British Open PGA Tour Golf Tournament Betting Odds

Alex Murray
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Alex Murray
20 Jul 23
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British Open PGA Tour Golf Tournament Betting Odds

The 2023 PGA Tour season is starting to wind down with the final major of the year, the British Open, taking place this weekend at the Royal Liverpool Golf Club in Merseyside, England from July 20th to July 23rd. The field for this year’s Open is as good as any in recent years, with 19 of the top 20 golfers in the world scheduled to tee off at Royal Liverpool. Unsurprisingly, the world No. 1, Scottie Scheffler, is the favorite in the outright betting markets at most betting apps and betting sites.

Highlights

  • Scottie Scheffler has the shortest odds to win outright at +548
  • Corey Conners is -213 to be the top Canadian finisher
  • Rory McIlroy and Jon Rahm round out the top three on the odds table

2023 British Open PGA Tour Betting Odds - July 20th - July 23rd

The sheer number of quality golfers in the field for this year’s Open is both a blessing and a curse for golf bettors. While the bevy of talent offers a ton of realistic options with deliciously long odds to win, it also means there are a lot of contenders to consider when betting on the outright winner. With only two guys starting off with odds shorter than +1,000, there’s lots of value to be had here—even with those top two lads. All odds courtesy of Sports Interaction.

Golfer (Country)

Outright Odds

Scottie Scheffler (USA)

+548

Rory McIlory (NIR)

+645

Jon Rahm (ESP)

+1100

Cameron Smith (AUS)

+1400

Viktor Hovland (NOR)

+1800

Brooks Koepka (USA)

+1900

Tommy Fleetwood (ENG)

+1900

Rickie Fowler (USA)

+2100

Patrick Cantlay (USA)

+2300

Dustin Johnson (USA)

+2300

Collin Morikawa (USA)

+2400

Xander Schauffele (USA)

+2600

Tyrrell Hatton (ENG)

+2600

Shane Lowry (IRE)

+2700

Jordan Spieth (USA)

+2900

Robert MacIntyre (SCO)

+3800

Tom Kim (SK)

+3900

Wyndham Clark (USA)

+4000

Justin Rose (ENG)

+4200

Matt Fitzpatrick (ENG)

+4200

Scottie Scheffler Odds Analysis

He looks like he’s in his mid-40s, but Scottie Scheffler just celebrated his 27th birthday last month, and while his face doesn’t tell of his youth, his game on the greens doesn’t either. The youngster has finished in the top 12 in his last 18 STRAIGHT tournaments. You read that correctly. His -109 odds to finish in the top 10 are delicious, but with seven top five finishes in a row leading up to the Open, his +548 outright odds are just as enticing.

Rory McIlroy Odds Analysis

It’s been a while since Rory McIlroy was able to finish off a majors weekend with a smile. He has, however, won two tournaments and finished runner-up in another couple in 2023. The most recent of which was his win last weekend at the Genesis Scottish Open. It’s also worth noting that when the Northern Irishman won the Open back in 2014, it was at this same Royal Liverpool course. McIlroy has seemed like a man on a mission in recent weeks, so his +645 outright odds are worth a look.

Jon Rahm Odds Analysis

The only guys with shorter odds to win the 2023 Open Championship than Jon Rahm are also the only guys ahead of the Spaniard on the world golf rankings. Rahm started the year off hot, winning four tournaments, including the 2023 Masters. However, he’s had a much tougher go of it in recent weeks.

Since his second place finish at the Mexico Open in late April, Rahm has been on a real slide, finishing tied for 50th at the PGA Championship, tied for 16th at the Memorial, and tied for 10th at the US Open before missing the cut altogether at last month’s Travelers. He hasn’t played in nearly a month and his recent performances have not been encouraging, so, we will have to recommend bettors steer clear of Rahm this weekend, a suggestion we very rarely make for the consistent Barrika native.

Top Canadian Finisher Odds Analysis

Golfer

Top Canadian Odds

Corey Conners

-213

Nick Taylor

+150

This will also be an interesting weekend for Canadian golf fans, who will have two of their countrymen competing for the big prize. Corey Conners, the top ranked Canadian golfer in the world at No. 30, and Nick Wright, who comes in at No. 44 on ESPN’s rankings, have both won tournaments this year, so they both have what it takes to make some noise in Liverpool this weekend.

Taylor’s exhilarating and shocking win at the RBC Canadian Open a few weeks ago paired with his plus odds here would usually make him very intriguing. However, the Winnipeg native has missed the cut at his last three majors appearances, so Conners seems like a slam dunk.

Not to mention that Conners has been relatively consistent of late, posting five top 20 finishes in the eight tournaments he’s appeared in since his win at the Valero Texas Open back in April. His -213 odds are not overly inviting, but this is about as close to a sure thing as you’ll find on the docket for this year’s Open.

Alex is a recent graduate of Ryerson's Sport Media program in 2019 and has been contributing to BettingTop10 since 2020. He has worked in the field of sports and sports betting for several years, including stops writing for theScore and daily fantasy sports website FantasyPros as one of the lead NBA news writers. A dedicated sports fan and experienced sports bettor, Alex has the knowledge to provide you with the best betting advice and the sneakiest props no matter what the sport may be.