Shane Lowry Now Odds-On Favorite to Win 2019 British Open Heading Into Final Round

By Paul Shapiro
148th Open Championship - Day Three
148th Open Championship - Day Three / Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

Following back-to-back 67s in Rounds 1 and 2, Shane Lowry upped the ante in Round 3 of the 2019 Open Championship, also known as the British Open, with a course-record, 8-under-par 63, at Royal Portrush on Saturday.

Lowry now sits at -16, four shots ahead of his nearest competitor, and is the odds-on favorite, at -190, to win his first major championship, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

Tommy Fleetwood, who is at 12-under par, is four strokes in back of the 32-year-old Irishman and has +400 odds to win the tournament. The leaderboard then doesn't match the odds, with Brooks Koepka (-9) at +1000 and Justin Rose (-9) at +1600, while J.B. Holmes (-10) is a +3300 shot to win.

Other notable names just beyond that, in the odds and on the leaderboard, are Ricky Fowler (-8) at +3300, Jon Rahm (-7) at +5000 and Jordan Spieth (-7) at +6500.

With strong winds and heavy rain in the forecast for tomorrow, tee times have already been moved up – with playing beginning at 2:32 a.m. EST and the final pairing going off at 8:47 a.m. EST – so there's no knowing what could happen in the final round on Sunday.

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