The Open Championship 2019 Prediction & Betting Odds – The Open Golf Preview
July 17, 2019
The Open Championship 2019 begins on Thursday and will take place at The Dunluce Links, Royal Portrush in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. The only previous occasion that Portrush hosted the tournament was 68 years ago.
Defending champion Francesco Molinari (at +2400 or 25.00 at bet365) isn’t without hope of retaining the title, but it’s Rory McIlroy (+900 or 10.00 with bet365) who leads the betting market for the tournament on his home soil.
McIlroy has also finished in the top-10 in 11 of his 14 starts on the PGA Tour this season, with two wins to his name in 2019. He’s looking solid enough on and around the greens and he is familiar with the course (McIlroy shot 61 around Royal Portrush when he was just 16).
The Main Players
World number one, Brooks Koepka (+1000 or 11.00 at bet365), has finished first or second in five of the last six major championships. His record at The Open isn’t great though, with his five previous attempts producing finishes of MC-67-10-6-39.Age and injury mean that Tiger Woods (+2000 or 21.00 at bet365) is far more
choosy in his tournaments now. He went straight from the US Masters to the US PGA Championship (where he missed the cut) and he hasn’t played since the US Open more than a month ago.
Jon Rahm (+1600 or 17.00 at bet365) is a great links golfer and he won the Irish Open for a second time in three years only two weeks ago on a course not dissimilar to Portrush.
Patrick Cantlay (+3000 or 31.00 with bet365) is another potential contender, and arguably possesses the best all-round the game in golf at present. He won the Memorial Tournament in June with a final-round 64 and finished 12th on his Open debut last year.
The Open Championship 2019 Betting Lines & Tips
If looking for big odds for an each-way golf pick, South Africa’s Christiaan Bezuidenhout (+27500 or 285.00 at bet365) could be the best bet. This will be his first Open, but he won at the Valderrama course last month and played alongside Rory McIlroy in the 4th Round in Scotland last week. With form on his side and a good short-game, he could be a golfer to watch.
Adam Hadwin (+20000 or 210.00 with Sports Interaction) looks the likeliest Canadian challenger and he is consistent enough to consider as an each-way option for any patriotic bettors out there.
In terms of Open Golf 2019 predictions, if Rory McIlroy’s putting is consistent and he can avoid becoming over-emotional on his home turf, he looks like the man to beat at a reasonable betting line.
The Open Championship Golf Pick: Winner – Rory McIlroy at +900 (10.00) with bet365