2023 British Open Odds, Predictions, and Best Bets

Odds, Picks, & Best Bets for the British Open

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British Open Odds: Favorites To Win

Here are the latest odds on the British Open via our friends over at BetMGM Sportsbook:

Jon Rahm


Rory McIlroy


Scottie Scheffler


Justin Thomas


Cameron Smith


U.S. Open Best Bets

Cameron Smith +1600: Smith won here last year with an absolutely ridiculous -20 score, yet he still won by just a single stroke over another Cameron, Cameron Young. He's been in great form as of late, and coming into this event, he should be one of the top contenders yet again.

Scottie Scheffler +1200: He's the No. 1 ranked golfer in the world and he has never won this event in the past. That tells me that this could be his time to shine and collect a major championship victory. That, and you are getting a great 12/1 odds on the best golfer on the planet right now.

About The British Open

The British Open is often refered to as just "The Open Championship" by many. It's the oldest golf tournament in the world, and one of the most prestigious. It was founded in 1860, and this will be the championship's 151nd year of play. It would have 152 if not for the COVID pandemic in 2020, which caused it to be cancelled for the first time since World War ll. The Open is one of the four men's major golf tournaments, the others being the Masters Tournament, the PGA Championship and the U.S. Open. Since the PGA Championship moved to May in 2019, the Open has been chronologically the fourth and final major tournament of the year.

It is called The Open because it is open to all, professional and amateur golfers alike. Of course, you have to be qualified to actually contend. The winner receives the Claret Jug, and gets to keep the trophy until the next Open, at which point it must be returned, and a replica is provided as a replacement for the winner to hold on to for his accomplishment.

Here is some more general information about the tournament:

  • The tournament is hosted by The R&A, the governing body of golf outside of the United States and Mexico.
  • It is usually played in mid-July, with the location rotating between nine different courses in Scotland and England.
  • The tournament was first played in 1860 at Prestwick Golf Club in Scotland.
  • The Open is known for its unpredictable weather conditions, which can make the tournament especially challenging for golfers.
  • The winner of The Open receives the Claret Jug trophy and a cash prize.
  • The tournament is broadcast worldwide, with coverage provided by various networks depending on the country.
  • The Open has a rich history and is widely considered one of the most prestigious events in golf. Many of the sport's greatest players, including Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods, and Tom Watson, have won the tournament multiple times.

Previous British Open Winners

Last season, Cameron Smith won the event with a remarkable -20 final score, which tied the lowest final score (72 holes) in relation to par at the event. Henrik Stenson also won the British Open with that same score in 2016. In 2021, Colin Morikawa won the British Open with a score of -15, two strokes ahead of runner-up Jordan Speith. In 2020, as mentioned before, the event was cancelled due to the COVID pandemic, which marked the first time since World War ll that it was cancelled.

In 2019, the Irishman Shane Lowry won the British Open with the same score as Morikawa at -15, but he crushed the field with a dominant 6-stroke win over Tommy Fleetwood. He also set the event record with the lowest score after 54 holes at 197. We haven't had any former champions win the event in the last 10 years, so someone will be looking to become a 2x champ.