The Open Championship 2016 will be hosted at Royal Troon, located up in the Scottish Highlands of South Ayrshire. Who will emerge victorious and lift the famous Claret Jug? This article contains our 2016 Open Championship betting preview,with betting promotions, best odds, tips and free predictions on Winner, First Round Leader, To Miss The Cut, Top 5 Finish, Top 10 Finish, Top American, Top European golfers and much more!
THE OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP 2016 BETTING PREVIEW: TOP CONTENDERS
With a US Open win followed up a week later with a WGC win and moving to 2nd in the World Rankings, it’s safe to say that Dustin Johnson is the clear favorite this year. DJ also has some history at the Open Championship, finishing runner-up in 2011 and nabbing a T9 in 2012.
Jason Day's last 12 months have been astonishing, including seven wins in 20 events. He finished 2nd at this tournament last year and in the top 10 in five of his last six events - T9, T4, 1, T10, T8.
Jordan Spieth finished 4th or better in six of his last 10 majors and five of his last six. He was unimpressive at the U.S. Open but went T3 at WGC-Bridgestone two weeks ago.
Rory McIlroy has two top-5 finishes in the Open Championship including a victory at Royal Liverpool back in 2014. He’s also one of the hottest golfers on Tour right now, notching five top-5 finishes in his last nine starts.
Adam Scott has been playing some excellent golf of late, finishing in the top-20 in four of his last five starts. The Australian has had some success in this tournament in the past as well, notching top-10s in each of his last four British Open starts.
Martin Kaymer has been seventh and 12th in previous Opens and arrives in great form while Branden Grace hasplenty of links experience but he has yet to really contend at The Open. Anyway, he is having a great year with wins in Qatar and Harbour Town and a T5 at the US Open. T29 in Scotland last week.
Chris Wood's career has really taken off this year, with his second European Tour title coming via the flagship event at Wentworth, and he's continued to play good golf, including at the US Open where he finished inside the top 25.
Matt Kuchar has finished T3, 3, T6, T4, T46, T3 in his last six events. Kuchar had a mediocre T46 at the U.S. Open, which came prior to the Bridgestone Invitational, but his overall body of work of late is impressive enough to catch our attention.
Henrik Stenson won the BMW International Open just a fortnight ago, the tenth European Tour triumph of his career while Sergio Garcia has had a strong 2016 campaign, making the cut in 10 of his 11 appearances. He also has one win — the AT&T Byron Nelson — and he finished in a tie for fifth at the U.S. Open.
Lee Westwood is having a very solid 2016 and including his T2 at The Masters has five top-15 finishes in his last six starts. He also has three top-3 finishes in his last seven Opens and crucially can draw on the experience of a solo fourth at Royal Troon in 200
Louis Oosthuizen is fresh off a decent T21 finish at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, which succeeded his T3 placing at the CVS Healthy Charity Classic and a T23 at the U.S. Open. He has also won the tournament back in 2010.
Charl Schwartzel extended his streak of T25 finishes or better to four tournaments with a T7 at the recently concluded WGC-Bridgestone Invitational. This run also includes his solid T11 finish at the Memorial Tournament.
Graeme McDowell rediscovered something like his best form last time out and has won in windy conditions on the PGA Tour this season. He has two top-10 finishes in his last four Open starts and Troon looks an ideal fit for his game.
Zach Johnson is the defending champion here after triumphing last year at a similarly gusty St Andrew. He hasn’t missed an Open cut since 2006.
Marc Leishman has finished in the top five at the last two British Opens. The links style courses fit his eye and he knows how to handle bad weather.
Scott Piercy has finished runner-up at the last two events, a major and a World Golf Championship while Ernie Els finished fifth in his final PGA Tour event before his trip to Royal Troon, and he’s a two-time British Open champion and won the event in 2012.
- Dustin Johnson @ 26.00
- Jason Day 26.00
- Rory McIlroy 26.00
- Jordan Spieth 26.00
- Adam Scott 23.00
- Sergio Garcia 29.00
- Branden Grace 31.00
- Henrik Stenson 34.00
- Rickie Fowler 34.00
- Justin Rose 36.00
- Phil Mickelson 42.00
- Lee Westwood 51.00
- Martin Kaymer 51.00
- Shane Lowry 51.00
- Louis Oosthuizen 56.00
- Danny Willett 61.00
- Matt Kuchar 67.00
- Hideki Matsuyama 71.00
- Patrick Reed 71.00
- Charl Schwartzel 71.00
- Bubba Watson 71.00
- Zach Johnson 71.00
- Graeme McDowell 81.00
- Andy Sullivan 81.00
- Chris Wood 91.00
- Paul Casey 91.00
- Matthew Fitzpatrick 92.00
- Jim Furyk 101.00
- Brandt Snedeker 101.00
- Marc Leishman 101.00
- Russell Knox 101.00
- Rafael Cabrera Bello 101.00
- Alex Noren 101.00
- Scott Piercy 111.00
- Francesco Molinari 126.00
- Padraig Harrington 126.00
THE OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP 2016 OTHER RECOMMENDED BETS
- First Round leader: Adam Scott @ 34.00
- Top 5 finish: Chris Wood @ 23.00
- Top 10 finish: Matt Kuchar @ 6.50
- To make the cut: Erine Els @ 1.57
- To miss the cut: Paul Dunne @ 1.83
- Top American: Dustin Johnson @ 4.50
- Top Australian: Marc Leishman @ 10.00
- Top Englishman: Chris Wood @ 13.00
- Top European: Chris Wood @ 36.00
- Top Irishman: Rory McIlroy @ 1.80
- Top Rest Of The World: Marc Leishman @ 23.00
- Top Scandinavian: Henrik Stenson @ 2.10
- Top South African: Ernie Els @ 10.00
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