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Open Championship 2023 Odds – Rory McIlroy still proving popular with Open punters

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Last updated: 18 Jul 2023
Leigh Copson 18 Jul 2023
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  • The Open Championship gets underway on Thursday
  • Rory McIlroy heavily backed since Scottish Open victory
  • McIlroy 13/2 favourite ahead of 7/1 Scheffler & 11/1 Rahm
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Rory McIlroy is being backed to emulate Phil Mickelson by following up a Scottish Open victory with Open Championship success.

McIlroy took the honours in Scotland last week, and he is now backed to become the first player to win the Scottish Open and The Open in back-to-back weeks since Phil Mickelson achieved that feat 10 years ago.

The Northern Irishman is 13/2 with Coral to end his nine-year Major drought this week.

 “Although it's been 10 years since Phil Mickelson became the only man to date to win the Scottish Open and Open in the same year, punters have not been put off backing Rory McIlroy to follow suit,” Coral's David Stevens told FreeTips.com.

“There would surely be no more popular winner of the Claret Jug than the Northern Irishman.”

McIlroy’s main rivals for the Claret Jug this week are Scottie Scheffler at 7/1 and John Rahm at 11/1.

Defending champion Cameron Smith is 12/1 to become the first player to win back-to-back Open Championships since Padraig Harrington in 2007.

Latest Open Championship 2023 Odds


13/2 Rory McIlroy, 7/1 Scottie Scheffler, 11/1 Jon Rahm, 12/1 Cameron Smith, 18/1 Brooks Koepka, 18/1 Rickie Fowler, 18/1 Tommy Fleetwood, 18/1 Viktor Hovland, 20/1 Collin Morikawa, 22/1 Patrick Cantlay, 22/1 Shane Lowry, 22/1 Tyrrell Hatton, 22/1Xander Schauffele, 25/1 Dustin Johnson, 25/1 Jordan Spieth, 28/1 Matt Fitzpatrick, 35/1 Tom Kim, 40/1 Bar.

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