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Two weeks after withdrawing from a six shot lead at the Memorial, Jon Rahm won the US Open at Torrey Pines. Louis Oosthuizen found the rough at the last when he needed an eagle. So, he settled for the $1.35m second place prize with a lay-up. Still, this result sees both men bounce up the odds on the 2021 Open Championship at Royal St Georges. Online sportsbook sites in the UK like Bet365 are now offering just 10/1 on Rahm winning another Major this year. But can he?
“I’m a big believe in karma,” Said Jon Rahm as he celebrated his US Open win at Torrey Pines with his wife and child. “After what happened a couple of weeks ago I stayed really positive knowing that big things were coming.” Familiar with the course, on which he won his first PGA Tour event in 2017, Rahm pulled out some great shots on the final round. This took him out of reach of Oosthuizen and saw his odds on the 2021 Open Championship instantly slashed online.
Bet365 now give him 10/1 odds on the 2021 Open Championship, the shortest available. Perhaps finally giving Rahm his due. They certainly give golf what it needed. Watching officials tell Rahm he needed to withdraw from the Memorial when in a six shot lead was heart-breaking. So seeing him birdie the two final holes to take a Major was the cathartic narrative golf sorely required. But, will those who like to bet on sports in the UK also feel that karmic kickback?
Jon Rahm Gets What He Deserves At Torrey Pines
“It’s frustrating.” Said Louis Oosthuizen. “It’s disappointing. I’m playing good golf but winning a major championship is not just going to happen.” Which is why many observers wonder why he didn’t go for the green at the last in San Diego. Perhaps he should have. Maybe he’d have made that eagle and forced a play-off. Still, one thing is for certain, he gets much better odds on the 2021 Open Championship. Online bookies in the UK like Bet365 have him at 25/1 now.
2021 Open Championship Betting odds
- Tyrell Hatton – 30/1
- Patrick Cantlay – 28/1
- Hideki Matsuyama – 28/1
- Louis Oosthuizen – 25/1
- Collin Morikawa – 25/1
- Justin Thomas – 25/1
- Xander Schauffele – 18/1
- Jordan Spieth – 18/1
- Bryson Dechambeau – 18/1
- Brooks Koepka – 14/1
- Rory McIlroy – 12/1
- Dustin Johnson – 12/1
- Jon Rahm – 10/1
- See more odds at the bet365 Sportsbook….
That’s a good price for someone who is obviously on form, and a great bet on golf continuing to surprise. Perhaps his odds on the 2021 Open Championship hide another karmic come back. Anyone in the UK gambling laws of poetic justice do actually exist will thus wish to back Oosthuizen. At those odds, it’s worth it, and he does deserve a win. He played brilliantly. So if you’re not going to bet on Jon Rahm at Royal St. Georges, do bet on Louis Oosthuizen instead.
Bet365 Has Your Odds On The 2021 Open Championship
Of course, 2021 hasn’t been overly predictable. Sure, we all hoped Rahm would get what he deserved at the US Open. However, it was still an unlikely win after the system shock at Memorial. So, all three Majors thus far have produced superb stories this year. Just ask Phil Mickelson and Hideki Matsuyama. So really, you have to believe that within the odds on the 2021 Open Championship hides yet another tale for the ages. But which player deserves it?
“I just felt like the stars were aligning.”
- Jon Rahm – US Open Winner 2021
Well a lot of those hitting up online betting sites in the UK like Bet365 will plump for Rory McIlroy. He gets 12/1 odds on the 2021 Open Championship, same as Dustin Johnson. Either one is a great bet on the Open Championship. They’d deserve a win and in 2021 when golf decided to play fair, they might get it. However, if they’re handing out Majors to those who deserve it more than the rest Oosthuizen has to be first in line. He would now seem the man to back come July.
We take a look at the odds on the 2021 Open Championship following the dramatic finish to the US Open that saw Jon Rahm win.