2015 British Open Betting TipsJake Cooper | 01 Jun 2017
2015 British Open | 16-19 July, 2015 | St Andrews
The Open will return to the Home of Golf in 2015 when the 144th Championship is played at St. Andrews from 16-19th July.
The biggest question of the Open is whether Jordan Spieth will keep his hopes of becoming the first Master-Era alive or if someone will step up and ruins the Texan’s hopes. The landscape certainly has changed with Rory McIlroy out of the field with a ruptured tendon in his left ankle, suffered while playing soccer.
Without his main rival in the field, Spieth is the top favourite to win the The Open Championship, but here is our look at how the top could look like.
Spieth is playing his best golf of the season and while he took a little criticism for playing the John Deere Classic instead of the Scottish Open this past weekend, the proof is in the results. After sitting in 101st place after the opening round, Spieth won the event in a playoff with journeyman Tom Gillis to enter Open Championship week on a roll. He already has Masters and U.S. Open titles and is a strong favourite to win The Open priced at 6/1.
Who could be hungrier for a major championship victory than Dustin Johnson? His heartbreaks at the 2010 PGA Championship and last month’s U.S. Open are bad memories, but he has a history of quick rebounds, having won the BMW Championship a month after the 2010 PGA Championships. He hits the ball farther than anyone else in the game and has nine career PGA Tour titles. No doubt he will be in the running this week with 12/1 odds.
Fowler is the only player to finish in the top five at every major last year. He is coming off a win at the Scottish Open this past weekend by posting three birdies on his last four holes. The drastic swing changes he made in 2013 are paying off and he’s become a much more consistent threat to win. He won The Players Championship just two months ago and he’ll be in contention this week priced at 18/1.
He burst on the scene as an 18-year-old amateur in 1998 to finish tied for fourth at the Open. That finish has been his high-water mark in the event. Amazingly, he has missed the cut three of the past five years. The South African does have a major title in his career, the 2013 U.S. Open, so he can handle the pressure of major championships. It just seems that the British is one tournament that has given him a little too much trouble. He is good for 20/1 odds.
One of the better players without a major championship title, Stenson (22/1) has spent more than 100 weeks in the Official World Golf Ranking Top 10. He has four PGA and nine European Tour victories so getting to the winner’s circle is nothing new for the 39-year-old Swede.
2010 Open Champion, Oosthuizen, finished on top by seven shots that year. If the South African star does win, he would match Tiger Woods’ feat of raising the Claret Jug in back-to-back wins on this legendary course. Oosthuizen has seven European Tour wins, the most recent coming in January 2014 at the Volvo Golf Championships. He contended all week at the U.S. Open last month, finishing tied for second, but he may well get the job done this time priced at 22/1.