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2017 Open Championship Betting Odds



Provided that he avoids any pre-tournament accident, Dustin Johnson is the favorite to win the 2017 Open Championship, according to Vegas Insider.

DJ, who had to miss the Masters after falling down some stairs and suffering a back injury, is currently a 12/1 favorite to capture his second major title. The 33-year-old has also been the favorite to win the season’s first two majors, but he has had a rough go of it in the year’s biggest events, withdrawing from the Masters and missing the cut at the U.S. Open.

Making his debut near the top of the odds chart at a major is Jon Rahm, the 22-year-old Spaniard who has two professional wins on his resume (one on the European Tour and one on the PGA Tour). Apparently, Vegas was not dissuaded from his T59 finish last year at the Open, and is placing the former top amateur in the second slot on the board at 14/1. Also joining Rahm at 14/1 odds are Jordan Spieth and Rickie Fowler.

Here’s a look at the rest of the odds, courtesy of Vegas Insider.

  • Dustin Johnson, 12/1
  • Jordan Spieth, 14/1
  • Jon Rahm, 14/1
  • Rickie Fowler, 14/1
  • Rory McIlroy, 16/1
  • Sergio Garcia, 16/1
  • Justin Rose, 18/1
  • Hideki Matsuyama, 22/1
  •  Jason Day, 25/1
  • Henrik Stenson, 25/1
  • Tommy Fleetwood, 25/1
  • Adam Scott, 38/1
  • Phil Mickelson, 33/1
  • Paul Casey, 33/1
  • Brooks Koepka, 33/1
  • Louis Oosthuizen, 40/1
  • Branden Grace, 40/1
  • Thomas Pieters, 50/1
  • Justin Thomas, 50/1
  • Alexander Noren, 50/1
  • Marc Leishman, 50/1
  • Matt Kuchar, 50/1
  • Ian Poulter, 50/1
  • Rafael Cabrera Bello, 50/1
  • Daniel Berger, 66/1
  • Tyrrell Hatton, 66/1
  • Lee Westwood, 66/1
  • Matthew Fitzpatrick, 66/1
  • Patrick Reed, 66/1
  • Padraig Harrington, 66/1
  • Shane Lowry, 66/1
  • Zach Johnson, 80/1
  • Martin Kaymer, 80/1
  • Charl Schwartzel, 80/1
  • Brandt Snedeker, 80/1
  • Andy Sullivan, 80/1
  • Francesco Molinari, 100/1
  • Ross Fisher, 100/1
  • Chris Wood, 100/1
  • Charley Hoffman, 100/1
  • J.B. Holmes, 125/1
  • Kevin Kisner, 125/1
  • Bern Wiesberger, 125/1
  • Jason Dufner, 125/1
  • Byeong Hun An, 125/1
  • Russell Henley, 125/1
  • Bill Haas, 125/1
  • Bubba Watson, 125/1
  • Thorbjorn Olesen, 125/1
  • Bryson DeChambeau, 125/1
  • Steve Stricker, 125/1
  • Kevin Chappell, 150/1
  • Emiliano Grillo, 150/1
  • Tony Finau, 150/1
  • Andrew Johnston, 150/1
  • Soren Kjeldsen, 150/1
  • Peter Uihlein, 150/1
  • Brian Harman, 150/1
  • Hideto Tanihara, 150/1
  • Charles Howell III, 150/1
  • Jimmy Walker, 150/1
  • Gary Woodland, 150/1
  • Martin Laird, 150/1
  • Joost Luiten, 200/1
  • Kyle Stanley, 200/1
  • Russell Knox, 200/1
  • Anirban Lahiri, 200/1
  • Billy Horschel, 200/1
  • Ryan Moore, 200/1
  • Brendan Steele, 200/1
  • Webb Simpson, 200/1
  • Si Woo Kim, 200/1
  • Xander Schauffele, 200/1
  • Adam Hadwin, 200/1
  • Richie Ramsay, 200/1
  • Alexander Levy, 200/1
  • Danny Willett, 200/1
  • Kevin Na, 200/1
  • Callun Shinkwin, 200/1
  • Andrew Dodt, 250/1
  • Pablo Larrazabal, 250/1
  • Ryan Fox, 250/1
  • Matthew Southgate, 250/1
  • Cameron Smith, 250/1
  • Ernie Els, 250/1
  • Stewart Cink, 250/1
  • Haotong Li, 250/1
  • William McGirt, 250/1
  • Robert Streb, 250/1
  • Pat Perez, 250/1
  • Brandon Stone, 250/1
  • Sung Kang, 250/1
  • Thongchai Jaidee, 250/1
  • Dylan Frittelli, 250/1
  • Sean O’Hair, 250/1
  • Jamie Lovemark, 250/1
  • Alexander Bjork, 250/1
  • Wesley Bryan, 250/1
  • Fabrizio Zanotti, 350/1
  • Matthieu Pavon, 350/1
  • David Horsey, 350/1
  • Paul Waring, 350/1
  • Scott Hend, 350/1
  • David Lipsky, 350/1
  • David Drysdale, 350/1
  • Jhonattan Vegas, 350/1
  • Julian Suri, 350/1
  • Richard Bland, 500/1
  • Mike Lorenzo Vera, 500/1
  • Aaron Baddeley, 500/1
  • Jeunghun Wang, 500/1
  • Kyung-Tae Kim, 500/1
  • Maverick McNealy, 500/1
  • Austin Connelly, 500/1
  • Miyazato Yusaku, 500/1
  • Paul Lawrie, 500/1
  • Shiv Kapur, 500/1
  • Roberto Castro, 500/1
  • Yikeun Chang, 500/1
  • Yuta Ikeda, 500/1
  • Darren Fichardt, 750/1
  • Jbe Kruger, 750/1
  • Phachara Khongwatmai, 750/1
  • Sebastian Munoz, 750/1
  • Younghan Song, 750/1
  • Connor Syme, 750/1
  • Mark Foster, 750/1
  • Michael Hendry, 750/1
  • Paul Broadhurst, 750/1
  • Prayad Marksaeng, 750/1
  • Alfie Plant, 1000/1
  • Chan Kim, 1000/1
  • Giwhan Kim, 1000/1
  • Harry Ellis, 1000/1
  • Luca Cianchetti, 1000/1
  • Robert Dinwiddie, 1000/1
  • Shaun Norris, 1000/1
  • Stuart Manley, 1000/1
  • Toby Tree, 1000/1
  • Tom Lehman, 1000/1
  • Haydn McCullen, 1000/1
  • Adam Bland, 1000/1
  • Ashley Hall, 1000/1
  • Joe Dean, 1000/1
  • John Daly, 1000/1
  • Laurie Canter, 1000/1
  • Matthew Griffin, 1000/1
  • Adam Hodkinson, 1000/1
  • Darren Clarke, 1000/1
  • David Duval, 1000/1
  • Kent Bulle, 1000/1
  • Mark O’Meara, 1000/1
  • Todd Hamilton, 1000/1
  • Ryan McCarthy, 1000/1
  • Sandy Lyle, 1000/1
  • Nick McCarthy, 1000/1
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  1. 2putttom

    Jul 20, 2017 at 12:31 pm

    Rory 16/1 …. okay… um…… high hopes. Poor investment.

  2. Sam

    Jul 19, 2017 at 7:15 pm

    I don’t see Rory making the cut either

  3. 2putttom

    Jul 17, 2017 at 11:43 am

    I got Rahm and I’ll be surprised if Mcellroy makes the cut

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It’s the Ardmore! Woods begins Quicken Loans National with TaylorMade putter in the bag



If you had a bet going with your buddies that there was no way Tiger Woods would depart from his beloved 13 major-winning Scotty Cameron Newport 2 GSS this week, you lose.

Woods started the first round of the Quicken Loans National with the TaylorMade Ardmore 3 he has been practicing all week with at TPC Potomac.

Adam Schupak spotted Woods’ caddie, Joe LaCava, on the way to the first tee for Woods’ 1:20 ET start time with the camo TaylorMade putter cover in the bag (not surprisingly, the TaylorMade Ardmore 3 was beneath the cover).

Woods has struggled with the putter this season, as we’re all well aware, particularly since the Memorial. No. 89 on Tour in strokes gained: putting, the 14-time major champion knew he had to do something.

“I’m trying to find something that I can feel again, like the swing of the putter, getting my body in the right positions and seeing the lines again,” Woods said. “You know, it’s just one of those things, once I start to get the ball rolling on my lines, then I’ll be back to putting like I was. I just have not been rolling it on my lines. And then on top of that, when they don’t roll on lines, then I have a hard time seeing my lines and it’s a vicious cycle. And I’m just trying to get out of that cycle.”

Woods reportedly tried a number of TaylorMade putters in the Bahamas last week, arriving (as far as we know) at the Quicken Loans National with just the Ardmore and his Newport to choose between.

He has made his choice for the first round. We’ll see how it pans out and whether Woods remains a mallet man all week.

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5 things we learned on Sunday of the 2018 U.S. Open



Opportunity knocked for so many golfers, yet it was the 2017 champion who seized the moment when it was his. Brooks Koepka fired his second sub-par round of the week on Sunday to separate from playing partner Dustin Johnson, and enter the pantheon of multiple major champions. He became the 7th player to defend his title, joining old-school legends like Willie Anderson and John McDermott, mid-century icons like Ralph Guldahl and Ben Hogan, and the last man to accomplish the feat, Curtis Strange. With that introduction, let’s move to the main event, the 5 things we learned on Sunday at Shinnecock Hills.

5) The USGA gave golf a chance

True to its word, the USGA pulled out all the stops in the wee hours of Sunday morn. The course set-up team ensured that enough water was distributed to putting surfaces, that worthy shots would not be punished. Hole locations were assessed and confirmed, also ensuring that multiple opportunities for success were available. As a result, 15 golfers turned in scores under par of 70, highlighted by Tommy Fleetwood’s 7-under stunner. Although many fans, writers and players were quick to assault the organizers for losing control of the course, the USGA reminded us that it always had control of the conditions at Shinny, and that its only mistake was to soar too close to the sun.

4) Captain America ran out of gas

If Patrick Reed had been able to sign his card on the 9th tee, when he stood 5-under on the day and 1-over for the tournament, he would be in a playoff with the eventual champion as I type. Unfortunate for this year’s Masters champion was that 10 holes remained. Reed promptly bogeyed the 9th, added 3 more bogeys on the inward half, and summoned just one birdie toward the end. His fourth-place finish was his best in a U.S. Open, but knowing that victory was in the cards will sting for a while.

3) DJ and Finau gave it a run

Where to begin? How about this: DJ had four bogeys on Sunday. He totaled that many on Thursday-Friday combined. He had birdies, too, but couldn’t find the game that possessed him over the opening 36 holes. Oddly enough, this type of experience won’t be a setback for the 2016 champion. After all, he came back from a career-killer in 2015, when he 3-whacked his way out of a playoff with Jordan Spieth at Chambers Bay. As for Milton Pouhau Finau, aka Tony, the Utah native had never before been in the final group on any day of a major professional championship. He acquitted himself well, standing even on the day and 3-over for T2 at the 18th tee. Knowing that he needed eagle for a playoff might have taken the final winds from his sails, and he limped home with double bogey and solo third. Looking ahead to the final August playing of the PGA Championship, Bellerive near St. Louis might just be his type of course.

2) Tom Terrific nearly made his own U.S. Open history

I’ll write this cautiously, as I’m certain I would have intimated in the 1980s and 90s that Colin Montgomerie and Lee Westwood would have been major champions by now. Tommy Fleetwood ought to win one of these things soon. His record-tying 63 was a short putt away from a record-breaking 62. Eight birdies against a single bogey was the stuff of legend, and if only he had trusted that final putt a bit higher on the break … that’s not fair. Fleetwood right now is the fellow to watch at Carnoustie next month. Bet a few quid or bob or whatever on the Southport native, as he should contend for the title.

1) Brooks cooks up a winning broth

It’s easy to look back and see all the great shots that the defending champion hit over the four days of the 2018 U.S. Open, shots that would win him his second consecutive trophy. Remember that 60-feet bomb to save par on Saturday? Shades of Costantino Rocca. How about the approach shots to within mere feet that earned him 5 birdies on Sunday, including a competition-killer on 16? Koepka was the guy we thought Dustin Johnson would be. Perhaps it was the time off for wrist rehabilitation early this season that gave him the burning desire to win. Out for nearly 4 months, Koepka had plenty of time to ponder what he achieved last June in Wisconsin, and what might lay ahead for him. The begged question is, does the most recent, two-time major winner have the game to acquire more of the game’s cherished trophies?

Related: Brooks Koepka’s Winning WITB from the 2018 U.S. Open

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Wednesday’s Photos from the 2018 U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills



GolfWRX is live from the 2018 U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club (par 70; 7,440 yards) in Southhampton, New York. The U.S. Open returns to Shinnecock for the first time since 2004 when Retief Goosen won (he failed to qualify for the 2018 event).


Phil Mickelson, who has two top-5 finishes at Shinnecock Hills, will seek to fill out his career Grand Slam with a win this week. Also, it’s Tiger Woods’ 10-year anniversary of winning the legendary 2008 U.S. Open at Torrey Pines — that was his most recent major championship victory.

Also in the field are headliners Dustin Johnson (now ranked No. 1 in the Official World Golf Rankings), Justin Thomas (No. 2), Justin Rose (No. 3), Jon Rahm (No. 4) and Jordan Spieth (No. 5).

Brooks Koepka (No. 9) is the defending champion; he won last year by four shots for his first and only major so far in his career.

Check out our photos from Shinnecock Hills below!

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