The 2021 Open Championship, often referred to as the British Open, gets underway Thursday, July 15, from Royal St George's Golf Club in England. Jon Rahm, the No. 1 ranked player in the world and defending U.S. Open champion, is the 7-1 favorite in the 2021 Open Championship odds from William Hill Sportsbook, followed by Bryson DeChambeau (14-1), Dustin Johnson (15-1), Rory McIlroy (16-1), Xander Schauffele (16-1) and Brooks Koepka (16-1).
We simulated the 2021 Open Championship 10,000 times, and there are some MAJOR surprises.
Our proprietary model, built by DFS pro Mike McClure, has been RED-HOT since the PGA Tour resumed last June. In fact, it's up over $8,000 on its best bets since the restart, nailing tournament after tournament.
At the 2021 U.S. Open, McClure's model was all over Jon Rahm's first career major championship victory at 10-1 from the start. Rahm was two strokes off the lead heading into the weekend, but the model still projected him as the winner. And at the 2021 Masters, McClure nailed Rahm's (+250) top-five finish in his best bets, as well as Corey Conners' (+550) top-10 showing. McClure's best bets netted over $450 at the Masters.
In addition, McClure was all over Daniel Berger's win at +1400 in his best bets at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am in February. McClure also nailed Viktor Hovland's (+2500) victory in the Mayakoba Golf Classic in December. That was one of many huge calls he's made in the past several months.
This same model has also nailed a whopping seven majors entering the weekend! Anyone who has followed it has seen MASSIVE returns!
One major surprise the model is calling for at the 2021 Open Championship: Brooks Koepka, a four-time major champion and one of the top favorites, struggles mightily doesn't even crack the top 10! Koepka saves his best golf for major championships, and he's finished seventh or better in three of his last four starts at a major. However, Koepka has finished 39th or worse in three of his last six starts at the British Open and he currently ranks 165th in driving accuracy percentage (55.84), which could spell trouble at Royal St George's Golf Club.
Among the options the model is touting is a long shot who comes in at well over 35-1 Open Championship odds 2021. Pure ball-strikers who can putt well excel at the Open Championship, and this sleeper fits the bill perfectly! Anyone who backs this underdog could cash in HUGE.
So who wins the 2021 Open Championship? And which HUGE long shot makes a serious run at the title? ... Join SportsLine right now to see who you can bank on to win the 2021 British Open, and see which long shots make a run at the title, all from the model that nailed seven majors, including Rahm's epic U.S. Open win!