British Open Odds, Market Report: Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy Biggest Liabilities
Sam Greenwood/Getty Images. Pictured: Tiger Woods (left) and Rory McIlroy (right).
It’s the week of the Open Championship, and the betting is ramping up ahead of the final major of the season.
Of course, whenever Tiger Woods is part of a tournament field, you know he’ll receive a significant portion of the action. That’s no different for The Open, as Woods is the biggest liability for BetMGM.
He’s gotten 5.8% of the tickets and accounts for 8.4% of the handle, despite his odds moving from an opening number of +4000 to +6600, where it currently stands.
Rory McIlroy is the most popular golfer for bettors this week, receiving 7.7% of the betting tickets and accounting for 13.1% of the handle.
The heavy action has moved his price from +1400 to +1000.
Last year’s champion, Collin Morikawa, opened at +3000 before the start of the tournament, but he only accounts for 3.2% of the betting tickets and 2.6% of the handle at +2500.
Other popular picks include Jordan Spieth, who has attracted 5.6% of the tickets and 8.1% of the handle. Spieth had a strong showing at the Scottish Open, where he posted a T-10 finish.
The champion at the Scottish Open, Xander Schauffele, is the second favorite for this week’s Major, listed at +1400. Schauffele is accounting for 5.0% of the tickets and 7.1% of the handle.
Jon Rahm originally opened as the favorite when original odds came out, but poor play over recent events has doubled his odds from +900 to +1800. He’s only gotten 3.7% of the tickets and 4.2% of the handle.