The 2019 Open Championship Betting Preview and Tips

July 18th – 21st, 2019
Royal Portrush Golf Club, Portrush, Northern Ireland
Par: 71 / Yardage: 7,344
Purse: $10.75 million with $1,935,000 to the winner
Defending Champion: Francesco Molinari

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Both Rory McIlroy 8/1 and  Brooks Koepka 9/1 starts below my 10/1 cut off point for a sensible pre-tournament bet but I see Jon Rahm still out there at a tempting 14/1 and 16/1.  Questions still linger as to whether he has the patience to win an Open Championship, and it will be tested here, but then again you look at 10 top-10's this season, including a T9 at The Masters and T3 at the US Open and that win in Lahinch where he was also 4th in driving accuracy, winning here in Portstewart in 2017 and you have to fancy him at those odds.

Doc's Top 5 Best Each Way Bets At The 2019 Open

As always I'm looking for guys that represent good each way value, and the bookies will be all fighting for your money and paying extra places this week. We had  Bernd Wiesberger winning for us at 40/1 last week in Scotland so lets hope we can keep the run going. I'm taking all my odds from the Oddschecker comparison page.

Justin Rose 22/1

You just cannot leave Rosey off your betslip. After his close shave with the Claret Jug in 2018 he'll be keen to get himself high on the leaderboard this year.  He's been here early, with Gareth Lord who won with Henrik in 2016 and comes in with five top-10's from 12 starts this season, a win at The Farmers and T3 at the US Open.  My only concern if that he needs a good driving week.

Xander Schauffele 25/1

Brooks Koepka used be guy who flew under the radar with the bookies but that day is well and truly gone and maybe now Xander Schauffele is that guy at 22/1.  This guy has the head for Majors.  We've seen already this year a T2 at the  Masters, T16 at the PGA, and T3 at the US Open and after endearing himself to the crowd with his T2 at Carnoustie last year you have to fancy him to contend again.  A prodigious hitter for a small guy he sits 13th in strokes gained off the tee; if he hits the fairways here he has the iron game to contend.

Henrik Stenson 28/1

After a lean spell earlier in the season Henrik kindof found his stride again at the Canadian Open with a T8 finish and kicked on from there with a T9 at the US Open.  Key to both those performances was leading the field in driving accuracy and if there is one thing that everyone inside the ropes is talking about this week in Portrush is the importance of putting the ball in the fairway. It's almost claustrophobic here with the crowds on top of the players. The greens were slow in Troon when Henrik won in 2016, and if conditions are soft, and the expected rain comes, he has a genuine chance of a place.  T4 last week in Scotland too was a nice warm up.

Adam Scott 25/1

Adam Scott has practised and prepared pretty much more than anyone for this Open; he's been around for over a week now, on the course, learning it from Darren Clarke and learning to drink Guinness down in the Harbour Bar in the evenings.  Scott hasn't missed an Open cut since 2009, he's been top-10 in four of his last seven and comes in with top-10's at the US Open and PGA Championship.  This is a ball strikers course, you have to work the ball both ways, Adam Scott can do that and if the greens play soft and slow, it lessons the impact of his perceived weakness….putting.. And he can contend.

Matt Kuchar 28/1

Never a glamorous tip but amidst all the madness that always ensues Kuch will be there quietly plugging away and creeping up the leaderboard. T9 last year in Carnousite, solo 2nd in Birkdale and if he is to win a Major you feel The Open could be his best shot.  We just need him to be top 5,6 or 7 to pay out and with six top-20 finishes coming in, he's a solid pick.

So there they are my 5 tips, I hope this all helps you to beat the bookies at The Open, and remember to  also check out my a second 2019 Odds long odds only tips video and post with guys 50/1 and over Thanks again to my Open video sponsor, and also my site sponsors Bushnell, ClubstoHire.
Best of luck everyone. Fingers crossed for a winner. I'm off over there to watch The Open!

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