Open Championship Odds and Power Rankings (Target the Non-Americans!)

Don't let the odds scare you away from these picks to win

It might seem almost too obvious, but non-Americans often have an upper hand at the Open Championship

Since Tiger Woods won back-to-back titles in ‘05 and ‘06, the British Open champion has been a foreigner 10 of 15 times, including four of the past six winners.

But just because we’re targeting players from other countries, it doesn’t mean we’re completely counting out U.S. players!

Let’s dig into the odds on this year’s Open Championship: 

Open Championship Odds

2023 Open Championship Power Rankings 

There are several factors that go into targeting foreign players at the only major championship not played on U.S. soil. 

For some, the links style of golf better suits their skills than the courses of the PGA Tour. For others, the conditions – often rainy or blustery weather and a massive time difference – have little to no effect.

Many of these golfers grew up playing in courses not too dissimilar from Royal Liverpool and that type of experience is something that can’t be quickly replicated.

Here are our best bets to win the 2023 Open Championship, grouped by their likelihood of winning:

Best Picks to Win Open Championship

Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland (+650)

The odds here are really tough to take, but you should probably pin your nose and take ‘em anyways. 

Rory has been ON FIRE since the PGA Championship, recording a Top 10 finish in five straight events, including second at the US Open and a win at the Scottish Open this past weekend.

McIlroy won this event at this very same course in 2014 and finished solo 3rd at last year’s Open Championship. Take the hot hand and hope it continues here.

Brooks Koepka of the United States  (+2000)

Viktor Hovland of Norway (+2200)

Don’t Count ‘Em Out

Tommy Fleetwood of England (+2800) 

Jordan Spieth of the United States (+2800)

Shane Lowry of Ireland (+3000)

Lowry has been playing well lately AND has strong success at The Open Championship. 

The 2019 Open Champion, Lowry has finished T20 or better in five of his past six events and has missed just three cuts all year and has done no worse than T21 in the two years since winning this event. 

When you also consider that Lowry has gained more than 1 stroke on the field on his approach shots in three of his past six events, it makes the +3000 odds much more palatable.

Dustin Johnson of the United States (+3000)

Worth a Sprinkle 

Adam Scott of Australia (+8000)

Scott has quietly been playing very good golf over the past two months. He’s finished T9 or better in three of his past six events, gaining strokes on the field in putting in all six and off-the-tee in five of six. 

Scott finished T5 in 2014 when the Open Championship was last at Royal Liverpool, and has finished T22 or better in four of seven Open Championships since.

80-to-1 odds on a player as consistent as this is hard to come by.

Louis Oosthuizen of South Africa (+11000)

Phil Mickelson of the United States (+25000)

Game odds refresh periodically and are subject to change.