The British Open begins Thursday at the Royal Birkdale Club in Southport, England. The best golfers in the world will compete for the Claret Jug in the oldest major in golf. Before the Open Championship begins, here are a few of the most interesting prop bets available.

Prop bets can be found at 5Dimes, Bovada.lv, Ladbrokes

Will Dustin Johnson make the cut?

  • Yes: -700
  • No: +400

DJ missed the cut in his last tournament, the U.S. Open. If he fails to qualify for the weekend it would be three straight missed cuts for the world’s No. 1 golfer.

Other Make or Miss Cut bets

GolfMake CutMiss Cut
Jordan Spieth-700+400
Rickie Fowler-700+400
Sergio Garcia-700+500
Henrik Stenson-550+400
Justin Rose-550+350
Hideki Matsuyama-500+325
Rory McIlroy-500+325
Tommy Fleetwood-450+300
Adam Scott-400+325
Jason Day-400+275

Favorites vs. the Field

  • DJ, Spieth, Fowler: +375
  • Field: -600

Dustin Johnson, Jordan Spieth and Rickie Fowler are the three favorites to win the tournament but the implied probability of the Field winning is 85.7%.

Will there be a playoff?

  • Yes: +300
  • No: -450

Since 1990, eight tournaments have ended in a playoff.

Will there be a hole-in-one?

  • Yes: -125
  • No: -105

There are four Par 3s at the Open this year, 152 golfers qualified and approximately 70 will play over the weekend. That is a lot of chances for a hole-in-one.

Will there be a double eagle?

  • Yes: +1600

There have only been 18 double eagles in major championship history.

Will there be a wire to wire winner?

  • Yes: +1600

There have been seven wire-to-wire winners at the British Open, the most recent was Rory McIlroy in 2014.

Winning Margin?

  • Playoff: +300
  • 1 stroke: +225
  • 2 strokes: +400
  • 3 strokes: +550
  • 4 or more strokes: +350

Royal Birkdale is hosting the Open for a 10th time this year. In the previous nine tournaments, the average margin of victory was two strokes. One tournament went to a playoff and four were won by exactly one stroke.

Winning Nationality

  • European: 11/10
  • American: 6/4
  • Other: 7/2

Americans have won 11 of the last 20 British Opens.

First Time Major Winner?

  • Yes: 8/15
  • No: 11/8

Since 1990, 12 of the 27 winners were first time major champions.

First Time Open Winner?

  • Yes: 1/12
  • No: 6/1

Since 1990, 20 of the 27 winners have been first time Open champions.


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