The British Open (also often called the Open Championship) is the last of the four golf majors to be played every season, driving heavy betting traffic every year. It follows the U.S. Open on the PGA TOUR schedule, and will next be played at the Royal Liverpool in Hoylake, England, from July 20 to 23, 2023.
As the oldest continually run championship in golf, the British Open has been held annually on various courses in Scotland, England, and on one occasion, Northern Ireland, since 1860. However, it didn’t become an official part of the PGA TOUR schedule until 1995. John Daly won it that year, starting a period of American dominance during which 10 of the next 13 winners were from the US.
The British Open features the best players from around the world from the more than 2,500 that attempt to qualify every year. The total purse reached $14 million in 2022, including $2 million (and the coveted Claret Jug) for winner Cameron Smith. The winner also receives 100 World Ranking points, and, as per other majors, 600 FedExCup points.
The odds for the British Open are often released months ahead of time, allowing for significant movement throughout the season and prior to the major. Be sure to check in on how a golfer is playing prior to the tournament to determine the best possible value among the odds.