The 2016 Open Championship takes place at Royal Troon, with Dustin Johnson the big market mover in the past few weeks. The big-hitting American claimed his first major title when winning the 2016 US Open and then followed it up with success in the Bridgestone.Sky Bet now offer a best price 9/1 about DJ claiming victory in Scotland and it should be noted that he’s previously tied second in the Open, while also tying ninth.
Jason Day is the market leader, with the Australian 7/1 with bet365 and he tied fourth in the 2015 renewal although previous efforts have been less convincing. Perhaps Rory McIlroy offers better value at 9/1 with BetVictor.
McIlroy isn’t far away from returning to the highs that saw him win the Open Championship two years ago, with the Northern Irishman having four major titles under his belt since winning the US Open in 2011.
Jordan Spieth is also a multiple major-title winner and the young American wasn’t far away from victory twelve months ago when tying fourth in wind-affected conditions. Sky Bet go 10/1 that the 22-year-old claims a maiden victory in this tournament.
After this first four in the betting, there’s a big gap back to Adam Scott and the Australian is a 20/1 shot with Ladbrokes. Scott has become something of a forgotten man with the emergence of the “big three” although he’s enjoyed four successive top ten finishes in this competition.
Bet365 offer 35/1 that Danny Willett builds on that amazing US Masters victory with an Open success which would be cheered from the rafters, while Sergio Garcia would be another popular success and he’s 25/1 with Paddy Power.
Other British hopes include Lee Westwood (50/1 bet365), Justin Rose (33/1 Sky Bet) and Shane Lowry (40/1 BetVictor), the latter of whom played very well at the US Open and could go particularly well on this links course.