GolfWRX is onsite this week at the 2017 Open Championship at Royal Birkdale for the 146th playing of golf’s oldest championship.

Dustin Johnson (12/1) enters as the betting favorite this week, followed by John Rahm (14/1), who won the Irish Open just more than a week ago. The 22-year-old Spaniard will be a popular pick to win this week; he’s arguably the hottest and most consistent golfer in the world at the moment. The coldest among big name players might be Rory McIlroy (16/1), who Open Championship prep included missed cuts at the Irish and Scottish opens the last two weeks.

Related: See odds for all The Open contestants. 

Royal Birkdale last hosted an Open Championship in 2008, where Padraig Harrington (66/1) pulled away from final round leader Greg Norman and Ian Poulter (50/1) to win by four shots. Returning the Claret Jug this week is Henrik Stenson (25/1), who topped Phil Mickelson (33/1) by three shots in an epic Sunday showdown last year at Royal Troon.

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  1. They usually make the U.K. Open courses tougher than that . I was there at Royal St. Georges in 2003 when an unknown American 5th reserve called Ben Curtis won it . His total for 4 rounds ?
    Level par .

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