According to SuperBook USA, Brooks Koepka has opened as the overwhelming favorite for the 2019 Open Championship at an eye-popping 6/1 odds.
In itself, Koepka's play warrants such a strong position—he's now finished first or second in four of the last five majors. He also has two top 10s at the Open in his last three appearances, and his caddie Ricky Elliott grew up in the town of Portrush, frequenting the venerable links often as a child.
Following Koepka is Dustin Johnson, coming in at 12/1. Johnson had a disappointing weekend at Pebble Beach, failing to make a weekend move in spite of solid iron play. Johnson's enjoyed some success at the Open, but has finished outside the top 40 in three of his last R&A outings.
Tiger Woods, who managed a T-21 finish at the U.S. Open in the face of putting woes, is also listed at 12/1. Woods, a three-time Open champ, finished T-6 last year at Carnoustie. The 43-year-old is not expected to compete between the U.S. and British Open, taking time to spend with his family and recover.