We have expert betting tips for the 2021 Open Championship (aka The Open or the British Open) this week at Royal St. George’s, which features the best golfers in the world.
Leading the field is U.S. Open champion Jon Rahm, who has prepared beautifully for this tournament and will be tough to beat. However, he has a talented field chasing.
Money has also come for Brooks Koepka, Jordan Spieth and Xander Schauffele, so it should be an exciting four days of action in Europe.
We look at the best value bets available for the Open Championship.
Open Championship Golf Predictions
2021 Open Championship Winner – Jon Rahm
We had Jon Rahm to win the U.S. Open and he gives us no reason to jump off his back for the Open Championship.
The Spaniard is playing better golf than any other player and his effort in the Scottish Open was just what the doctor ordered. He finished seventh behind Australian M.W. Lee and it was a good showing first-up in Scotland.
It his first tournament since winning at Torrey Pines and there is no player more confident than Rahm at the moment. He could regain the top spot in the world with a victory and we’re happy to take the odds available.
Bookmakers have $9 available and he’s the only player quoted at single-figure odds. We’re not surprised and he deserves all the attention he gets.
Bet: Jon Rahm @ $9 – Bet @ Sportsbet
2021 Open Championship Next Best – Brooks Koepka
Brooks Koepka doesn’t know how to play poorly in majors and he’s a must-have on your Open Championship tickets.
The big-hitting American is a four-time major winner who has recorded 15 top 10 finishes, which is an incredible statistic. He is one of the most successful players on Tour since 2015 and he enjoys playing at The Open.
Koepka finished T10 in 2015 before posting a T6 and T4 in 2017 and 2019 respectively. He would love to add the Open Championship to his record and his recent results are encouraging.
The 31-year-old finished T4 at the U.S. Open before posting a T5 finish at The Travelers Championship two weeks ago. That was another solid outing and punters get juicy odds.
$17 is available for Koepka to win and he’s paying a healthy $4.20 to post a top five finish, which is well worth taking.
Bet: Brooks Koepka @ $17 – Bet @ Sportsbet
2021 Open Championship Best Value – Collin Morikawa
Collin Morikawa is one of the most consistent players on the Tour and the 2020 PGA Championship winner could bounce back this week.
He was disappointed with his effort at the Scottish Open, which was his worst performance as a professional. He finished T71, but it shouldn’t affect his chances of winning the Open.
The 24-year-old is still a work in progress, but his professionalism is off the charts for someone so young.
Punters get $31 for Morikawa, which is extraordinary value for a quality golfer.
Bet: Will Zalatoris @ $41 – Bet @ Sportsbet
2021 Open Championship First Round Leader – Matthew Fitzpatrick
We love a good first round bet and Matthew Fitzpatrick is our man this week. The 26-year-old played well last week when losing the Scottish Open in a playoff.
Getting off to a good start is always important for Fitzpatrick and he’s often near the top of the leaderboard after the opening round.
The 2015 British Masters champion knows what it takes to play well in Europe and we think he could set the pace on Thursday night.
Punters get $41 for Fitzpatrick to be the clubhouse leader, which is worth taking.
Bet: Matthew Fitzpatrick @ $41 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Open Championship Top New Zealand Player – Ryan Fox
We have found a player worth including in multi bets this week. He’s paying only $1.40, but Ryan Fox should have no problem getting the better of Daniel Hillier.
Fox has professional wins next to his name and although Hillier is a big hitter, he’s not on the same level as Fox.
Punters have to take short odds, but he should boost multi bet payouts.
Bet: Ryan Fox @ $1.40 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Open Championship Top 20 – Shane Lowry
The Irishman is more than capable of making a deep run at The Open and we wouldn’t leave him off our tickets.
He finished T23 at the Irish Open and the 2019 Open Championship winner should be around the top of the leaderboard again.
Punters get $2.50 and those odds are generous.
Bet: Shane Lowry @ $2.50 – Bet @ Sportsbet
After graduating from the University of Auckland (BA – English), Daryl was thrown into the world of sports and horse racing journalism.
Having worked as a racing journalist for two years, he decided to move into the online world of horse racing and sports writing. After years of honing his craft, Daryl became a professional punter in 2009 – with a focus on horse racing, NRL, AFL, NBA, Rugby, NFL, and US college sports. Daryl’s tips have been featured on various websites around the world before joining the GoBet team. When he’s not working, Daryl tries to avoid making bogeys on the golf course.