Perry’s British Open Favorites Betting Guide: Is This Xander’s Week to Shine?

Jul 16, 2019 04:40 PM EDT
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Credit: Orlando Ramirez. Pictured: Xander Schauffele

  • The betting favorites for the 2019 British Open include Rory McIlroy, Brooks Koepka, Dustin Johnson, Jon Rahm and Tiger Woods.
  • Joshua Perry analyzes the best bets among the players toward the top of the odds board.

The final major is upon us with the best players in the world set to take on Royal Portrush.

We got a little extra cash to burn heading into the week thanks to Bernd Wiesberger’s victory at the Scottish Open. I liked him as a sleeper pick heading into this event, but off the win, he’s not really much of a sleeper anymore.

We’ll shift the focus to Northern Ireland, where The Open returns to Royal Portrush for the first time since 1951. The course is a relative unknown for most players. We’ve only seen the European Tour use it once for the Irish Open in 2012.

Let’s do a deep-dive on the favorites in this year’s field, picking out one who has some betting value.

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