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The Open Championship odds: Ten contenders at Royal Portrush

The Open Championship odds spreads and predictions

Francesco Molinari will defend his Open Championship title at Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland when the tournament begins on Thursday.

BetStars has the latest Open Championship odds for the final major of the year.

If you're wondering who is favored to win The Open Championship, don't worry we have you covered.

We have 10 of the leading contenders to capture the title on Dunluce Course where the world's best players will be competing to win it all.

Here are the top contenders at this year's Open Championship.

Tournament information

When is it? Thursday July 18th - Sunday July 21st

Where is it being played? Royal Portrush

Which channel is it on? GOLF, NBC

Rory McIlroy

The Open odds: 8-to-1
Major titles: 4
Open appearances: 10
Open titles: 1

Mcllroy is the 8-to-1 co-favorite to take home the Open Championship crown. He shot a 61 as a 16-year-old at this course. He has also played the new seventh and eight holes at this course as well.

The four-time major champion has finished in fifth, fourth and second place at The Open since winning the championship at Hoylake five years ago. Mcllroy won The Players Championship in March and the Canadian Open last month which have seen his odds cut from 12-to-1 to 8-to-1.

Chances: Mcllroy finished in ninth at the US Open and he should be in the mix on home soil.

Brooks Koepka

The Open odds: 8-to-1
Major titles: 4
Open appearances: 6
Open titles: 0

Koepka was the best golfer in the world in 2018. He defended his US Open title and came away with a third major at the US PGA Championship at Bellerive with a two-shot win over Tiger Woods.

Koepka defended the title at Bethpage two months ago to make it four wins in his last nine major appearances, and he was runner-up at both the Masters and US Open.

His odds in The Open betting have tumbled from 18-to-1 down to 8-to-1 so clearly he has a real chance of winning a fifth major title. At the 2017 Open Championship, he finished in sixth place, which was his best performance at the major.

Chances: The American has a really good chance at winning his first Open Championship title.

Tiger Woods

The Open odds: 14-to-1
Major titles: 15
Open appearances: 20
Open titles: 3

Tiger Woods winning the Masters this year was one of the most memorable comebacks in the history of the sport.

He has not played since the US Open in June and has drifted from 12-to-1 to 14-to-1 odds, which was his price at this year's Masters.

Woods will try to win The Open Championship for a fourth time. He finished sixth at Carnoustie last year. He won The Open at St. Andrews in 2000 and 2005 by eight and five shots respectively.

It would be a stretch to say Woods is over his injury problems after undergoing several back operations over the last few years, but he knows the limits of his body and will play accordingly.

Chances: Woods hasn't played golf in a month, but you can't ever count out a 15-time major winner.

Dustin Johnson

The Open odds: 14-to-1
Major titles: 1
Open appearances: 10
Open titles: 0

Dustin Johnson ended his major drought by winning the US Open in 2016.

He came close to winning the PGA Championship six years earlier, but he was docked two shots for grounding his club in a bunker while holding a one-shot lead on the final hole.

Johnson finished in the top 10 three times at The Open Championship, but the course set-up at Portrush may not suit his game.

Chances: We will be shocked to see him in the mix on Sunday despite his low Open golf odds.

Jon Rahm

The Open odds: 16-to-1
Major titles: 0
Open appearances: 3
Open titles: 0

Rahm is slated in at 16-to-1 in The Open golf betting odds. He shot a 62 in the final round to win the Irish Open for the second time in three years.

Rahm finished in the top 10 in four of his last seven major appearances and he has a chance of coming away with a major title.

Chances: Rahm has nice odds in this tournament. He had a great performance at County Clare, where he won his fourth European title.

Justin Rose

The Open odds: 18-to-1
Major titles: 1
Open appearances: 17
Open titles: 0

Last year Rose had his best Open Championship performance of his career.

He shot a 64 on the third day of the tournament to equal the lowest round at Carnoustie and he finished with a 69, which was a tie for second place.

Rose came away with the US Open title in 2013 and he finished inside the top 20 in all four majors last year when he also became the number one golfer in the world after his victory at the Turkish Open.

This year, Rose missed the cut at the Masters, but he was third at the US Open to ensure he finished in the top 10 of at least one major every year since 2015.

Chances: With two top-10 finishes in the last four years, Rose could be a contender at The Open.

Francesco Molinari

The Open odds: 20-to-1
Major titles: 1
Open appearances: 11
Open titles: 1

Molinari won't forget 2018. It was the year he won The Open Championship for his first major title.

Molinari won the Arnold Palmer Invitational on the PGA Tour in March and was fifth at the Masters a month later, but he finished 16th at Bethpage.

Chances: Molinari must be considered one of the favorites as he is one of the best in the business. We like him at 20-to-1 odds in The Open Championship.

Tommy Fleetwood

The Open odds: 25-to-1
Major titles: 0
Open appearances: 5
Open titles: 0

Fleetwood had his best year for majors in 2018. He finished a shot behind US Open champion Brooks Koepka at Shinnecock Hills and he finished tied for sixth place heading into the final day of last year's Open Championship at Carnoustie, but he finished with a 73 and it crushed his hopes.

He finally made the cut at The Open Championship in 2017, and he hopes to be in contention on Sunday.

Chances: He finished as a runner-up at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship twice, and he had two other top-10 finishes, so he is very familiar with these kind of courses.

Jordan Spieth

The Open odds: 25-to-1
Major titles: 3
Open appearances: 6
Open titles: 1

Spieth's victory at Royal Birkdale two years ago came despite an odd final day in which his three-shot lead disappeared with three dropped shots in his first four holes.

However, Spieth had been struggling this year until he tied for third at the USPGA Championship which he followed with back-to-back top-10 finishes, but he finished 65th at the US Open and he missed the cut at the Travelers Championship.

Chances: Spieth struggled with his driver and irons at TPC River Highlands. He will need to improve in those areas to avoid the rough at Portrush.

Rickie Fowler

The Open odds: 28-to-1
Major titles: 0
Open appearances: 9
Open titles: 0

Fowler finished as runner-up at the US Open and The Open Championship in 2014 and at last year's Masters. He won his first title in two years at the Phoenix Open in February.

He had a triple-bogey, which reduced his five-stroke lead to one, but Fowler still managed to win by two ahead of Branden Grace.

Chances: Fowler had finishes in the top five in seven of the last 23 majors so is certainly a threat. However, he has not been inside the top 20 at The Open Championship in the last four years.

Daniel Canova
@DanCanova in Golf