The 2018 British Open odds heading into the final round paint a very clear picture. After three rounds full of leaderboard movement, there is now a heavy odds-on favorite entering Sunday — and it’s a player who already has an Open Championship title on his career resume.
Here is a look a the top contenders to take home the Claret Jug in 2018, according to the Vegas oddsmakers.
Odds following Round 3 courtesy of Sportsbook.ag.
Tiger Woods (+1200)
That’s right, Tiger is in contention going into Sunday. With his outstanding third round performance (a 5-under, 66), Woods will enter the final round trailing the leaders by four strokes. And as history has proven, there may not be a more dangerous player on Sundays than Woods.
Kevin Kisner (+600)
Kisner, who carded a bogey-free third round, has put on a clinic with his putter all week at Carnoustie. And as a result, he will enter the tournament’s final round in a three-way tie for first place at 9-under par.
Xander Schauffele (+550)
Schauffele has his sights set on his first career major championship, and he will enter the final round in a three-way tie atop the leaderboard. The talent has always been there, but being in contention in the final round of a major is unfamiliar territory for the 2017 PGA Tour Rookie of the Year.
Jordan Spieth (+140)
As you can see, Spieth, the British Open defending champion, is the heavy favorite entering the final round on Sunday. After posting a bogey-free, 6-under 65 on Saturday, the 24-year-old is now in a three-way tie for first place at 9-under. If he can close the deal on Sunday, Spieth will become the first repeat British Open champion since Pádraig Harrington won back-to-back titles in 2007 and 2008.
Other notable names to watch:
- Francesco Molinari (+1400)
- Rory McIlroy (+1400)
- Tommy Fleetwood (+1800)
- Kevin Chappell (+2200)
- Alex Noren (+2800)
- Zach Johnson (+3000)
- Justin Rose (+4000)
- Matt Kuchar (+4500)
- Webb Simpson (+6000)
- Tony Finau (+7500)
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