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The 2019 Open Championship, played at Royal Portrush from July 14th to 21st, is the oldest major tournament in golf. The challenging course, unmatched pedigree, and huge tournament purse attract the very best pro golfers in the world, all of whom try their utmost to hoist the Claret Jug at the end.

The graphs below have been generated by averaging the odds from multiple online sportsbooks to give you a better sense of each golfer’s chance of winning the Open Championship.

Top Contenders


It’s clear that most of these players are going to be at least somewhat overrated. Rory McIlroy skipped a FedEx Cup playoff event to rebuild his swing. Jordan Spieth’s slump is apparently continuing. Dustin Johnson’s record at majors has stretched past “unfortunate” and is now probably a pattern.

The Open Championship Odds at Bovada

Player Odds to Win the 2019 Open Championship at Bovada
Rory McIlroy +1100
Tiger Woods +1200
Dustin Johnson +1400
Justin Rose +1400
Jordan Spieth +1600

*Odds taken on 02/27/19

It’s still early, but the oddsmakers at Bovada think Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods are likely to battle it out on the final day of the Open Championship. The two golfers have been on a collision course all year and their rivalry has helped boost ratings by drawing in hardcore fans and casual observers alike.

OWGR Top Ranked Golfers

Odds for Past Open Championship Winners

Rory McIlroy won his first, and so far only, Open Championship in 2014 when he defeated Rickie Fowler and Sergio Garcia by just two strokes. The victory was especially meaningful for the Northern Ireland native as it allowed him to become the first European golfer to win three different majors.

Past 10 Winners

Year Golfer
2018 Francesco Molinari
2017 Jordan Spieth
2016 Henrik Stenson
2015 Zach Johnson
2014 Rory McIlroy
2013 Phil Mickelson
2012 Ernie Els
2011 Darren Clarke
2010 Louis Oosthuizen
2009 Stewart Cink

Tiger Woods already has three Claret Jugs in his overflowing trophy case, but he’ll have to stick around a little longer to catch up to legendary linksman Harry Vardon, who won the event six times from 1896 to 1914.

Open Championship Winners by Country


Scottish golfers won the first 29 Open Championships, but the Yanks have been making up for lost time ever since. Americans have won the event a record 44 times since 1921 and captured 10 titles in 12 years from 1995 to 2006.


Archived Open Championship Odds: 2018

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