Local Links! Fleetwood Well Backed To Be 8th Successive 1st Time Major Winner
Southport born Tommy Fleetwood heads to Royal Birkdale full of confidence and a lot shorter in the betting than the 125/1 shot that he was just a few months ago.
bet365’s Steve Freeth says: “Fleetwood will tee off at the Open a similar price to Rory McIlroy and we’d probably take the Northern Irishman at this stage!
“An Englishman hasn’t won the Open for 25 years and Brooks Koepka’s success at Erin Hills, where Fleetwood finished fourth, meant that we’ve had seven consecutive 1st time Major winners.
“There are plenty thinking the local lad will come good and make it eight on the bounce this weekend.”
bet365 are betting to eight places on the Open and the firm have also seen each-way support for American Ricky Fowler and Spaniard Jon Rahm, as well as two-time Open winners Padraig Harrington and Ernie Els.
The Open Championship - To Win Outright (Paying EIGHT places 1/5)
|Dustin Johnson||14/1||Rickie Fowler||16/1||Jordan Spieth||14/1|
|Jon Rahm||16/1||Sergio Garcia||18/1||Justin Rose||18/1|
|Rory McIlroy||20/1||Hideki Matsuyama||20/1||Tommy Fleetwood||22/1|
|Henrik Stenson||25/1||Adam Scott||28/1||Jason Day||30/1|
|Brooks Koepka||30/1||Paul Casey||35/1||Phil Mickleson||40/1|
|Alex Noren||45/1||Louis Oosthuizen||45/1||Branden Grace||50/1|
|Marc Leishman||50/1||Matt Kuchar||50/1||Thomas Peters||50/1|
|Justin Thomas||55/1||Patrick Reed||55/1||Rafa Cabrera Bello||60/1|
|Padraig Harrington||60/1||Charl Schwartzel||60/1||Shane Lowry||60/1|
|Matthew Fitzpatrick||75/1||Daniel Berger||75/1||Brandt Snedeker||75/1|
|Ian Poulter||75/1||Andy Sullivan||75/1||Lee Westwood||75/1|
|Zach Johnson||75/1||Ross Fisher||80/1||Martin Kaymer||80/1|
|Francesco Molinari||80/1||Tyrell Hatton||80/1||Steve Stricker||100/1|
|Byeong-Hun An||100/1||Jason Duffner||110/1||Soren Kjeldsen||110/1|
|Russell Hanley||110/1||Bernd Wiesberger||110/1||Chris Wood||110/1|
|J.B Holmes||110/1||Charley Hoffman||125/1|
|Brian Harman||125/1||Kevin Kisner||125/1||Bill Haas||125/1|
|Ryan Fox||140/1||Peter Uihlein||140/1||Bubba Watson||140/1|
|Emiliano Grillo||140/1||Andrew Johnston||140/1||Kevin Chappell||140/1|
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