Early Look At British Open Odds And Betting Markets

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Rory McIlroy (+700) and Scottie Scheffler (+750) lead the field as top British Open odds favorites. They’ll join the world’s other best golfers across the pond this week for the 151st edition of the tournament. Also known as The Open Championship, the event gets underway on Thursday, July 20, at the Royal Liverpool Golf Club in England and concludes on Sunday, July 23. 

For the last of this season’s four majors, the lineup is packed with incredible players and a large amount of props to bet on. Let’s take a closer look at the field and the latest British Open golf betting odds

Latest 2023 British Open odds

The table below has the latest odds from legal online sportsbooks for the 2023 British Open. If you see a bet that you want to place, just click on the odds to head to the sportsbook offering that wager. 

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Best odds to win for top British Open favorites

GolferTo WinTop 5Top 10Last Year
Rory McIlroy3rd (-18)
Scottie SchefflerTie 21st (-9)
Jon RahmTie 34th (-7)
Cameron SmithWinner (-20)
Brooks KoepkaMissed cut (+4)
Viktor HovlandTie 4th (-14)
Rickie FowlerNA
Tommy FleetwoodTie 4th (-14)
Xander SchauffeleTie 15th (-10)
Tyrell HattonTie 11th (-11)

McIlroy enters the tournament fresh off a win at last week’s Scottish Open. He was the 2014 winner of The Open Championship, the last season in which he claimed a major title. Scheffler currently holds down the top spot in the Official World Golf Ranking. He’s riding a streak of seven consecutive top-five finishes.

Rahm, the 2023 Masters champion, and Kopeka, winner of this year’s PGA Championship, are both seeking a second major title for this season. Smith, the defending champion, has fared well at the last two signature golf events, finishing in a tie for ninth at the PGA Championship, and in fourth place at last month’s US Open.   

2023 British Open TV, live stream schedule

Golf’s British Open begins on Thursday and concludes on Sunday. Broadcast coverage of the four-day event will be on NBC and its family of networks. Here’s a day-by-day look at where you can catch the main broadcast feed: 

Additional streaming coverage of featured groups and holes will also be available on Peacock, NBCSports.com, and the NBC Sports app.  

British Open 2023 course and weather

This year’s British Open takes place at the Royal Liverpool Golf Club in Hoylake, Merseyside, England. It’s a par-72 course that stretches for 7,218 yards. The venue last hosted The Open Championship in 2014. Rory McIlroy was the winner with a score of -12, outpacing second-place finisher Dustin Johnson by four strokes. 

The current British Open weather forecast is calling for a dry start and average, seasonal temperatures. Winds are expected to be the heaviest at the beginning of the event before leveling off for weekend play. There’s a chance of some occasional strong gusts and late rain throughout the four-day event.   

Smith aims for rare repeat

Cameron Smith was the winner of the 2022 British Open. His final score of -20 left him a stroke ahead of second-place finisher Cameron Young. Rory McIlroy finished in third at -18. Smith will be aiming to add his name to a list of 16 golfers who have won this event in consecutive years. Here are the last five to do so: 

McIlroy headlines list of past British Open champions

In addition to Smith, there are 14 previous winners of the British Open in this week’s field. McIlroy, who won in 2014, is the current top betting favorite. Here are the latest lines to win for the past champions with the shortest odds. 

Tiger Woods, a three-time British Open champ, is among the past winners who will not be in the field this week as he continues to heal from ankle surgery.