It’s major golf season, with Dustin Johnson winning the US Open just a few short weeks ago, we’re being treated to another Major with the 2016 Open Championship taking place at the Royal Troon Golf Club in Scotland this weekend. Dustin Johnson is actually the favorite this week with odds of +750 at BetOnline.ag after a couple big wins in the US Open and WGC Bridgestone. His form is great and that has pushed him ahead of Jason Day, Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth in the odds to win this tournament.
I always get excited about major championship golf and this week is no different. I like to see players have to battle the elements that an Open Championship generally provides, so I’ll be glued to my television this week to see how everything plays out.
Open Championship Winner Odds
I told you DJ was the favorite this week, but you’re probably wondering who some of the other top contenders are. Well here are the outright winner odds for some of the higher end golfers in the field from BetOnline.ag:
- Dustin Johnson +750
- Jason Day +800
- Rory McIlroy +1000
- Jordan Spieth +1200
- Branden Grace +1800
- Adam Scott +2000
- Sergio Garcia +2000
- Henrik Stenson +2500
- Rickie Fowler +2500
- Phil Mickelson +2800
- Justin Rose +3300
- Shane Lowry +4000
- Lee Westwood +4000
- Louis Ooosthuizen +4000
- Danny Willett +4000
- Patrick Reed +4000
There are all the golfers being given a 40/1 or better shot at taking home The Open Championship glory this weekend.
The Royal Troon Golf Club is holding it’s ninth Open Championship with the most recent being held there in 2004. The course is a par 71 with a total of 7,190 yards.
I like Louis Oosthuizen at 40/1 to win this tournament. He seems to always be able to step his game up in the Major Championships and was so close to winning The Open Championship last year, losing in a playoff by one stroke to Zach Johnson. He’s started to play a bit better in the last couple tournaments he’s entered and I see him turning a corner here in the major he has the best chance of winning. He did win back in 2010 and I see another one in his future.
How To Bet On 2016 Open Championship in the USA
If you’re new to betting online, but are interested in placing a wager on The Open Championship this year, follow this simple guide to get started.
#1. Open an Online Betting Account
The site I recommend to new bettors is BetOnline.ag. I’ve used their odds above and I will personally be placing my bets through them for this tournament. They currently offering a $1000 welcome bonus for new sign ups as well, which you can take advantage of.
Next you’ll have to make a deposit. BetOnline accepts a variety of deposit methods including Visa, MasterCard, bitcoin, Skrill, Neteller and more. You can learn more about the deposit options on their payment page.
#3. Place Your Wagers
Now you’re ready to place your Open Championship bets.
Once at the BetOnline.ag website click on ‘Golf’ followed by ‘PGA’. This will bring up a wide variety of head to head betting options for The British Open. If you want to bet on the outright winner of the tournament, like I’ve provided the odds for above, you’ll need to click on ‘Futures & Props’ followed by ‘Golf Futures’ in the left sidebar of the sportsbook. This will bring up the outright winner, top 5 finish, top 10 finish and other futures bets you can make on the tournament.
For some more general info regarding betting on golf tournaments check out our dedicated golf betting page.
That’s it. Are you ready to get started? Click here to visit BetOnline.ag