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Final round
scores for
The Open Championship

Francesco Molinari -8

Kevin Kisner -6
Rory McIlroy -6
Justin Rose -6
Xander Schauffele -6
Kevin Chappell -5
Eddie Pepperell -5
Tiger Woods -5
Tony Finau -4
Matt    Kuchar -4
Jordan Spieth -4

Final round
odds for the
147th Open

Jordan Spieth 15/8
Xander Schauffele 5/1
Kevin Kisner 6/1
Francesco Molinari 14/1
Rory McIlroy 14/1
Tiger Woods 16/1
Kevin Chappell 20/1
Tommy Fleetwood 20/1
Alexander Noren 25/1
Justin Rose 33/1
Zach Johnson 33/1
Matt Kuchar 40/1
Webb Simpson 50/1
Adam Scott 80/1
Tony Finau 100/1
Charley Hoffman 125/1
Austin Cook 150/1
Erik Van Rooyen 200/1
Thorbjorn Olesen 200/1
Byeong-Hun An 250/1
Chris Wood 250/1
Danny Willett 250/1
Hao-Tong Li 250/1
Zander Lombard 250/1
Kyle Stanley 300/1
Louis Oosthuizen 300/1
Rickie Fowler 300/1
Ryan Moore 300/1
Patrick Cantlay 400/1
Yusaku Miyazato 400/1
Michael Kim 500/1
Pat Perez 500/1
Phil Mickelson 500/1
Satoshi Kodaira 500/1
Lucas Herbert 750/1
Sean Crocker 750/1
Shaun Norris 750/1


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Review & Betting Guide for The Open Championship


Dustin Johnson
Dustin Johnson
James Kennedy

Justin Rose
Justin Rose

Tommy Fleetwood
Tommy Fleetwood
Asian Tour

Patrick Reed
Patrick Reed
James Kennedy

Russell Knox
Russell Knox
Kevin Murray

Thorbjørn Olesen
Thorbjørn Olesen
James Kennedy

Peter Uihlein
Peter Uihlein
Kevin Murray


Carnoustie or more commonly known by its nickname of Carnasty, should give you an idea of how tough the locals think this course is, Carnoustie was recently rated by Top 100 website viewers as the toughest golf course in Britain & Ireland. Much has been written about Carnoustie over the years. The finishing holes are brutal and many consider that it has one of the greatest back nines in championship golf.

The first record of golf being played at Carnoustie dates back to 1527, a 10-hole course was laid out in 1842, then Fifteen years later in 1857 Old Tom Morris designed an 18-hole layout, which was extended in 1926 by James Braid. The course stayed relatively untouched until 2017 when architects Mackenzie & Ebert made changes to the 3rd hole creating a fairway to the right of the reconfigured central bunkers to tempt golfers into being more aggressive from the tee.

The course is famous for its burns and bunkers, the par five 6th measures 520 yards from the white tees and is regarded as one of the world’s best holes. Named, “Hogan’s Alley”, after the great Ben Hogan who won the Open Championship here in 1953. Two fearsome bunkers placed in the middle of the fairway and a third bunker to the right make this one of the toughest fairways to hit and strategy will play a big part here.

The 15th, 16th and 17th are considered around the world as three of golf’s very best closing holes. “Lucky Slap”, the 15th, is a 460-yard par four, where the fairway slopes from left to right into the path of two waiting bunkers and the approach shot must avoid a cluster of three bunkers situated to the right of the green.

The 17th is named “Island” because the Barry Burn snakes in front of the tee and then loops back, cutting across the fairway. Into the prevailing wind, placing your tee shot on this brutal par four on the final day could be the difference between being champion golfer of the year or just another Carnasty statistic!

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My tips to Win:

It is hard to look past world number one Dustin Johnson 12/1 – with SportingBet – with eight Top 10 finishes from his twelve starts on the PGA Tour with two of those being wins and two runner-up finishes and he has only been outside the Top 20 once. Dustin has not really challenged at The Open but does have several Top 10s finishes but I think that will change this year.

Justin Rose 16/1 – with Bet365 – has been chasing down the world number one spot this year and has been playing some great golf and also has two wins from his twelve starts on the PGA Tour and has only been outside the Top 25 twice. The 127th Open at Royal Birkdale is where Justin announced himself to the world, 147th Open could be the tournament that sees him take the world number one spot.

Tommy Fleetwood 20/1 – with SportingBet – holds the course record at Carnoustie which he set at last year’s Dunhill Links Championship firing a second round 63. With two Top 5 finishes at the US Open in the last two years, Tommy is certainly not fazed by winning a major championship and although I think playing in front of a home crowd in Liverpool last year may have been too much pressure, I feel he will handle that better at Carnoustie.

Each-way tips:

After picking up his first major championship at The Masters, I don’t think it will be too long before we see Patrick Reed 33/1 – Ladbrokes – winning his second and I feel his game certainly suits links golf. Patrick has a Top 5 finish at the US Open and finished inside the Top 25 at the Scottish Open and I feel these are great odds for the Masters Champion.

If there is to be a Scottish winner of this year’s Open Championship then Russell Knox 66/1 – with SportingBet – is at the head of that queue. Russell is in great form after a second place at the French Open, winning the Irish Open and although his final round at the Scottish Open didn’t go to plan, he still played some great golf to be in with a shout going into the final round. Knox knows Carnoustie well and the dangers it holds, but I think these are great odds for someone who is in such good form.

Outside tip:

Thorbjørn Olesen 100/1 – with SportingBet – is a past champion of the Alfred Dunhill Links where one round of the four is played over the Carnoustie track, so he is a player that knows this course well. Thorbjorn is having a great year on the European Tour with a win and two Top 6s from his last five starts and again I feel these are great odds.

Longer odds:

Try Peter Uihlein 150/1 with Bet365

As always good luck

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