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The 2019 Open Championship takes place between Thursday, July 18 and Sunday, July 21 and's golf tipsters will be offering betting tips & predictions for the tournament closer to the time.



Golf's popularity means there is no shortage of bookmaker websites where you can place your bets on tournaments throughout the year, but with so many bookies to choose from which ones offer the most competitive odds and the best service?

Not only does offer advice on what bets you should place on the Open Championship, we also offer advice on which bookmakers you should use. Our comprehensive reviews give you a rundown of what you can expect from the bookies when you become a customer of theirs.

Is there an incentive to sign up at the website - ie. free bets, risk-free bets etc? Are their Open Championship betting odds competitive? Do they offer much variety in the way of markets? Can I bet In-Play? What special promotions can I use to insure my bet or boost my pay-out if it is a winner? What standard of customer service can I expect?

All of those questions, and more, are answered in our reviews that you can access HERE.


The sign-up incentive has become a staple of the betting industry with bookmakers now offering new customers the chance to claim free bets, risk-free bets and more when they register for a new online account.

But what offers are available to you right now? Below is's favourite bookmaker welcome offers at this time which you can use to bet on the Open Championship (offers subject to terms & conditions)...


Looking for information on Golf betting? We explain the different kinds of golf bets which can be placed and the best tactics to use in order to have winning golf bets.

Visit the golf section of any self-respecting bookmaker and you will find a wide range of markets for a host of upcoming tournaments, with this sport being covered all year round by operators.

There are events taking place on most weeks of the year, with the bookies pricing up tournaments that take place on the PGA and European tour, while you can expect them to ramp things up when it comes to the four majors and the Ryder Cup.

Why should I bet on Golf?

You get more big-priced winners in golf than any other sport due to the fact that there are usually over a hundred players that line up at the start of the tournament. That means that virtually every player can be backed at double figure odds, with many customers selecting a handful of golfers against the field to provide them with plenty of excitement over the four days.

Due to the nature of the sport, a tournament’s four-day format provides plenty of opportunities to not only place pre-event wagers but also bet In-Play when the event is under way. Some customers might wait until the cut is made at the halfway stage of the tournament before placing bets so they get a definite run for their money, although the juicier prices can often be snapped up before the action gets under way.

What types of Golf bets can I place?

The biggest of these is which player will win the tournament? As mentioned, it often pays to have each-way bets a selection of players on this market so you have a portfolio of golfers against the field, with the bigger odds meaning you can bank a healthy profit even by backing half a dozen or more players. The big odds also mean that you don’t have to make a big staking bet to land a profit.

Other outright markets include 1st Round Leader (where you predict who will be leading after the first round) and that is a market which is also popular In-Play where the clubhouse leader’s odds often changes according to the performance of the players out on course.

What is two ball and three ball betting?

Players tend to be grouped in pairs or trios when it comes to tournament play and the bookies will often price up selected two-balls or three-balls so you can bet on which player will card the best score from their particular group. Accumulator betting is also available if you want to make several selections.

For example, Lee Westwood, Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy might all be grouped together and it’s a case of betting on which player will perform the best on the day. You can also find 72-hole match-betting and group-betting markets where you can back Player A to outperform Players B and C, with the bookies selecting groups of players for this purpose.

Why should I bet Each-Way on Golf?

Many punters like to bet each-way when it comes to golf tournaments due to the fact that it’s difficult to be on the money when it comes to finding the outright winner from a huge field. It can be frustrating to back a golfer to win an event at 100/1 only to see him finishing second, although an each-way bet would instead return a sizeable profit.

Bookmakers tend to offer generous place terms when it comes to the big tournaments so you can back a player each-way at a quarter of the odds if he finishes in the first six places. Therefore, a £10 each-way bet (£20 stakes) on a player at £100 would return £1010 if he won the event and £260 if he managed to finish in the first six places.

How should I use betting exchanges to bet on Golf?

When you have made a shortlist of players that you want to back for a particular tournament, it is worth visiting a sports betting exchange like betfair to place your bets and this applies for a couple of reasons.

Firstly, the odds on betfair can often be bigger than you will find with a fixed-odds operator and this is because customers effectively set the prices rather than a trader. Therefore, if you are looking outside the favourites, you might find a player who is 100/1 with Ladbrokes might be 150/1 on betfair.

The good thing about the exchanges is that you don’t need to back a winner in order to make a profit, with customers getting the chance to cash out for a profit by backing a player that ends up starting well and potentially hitting the top of the leaderboard. 

So for example, you might place a £10 bet on a player at 200/1 on betfair and his excellent first-round performance could see the odds drop to 20/1, which means you can cash out a profit of around £50 irrespective of whether he goes on to win the tournament.


Most Open Championship Titles: 6 - Harry Vardon (1896, 1898, 1899, 1903, 1911, 1914)

Most Consecutive Open Championship Titles: 4 - Tom Morris Jr (1868-72, no championship in 1871)

Youngest Open Champion: Tom Morris Jr - 17 years & 156 days (1868)

Oldest Open Champion: Tom Morris Sr - 46 years & 102 days (1867)

Biggest Winning Margin: Tom Morris Sr - 13 strokes (1862)

Lowest Winning Score: -20 (Henrik Stenson 2016)

Open Championship Winners

YearPlayerWinning Margin
1860Willie Park Sr2 strokes
1861Tom Morris Sr4 strokes
1862Tom Morris Sr13 strokes
1863Willie Park Sr2 strokes
1864Tom Morris Sr2 strokes
1865Andrew Strath2 strokes
1866Willie Park Sr2 strokes
1867Tom Morris Sr2 strokes
1868Tom Morris Jr3 strokes
1869Tom Morris Jr11 strokes
1870Tom Morris Jr12 strokes
1872Tom Morris Jr3 strokes
1873Tom Kidd1 stroke
1874Mungo Park2 strokes
1875Willie Park Sr2 strokes
1876Bob MartinPlay-off
1877Jamie Anderson2 strokes
1878Jamie Anderson2 strokes
1879Jamie Anderson3 strokes
1890Bob Ferguson5 strokes
1881Bob Ferguson3 strokes
1882Bob Ferguson3 strokes
1883Willie FerniePlay-off
1884Jack Simpson4 strokes
1885Bob Martin1 stroke
1886David Brown2 strokes
1887Willie Park Jr1 stroke
1888Jack Burns1 stroke
1889Willie Park JrPlay-off
1890John Ball3 strokes
1891Hugh Kirkaldy2 strokes
1892Harold Hilton3 strokes
1893William Auchterlonie2 strokes
1894JH Taylor5 strokes
1895JH Taylor4 strokes
1896Harry VardonPlay-off
1897Harold Hilton1 stroke
1898Harry Vardon1 stroke
1899Harry Vardon5 strokes
1900JH Taylor8 strokes
1901James Braid3 strokes
1902Sandy Herd1 stroke
1903Harry Vardon6 strokes
1904Jack White1 stroke
1905James Braid5 strokes
1906James Braid4 strokes
1907Arnaud Massy2 strokes
1908James Bradi8 strokes
1909JH Taylor6 strokes
1910James Braid4 strokes
1911Harry VardonPlay-off
1912Ted Ray4 strokes
1913JH Taylor8 strokes
1914Harry Vardon3 strokes
1920George Duncan2 strokes
1921Jock HutchisonPlay-off
1922Walter Hagen1 stroke
1923Arthur Havers1 stroke
1924Walter hagen1 stroke
1925Jim Barnes1 stroke
1926Bobby Jones2 strokes
1927Bobby Jones6 strokes
1928Walter Hagen2 strokes
1929Walter Hagen6 strokes
1930Bobby Jones2 strokes
1931Tommy Armour1 stroke
1932Gene Sarazen5 strokes
1933Denny ShutePlay-off
1934Henry Cotton5 strokes
1935Alf Perry4 strokes
1936Alf Padgham1 stroke
1937Henry Cotton2 strokes
1938Reg Whitcombe2 strokes
1939Dick Burton2 strokes
1946Sam Snead4 strokes
1947Fred Daly1 stroke
1948Henry Cotton5 strokes
1949Bobby LockePlay-off
1950Bobby Locke2 strokes
1951Max Faulkner2 strokes
1952Bobby Locke1 stroke
1953Ben Hogan4 strokes
1954Peter Thomson1 stroke
1955Peter Thomson2 strokes
1956Peter Thomson3 strokes
1957Bobby Locke3 strokes
1958Peter ThomsonPlay-off
1959Gary Player2 strokes
1960Kel Nagle1 stroke
1961Arnold Palmer1 stroke
1962Arnold Palmer6 strokes
1963Bob CharlesPlay-off
1964Tony Lema5 strokes
1965Peter Thomson2 strokes
1966Jack Nicklaus1 stroke
1967Roberto De Vicenzo2 strokes
1968Gary Player2 strokes
1969Tony Jacklin2 strokes
1970Jack NicklausPlay-off
1971Lee Trevino1 stroke
1972Lee Trevino1 stroke
1973Tom Weiskopf3 strokes
1974Gary Player4 strokes
1975Tom WatsonPlay-off
1976Johnny Miller6 strokes
1977Tom Watson1 stroke
1978Jack Nicklaus2 strokes
1979Seve Ballesteros3 strokes
1980Tom Watson4 strokes
1981Bill Rogers4 strokes
1982Tom Watson1 stroke
1983Tom Watson1 stroke
1984Seve Ballesteros2 strokes
1985Sandy Lyle1 stroke
1986Greg Norman5 strokes
1987Nick Faldo1 stroke
1988Seve Ballesteros2 strokes
1989Mark CalcavecchiaPlay-off
1990Nick Faldo5 strokes
1991Ian Baker-Finch2 strokes
1992Nick Faldo1 stroke
1993Greg Norman2 strokes
1994Nick Price1 stroke
1995John DalyPlay-off
1996Tom Lehman2 strokes
1997Justin Leonard3 strokes
1998Mark O'MearaPlay-off
1999Paul LawriePlay-off
2000Tiger Woods8 strokes
2001David Duval3 strokes
2002Ernie ElsPlay-off
2003Ben Curtis1 stroke
2004Todd HamiltonPlay-off
2005Tiger Woods5 strokes
2006Tiger Woods2 strokes
2007Padraig HarringtonPlay-off
2008Paidraig Harrington4 strokes
2009Stewart CinkPlay-off
2010Louis Oosthuizen7 strokes
2011Darren Clarke3 strokes
2012Ernie Els1 stroke
2013Phil Mickelson3 strokes
2014Rory McIlroy2 strokes
2015Zach JohnsonPlay-off
2016Henrik Stenson3 strokes
2017Jordan Spieth3 strokes
2018Francesco Molinari2 strokes

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