British Open Predictions & Tips


British Open Betting Tips


The Open Championship, known as The Open or the British Open, is the oldest of the four major golf championships. It is the only major played outside the United States and has been held in the United Kingdom since 1860.

The Open is played in mid-July and is currently the third major of the year between the US Open and the PGA Championship. 156 players contest The Open with the leading 70 players playing in the final 36 holes on the weekend.

A common feature of The Open is links golf courses. Links courses are usually near the coast with sand dunes, pot bunkers, few water hazards and a lack of trees. Many links courses are frequently windy and offer golfers a different challenge than other types of courses. 

The Open has always been played in Scotland, northwest England and southeast England, with one course in Northern Ireland which will a stage the 2019 competition. The Old Course at St Andrews hosts The Open every five years with the remaining courses hosting the tournament roughly every 10 years.

Players from the United States have won The Open 44 times with Scottish players winning on 41 occasions, with English players next best with 22 tournaments won. The current champion is Jordan Spieth who won the 146th Open at Royal Birkdale in 2017 with a score of 16 under par. 

The British Open has featured very low scoring in recent years, with an average winning score of 16 under par over the past four tournaments. The 147th edition of The Open will take place in 2018 at Carnoustie Golf Links in Scotland. 

Here at FreeTips.com we provide expertly researched British Open Golf predictions and tips which include Outright Betting, Top 5 Finish, Top 10 Finish, Each-Way and Make/Miss the Cut Tips.

Recent British Open Winners


Year
Winner
Country
2018Francesco MolinariItaly
2017Jordan SpiethUnited States
2016Henrik StensonSweden
2015Zach JohnsonUnited States
2014Rory McIlroyNorthern Ireland
2013Phil MickelsonUnited States
2012Ernie ElsSouth Africa
2011Darren ClarkeNorthern Ireland
2010Louis OosthuizenSouth Africa
2009Stewart CinkUnited States
2008Padraig HarringtonIreland