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2021 British Open Odds Preview

The Open is the last major of the PGA Tour for 2021, and this year, its competitors will tee off at the Royal St. George’s Golf Course in Kent. Since last year’s Open was cancelled due to COVID-19, the players that were exempt into the 2020 event will get an invitation to this year’s tournament. With three different players winning the three majors on the 2021 calendar, The Open will give winners an opportunity to claim two major titles in a season. Alternatively, we could see a fourth player join the winner’s circle. The action is set for July 15 to 18 and the British Open lines are open for business.

British Open Odds Favourites 

Jon Rahm +900 Bodog PGA Odds

Fresh off his victory as a +1200 favourite at the US Open, Rahm is a good candidate to claim back-to-back major titles. The US Open was his first career major title that came just two weeks after he was forced to withdraw from the Memorial due to a positive COVID-19 test. Rahm has yet to crack a top-10 finish at The Open, having come as close as 11th in 2019.

Dustin Johnson +1200 Bodog PGA Odds

Johnson had an excellent end to 2020. He won the Masters, finished second at the Houston Open, and tied for sixth at the US Open. He has yet to make a splash in 2021, however. Three-putts threw him off at the Masters where he missed the cut for the second time in his career, and then he missed the cut again at the PGA Championship where gusty winds challenged many high-profile golfers. 

Rory McIlroy +1200 Bodog PGA Odds

Rory McIlroy has yet to regain the dominance that saw him win four major titles between 2011 to 2014, and 2021 has been another tough year for him so far. He missed the cut at three tournaments, including the Masters. Since then, however, he won the Wells Fargo Championship and tied for a respectable seventh at the US Open. McIlroy finished in the top-five at The Open three straight years after his 2014 victory.

British Open Odds Contenders 

Brooks Koepka +1400 Bodog PGA Odds

Two-time major title winner, Brooks Koepka has regained his form after undergoing knee surgery in March. He likely rushed back prematurely for this year’s Masters, where he missed the cut. But his performance at the following major tournaments went much better; he finished tied for second at the PGA Championship and fourth at the US Open. He’ll be keen to improve on his fourth-place finish at the 2019 Open Championship.

Jordan Spieth +1800 Bodog PGA Odds

Like McIlroy, some time has passed since Spieth was a force on the PGA Tour. In 2015, he won two majors and two years later, he scooped up a third at the 2017 Open Championship. Spieth is now experiencing somewhat of a resurgence with eight top-10 finishes this season, including a victory at the Texas Open followed by a third-place tie at the Masters. He just needed to reverse engineer his swing to get back in the game. 

Xander Schauffele +1800 Bodog PGA Odds

Schauffele hasn’t yet won a major, but he’s come very close to all four. In 2018, he finished tied for second at The Open Championship, and the following year, he finished third at the US Open and second at the Masters. This season is going well for him too. At the Masters, he had a dramatic comeback to finish third following a messy start.

British Open Odds Underdogs 

Bryson DeChambeau +2000 Bodog PGA Odds

Although not a true underdog, DeChambeau, winner of the 2020 US Open, is a little further down the list at +2000, providing great value to bettors. His last top-10 finish came at the Wells Fargo Championship in May, where he finished ninth, and two months before, he won the Arnold Palmer. He and caddie Tim Tucker parted ways just before the Rocket Mortgage Classic earlier this month, and DeChambeau missed the cut as the defending champion.

Justin Thomas +2200 Bodog PGA Odds

Thomas has even more betting value at +2200. The 2017 PGA Championship winner missed the cut at this year’s PGA Championship, but he did win The Players Championship in March. He’s one of four golfers heading to Tokyo to represent the USA at the summer Olympics after the Open wraps up.

Collin Morikawa +2500 Bodog PGA Odds

Morikawa is also expected to compete at the Olympics. After circling the title winners for quite some time, he broke through with a victory at last year’s PGA Championship. He has performed very well this season, finishing fourth at the US Open and eighth at the PGA Championship. With +2500 Bodog golf odds, Morikawa is always a good pick.

*Odds as of July 12th, 2021

 

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Types of PGA Betting

Golf can be a foreign, yet exciting, world to enter for the average sports bettor. Golf futures offer tremendous variety for you to choose from when betting on your favourite player at a preferred course. In addition, Head-2-Head betting and Golf 3-Ball betting are some of our most popular betting options. If you’re new to golf betting, fear not. We’ve built this handy guide to help you navigate through the most common betting scenarios and give you the best chance to make the most of your wager. If you’re a seasoned pro in the golf betting world, then this guide may provide you with some useful tips to refine your golf betting strategies. Let’s dive in to the exciting world of golf betting with Bodog.

 

How Golf Futures Work

Within the Golf Futures category of Bodog’s sportsbook, bettors have the opportunity to place wagers on who they think will win one or all of the major PGA tournaments. As we discussed earlier, the 2019 Masters is getting the most action, as we’re mere weeks away from the tournament’s tee off. However, if you’re interested in making some bold, long-term predictions to get an edge on the odds, the PGA Championship, US Open and The Open Championship are all available for bettors to explore.

We’ll use an example from the 2019 US Masters to illustrate how futures betting works.

Rory McIlroy +700

Rory McIlroy is the favourite to win the tournament, as his +700 golf betting odds are shorter than the rest of the field. If McIlroy wins, bettors would be paid $700 on a $100 bet.

In addition to betting on the majors, golf fans can bet on the money list winner for the Champions Tour as well as which team will win at the Walker Cup, Solheim Cup and the Ryder Cup.

 

How Golf Head-to-Head Betting Works

A Head-to-Head bet in golf gives bettors the option of making a side bet between two players on the course during a tournament. Lines are set for each player regardless of the results of the rest of the player field.

Branden Grace +1000

Dustin Johnson -350

Tie +450

For the WGC – Dell Match Play, Branden Grace and Dustin Johnson were each assigned odds as if they were playing against each other head-to-head in the tournament. In this example, Johnson was the overwhelming favourite, as indicated by his negative odds. Grace was the underdog, as indicated by his positive odds. If Grace managed to upset Johnson in the tournament, bettors would be rewarded with a $1000 payout on a $100 bet. Those going for the favourite would win $100 on a $350 bet. If a tie were to occur, bettors would be awarded with a $450 payout for a $100 bet on the tie.

 

How Golf 3-Ball Betting Works

3-Ball betting is another popular side bet available at Bodog Sportsbook. In 3-Ball, three players are assigned odds to win within the group regardless of the results of the rest of the field. The player with the lowest score of the three is declared the winner of the side bet. If two or more players finish in a tie, dead heat rules apply.

 

Lucas Bjerregaard -120

Matt Wallace +170

Justin Thomas +400

In this example, Lucas Bjerregaard was selected as the favourite of the 3-Ball grouping, as indicated by his negative odds. If Bjerregaard won the grouping with the lowest score, bettors would be paid $100 on a $120 bet. If Matt Wallace came out victorious, bettors would be paid $170 on a $100 bet. And if bettors took Justin Thomas as the longshot, they’d be rewarded with a $400 payout on a $100 bet. As with all sports betting with Bodog, ensure you’re keeping up to date on the developing odds as the Masters and other golf tournaments approach.

 

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