2023 British Open Weekend Preview: Odds for Present Favorites

The British Open continues this weekend on the Royal Liverpool Golf Membership. Heading into the third spherical, Brian Harman is the clubhouse chief at -10 and favored to win at +150 on Caesars Sportsbook. Tommy Fleetwood (-5) is in second place with odds at +400, whereas Sepp Straka (-4) is in third place with odds set at +1800

A number of prime names didn’t make the lower on the difficult course. The climate hasn’t been a lot of an element as of but, however that would change over the weekend. Right here’s a whole weekend preview for the 2023 British Open, together with a take a look at the newest betting odds.  

Newest 2023 British Open odds

The desk beneath has the newest odds for the 2023 British Open — aka The Open Championship — at authorized on-line sportsbooks. Should you see a wager that you just wish to place, simply click on on the percentages to get began. 

Present British Open favorites

The chances board has been steadily shifting via the primary two rounds. Listed below are the newest odds for the present favorites to win the British Open, together with their traces for a prime 5 or prime 10 end. 

Golfer To Win Prime 5  Prime 10
Brian Harman
Tommy Fleetwood
Rory McIlroy
Jordan Spieth
Min Woo Lee
Wyndham Clark
Sepp Straka 
Jason Day
Cameron Younger

Harman clubhouse chief at British Open 

Harman had a strong spherical one on Thursday. He kicked it up one other notch on Friday whereas carding a -6. As we get set for spherical three, he’s comfortably in first place at -10. Fleetwood holds down the second spot at -5, with Straka in third at -4. 

Behind the three leaders, the highest 10 and ties on the board are at -2 or higher, together with Jason Day at -3 and Jordan Spieth at -2. Rory McIlroy, one of many pre-tournament favorites, is in a logjam for eleventh place at -1, together with current US Open winner Wyndham Clark.   

A number of prime gamers miss British Open lower

The lower line to make it to the weekend was +3. Quite a lot of prime gamers had been unable to hit that mark, together with Collin Morikawa, the 2021 winner of The Open Championship, who was simply over at +4. 

The British Open is without doubt one of the most difficult occasions of the 12 months. The record of gamers who might be watching from the sidelines solely helps to verify that. Different notables who won’t be in motion this weekend embrace Tony Finau, Justin Rose, Shane Lowry, and Justin Thomas

British Open weekend TV schedule 

For the US viewers, the British Open tees off very early, however there are nonetheless alternatives to look at and stream the motion this weekend. Right here’s the published schedule for each days. 

  • Saturday, July 22
    • 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. ET: Stay stream on Peacock
    • 5 to 7 a.m. ET: Early protection on USA Community
    • 7 a.m. to three p.m. ET: Foremost broadcast on NBC
  • Sunday, July 22
    • 5 a.m. to 1 p.m. ET: Stay stream on Peacock
    • 4 to 7 a.m. ET: Early protection on USA Community
    • 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. ET: Foremost broadcast on NBC

British Open weekend climate

For the primary two rounds of this 12 months’s British Open, the climate has been comparatively delicate and seasonal. The forecast is for the same story with the temperatures over the weekend, however circumstances may very well be windier and wetter on each days. Wind gusts may come into play at instances, and there’s a likelihood of some extended showers. 

Historical past of spherical two leaders on the British Open 

Right here’s a glance again on the spherical two leaders and the winners of the British Open over the previous 10 editions of the golf main. 

12 months Spherical Two Chief Winner Runner(s)-Up
2022 Cameron Smith, -13 Cameron Smith, -20 Cameron Younger, -19
2021 Louis Oosthuizen, -11 Collin Morikawa, -15 Jordan Spieth, -13
2019 Tie: J.B. Holmes and Shane Lowry, -8 Shane Lowry, -15 Tommy Fleetwood, -9
2018 Tie: Zach Johnson and Kevin Kisner, -6 Francesco Molinari, -8 Tie: Kevin Kisner, Rory McIlroy, Justin Rose, and Xander Schauffele -6
2017 Jordan Spieth, -6 Jordan Spieth, -12 Matt Kuchar, -9
2016 Phil Mickelson, -10 Henrik Stenson, -20 Phil Mickelson, -17
2015 Dustin Johnson, -10 Zach Johnson, -15 Tie (Playoff): Louis Oosthuizen and Marc Leishman, -15
2014 Rory McIlroy, -12 Rory McIlroy, -17 Tie: Rickie Fowler and Sergio Garcia, -15
2013 Miguel Angel Jimenez, -3 Phil Mickelson, -3 Henrik Stenson, E
2012 Brandt Snedeker, -10 Ernie Els, -7 Adam Scott, -6

*Be aware: The British Open didn’t happen in 2020. 

4 of the previous 10 British Open champions held a minimum of a share of the lead on the finish of spherical two. Smith managed to do it final 12 months, in the end pulling out the victory by a single stroke over Younger. 

The Open Championship final befell at Royal Liverpool Golf Membership in 2014. McIlroy was the chief when the second spherical got here to an in depth, and he would go on to take the crown by two strokes on the tourney’s conclusion. 

For the remaining spherical two leaders over the previous decade who didn’t go on to win, two managed to complete in a minimum of a tie for second place: Kisner in 2018 and Mickelson in 2016. The ultimate margin of victory has been two strokes or fewer for six of the final 10 years. 

Listed below are the newest odds for the current British Open winners who’re nonetheless in rivalry heading into the weekend. 

  • Cameron Smith
  • Jordan Spieth
  • Henrik Stenson
  • Zach Johnson
  • Rory McIlroy