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2018 British Open Odds & Picks

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The odds to win the 2018 Open Championship at Carnoustie are out!

We have arrived at the PGA’s third major of the year, the 2018 British Open. World No. 1 Dustin Johnson remains on top of the 5Dimes golf betting odds board as the favorite to win. DJ has slipped shy of12-1 odds to win, followed closely by the trio of Rory McIlroy, Justin Rose, and Rickie Fowler.

The Open tees off this Thursday at one of the most stubborn courses in the world: Carnoustie Championship Course in Scotland. This will be the eighth time the British Open, has been played at Carnoustie and the first since 2007 when Padraig Harrington defeated Sergio Garcia in a dramatic playoff.

The 2018 British Open Golf Odds & Picks

  • D.Johnson +1115
  • R.McIlroy +1530
  • J.Rose +1450
  • R.Fowler +1480
  • T.Fleetwood +1950
  • J.Rahm +1850
  • J.Spieth +2030
  • J.Thomas +2165
  • B.Koepka +2165
  • T.Woods +2800

The 5Dimes British Open Betting Favorite: Dustin Johnson +1115

At double-digit odds, Dustin Johnson is by no means a huge favorite to win the 2018 Open Championship.

Carnoustie’s strong winds might actually benefit DJ who play winds about as well as any golfer on the PGA Tour. Still, backing any favorite to win a major golf championship is tough. It makes more sense to look elsewhere for the winner. That’s what I’ll be doing.

The Open Sharp Pick: Justin Rose +1450

Ranked fourth on the 2018 PGA Money List, Justin Rose played well enough for a Top 10 finish at the U.S. Open in June. If he hadn’t shot back-to-back 73s in Round 3 and Round 4, who knows? Rose might have taken home the U.S. Open Trophy.

He should have a huge shot at Carnoustie this weekend. Rose is from the UK. He’s played Carnoustie more than most of the other under 20/1 contenders. That means Rose could have a leg up on the competition. The key for Justin, like most every player, is how to deal with the strong winds. Due to his experience, Rose figures to make the right decisions.

He’s a co-third choice with Jordan Spieth among bettors after Dustin Johnson and Rory McIlroy. His chances of winning The Open Championship are actually better than Rory’s, meaning he offers the best value.

The Longshot British Open Pick: John Rahm +1850

20/1 to win a major championship aren’t mind-blowing longshot odds. But, Rahm is a +1850 to shot. He is a longshot play when 7 golfers offer odds less than his 20/1 odds. Will Rahm have a great British Open this week?

He could. The 23-year-old Spaniard missed the cut at the U.S. Open. But, he finished fourth at the Masters. Carnoustie might be what he needs to win his first major championship.