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The Open Championship 2017 betting tips: The Bettingpro Team Share Their Best Bets

Neil Roarty 19 Jul 2017

The Bettingpro team share their best bets for The Open Championship 2017 with a selection from each of our golf tipsters to give a number of each-way options against the field at Royal Birkdale.

The 2017 Open Championship takes place this weekend at Royal Birkdale and both avid golf fans and fairweather punters will be looking for bets on the biggest golf tournament of the season. Our writers are no different with each one having his own selections for The Open. We asked them to each share their best bet so that we can compile a shortlist for those looking for each-way bets against the field at Royal Birkdale. This tactic helped us find the winner of the US Open at 45/1 and hopefully it can have similar success this weekend.

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Gary Emmerson: Back Zach Johnson @ 100/1 with Ladbrokes


It's hard to win one Open let alone become dual winner but Zach Johnson is sneaking into Birkdale at huge odds and is an intriguing each-way bet. He didn't play any of the links warm up events, opting instead to stay States-side for the John Deere Classic where he claimed a top-five finish, so comes in under the radar a little and at very nice odds. He has an enviable record in the Open with his last six finishes being T16, T9, T6, T47, Won and T12 since 2011. His 2014 effort aside, he has been very consistent and you should get a good run for your money with the American having missed the cut just three times in 13 Opens. I expect him to go very close.


Neil Roarty: Back Henrik Stenson @30/1 with Betfred


I'm a big fan of trends when it comes to finding the winner of The Open and there are a couple that are hugely important ahead of this year at Royal Birkdale. The key ones are Open form, age, world ranking, recent form and also recent links experience. Henrik Stenson fits every one of these perfectly having finished in the top 10 four times in his last seven Open appearances. He is over 35 (as were eight of the last ten winners) and, as the world's number seven, he is comfortably within the top 25, which is where every winner at Royal Birkdale since the Open began has been. 

He has recent form with three top 10s in his last eight starts on the European Tour, including a 3rd in the UK at the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth, where conditions were similar to how they will be at Royal Birkdale. He was a disappointing T26 last week at the Scottish Open but the disappointment came from his woeful 75 in horrible conditions on Day Three. If he had even shot par on Saturday then he'd have been up with the leaders and would be one of the favourites for this week. As it is, 30/1 is a very generous price on the defending champion and Stenson is well worth backing at those odds.



Jon Wilde: Back Justin Rose @22/1 with Ladbrokes

This has to be the most 'open' Open, indeed Major, in memory with the bookmakers betting 16/1 the field and in a tournament that is almost literally anyone's, Rose looks to have a great chance of providing a home winner.

Although the last seven Majors have been won by first-time champions at that level, the recent Open roll of honour contains some very illustrious names who had all enjoyed stellar achievements previously and Rose is cut from the same cloth.

The former US Open champion will have happy memories of Birkdale for it was where he first broke through at this event as a 17-year-old amateur in 1998, he is usually at his best in midsummer, won last year's Olympic gold medal and was fourth at the Irish Open, a links tournament, two weeks ago. Quite simply, he ticks all the right boxes.



Jonathan Davies: Back Tommy Fleetwood @25/1 with Betfred


This week’s local hero will be desperate to thrill his home crowd at Royal Birkdale by becoming the first Open winner from England in 25 years.
 
Fleetwood is certainly in the form to do so having enjoyed top-10 finishes in five of his six most recent events – notably winning the HNA Open de France, as well as coming fourth at the U.S. Open.
 
The 26-year-old, who has subsequently climbed to 14th in the rankings, is definitely worth backing to secure a fairytale success come Sunday.



Leigh Copson: Back Adam Scott @28/1 with bet365


While the US Open has turned into a young man’s tournament, the Open Championship remains one for the most experienced players with eight of the last 10 winners being 35 or older. And if I am right, that statistic will become nine in 11 thanks to Adam Scott.

The 37-year-old Australian has a strong record at The Open with his best results being runner-up and third place finishes, and only three men have finished in the Top 10 of a Major more times than him in the past four years – that level of consistency is hard to ignore.

Scott also made the smart decision to travel to the UK early in order to compete at the Scottish Open – five of the last six winners have competed in that warm-up tournament – so all of this can translate into Open Championship success for the Aussie.


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The Open Championship 2017 betting tips: The Bettingpro Team Share Their Best Bets

The Bettingpro team share their best bets for The Open Championship 2017 with a selection from each of our golf tipsters to give a number of each-way options against the field at Royal Birkdale.

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