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The Open Championship 2017 tips from the trading floor: Who the bookies are backing at Royal Birkdale

Neil Roarty 17 Jul 2017

We spoke to representatives of Britain's biggest bookmakers to get the inside scoop on The Open Championship and find out who they are backing this weekend at Royal Birkdale.


The Open Championship takes place at Royal Birkdale and the Bettingpro team have already shared their bets for golf's biggest tournament but what about the other experts, the bookmakers. We went behind enemy lines with Britain's biggest firms and found out not only where the money is going ahead of The Open but where THEIR money is going ahead of The Open.

Alex Apati - Ladbrokes PR Executive 


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Jon Rahm is my one to watch this year - especially at 18/1. It's not often a 'rookie' can be found at odds that short, which says a lot about the Spaniard's ability. Even putting (pun intended!) that 18/1 to one side, the 17/2 on him finishing as the Top European Player looks tempting to me.

Our biggest loser at the time of writing is Ian Poulter after a return to form has seen punters back him heavily (some at 100/1 at the start of the year), although Tommy Fleetwood has been heavily backed too.

Our expert golf trader says his best bet would be Ryan Fox finishing in the Top 20 at 5/1 - you heard it here first!

Charlie McCann - BetVictor 


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We are betting 16/1 the field for the Open Championship and as much as I would love to see local boy and fellow Evertonian Tommy Fleetwood take the prize, I just think this might be Adam Scott’s year and the Aussie gets the vote at 28/1. Fleetwood is our biggest loser having been 100/1 at the beginning of the year but our traders believe if a “rookie” is to win the Open it will be Spain’s Jon Rahm

Joe Crilly - William Hill


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Daniel Berger at 66/1 looks a decent shout at a big price. He is in good form having tied fifth at the John Deere Classic and finishing second in the Travelers Championship in recent weeks.

Alan Alger - Betway


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“While McIlroy and Dustin Johnson are struggling for form, Jordan Spieth enters off the back of a win and his ball striking has been outstanding all season. At the prices he looks a very good bet at 14/1.
 
“Peter Uihlein is having a bit of a breakthrough season and he can seek inspiration from his best pal Brooks Koepka's win at the US Open. Three-figure prices seem more than fair for an each-way punt.
 
“Jon Rahm and Tommy Fleetwood have been backed heavily at much bigger prices than their current offering. Rahm is 16/1 having been as big as 28s and Fleetwood is 22/1 from a massive 50/1.
 
“Adam Scott nor Jason Day have been a bit below par so far this year, so Marc Leishman, who has scored a win and two top 5 finishes, looks a good bet to be the top Australian.”


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The Open Championship 2017 tips from the trading floor: Who the bookies are backing at Royal Birkdale

We spoke to representatives of Britain's biggest bookmakers to get the inside scoop on The Open Championship and find out who they are backing this weekend at Royal Birkdale.

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