- Date: July 16th- 23th, 2023
- City: Royal Liverpool, Wirral, England.
- Course: Hoyake, Wirral.
- Pursue: $14 million (USD)
- 2023 Winner: Brian Harman
2023 Open Championship Odds
Open Championship golf odds change according to the golfer you bet on. Typically, the favorite is around +1300, which is slightly higher than other majors because the Open Championship is a tough test of golf.
That is reflected in Open Championship odds and it’s always a wide-open contest in the UK.
There are many different ways to bet on golf. When looking at The Open Championship golf odds, particularly the outright odds, you’ll see the list of golfers with a “+” sign followed by a three, four or five-digit number. That number is how much money you would win with a bet of $100. For example, if Tiger Woods is +2000, a bet of $100 would return $2000.
Betting on the Open Championship
Golf betting is distinct from betting on most sports because it spans four days and incorporates a wide variety of markets.
Those who bet on golf know how many different betting options there are. There is something for everyone, which is why golf betting has become increasingly popular.
When placing a golf wager, there are numerous additional strategies to turn a profit, including betting on the first-round leader, group betting and whether players make or miss the cut.
The beauty of Open Championship golf betting is that it lasts four days, so bettors get value for money. You can also hedge your bets, which isn’t as easy with other sports as it is with golf.
Top Open Championship Golfers & History
Tom Watson tops our list as the greatest Open Championship golfer of this generation.
The American won five Open Championship titles and he almost defied belief in 2009 when he had the lead with one hole to play.
Watson won his last title in 1983 at Royal Birkdale and his five wins put him at the top of our list.
Also on five wins is Australian great Peter Thompson, who was a force in the 1950s and 60s. Thompson won three consecutive Open Championship titles and that’s a feat we’re unlikely to see again.
Open Championship golf is so competitive now, even winning back-to-back titles is a massive feat.
Despite it happening over 90 years ago, we’re putting both Walter Hagen and Bobby Jones in the mix. Hagen won four titles and Jones won three Open Championship titles as an amateur during the 1920s and 30s.
Harry Vardon was a six-time winner, and although he’s won the most titles, he’s our fifth and final pick. He played in a different era, which wasn’t as strong. However, he was a classy golfer and his accolades can’t be overlooked.
Past 5 Winners
Top Five Ranked Golfers (All-Time)
Australia’s Cameron Smith won his first Open Championship and major title in 2022. It was the 150th edition of the tournament and St. Andrews was the perfect course for the occasion.
The $14,000,000 purse was the biggest of all time, overtaking the $11,500,000 purse won by Collin Morikawa in 2021. It was Morikawa’s second major victory having won the PGA Championship.
Open Championship golf was canceled in 2020 due to Covid, but before that, it was Shane Lowry winning for Ireland at Royal Portrush. It was back-to-back wins for Europe following Francesco Molinari’s win at Carnoustie in 2018.
It came during a time when the Italians were playing lights-out golf. He hasn’t played at the same level since but he’ll always be an Open Championship winner. Open Championship odds have him safe in the market to win, so it wasn’t unexpected.
American Jordan Spieth won in 2017 beating fellow countryman Matt Kuchar by three strokes. It was his third and most recent major win having won the 2015 Masters and 2015 U.S. Open.