We’ve put together a list of all the Open Championship betting offers available for both new and existing customers. Plus find out the pre-tournament odds, and who is paying the most places for each-way bets.

Also known as the British Open, The Open Championship is the third of the four majors and the only one hosted outside of the US. This year it is hosted at the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews, and it’s only the second time it is being played outside England/ Scotland.

The Open Championship is always played on a links course, and the weather forecast is currently looking dry, but windy on the Thursday. Thereafter it generally looks like better conditions.

Pre-Tournament Open Championship Betting Offers

These offers were available prior to the tournament starting. As usual with PGA and European Tour events, most of the offers are only available up until when the tournament starts.

See our golf page for the most up to date offers.

William Hill 145 45 px

  • Back an Outright Winner and Receive a £10 Free Bet per Eagle

Bet £10+ on the outright winner of the Open Championship and William Hill give you a £10 free bet every time they make an eagle.

The free bet will be credited to your account the following day.

Betway Logo 145 45 px

  • Get Paid as a Winner If Your Player Leads After Round 1, 2 or 3

Place a pre-tournament outright winner bet on this tournament, and if the player you back is the leader at end of the first, second or third round, Betway will pay you out as a winner.

This is an enhancement over what Betway normall runs, as your player can lead after any round, not just the first to be paid out as a winner.

NetBet 145 45 px

  • Back an Outright Winner and Receive a £2 Free Bet per Shot Under Par

More similar to the William Hill offer, but birdies will earn you free bets here.

Bet £10+ on the outright winner of the Open Championship and NetBet will give you a £2 free bet for each shot they are under par, in round one.

You must opt-in to receive this offer.


  • Paying 10 Places

Paddy Power is paying 10 places at this tournament at 1/5 odds. Bets must be placed prior to the start of the tournament.

There are some other bookmakers also paying ten places. They can be found later on in this article.

Pre-Tournament Outright Market Odds – Who Bookmakers Think Will Win

Despite not having won a major for five years now, Rory McIlroy topped the outright winner market at 10.00.

All odds are supplied by bet365, are accurate at the time of publishing and are subject to change.

PlayerOddsImplied Probability of Winning
Rory McIlroy10.0010%
Brooks Koepka11.009.1%
Jon Rahm17.005.9%
Dustin Johnson17.005.9%
Tiger Woods21.004.8%
Justin Rose23.004.3%
Adam Scott29.003.4%
Francesco Molinari26.003.8%
Xander Schauffele29.003.4%
Henrik Stenson31.003.2%

Who Is Paying the Most Places on the Open Championship?

Prior to the tournament starting, the most places you could get on betting sites was ten.

This was available from Betfair, Boylesports, Coral, Paddy Power, and William Hill.

Now, the most places you can get is 5. Below is a table of what was available before the tournament began.

BookmakerNumber of Places on the Masters
bet365145-45px8 Places at 1/5 odds
Betfair Logo10 Places at 1/5 odds
betfredlogo145-45px8 Places at 1/5 odds
betvictor145-45px7 Places at 1/5 odds
Betway Logo 145 45 px8 Places at 1/5 odds
- 202010 Places at 1/5 odds
Coral 145 45 px10 Places at 1/5 odds
MansionBet8 Places at 1/5 odds
Ladbrokes Logo7 Places at 1/5 odds
paddypower145-45px10 Places at 1/5 odds
SportNation145px8 Places at 1/5 odds
- 20208 Places at 1/5 odds
William Hill 145 45 px10 Places at 1/5 odds
- 20207 Places at 1/5 odds
- 20207 Places at 1/5 odds
- 20208 Places at 1/5 odds

How to Watch Live The Open Championship Live

The Open is broadcasted live on Sky, channel 405. Coverage starts at 6.30 am on Thursday.

To get into the mood, there is plenty of programming ahead of it all week on the channel. A preview is on at 8 am and 11 am on Wednesday.