Most eyes will be focused on the likes of Rory McIlroy, Dustin Johnson, and Jon Rahm in the 2021 British Open. But it’s not always that the favorites win a major tournament, which is why it’s still important to look at other golfers with longer odds but carry good to great betting value. Here are three of the sleepers for the 2021 British Open at Royal St. George’s Golf Club.
Top 3 High Value Sleepers and Sleeper 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
Shane Lowry (+4000)
Lowry is the British Open defending champion, having won the Claret Jug in 2019. But based on his odds to win at Royal St. George’s Golf Club this year, it does not seem as though people are respecting him enough as a former champion of the event. But all you need to know aside from his former champion status to realize his great value is the fact that he’s 9 of 9 in his last nine starts. He had a T4 in the 2021 PGA Championship recently followed by a T6 in the 2020 Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide before a T65 in the 2021 US Open. Before his win in 2019, Lowry missed the British Open cut four times in a row from 2015 to 2018.
Henrik Stenson (+6000)
Stenson hasn’t been doing well of late, which is good for his sleeper value. He missed the cut in each of his last two starts, including in the 2021 Charles Schwab Challenge and the 2021 US Open. Overall this season, he’s made the cut just six times while cracking the top 25 only thrice. But you can throw all that aside and focus on the fact that Stenson has only missed the cut in the British Open twice since he started playing in the event in 2001 and just once since 2005. He also won the Claret Jug in 2016.
Scottie Scheffler (+5000)
This will be Scheffler’s first time playing in the British Open. With no Open history, Scheffler is an interesting play. He offers great value though. He has been solid this year with 12 top 25s and seven top 10s in 24 starts. His best finish to date this season was a runner-up finish in the 2021 World Golf Championships-Dell Technologies Match Play. He also cracked the top 10 in two of his last three starts, going third in the 2021 Memorial Tournament and getting a T7 in the 2021 US Open.
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