The Claret Jug is the prize as the world’s best head to Scotland to contest the 147th Open Championship
The world’s best are heading north for the 147th Open Championship, and a shot at the Claret Jug.
Carnoustie is hosting the tournament for the eighth time as Jordan Spieth looks to defend the title he won so brilliantly at Royal Birkdale a year ago.
Who are the Open Championship 2018 market leaders?
After a strong 2018, World No1 Dustin Johnson heads the betting before the first players tee off on Thursday morning.
Last year’s champion Spieth is a 22/1 shot to retain the Jug, whilst Southport star Tommy Fleetwood is hoping to replicate his US Open heroics and is 20/1.
And sneaking in under the radar is a certain Tiger Woods, priced at 28/1, who would dearly love to turn back the clock and record his first Major win since 2008.
Here’s how the top ten in the betting are shaping up:
- Dustin Johnson (USA) – 12/1
- Justin Rose (ENG) – 14/1
- Rickie Fowler (USA) – 16/1
- Rory McIlroy (NIR) – 18/1
- Jon Rahm (SPA) – 18/1
- Tommy Fleetwood (ENG) – 20/1
- Jordan Spieth (USA) – 22/1
- Brooks Koepka (USA) – 25/1
- Justin Thomas (USA) – 25/1
- Tiger Woods (USA) – 28/1
Top tip for success at Carnoustie
The weather – and even the wind – looks set fair for the full four days at Carnoustie.
But that will hardly matter on this devilishly difficult 7,402 yard links, which runs along the North Sea coast.
Justin Rose doesn’t have the greatest Open record – but his 2018 has been nothing short of phenomenal.
Five top-10 finishes and a win at the Fort Worth Invitational have set him up perfectly for a shot at the Claret Jug, and the Englishman could add a second Major to his trophy cabinet.
At 14/1, he’s a great price to mount a serious challenge over the weekend.
If you’re looking for something a bit tastier, how about the ultra-consistent Alex Noren.
The Swede was tied-6th in this tournament last year and has been playing terrific golf ever since – and looks overpriced each-way at 33/1.
HOW THEY STAND
Open Championship 2018 leaderboard: Live standings from Carnoustie
EYES ON THE PRIZE
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DAY ONE SCHEDULE
Open Championship 2018: Tee times for first round from Carnoustie
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