The Duel

Rory McIlroy is Now Outright Betting Favorite to Win British Open

Zach Brunner
TOUR Championship - Final Round
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The 148th Open Championship (British Open) is golf's oldest major, taking place this year from July 18-21 at Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland. Winning one Open Championship already, Rory McIlroy is now the outright betting favorite to win this year's Open Championship (+800), according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

McIlroy won the Open Championship back in 2014 and was a runner-up last year. He is now leading the pack in the odds, separating himself from Brooks Koepka (+900) early Thursday afternoon. Koepka enters the tournament with the No. 1-spot in the Official World Gold Ranking, after winning his second consecutive PGA championship at Bethpage Black.

Dustin Johnson has the third-best odds to win it all, at +1200. Johnson's best finish at The Open was back in 2011, when he finished as a runner up to Darren Clarke. Jon Rahm and Tiger Woods follow him up, tied at +1400 to win this year's tournament.

The odds for The Open Championship are packed fairly tight, which should make it a fun, competitive event to watch, as it usually is.

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