is a Solid Top-20 Bet

Brooks Koepka

Brooks Koepka Should Keep Up His Excellent Major Play at Carnoustie

Jason Kokrak

Jason Kokrak’s Short Game Could Let Him Down at Carnoustie

Kelly Kraft

Kelly Kraft Not Worth an Investment

Matt Kuchar

Matt Kuchar Has the Links Game to Compete

Anirban Lahiri

Anirban Lahiri’s Current Form Makes Him a Worthy DFS Flier

Andrew Landry

Andrew Landry Is a Boom-or-Bust Longshot

Marc Leishman

Marc Leishman’s Game Is a Perfect Fit for the British Open

Alexander Levy

Why Alexander Levy Is a Stay-Away at the British Open

Haotong Li

How Will Haotong Li Follow up His Third-Place British Open Finish Last Year?

Luke List

Luke List Is a Boom-or-Bust Bet

Shane Lowry

Shane Lowry’s Current Form Makes Him a Fade Candidate

Hideki Matsuyama

Slumping Hideki Matsuyama Unlikely to Figure Things Out

Rory McIlroy

Is Rory McIlroy a Good Contrarian DFS Play?

Phil Mickelson

Why Phil Mickelson May Not Be a Factor Come Sunday

Francesco Molinari

Is Red-Hot Francesco Molinari Worth a Bet?

Kevin Na

Will Kevin Na’s Excellent Form Continue?

Alex Noren

Alex Noren Is an Intriguing DFS Pivot in GPPs

 

Thorbjorn Olesen

Thorbjorn Olesen Brings DFS Upside at a Cheap Cost

Louis Oosthuizen

Louis Oosthuizen’s Injury Makes Him a Risky Bet

Pat Perez

Pat Perez Could Surprise Again at Carnoustie

Thomas Pieters

Why Thomas Pieters’ Game Doesn’t Set up Well

Ian Poulter

Ian Poulter Is a Solid Bet to Finish Top-25

Jon Rahm

Boom-or-Bust Jon Rahm Could Find Danger at Carnoustie

Chez Reavie

Why Chez Reavie Isn’t Worth a DFS Investment

Patrick Reed

Can Patrick Reed Keep Up His Hot Major Play of Late?

Justin Rose

Justin Rose Is a Sharp DFS Play

Xander Schauffele

Xander Schauffele Remains an Underrated Bet

Charl Schwartzel

Charl Schwartzel Not Worth a Bet at Carnoustie

Adam Scott

Adam Scott Is a Fade at His Current Betting Price

Shubhankar Sharma

Don’t Expect Much from Shubhankar Sharma

Webb Simpson

Webb Simpson Is a Cut-Maker But Lacks Top-End British History

Cameron Smith

Struggling Cameron Smith Unlikely to Rebound at Carnoustie

Jordan L. Smith

Jordan L. Smith’s Short Game Could Fail Him

Brandt Snedeker

Brandt Snedeker’s Injury Questions Could Lead to Nice Value

Jordan Spieth

How Will Jordan Spieth Fare Defending His British Open Title?

Kyle Stanley

Don’t Invest in Kyle Stanley at Carnoustie

Brendan Steele

Why Brendan Steele’s Weaknesses Could Loom Large at Carnoustie

Henrik Stenson

A Healthy Henrik Stenson Is a Perfect Fit for Carnoustie

Andy Sullivan

Andy Sullivan Is a Strong DFS Value Play

Julian Suri

Julian Suri Is a Sneaky Fantasy Sleeper

Justin Thomas

Justin Thomas Could Disappoint at Links-Style Carnoustie

Peter Uihlein

Peter Uihlein Is an Intriguing Sleeper

Jhonattan Vegas

Jhonattan Vegas Not a Fit for Links-Style Carnoustie

Jimmy Walker

Jimmy Walker Lacks High-End Upside

Bubba Watson

Why Bubba Watson Is a Poor Fit for Carnoustie

Gary Woodland

Gary Woodland Is a Solid Bet to Make Cut But Not Contend

Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods’ Weaknesses Won’t Be a Problem at Carnoustie

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Ian Rutherford-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Jordan Spieth

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