Henrik Stenson will look to defend his Open Championship title this weekend, as the 146th Open takes place. The Royal Birkdale Golf Club in Southport England is the course for the four day event. The course is a beautifully landscapped golf shrine which features over 7,100 yards, and is a par 70. The prize pool for the event is $10.3M, and the winner will take home $1.8M. This should be a great golf tournament. Let’s take a look at the Top Bets for the 2017 Open Championship:
Dustin Johnson +1000
Can Dustin Johnson bounce back after having a pretty poor June. While he has been in the Top 10 6 out of his 12 events this season, he has missed the cut in his last two events. Remember, Johnson did not play in the Masters, and missed the cut at the US Open. Johnson will need to regroup if he wants a shot here.
Jordan Spieth +1100
Spieth ranks 4th on the PGA Moneylist. The last time we saw Spieth play was the epic chip in to win the Travelers Championship. Before that, Spieth finished 35th at the US Open. Many wonder if Spieth has what it takes to take down the tough course at Birkdale. Spieth is listed at +1100 to win the 2017 Open Championship.
Jon Rahm +1600
The 22 year old from Spain is the talk of the “next guy” to win a major title. Rahm is from Spain, and played his college golf at Arizona State. Rahm is coming off back to back missed cuts at the Memorial and the US Open. Rahm wants to remember his 2nd place finish at the Dean + DeLuca and 4th at the Wells Fargo. Rahm will need to be much improved, much like Dustin Johnson to have a chance.
Henrik Stenson +2000
The defending Open Championship winner has been pretty quiet this season. Stenson is 85th on the PGA Money List. He has only played in 9 events this season, and finished in the Top 10 twice. Stenson is coming off the US Open, where he missed the cut. In fact, he missed the cut at the Masters, and has missed four out of his last five events. Stenson is listed at +2000.
Brooks Koepka +2800
The 27 year old from Palm Beach Florida is 6th on the PGA Moneylist. Much of his 2017 money came from taking down the US Open with a -16. Koepka has made the cut in 12 of 17 events this season. Koepka is listed at +2800 to win his second major this season.
Louis Oosthuizen +4000
The 34 year old from South Africa is listed at +4000. He is 32nd on the PGA Money List, and has spent much of his golfing time on the European Tour. Oosthuizen has finished in the Top 10 twice in 12 events this season. His last time out was 23rd at the US Open. Before that, he finished 2nd at the Players Championship and 18th at the Byron Nelson.
There is a look at our Top Bets for the 2017 Open Championship. When we wrap up, we want to go with Louis Oosthuizen to win the event. Many times, an underdog wins the Open Championship. At +4000 odds, Oosthuizen is a great value bet. Let’s take our chances and win some big money! Best of luck with all your PGA Betting. We hope you enjoy the action!