The 149th edition of the Open Championship gets underway as the final major of the season starts this Thursday at the Royal St George’s Golf Club in Sandwich, England.
Making its return after the COVID-19 global pandemic forced it to be postponed back in 2020, the tournament is scheduled to take place from July 15 to July 18. The Open Championship 2021 will accommodate some of the greatest golfers in the world, including the world-ranked number one Dustin Johnson and US Open 2021 champion Jon Rahm.
Tee up your weekend and enjoy a closer look at some of the best 2021 Open Championship betting with LV BET. Explore the chances of your favourite golfers making history this weekend.
THE OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP 2021 BETTING
Jon Rahm – After missing the cut for the Memorial Tournament earlier last month, Jon Rahm aced the U.S. Open Championship. The former world number one became the first Spanish golfer to win the U.S. Open and take home the first-place trophy – along with a substantial prize pool for good measure. The 26-year old is the favourite at 27/4 (7.75) to build on his successes over the upcoming days and win his second major of the year.
Brooks Koepka – Brooks Koepka is always in the conversation when it comes to winning major golf tournaments. The 31-year old American professional golfer made his name in 2018, becoming the world number one and winning consecutive U.S. Open championships. Although 2020 ended in miserable fashion after he was plagued by hip and knee pains for the majority of the season, Brooks Koepka measures up with great odds of 15/1 (16.00) to make a comeback worthy of his talent at this year’s Open Championship.
Xander Schauffele – Always thriving in his role as the underdog, Xander Schauffele enters the Open Championship debate as one of the outright favourites to win the tournament at 15/1 (16.00). On good form after finishing third in the final round at Augusta in the 2021 Masters Tournament, the exciting American golfer could capture lightning in a bottle over the next few days and secure the first major title of his career.
Rory McIlroy – As someone who has spent over 100 weeks as the world number one during his golfing career, Rory McIlroy comes with an expectation to perform at the 2021 Open Championship. Although his last victories were back in 2011 (U.S Open), 2012 (PGA Championship) and 2014 (Open Championship and PGA Championship), the four-time major champion remains a huge name in the sport and comes in at 18/1 (19.00) to win the upcoming competition.
Dustin Johnson – Taking back his number one spot from Jon Rahm, Dustin Johnson comes in as another tournament favourite at 18/1 (19.00) to win the 2021 Open Championship. Since 2016, DJ has been a staple of every major golf tournament. A win in the 2016 U.S. Open with a 4-under-par score of 276 and another in the 2020 Masters Tournament with a record score of 268 (20-under-par), ensures that Dustin Johnson will remain a force to be reckoned with at any major tournament.
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*Odds subject to change. Odds correct at time of publishing.