British Open: PGA Odds, Pick, Predictions, Dark Horses - 7/14/16
The 2016 British Open
British Open: Thursday, July 14, 2016 at 1:00 pm (Royal Troon) See the Latest Odds
TV: GOLF, NBC
We head to the United Kingdom for the 2016 British Open, which is the oldest of the four professional major championships in the PGA Tour. This year's event will be played at the Royal Troon. Last years event needed a playoff to decide a winner, so we can only hope for as much excitement this week.
You guys know the drill by now.
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Here are some golfers to consider putting on your card this week.
Dustin Johnson - Usually I shy away from the overall favorite because I like to go for longer odds, but you can still get Dustin Johnson with odds of +805 this week. Yes, this is the same Johnson who dominated the US Open and won the WGC-Bridgestone. Overall, Johnson has finished fifth or better in his last four events. Johnson also has some history at the British Open, which includes a runner-up spot in 2011 and a top-10 finish in 2012. A chance to make eight times your money with the hottest golfer on the planet right now is a wise bet.
Phil Mickelson - Phil Mickelson heads into this event in pretty good form considering he’s finished 27th or better in three of his last four starts. Mickelson has also recorded nine top-25 finishes in 22 appearances at the British Open, which includes a victory in 2013. Mickelson was also the runner-up in 2011 at the Royal St George's. Mickelson is in good form right now and has more experience in these spots than any other golfer at the moment. Take Mickelson and odds of +4000.
Zach Johnson - Zach Johnson has finished 17th or better in his last three events, which includes an eighth place finish at the US Open. Johnson is also the obvious defending British Open champion and has made nine of 12 cuts with a few top-10 finishes sprinkled in as well. Johnson looks to be the first back-to-back champ since Padraig Harrington in 2007-08. Given his current form and his solid history at this event, you’d be a fool not to take a stab with Johnson and odds of +7000.
Francesco Molinari - If you’re looking for a monster underdog this week, I like the value of Francesco Molinari and odds of +12500. Molinari has three top-10 finishes in 14 events played, has made the cut 11 times and just finished eighth in the Quicken Loans National. Molinari is in good form and would probably be getting more respect from oddsmakers if he had a full season under his belt. Either way, Molinari has made the cut in five of his eight British Open appearances and did finish 15th back in 2014. Molinari is worth a shot in the dark if you’re looking for a monster payday.
Matt Kuchar - Matt Kuchar has finished in the top-10 in five of his last six events and finds himself 14th in birdie average and sixth in scoring average. Kuchar is probably the most consistent golfer on tour at the moment and is bound to get a victory at some point this season in his current form. As for this event, Kuchar has made the cut five of 11 times and does have a top-10 finish back in 2012. Kuchar and odds of +6500 are certainly worth a look.