The Big Favorites And Underdogs For The 2019 British Open
The final major of the PGA season is here as the 148th staging British Open is set to run from July 18 to 21 at County Antrim in Northern Ireland. Here’s a look at some of the British Open favorites and sleepers this 2019, presented to you by Nitrogen Sports Blog.
When: County Antrim, Northern Ireland
Where: Royal Portrush Golf Club, Country
Total Purse: $10,750,000
2019 British Open favorites
Rory Mcllroy (+800)
Rory McIlroy is currently listed on top of the British Open favorites in 2019.The Northern Irishman usually does well in Europe, and has been in good form with wins at The Players as well as the Canadian Open last month.
The pressure will be on with most of the crowd backing him up. At the same time, their presence could also spur him, as he looks to end a long five-year wait for a major.
Brooks Koepka (+1000)
Brooks Koepka is a major-winning machine. That he is among the British Open favorites in 2019 is something that’s a dead giveaway. After all, he has won four major titles since 2017, with his most recent triumph coming at the PGA Championship in May.
Given that he tends to up his game when it’s the majors, it’s not surprising that he is one of the favorites for the Open.
Notably, the current No. 1 in the PGA rankings has yet to win the British Open, and he’ll look to add a Claret Jug to his trophy collection. Koepka is fifth among all Tour players in greens in regulation percentage and sixth in eagles (holes per), according to PGATour.com.
Dustin Johnson (+1600)
Dustin Johnson may have won his only major at the 2016 US Open, but he has come mightily close to winning a second one this year. Unfortunately, he finished second at both the Masters and PGA Championship this 2019.
He didn’t have the best US Open showing last month either, but with a good win in Mexico earlier this year, it’s always a possibility that a second major could come the American’s way.
Tiger Woods (+1600)
Tiger Woods may not have emulated his Masters form in recent months, but the fact that he won it earlier this year makes him a contender for the Open.
The 15-time major champion most recently finished 21st at the US Open and having already won this upcoming competition three times, he will be looking to make it four and continue his career renaissance.
2019 British Open sleepers
Xander Schauffele (+2500)
Schauffele is a tasty pick as one of the most intriguing British Open sleepers in 2019. Schauffele has always managed to put himself in a great winning position in major tourneys. The 25-year-old finished runner-up at the Open Championship last year as well as the Masters earlier this year. He also had a T3 finish at the US Open this year.
Having also finished in the top 10 in five of his last 10 majors, it seems like only a matter of time before he wins his first-ever major title and it’s worth a punt to bet on him winning the Open this year.
Tommy Fleetwood (+2800)
After forgettable performances in the PGA Championship and the US Open, Tommy Fleetwood has improved in recent weeks. He had a T13 finish at the Travelers Championship as well as a T23 finish at the Irish Open earlier this month. Fleetwood will have to do more in order to restore bettors’ confidence in him, but he’s not a bad option for those looking for
Yet to enjoy a win in the 2019 PGA Tour, the 28-year-old’s ability to strike the ball could set off a deep run which sees him get his first win of the year with a first-ever major championship.
Francesco Molinari won the 2018 British Open and there weren’t a few people surprised by his victory. Major tournaments are always tricky to predict and often produces an unlikely result, but one thing is for sure this year: someone is going to go home with the Claret Jug. Don’t get shocked if the champion will come from the British Open favorites and sleepers in 2019 we mentioned above.
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