The Open Championship Betting Tips, Offers and Bonuses – 20th to 23rd July 2017
The British Open Championship – or simply The Open – takes place at Royal Birkdale Golf Club from the 20th to 23rd July 2017 and promises to be one of the highlights of an already fantastic sporting calendar.
The Open was last held at Birkdale (in Southport, Merseyside) back in 2008 when Padraig Harrington won despite having a final score of plus three! Prior to that, other Open winners at the course have included Mark O’Meara (1998), Tom Watson (1983), Lee Trevino (1971) and Arnold Palmer (1961).
Here we bring you the best betting offers for the Open Championship to make it a profitable as well as enjoyable weekend of golf. So take your pick from some cracking bonuses and promotions, and check out our Open Championship Each Way Betting Offers page if you’re looking for each way value!
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British Open Betting Offers, Free Bets and Enhanced Odds
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The Open Betting Tips
- Rickie Fowler to win at 16/1 with BetVictor (£40 free offer)
Open Championship 2017 Betting Preview and Tips
If you go to the supermarket, fill up your car or go to a pub in the next week you’re sure to see blokes taking every spare second to practice their golf swing. Such is the wave of golf fever that sweeps Britain in the week of the Open Championship. This year’s renewal – the 146th of this historic championship – takes place at Royal Birkdale, one of the truest tests of links golf anywhere in the world. With the world’s best players taking part and challenging conditions in the forecast, we’ve got a wonderful week of golf ahead of us.
The Open is always held at links golf courses. This year it’s the turn of Royal Birkdale to host for the first time since Padraig Harrington’s win in 2008. The par 70, 7,156 yard course contains unkempt wild plants, pot bunkers which are in play on every hole and is very exposed to the coastal winds.
Unlike many traditional links tracks, the holes at Royal Birkdale are laid out in every direction. Combined with the challenge of picking the right line off the tee and the high number of doglegs, the switching winds mean that caddies have a very important job over the coming week.
The best thing about Birkdale from a players’ perspective is that nothing is hidden. What you see is what you get with the course and anybody who hits fairways and greens will have looks at birdie. Finally, the front nine is considerably tougher than the back, which contains both of Birkdale’s par fives.
While there is no one stat that jumps out in terms of picking a winner for this week, it’s clear that a propensity for links golf is vital. The European Tour has done a brilliant job of providing players with the chance to play links golf by scheduling the Irish and Scottish Opens in the fortnight before the Open and six of the last seven men to lift the Claret Jug warmed up the week before in Scotland.
Fowler to Flow
Rickie Fowler hoped for more than a top 10 finish at the Scottish Open after a solid first three rounds but he wasn’t exactly downbeat after a final round at Dundonald Links which never really got going for him.
Fowler’s game has been in great shape for months now and he’s full of confidence ahead for the coming week. The world number 10 is a former Scottish Open winner and he’s twice finished inside the top five at the Open. This could be the week in which he finally wins his maiden major championship at 16/1 with BetVictor.
Alex Noren is another player who surely can’t be too far away from his major breakthrough. The Swede has an incredible six European Tour wins in a little over two years and has ascended to number nine in the world rankings. Noren’s known as one of the hardest workers in golf and it could all pay off this week at 50/1 with Bet365.