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Dustin Johnson Seeks Second Major Win as British Open Favorite

Dustin Johnson and Jason Day pegged as co-betting favorites to win British Open. - Bovada Sportsbook

Coming off the first major victory of his career at the U.S. Open last month, Dustin Johnson will be looking to claim another big tournament title this week as he takes on Royal Troon as the co-betting favorite on the odds to win the British Open.

Johnson finally broke through with a win in a major tournament with his victory at Oakmont, winning the event by three strokes over Jim Furyk, Shane Lowry, and Scott Piercy. That has given Johnson a boost on the odds to win the British Open this week, as he sits as the +800 co-favorite along with Jason Day for the event.

Overall Johnson has finished in the Top 10 in five of his last six appearances at a major tournament, but the outlier in that stretch was last year’s British Open in which he ended up well back in a tie for 49th place. In his seven career appearances at the British Open, Johnson has a pair of Top 10 results (2011 and 2012), and he’s missed the cut once.


Day, McIlroy and Spieth Follow on Betting Lines

Meanwhile, co-favorite Day has finished in the Top 10 in each of his last five major appearances dating back to last year’s U.S. Open and including his victory in last year’s PGA Championship. Day ended up tied for fourth at the British Open last year, which was his first time finishing in the Top 25 in his five appearances at the event.

Rory McIlroy won the British Open in 2014 but missed the tournament last year due to injury. McIlroy is coming off a disappointing result at the U.S. Open in which he missed the cut, but he’s still listed as the third favorite at+900 on the tournament odds for this week.

Jordan Spieth then rounds out the top of the British Open odds board for this week at +1000. Spieth had finished in the Top 4 in five straight major tournaments (including wins at the 2015 Masters and 2015 U.S Open) before tumbling to a tie for 37th place at the 2016 U.S. Open last month. Spieth finished tied for fourth place at the British Open last year.

Adam Scott and Brenden Grace are both pegged at +2200 on the British Open odds, with Sergio Garcia at +2500, both Henrik Stenson and Rickie Fowler at +2800, and Justin Rose and Phil Mickelson at +3300. Lowry joins Louis Oosthuizen at +4500 on the betting lines, while defending champion Zach Johnson sits at +5000 to pull off a repeat victory.


*Odds as of July 12, 2016

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