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Who Will Win The 2021 Open Championship? Golf Preview, Picks, Odds and Best Bets

Who Will Win The 2021 Open Championship? Golf Preview, Picks, Odds and Best Bets

The final golf major of the year has arrived, with the 2021 Open Championship at Royal St. George's, Kent. As with every big event on the golf schedule, we've got three outright winner picks, ranging from a favorite to some mega value!

We've gone through this week's Open Championship and found three guys that we like to win this golf tournament, varying from one of the top favorites, who still represents good value, down to some nice value on a couple of stars that look set for big weeks at longer odds! We also show you the best sportsbook promos to play.

After successfully picking Garrick Higgo to win the Palmetto Championship at 40/1 recently, we're confident of keeping the run going!

With crowds returning and almost every big name out there, we're set for an awesome four days of golf ... and betting! As we do each and every tournament, we provide you with our best golf picks for outright winner, as well as some in-play picks throughout.

READ: 2021 British Open Championship: Best Sportsbook Promotions and Offers

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2021 Open Championship Best Free Pick ๐Ÿ†

Jon Rahm +850 (17/2)
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Sometimes we come into a major and there's a very short favorite and they're easy to fade. 

This week though, Rahm's odds are well and truly justified, with the Spaniard clearly the most inform player in the world right now.

Having of course won the most recent major with the US Open, he would be joining rarified air by doubling down. But with that win at Torrey Pines being the one to break his duck, there's not much holding him back right now.

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Rahm has one of the great all-round games in golf and having put together a 16-under (7th) performance at last week's Scottish Open, the favorite is also our top betting pick for the 2021 Open Championship. 


Jordan Spieth (+2200)

The other guy out of the top six or seven favorites that I like this week is Jordan Spieth. Spieth has been practically back to his best in 2021 and loves the Open Championship and playing links courses. At 22/1, he's definitely worth a bet this week!

Check out Rahm's impressive front-nine 29 from last Friday win here๐Ÿ‘‡

2021 Open Championship Value Bet ๐Ÿ’ฐ

Viktor Hovland +3400 (34/1)
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The European flavor continues with our value bet this week, where Viktor Hovland sits at tasty odds to win his first major tournament. 

Hovland is more than confident on the big stage and will be keen to get on the board with a major victory to match his friend, Collin Morikawa, who of course won the PGA Championship last year.

The 23-year-old Norwegian heads into the week in good form, having won on the European Tour just two weeks ago, taking out the BMW International Open ahead of Martin Kaymer.

READ: Dimers Top 10 Best Chances of winning the 2021 British Open Golf


Marc Leishman (+6000)

Leishman is a common pick here, and with his odds at 60/1 for a tournament on a links course, he was never not featuring in this article. The Aussie is yet to win a major but if he is to win one, you feel it'll either be The Masters or the Open Championship.

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2021 Open Championship Dark Horse ๐Ÿ”ฎ 

Robert MacIntyre +8000 (80/1)
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Three from three with European players this week thanks to Scottish youngster, Bobby MacIntyre. 

Bobby Mac is one of the rare lefties on the Tour and has one of the best games to watch out of all the up-and-comers.

Four of the last six Open Championship winners have hailing from Europe, and it wouldn't be a shock to see MacIntyre continue that trend this week in conditions he will be extremely comfortable with.


Charley Hoffman (+20000)

Another guy we pick a lot in these articles, Charley Hoffman is playing the best golf of his career in 2021, and at 200/1, he is absolutely worth a flyer and should also be looked at for First Round Leader bets.

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Check out some highlights from MacIntyre's recent British Masters performance here๐Ÿ‘‡

2021 Dark Horse record:

Sungjae Im @ Sentry TOC โ€“ T5 (Top 5)
Marc Leishman @ Sony Open โ€“ T4 (Top 5)
Cameron Champ @ AmEx โ€“ CUT
Corey Conners @ Farmers โ€“ T37
Jason Day @ Phoenix โ€“ CUT
Harold Varner @ Pebble โ€“ CUT
Cameron Smith @ Genesis โ€“ 4th (Top 5)
Collin Morikawa @ WGC Workday โ€“ WIN
Marc Leishman @ AP Invitational โ€“ CUT
Tommy Fleetwood @ PLAYERS - CUT
J.T. Poston @ Honda - CUT
Rafa Campos @ Texas - T34
Marc Leishman @ Masters - T5 (Top 5)
Luke Donald @ Heritage - CUT
Hoffman/Watney @ Zurich - T11
Charley Hoffman @ Valspar - T18
Jason Day @ Wells Fargo - CUT
Harris English @ Byron Nelson - T13
Tony Finau @ PGA Champ - T8
Harry Higgs @ Charles Schwab - CUT
Joaquin Niemann @ Memorial - CUT
Kristoffer Ventura @ Palmetto - CUT
Charley Hoffman @ US Open - T56
Cameron Smith @ Travelers - T30
Cameron Champ @ RMC - CUT
Francesco Molinari @ Scottish - CUT

As you can see, we've now had five dark horses place in the Top-5 this season, including an outright winner!

READ: 2021 British Open Championship: Best Sportsbook Promotions and Offers

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Ryan Leaver
Senior Sports and Sports Betting Editor

Ryan Leaver has long been entrenched in the world of sports and sports betting, now specializing in the NBA, NFL, college football, college basketball, and soccer. His passion shines through in his detailed game previews, best bets, props, and futures articles for both the NBA and NFL, along with his sharp prop bets for college football and insightful best bets for college basketball. Ryanโ€™s expertise also extends to soccer, where he frequently offers practical betting tips and highlights the bets of the day. 

Known for his keen eye for valuable betting promos, Ryan adeptly guides bettors toward opportunities that enhance their wagering experiences. Collaborating often with DimersBOT, his articles are meticulously researched and offer savvy betting advice, making him a trusted source for sports bettors.

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