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You shouldn’t find a bet on The Open Championship 2021 too taxing. After the other Majors this year all you need to do is spot the narrative in the offing. From Hideki Matsuyama through Phil Mickelson to Jon Rahm, they’ve each had a story. So why would you think The Open will be any different? Sure, the odds on The Open Championship 2021, at online sportsbook sites in the UK like Bet365, currently favor Jon Rahm, but that doesn’t mean much. Not in golf’s dramatic 2021.
Royal St. George’s is not an easy course. At a long 7,204 yards it’s still only a par 70. Add in the great British weather and you can bet on The Open Championship 2021 quickly separating the men from the boys. So poetic US Open winner Jon Rahm may get the best of the 2021 Open odds right now. Great. But you’ll have to take those with a pinch of salt this year. There’s no charming story in Rahm winning again. So where’s the narrative to guide our 2021 Open betting choices?
Well the obvious choice is Rory McIlroy. He hasn’t really performed well of late. So, a win in Sandwich would set the record straight. The odds on Rory McIlroy sit at around 12/1, alongside Dustin Johnson who suffers from a similar affliction. However, that’s a slightly obvious storyline. A little too pat. As anyone who likes to bet on sports in the UK at Bet365 will tell you, 2021 doesn’t do obvious. Which brings us on to the young Norwegian Viktor Hovland.
Is Oosthuizen The Poetic Winner In Waiting?
Viktor Hovland is just 23 and recently showed remarkable poise to win the BMW International Open. Winning in Munich means he’s hitting form just at the right time to; a) be a good bet on The Open Championship 2021, and b) impress the Ryder Cup captain. He’s the first Norwegian to win a European Tour event, so why can’t he be the first to win a Major? The odds on Viktor Hovland stand at 25/1 right now, which is a tempting. He’s certainly good enough to win it.
Open Championship Odds 2021
- Richard Bland – 80/1
- Phil Mickelson – 66/1
- Will Zalatoris – 50/1
- Tommy Fleetwood – 40/1
- Adam Scott – 40/1
- Justin Rose – 40/1
- Shane Lowry – 40/1
- Paul Casey – 35/1
- Tyrrell Hatton – 33/1
- Patrick Cantlay – 33/1
- Hideki Matsuyama – 33/1
- Louis Oothuizen – 25/1
- Viktor Hovland – 25/1
- Collin Morikawa – 25/1
- Justin Thomas – 20/1
- Bryson Dechambeau – 20/1
- Jordan Spieth – 18/1
- Xander Schauffele – 18/1
- Brooks Koepka – 14/1
- Dustin Johnson – 12/1
- Rory McIlroy – 12/1
- Jon Rahm – 10/1
- See more stats at bet365…
Of course, if you don’t believe youth will out, you can go in the opposite direction. Forty eight year old Richard Bland won his first tournament this year after nearly 500 attempts. You can get 80/1 on him for your bet on The Open Championship 2021 but remember his US Open performance. Not bad. Sure, Jon Rahm eclipsed it, but it was there. So if you are going to take advantage of UK gambling laws to bet on golf why not back him? After all, it is 2021, right?
Bet365 Has Your Bet On The Open Championship 2021
Of course, Viktor Hovland isn’t the only one with an eye on the Ryder Cup this September. There are some Americans who need to put in a good showing to cement their place in the side. Jordan Spieth for instance, could do with a win. You can get odds on Jordan Spieth of 18/1 or so now, which is a pretty good bet on The Open Championship 2021. Although some people may think the 20/1 online bookies in the UK are giving Bryson Dechambeau is a better wager this year.
“It’s The Open, Olympics, Ryder Cup. There’s so much golf to look forward to and I’m just going to have a blast.”
- Viktor Hovland – BMW International Open Winner 2021
Big hitter Bryson went into full meltdown at the US Open. So, he’s not really an obvious bet on The Open Championship 2021. However, stranger things happen every day. Which I suppose brings us to the poetic possibility of a Louis Oosthuizen win. At 25/1 he’s a bit of a long shot, however online betting sites in the UK like Bet365 know he deserves one after the US Open. So perhaps there’s your narrative wager. A bet on Louis Oosthuizen to get his just deserts in Sandwich.
We take a look at why the best narrative possibility could well lead you to the best bet on The Open Championship 2021.