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Odds on Top 5, 10, and 20 Finishes at 2019 British Open

Henrik Stenson
Henrik Stenson has finished ninth or better at three straight tournaments worldwide. Photo By Keith Allison (Flickr) [CC License]
  • You can wager on who will finish Top 5, 10 and 20 at the British Open
  • There’s plenty of value on the board, most notably Henrik Stenson at +600 and Hideki Matsuyama at +800 to finish Top 5
  • What are the best bets available?

The British Open tees off Thursday, July 18, 2019 and while most of the golf betting community is debating who will raise the Claret Jug, there’s an enormous amount of value to be found betting Top 5, 10 and 20 place finishes.

2019 British Open Finish Odds

Player Top 5 Odds at Bovada / BetOnline Top 10 Odds at Bovada / BetOnline Top 20 Odds at Bovada / BetOnline
Rory Mcllroy +160 / +200 -125 / -110 -250 / -250
Brooks Koepka +200/ +225 EVEN / +110 -225 / -225
Dustin Johnson +300 / +350 +150 / +150 -150 / -150
Jon Rahm +300 / +325 +150 / +150 -150 / -150
Tiger Woods +300 / +350 +150 / +150 -125 / -110
Justin Rose +400 / +450 +175 / +200 -110 / -120
Francesco Molinari +500 / +550 +225 / +250 +110 / +120
Tommy Fleetwood +500 / +600 +250 / +275 +125 / +140
Xander Schaufflele +500 / +550 +225 / +250 +110 / +120
Henrik Stenson +550 / +600 +275 / +275 +125 / +125
Hideki Matsuyama +800 / +750 +350 / +350 +150 / +175
Bernd Wiesberger +1000 / +1200 +500 / +600 +225 / +250
Rafael Cabrera Bello +1100 / +1100 +500 / +600 +250 / +250
Webb Simpson +1200 / +1600 +550 / +700 +275 / +300

*Odds taken July 16, 2019. For a full list of players click the links in the table. 

Elite ball striking is paramount at this year’s British Open venue, Royal Portrush, and while no one exemplifies that skill more than pre-tournament favorite Rory McIlroy, it’s the PGA Tour’s leader in strokes gained approach who’ll be our first target.

Best Bets to Finish Top 5

Henrik Stenson is a ball striking maestro. He’s gained at least 2.5 strokes on approach in nine straight PGA Tour events and has finished ninth or better at three straight tournaments worldwide, including T-4 at last week’s Scottish Open.

He has some of the best tournament history in the field, and in addition to his win in 2016, he’s also racked up two third place finishes and a runner-up since 2008.

Not to be outdone is Hideki Matsuyama, who trails only Stenson this season in strokes gained approach. He’s gained over 20 strokes on the field through approach in his last four starts combined, including seven at the 3M Open two weeks ago.

A notoriously bad putter, Matsuyama appears to have solved his flat stick woes, and has actually gained strokes putting in six straight events. His improved work on the greens has translated into one of his best stretches of golf this season and it appears he’s peaking at just the right time.

Picks: Henrik Stenson (+600), Hideki Matsuyama (+800)

Best Bets to Finish Top 10

Perhaps the hottest player coming into this field is Austria’s Bernd Wiesberger. After a disappointing start to 2019, Wiesberger has won twice in his last six starts, including last week at the Scottish Open.

In addition to his two wins, he also has a runner-up and eighth place finish during that stretch, and has shot 69 or better in nine straight competitive rounds. The average age of the British Open champion since 2000 is 33, which just happens to be the age of Wiesberger, and Webb Simpson.

Simpson’s a former Major Champion who’s improved his finish at the British Open in four straight appearances. He gains strokes in all categories and has one of the best short games in this field. He’s finished top-19 or better in six of his last seven majors, including a fifth place finish at the Masters and a 16th place finish at the US Open.

Picks: Bernd Wiesberger (+600), Webb Simpson (+700)

Best Bet to Finish Top 20

Another European Tour regular who’s playing his best golf of the season is Rafael Cabrera Bello. The Spaniard has racked up three straight top-9 finishes, including back-to-back top-5s.


He finished runner-up the last time a professional tournament was contested at Royal Portrush in 2012 and was top-5 at the British Open two years ago at Royal Birkdale.

Pick: Rafael Cabrera Bello (+250)

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