|Date : 19th - 22nd July | Course : Carnoustie, 7421yds, par 70 | Defending Champion : Jordan Spieth|
The Open Championship returns to Carnoustie for the 8th time in tournament history. Last hosting in 2007 when Padriag Harrington won the first of his three majors, the course remains memorable for Jean Van De Velde's last hole collapse and Paul Lawrie coming from 10 shots back on the final day. Jordan Spieth proved himself once again on the world stage when winning last year's Open at Birkdale and all the top players will be hoping to triumph in what many consider the blue riband major. See below for our easy-to-use Open form guide for the leading contenders going into the 2018 tournament at Carnoustie.
888sport's Outright Odds for the 2018 Open Championship; 10-1 Jordan Spieth, Tiger Woods, 12-1 Rory McIlroy, 14-1 Dustin Johnson, 16-1 Rickie Fowler, Justin Thomas, 18-1 Jon Rahm, 20-1 Jason Day, Paul Casey, Sergio Garcia, Hideki Matsuyama, Justin Rose, 25-1 Tommy Fleetwood, Henrik Stenson, 28-1 Phil Mickelson, 33-1 Tyrrel Hatton, Brooks Koepka, Adam Scott, Alex Noren, Patrick Reed, 40-1 bar (prices 15th May 2018 - subject to change)
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2018 Open Form Guide
See below for player's results in the last six Opens (2012 - 2017) -- unconfirmed field.
Hover / click player names for best performances and top 10's (since 2001) - hover / click ratings for past results.
2017 Open Championship Results & Odds
In a wide-open betting market, the pre-tournament 16-1 joint-favourite Jordan Spieth won the 146th Open at Birkdale. It was the American’s third major and he became only the second player after Jack Nicklaus to win three of the four majors before the age of 24.
Spieth took a comfortable three-shot final-round lead over Matt Kuchar, with the rest of the field a further three shots back. A final day dominated by the two Americans, Kuchar drew level of a faltering Spieth on the 9th and a wild tee-shot by Spieth on the 13th appeared to be handing the title to his fellow American. However with a miraculous recovery on 13 with a bogey-5, have taken an unplayable penalty, Spieth then went five-under for the final five holes for a memorable victory.
Interestingly Matt Kuchar (66-1) had a stellar year as an amateur in 1998 achieving low-amateur at the Masters and US Open (a lot of pre-tournament coverage was around Justin Rose’s Open that year at Birkdale) and like Rose, Kuchar struggled in the pro game only making one cut in the next ten years of majors. Kuchar has since won fourteen PGA titles including the Players and a WGC but second to Spieth was a major best.
China’s Hao-Tong Li (300-1) finished in third-place, rocketing up the leader board with a final-round 63 – which would have been a joint-low in the majors had Branden Grace not set a new record on the Saturday with a 62. Next came Rafa Cabrera-Bello (70-1) and Rory McIlroy (22-1) who finished in a tie for fourth. McIlroy had a disastrous start to the tournament, +5 on the front nine but recovered for a 1st round 71 and despite getting into a strong position for moving day on Saturday, he couldn’t take advantage of benign conditions leaving him too far behind on Sunday.
In a tie for sixth, Branden Grace (66-1), Brooks Koepka (40-1), Alex Noren (50-1) and Marc Leishman (50-1) all would have been well-backed, and rewarded punters who got extra places. Jordan Spieth winning and Rory McIlroy finishing in the places also meant it would have been a successful betting event for plenty.
Odds are a guide to the best available on the Wednesday before the tournament
2000 - 2017 Open Winners