Brooks Koepka among best bets to win British Open

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Backing Brooks Koepka to contend successful a large has go arsenic adjacent to a definite happening arsenic determination is successful play betting.

Koepka, who was runner-up astatine the PGA Championship and finished 4th astatine the U.S. Open, has won 4 majors since 2017 and finished successful the apical 4 successful each 4 majors successful 2019.

Oddsmakers and bettors are banking connected Koepka to widen that inclination and contend successful the British Open, which tees disconnected Thursday astatine Royal St. George’s successful Sandwich, Kent, England.

Koepka is the 16-1 2nd prime down favourite Jon Rahm astatine Circa and the Westgate, and he’s among the summons and wealth leaders astatine Las Vegas sportsbooks.

Handicapper Wes Reynolds, co-host of VSiN’s “Long Shots” play betting show, lists Koepka arsenic 1 of his champion bets to triumph the 4th and last large of the year.

“The stake Brooks Koepka successful large championships communicative is evidently good known, yet helium keeps showing up successful them and either winning them oregon contending astatine the precise minimum,” said Reynolds (@WesReynolds1). “Koepka is 84 nether par since 2016 successful the majors that he’s played, and that is implicit 60 strokes amended than his nearest competitor.

“The statistics, peculiarly from a ball-striking standpoint, enactment up this week, arsenic does the links pedigree. He has 3 apical 10s successful his past 4 Open appearances.”

Here are Reynolds’ different champion bets and comments:

Rory McIlroy, 20-1

“McIlroy missed the chopped past week astatine the Scottish Open. Eight of the past 9 times he’s missed a chopped worldwide, he’s finished successful the apical 20 the pursuing start. In 3 of those instances, helium won his adjacent start.

“Last clip astatine the Open, Rory was playing fundamentally a location crippled astatine Royal Portrush, conscionable 1 hr from his boyhood home. Disaster struck instantly with a quadruple bogey 8 connected the archetypal spread en way to a 79. He rebounded, shooting a course-record 61 connected Friday to miss the chopped by one. McIlroy has been waiting 2 years for redemption.”

Jordan Spieth, 22-1

“After 4 years without a win, Spieth yet returned to the triumph ellipse with a triumph successful his location authorities successful the Valero Texas Open, his archetypal rubric since his 2017 British Open triumph astatine Royal Birkdale.

“He’s ne'er missed a chopped astatine The Open and has 2 different apical 10s to spell on with his 2017 Claret Jug.”

Tyrrell Hatton, 34-1

“Hatton climbed into the apical 5 successful the satellite with a triumph earlier this twelvemonth successful Abu Dhabi. Hatton has 2 top-six finishes successful his past 4 appearances astatine The Open. He is simply a proven links subordinate with 2 victories successful the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship.”

Paul Casey, 40-1

”Casey’s shot striking, attack and greens-in-regulation numbers are each adjacent the apical of this week’s field. He besides has a triumph earlier this play successful Dubai and has been a coagulated contender successful aggregate large events this season, finishing 4th astatine the PGA Championship and seventh astatine the U.S. Open.”

Shane Lowry, 52-1

“Lowry has had possession of the Claret Jug for 2 years now, and the Irishman volition not fto it spell precise easily. He has shown immoderate signs successful large events this twelvemonth with a necktie for 4th astatine the PGA, a necktie for sixth astatine the Memorial and an eighth astatine the Players.”

Tommy Fleetwood, 57-1

”Fleetwood has improved astatine The Open successful each appearance, capped disconnected by a runner-up successful 2019 astatine Royal Portrush. No subordinate successful the tract has played much links rounds since 2015 than Fleetwood.”

Marc Leishman, 70-1

”Leishman has travel adjacent astatine The Open a mates times, including the four-hole playoff nonaccomplishment successful 2015 astatine St. Andrews to Zach Johnson.”

Rickie Fowler, 76-1

“In Fowler’s past major, helium tied for eighth spot astatine the PGA. Prior to that finish, his past apical 10 successful a large was a necktie for sixth spot astatine Royal Portrush successful 2019. Rickie besides tied for 5th successful the past British Open astatine Royal St. George’s.”

Contact newsman Todd Dewey astatine tdewey@reviewjournal.com. Follow @tdewey33 connected Twitter.

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