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2021 The Open Championship Expert Picks and Predictions

2021 The Open Championship Expert Picks and Predictions

The 2021 British Open is coming right up this week, with the action going across the pond as players vie for the right to take home the Claret Jug plus the biggest cut of the purse. Shane Lowry won this tournament in 2019 and he was not able to defend it in 2020 because of the global pandemic. With this major making a grand return this week, who do the experts think will come away with the victory?

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Expert Picks and Predictions for the 2021 British Open Championship Golf Tournament Running from July 15-18 2021

Where: Royal St. George’s GC, Sandwich, Kent, England

When: July 15-18, 2021

Lines: View all 2021 The Open Championship lines

TV Broadcast: GOLFTV


CBS Sports

Expert Pick
CBS Staff Justin Thomas

Justin Thomas is currently priced +2000 at TopBet sportsbook to win the 2021 British Open and he’s got some nice momentum going for him. He is 3 of 3 in his last three starts and is coming off a T19 in the 2021 US Open. Thomas also had a T11 in the 2019 edition of the British Open at Royal Portrush after missing the cut on each of the previous two occasions. Thomas also has five top 10s this season in 18 starts. His lone win to date this year happened in the 2021 THE PLAYERS Championship back in March.


Covers

Expert Top picks
Rob Hansen John Rahm, Rory McIlroy

Rob Hansen of Covers has Jon Rahm and Rory McIlroy as the top two favorites to win the 2021 British Open. As noted by Hansen, Rahm has 11 top 10s in 18 starts this year. McIlroy, on the other hand, has finished inside the top 10 in 23 majors so far in his career. He is also a former British Open winner, having lifted the Claret Jug in 2014.


Golf Digest

Expert Top pick
Alex Myers Jordan Speth

Alex Myers of Golf Digest places the resurgent Jordan Spieth on top of his list. Before his win in the 2021 Valero Texas Open, the 2017 British Open at Royal Birkdale was the last time Spieth won. He then went on to finish with a T9 in 2018 Open at Carnoustie and T20 in 2019 at Royal Portrush. This season, Spieth has eight top 10s and 11 top 25s, while also ranking 13th in birdi average.


TopBet News Editor | Ryan Simpson

Expert Pick
TopBet News Editor | Ryan Simpson Dustin Johnson

In his preview of the 2021 British Open, TopBet News Editor Ryan Simpson revealed that he is picking Dustin Johnson to win the tournament. Here’s what Simpson had to say about Johnson:

“Despite not having much success in the form of wins since he won the Masters Tournament in 2020, Johnson is still one of those guys you just have to accept as one of the players to watch out for. Johnson last played in the 2021 Travelers Championship late last June and finished with a t25, thus extending his streak of made cuts to three. He is 5 of 6 in his last six starts, with the lone cut being in the 2021 PGA Championship. Johnson has not won a British Open title, but he went T2 in the 2011 edition of the tournament, which was held at Royal St. George’s Golf Club.”


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