Last updated July 29th, 2017
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Irish Open Odds – Outright Winner Betting
Irish Open Golf Betting 2017; best odds bold; Each-Way Place Terms: 1/5 odds 1,2,3.
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Irish Open Preview, Odds Guide & Betting Tips
With the Open Championship heading our way later this month, attention will switch to Europe for the next two weeks with qualifying places for the main event still up for grabs and some prestigious events kicking things off in July, writes Matt. The first of these is the Irish Open where the host is also the favourite and the Reigning Champion.
Things haven’t always gone well for Rory McIlroy in his home event but twelve months ago he took the Irish Open at the K Club by three strokes. Rory goes off here at 7/1 in the Irish Open odds with Paddy Power but it hasn’t been the best start to the year with that rib injury compounded by a forced change of clubs.
Chasing down the favourite is Hideki Matsuyama who is one of just a few PGA Tour golfers to cross to Europe. A second place at the US Open last month suggests that 10/1 with Bet365 could prove a good investment.
There is plenty of talk around Jon Rahm this week and the Spaniard can currently be backed at an industry best of 16/1 in the Irish Open golf outright winner betting odds. Since his breakthrough win at the Farmers Insurance Open in January, things have been a little subdued and recent results include two missed cuts in the US. However, a tenth place in France last weekend may hint at a return to form.
Naturally, the main focus for many will be on our most recent European Tour winner Tommy Fleetwood and what looks to be an excellent top price of 16/1 with Bet365. Fleetwood doesn’t tend to follow up wins with a solid performance next time out; that’s not uncommon as mentally and physically it can be draining to get over the line but a fourth place in the US Open last month means we won’t be ruling him out.
One price that really attracts our eye this week is the 50/1 on Lee Westwood offered up by Coral and Ladbrokes. A tenth in France was ultimately a disappointment after getting in contention on the final day but he has been consistent with three top 15s in his last four outings and Westwood for a Top Ten finish this week is our first confirmed tip at an industry best of 4/1 with either Ladbrokes or Coral again.
Tyrrell Hatton is another to watch at 11/4 for a Top Ten with Coral or a top price of 35/1 in the outright Irish Open odds with Paddy Power. The 25 year old isn’t getting many mentions this week but he has the game for this course irrespective of the weather and has been a good pick for us in previous tournaments.
There are some great prices right through this field: David Horsey came in second at 50/1 in the Lyoness Open last month and is 100/1 in the outright winner betting with SkyBet. Alexander Bjork was in contention for much of last week but is out at 80/1 with Bet365 while crowd favourite Andrew Johnston is down at 70/1, also with Bet365.
Irish Open Course & Betting Trends
There are too many contenders to preview fully but what’s it going to take to win this event? The Irish Open rotates venues and this year we are at the Portstewart Golf Club which is a relatively short par 72 at just over 7,000 yards.
The first and most obvious point to note is that this is a links course, the first of three coastal events culminating in the Open Championship in two weeks. Forecasts suggest that wind will be a factor so it should come down to accuracy and a battle with the putter.
That could rule out the two favourites; McIlroy is woeful with the flatstick right now while Matsuyama has no real form on UK links courses. Repeat winners have also been fairly rare since the turn of the century which is why we haven’t mentioned previous champions such as Jamie Donaldson and Shane Lowry.
We may avoid the win market when it comes to confirming that bet slip but Fleetwood at 16/1 with Bet365 looks the best option despite a tendency to drop off after strong showings. Hatton who won the Alfred Dunhill in similar conditions is also worth a look but we’ll tip him for a Top Ten finish at 11/4, along with Westwood at 4/1, Matthew Fitzpatrick at 11/4 and Bjork at 6/1 – all of those Irish Open odds are with Coral.