Vegas Odds Open Championship 2020
The Open Championship, which is also referred to as the British Open, is the third of golf’s four majors. It is the only major played outside of the United States.
Held since 1860, the championship is contested annually in mid-July on prestigious links courses across the United Kingdom. Harry Vardon holds the record for the most Open victories, winning his six titles from 1896 to 1914.
The Open Championship is truly an international event. The top professionals and amateurs from around the world tee it up on such famous courses as St. Andrew’s, Royal Troon, Turnberry and Carnoustie — the site of the 2018 event.
The greats of the game have won here. From Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer and Tom Watson to Seve Ballesteros, Nick Faldo and Greg Norman to Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and Ernie Els — these champions have all sipped from the Claret Jug.
The current champion is Jordan Spieth, who won the 146th Open. It was almost another major collapse for the young Texan, but the three-time major winner obviously learned from his miscues in the 2017 Masters to prevail at Royal Birkdale.
Spieth allowed a three-shot lead to get away before a wild 13th hole in the final round. After 20 minutes of rulings and decisions, Spieth took an unplayable lie from a terrible drive. He ended up making a remarkable bogey before playing the last five holes in five-under par. The jug was his, just days before his 24th birthday.
Spieth is one of three co-favorites for this year’s Open at +1000 (odds provided by Bovada). Dustin Justin, the No. 1-ranked player in the world, and Rory McIlroy, who won the Open in 2014, are also one of the top picks at +1000.
Past champions are also near the top of the betting board. Three-time champion Woods is slotted at +2200, Henrik Stenson +2800 and Mickelson +5000.