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Betting the British Open Final Round: One Longshot Worth a Wager

Jul 21, 2018 4:41 PM EDT
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Steve Flynn-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Rory McIlroy

  • A star-studded British Open leaderboard has created some betting value down the board entering Sunday's final round.
  • Joshua Perry is eyeing a 22-1 longshot who's only a few strokes off the lead.

What a leaderboard we have at Carnoustie.

Jordan Spieth, Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods all are right there with a real chance of claiming a major on Sunday.

Spieth is the favorite at +125 and is in a three-way tie for the lead with the next two players on the odds sheet, Xander Schauffele (+500) and Kevin Kisner (+550).

Meanwhile, Woods is available at +1200, and McIlroy (pictured above) is next in line at +1400. Both have to make up a four-stroke deficit.

With the defending champion Spieth at the top of the leaderboard and poised for a fourth major title, it’s hard to see him slipping up, especially with some of the bigger threats three or four shots back.

But if Spieth does slide back in what’s expected to be a gusty final round with winds in the 20 mph range, there’s a guy I’m looking at who could pick up a breakthrough major title.

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