Best British Open Odds: Winners, Favorites, And Props For The Golf Major

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The 2024 British Open takes place from July 18 to 21 at the Royal Troon Golf Club in Scotland. Current betting favorites to win include Scottie Scheffler (+800), Rory McIlroy (+1000), Jon Rahm (+1100), and Viktor Hovland (+1400). Defending champion Brian Harman is further down the board at +6600.

The event is the last of the season’s four major golf championships, following the Masters, PGA Championship, and US Open. Beyond the prestige, it’s also one of the most popular golf betting events of the year. Here’s a look at how to safely bet on it at legal online sportsbooks, as well as the latest British Open odds.

2024 British Open odds

Betting odds from top online sportsbooks on who will win the 2024 British Open are in the table below. If you see a bet that you’d like to place, click the odds to get started. Sports betting promos are available for new users.

Favorites to win the 2024 British Open

Brian Harman was the winner of last season’s British Open, carding a -13 and finishing six strokes ahead of Rahm and three other second place finishers. McIlroy finished in a tie for sixth place at the last edition, while Scheffler was further down the charts in a tie for 23rd. Smith won the tournament in 2022, while Spieth picked up the victory in 2017. As the PGA Tour season plays out and the 2024 British Open approaches, betting odds will continue to evolve.

British Open 2024 schedule

Here are the details on the 152nd edition of the golf major:

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Recent British Open winners

The past decade at the British Open has had some memorable moments. Here are the most recent 10 winners and runners-up

2023Brian Harman, -13Sepp Straka, Jason Day, Tom Kim, and Jon Rahm, -7
2022Cameron Smith, -20Cameron Young, -19
2021Collin Morikawa, -15Jordan Spieth, -13
2019Shane Lowry, -15Tommy Fleetwood, -9
2018Francesco Molinari, -8Tie: Kevin Kisner, Rory McIlroy, Justin Rose, and Xander Schauffele, -6
2017Jordan Spieth, -12Matt Kuchar, -9
2016Henrik Stenson, -20Phil Mickelson, -17
2015Zach Johnson, -15 (playoff)Tie: Marc Leishman and Louis Oosthuizen, -15
2014Rory McIlroy, -17Tie: Rickie Fowler and Sergio Garcia, -15
2013Phil Mickelson, -3Henrik Stenson, E

How do golfers qualify for the British Open? 

Here is a list of all the ways that this year’s field has become eligible to compete at the Royal Liverpool Golf Club

The Open Championship tournament history

The Open Championship — aka the British Open — was established in 1860. Its original name was “The Championship,” but it added “Open” to distinguish itself from Britain’s Amateur Championship. In other countries, the name British Open is common to distinguish it from those countries’ golf opens. The tournament originally took place annually in Scotland at the Prestwick Golf Club. In modern times, the venue has rotated among select links golf courses across the United Kingdom. Here are some notable facts about the British Open:  

British Open FAQ

What is the total payout for the 2024 British Open?

The prize pool for 2024 has not been officially announced. In 2023, the total payout was $16.5 million, with $3 million going to winner Brian Harman.  

Is Tiger Woods playing at the British Open? 

Tiger Woods missed the 2023 British Open due to injury. It’s unclear if he’ll be playing at the 2024 edition.

Which sportsbook has the best odds for The Open Championship? 

There is no one sportsbook that will necessarily have the best odds for any event, golf or otherwise. Prior to placing your bets, it’s a good idea to compare the odds at multiple sportsbooks before selecting the best option for any wager you wish to place. 

How can I watch the British Open? 

Broadcast coverage of the 2024 Open Championship will be on NBC Sports and its various platforms, including NBC, Peacock, and the Golf Channel.