The Open Championship — the official name of the British Open — returns for its milestone 150th edition. “Golf’s original major” heads back to the Old Course at St. Andrews for the 30th time in the tournament's history.
Picks and predictions
Covers will have pre-tournament British Open picks and predictions, showing our best bets before the first round at St. Andrews. We’ll follow that up with round-by-round picks and predictions for each day of The Open Championship.
Round 4 Picks & PredictionsBy Gary Pearson
- Rory McIlroy outright (-110)
- Winning score: -21 or better (+110)
- Rory McIlroy to shoot a 68 or lower (+110)
Pick made July 16Read the full analysis on these British Open Round 4 picks.
Round 3 Picks & PredictionsBy Ashley Anderson
- Rory McIlroy outright (+450)
- Paul Casey over Joaquin Niemann in R3 (+120)
- Billy Horschel over Cameron Tringale in R3 (-105) (-125)
Pick made July 15Read the full analysis on these British Open Round 3 picks.
Round 2 Picks & PredictionsBy Andrew Caley
- Rory McIlroy outright (+360)
- Shane Lowry over Collin Morikawa in R2 (-125)
- Aaron Wise over Talor Gooch in R2 (+100)
Pick made July 14Read the full analysis on these British Open Round 2 picks.
Picks, Props, & Matchup Best BetsBy Tour Junkies
- Fleetwood (-112) over D. Johnson
- Pereira (+100) over Garcia
- Kim (+115) over Kokrak
- Patrick Reed Top 20 (+450)
- Kurt Kitayama Top 20 (+550)
- Zach Johnson Top 40 (+420)
- Winning score: 16-under or less (+140)
Pick made July 12Read the full analysis on these British Open prop picks and matchup picks.
Tiger Woods: Open Championship Picks & Best BetsBy Andrew Caley
- Round 1 Top 20 Finish (+375)
- To Make the Cut (-165)
- Top 40 (+125)
Pick made July 12Read the full analysis on these Tiger Woods picks.
Sleeper Picks & Predictions: Could Louis Strike Again on Familiar Grounds?By Ashley Anderson
- Louis Oosthuizen (+4,000)
- Hideki Matsuyama (+5,000)
- Ryan Fox (+8,000)
Pick made July 12Read the full analysis on these Open Championship sleeper picks.
A Favorite, a Sleeper, and a Long Shot for St. AndrewsBy Chris Gregory
- Favorite: Jordan Spieth (+2,200)
- Sleeper: Tommy Fleetwood (+4,000)
- Longshot: Robert MacIntyre (+13,000)
Pick made July 11Read the full analysis on these Open Championship picks.
Time and place
- Date: July 14-17
- Course: Old Course at St Andrews, Scotland.
- Defending champ: Collin Morikawa
British Open odds
As with other early-season golf futures, the world's No. 1-ranked golfer, Jon Rahm, sits atop the odds board at +1,200 to win the British Open, with familiar faces trailing him, including the 2021 winner, Collin Morikawa.
The British Open field features 156 golfers made up of the top 50 from the Official World Golf Ranking, previous Open champions, winners of select tournaments from around the world, qualifiers, and more.
Choosing who to bet on from a field that size is not an easy thing to do. In the week leading up to the tournament, we’ll break down the golfers that have a chance to contend into a digestible format so you can make smarter Open Championship bets.
British Open props
There will be plenty of markets to bet on at The Open Championship besides who will win the tournament. Oddsmakers will offer all kinds of fun British Open props to bet on, such as scoring props, top finisher props, and more fun markets like whether there will be a hole in one.
British Open cut line
The Open will cut down its field of 156 to the top 70 plus ties following Round 2. Before the tournament, oddsmakers set an Over/Under for what they think the cut line will be, but the actual projected cut line will start to take shape following Round 1 and throughout the day during Round 2.
Odds to make the cut
British Open leaderboard
The best place to monitor your British Open bets while the action is happening is at the official site’s leaderboard, where you’ll get real-time updates and shot tracking from every player in the field.
British Open tee times
British Open tee times are usually announced a day or two before the tournament, so bettors can expect to see a Round 1 schedule sometime in the days leading up to July 15, 2021.
TV schedule and streaming
TV viewers in the U.S. can watch the British Open on the Golf Channel starting on July 15. NBC will also air the final two rounds of the Open Championship on July 17 and 18. Streaming is also available on the official website.
How to bet on golf
Golf tournaments like The Open Championship bring out plenty of new bettors looking to wager on golf for the first time. If that happens to be you, let us teach you how to bet on golf with some betting basics and tips for tackling the most challenging tournaments.
Where to bet on golf
Golf betting is booming, with the popularity of the sport spawning fun and unique ways to wager and the PGA Tour schedule providing year-round action. Finding a trustworthy site to bet on the British Open with is just as important as what you’re betting. Covers brings you the best golf betting sites so you can make smarter Open Championship Wagers.
British Open FAQs
The British Open runs from July 14-17, 2022.
Collin Morikawa won the 2021 British Open.
The British Open is a rotating event and the 2021 version will be played at the Old Course at St. Andrews, Scotland.
Yes. It is the fourth major on the golf calendar and is known as “Golf’s Original Major.”