Tyrrell Hatton to be crowned Top GB and Ireland player at 2017 Open Championship

Rory McIlroy was the last British or Irish winner of the Open Championship, when the Northern Irishman stormed to victory at Hoylake in 2014, but having struggled of late he will be hoping that he can return to top form when the 2017 Open gets underway at Royal Birkdale on Thursday morning.

McIlroy is unsurprisingly one of the prominent figures in the betting for the Top GB & Ireland player on Merseyside this week, and is the 5/1 favourite in that market, but could he be poor value in a side market that oozes quality, and we are happy to take on the former world number one.

  • Padraig Harrington won the Open at Birkdale in 2008
  • Rory McIlroy was last GB & Irish winner of the Open in 2014

Thursday 20th July - 6.30am OddsWon/LostBet
Top GB & Ireland Player    
Tips Tyrrell Hatton to be Top GB & Ireland player    Best Bet @ 22 / 1  

Leading British & Irish Contenders

With McIlroy struggling to fire on all cylinders of late, you are immediately drawn to former Major winner Justin Rose, who is a 11/2 chance with Betfred, but the English star has failed to live up to his early Open record, when he blossomed as an amateur, and while his consistency should help him bag a top-30 spot he may just fall short in this market.

Tommy Fleetwood is the form player from the GB & Ireland list, and at 13/2 with Betfred is a solid option for those each-way backers that are getting four places, as he has been sparkling all season with his game, and has to be one of the leading chances for a homegrown winner this week.

Paul Casey (10/1 with bet365) is another notable player in the list, but while on his day he is arguably one of the premier golfers in the world, he can often have an off day over the four rounds, and so is one to avoid, while Ian Poulter (16/1 with Paddy Power) is another that can excel on one day, but then come unstuck on another, which in Major golf will see you plummet down the leaderboard.

Harrington Worth A Look, But Hatton The Bet

Padraig Harrington has fond memories of Open golf at Royal Birkdale having lifted the Claret Jug when the tournament was last played there in 2008, and while nine years on he may not be at those dizzy heights with his game you can see punters getting stuck in to the 16/1 on offer with Betfred for him to at least be crowned top GB & Ireland player.

However, the real standout bet is the 22/1 on offer with Paddy Power for Tyrrell Hatton to be the top GB & Ireland star, as he has launched to 24th in the world rankings, and the 2016 Alfred Dunhill Links Championship hero was a fine fifth at the 2016 Open Championship, and if he can grab a positive start can build in confidence as the tournament progresses, and not only win this area, but also challenge for victory.

Best Of The Rest

Lee Westwood (20/1 with Betfred) is never one to dismiss easily, but the 2010 Open runner-up blows more cold than hot these days, and may find it tough this week, while the likes of Matthew Fitzpatrick (20/1) and Shane Lowry (16/1) are another brace of eye-catching contenders this week, but both may have to play second fiddle to Hatton, who can spearhead the home challenger.

2017 Top GB & Ireland Player Odds

Posted: Tuesday, 18th July 2017
Author: Steve Chambo

Archive - Previous 5 Golf Articles

Justin Thomas Will Win A Major At Some Point Soon Bill Haas To Be A Contender In Open Championship Top American Betting Market
Justin Thomas Will Win A Major At Some Point Soon
18th Jul
Have A Gander At These Outsiders Five outside bets for 2017 Open Championship glory
Have A Gander At These Outsiders
17th Jul
Europe Head The Betting For Royal Birkdale Prize Rest Of The World the value in Winning Nationality market at 2017 Open Championship
Europe Head The Betting For Royal Birkdale Prize
17th Jul
Top Class Field Set To Do Battle On Merseyside Hideki Matsuyama tipped to win 2017 Open Championship at Royal Birkdale
Top Class Field Set To Do Battle On Merseyside
17th Jul
Sergio Garcia Hugely Consistent At The British Open Kuchar and Harrington Make Open Championship Golf Top Ten Appeal
Sergio Garcia Hugely Consistent At The British Open
17th Jul

Bookmaker Offers


Bet £10 and get £40 in free bets

Bet £/€10 Get £/€30 on Sports + a £/€10 games bonus!

New customers only, place a €10 bet on any Sportsbook market - min stake €10 at odds of at least 1.5 (1/2) — and we’ll give you €30 in free bets. Only deposits made using Cards or Paypal will qualify for this promotion. Free bets are valid for 30 days and must be used on a Sportsbook market. Free bets will be awarded after the qualifying bet has been settled. T&Cs apply. Games: One bonus per customer. €10 free to play on Ted Slot game, offer valid for 7 days. Opt in on Games promotions page. x15 wagering applies. T&Cs apply.


BET HERE
Bet £10 and get £40 in free bets

Bet £/€10 Get £/€30 on Sports + a £/€10 games bonus!

New customers only, place a €10 bet on any Sportsbook market - min stake €10 at odds of at least 1.5 (1/2) — and we’ll give you €30 in free bets. Only deposits made using Cards or Paypal will qualify for this promotion. Free bets are valid for 30 days and must be used on a Sportsbook market. Free bets will be awarded after the qualifying bet has been settled. T&Cs apply. Games: One bonus per customer. €10 free to play on Ted Slot game, offer valid for 7 days. Opt in on Games promotions page. x15 wagering applies. T&Cs apply.


Bet £5 Get £20 in Free Bets

Sign up using promo code 20FREE, bet £5+ on any sport and get 4 x £5 free bets.

18+ New UK+IRE customers. Paypal and certain deposit types and bet types excluded. Min £5 bet within 14 days of account reg at min odds 1/2 = 4 x £5 free bets. Free bets valid for 4 days on sports, stake not returned, restrictions apply. T&Cs apply.


BET HERE
Bet £5 Get £20 in Free Bets

Sign up using promo code 20FREE, bet £5+ on any sport and get 4 x £5 free bets.

18+ New UK+IRE customers. Paypal and certain deposit types and bet types excluded. Min £5 bet within 14 days of account reg at min odds 1/2 = 4 x £5 free bets. Free bets valid for 4 days on sports, stake not returned, restrictions apply. T&Cs apply.


Up to £100 in bet credits

Up to £100 in Bet Credits. New Customers only. Sign up, deposit £5 or more to your account and bet365 will match your qualifying deposit in Bet Credits when you place qualifying bets to the same value and they are settled. Min odds/bet and payment method exclusions apply. Returns exclude Bet Credits stake. T&Cs, time limits & exclusions apply.


BET HERE
Up to £100 in bet credits

Up to £100 in Bet Credits. New Customers only. Sign up, deposit £5 or more to your account and bet365 will match your qualifying deposit in Bet Credits when you place qualifying bets to the same value and they are settled. Min odds/bet and payment method exclusions apply. Returns exclude Bet Credits stake. T&Cs, time limits & exclusions apply.


Bet £5 Get £20 in Free Bets

Open an account with Coral, place a bet of £5 or more and recieve 4 x £5 in free bets.

18+ Eligible UK+IRE players. Paypal & some deposit & bet types excl. Min first £5 bet within 14 days of account reg at min odds 1/2 = 4x £5 free bets. Free bets valid for 4 days, stake not returned. No cashout, restrictions + T&Cs apply.


BET HERE
Bet £5 Get £20 in Free Bets

Open an account with Coral, place a bet of £5 or more and recieve 4 x £5 in free bets.

18+ Eligible UK+IRE players. Paypal & some deposit & bet types excl. Min first £5 bet within 14 days of account reg at min odds 1/2 = 4x £5 free bets. Free bets valid for 4 days, stake not returned. No cashout, restrictions + T&Cs apply.


Bet £10 Get £30 in Free Bets

New William Hill online customers only. Min. unit stake of £10 at odds of 1/2 or greater. Only the 'win' part from EW bets will count. Free bet terms, payment method & country restrictions apply. Free bets credited as 3 x £10. Free bet stakes are not returned as part of the settlement of successful free bets. All Free Bets must be wagered within 30 days.


BET HERE
Bet £10 Get £30 in Free Bets

New William Hill online customers only. Min. unit stake of £10 at odds of 1/2 or greater. Only the 'win' part from EW bets will count. Free bet terms, payment method & country restrictions apply. Free bets credited as 3 x £10. Free bet stakes are not returned as part of the settlement of successful free bets. All Free Bets must be wagered within 30 days.


Bet £10 Get £30

Only available to new customers from UK & Northern Ireland. You must stake £10 or more at single/cumulative odds of Evens (2.0) or greater on your first bet. Free bet balance of £30 credited within 48 hours of your first bet being settled. Free Bets expire after 7 days. E-Wallet restrictions apply. Minimum 5 game rounds. Game restrictions apply. Maximum 30 Free Spins on selected games. Free Spins expire after 7 days. Full T&Cs apply.


BET HERE
Bet £10 Get £30

Only available to new customers from UK & Northern Ireland. You must stake £10 or more at single/cumulative odds of Evens (2.0) or greater on your first bet. Free bet balance of £30 credited within 48 hours of your first bet being settled. Free Bets expire after 7 days. E-Wallet restrictions apply. Minimum 5 game rounds. Game restrictions apply. Maximum 30 Free Spins on selected games. Free Spins expire after 7 days. Full T&Cs apply.


Bet £10 Get £60

New Customers Only. Qualifying bet must be placed at odds of 2.0 or greater; £50 Free Sports Bet split into 5 bets of £10 each, valid on set events only; **Wager must be 40 times the Free Casino Bonus in order to withdraw winnings. Credit or Debit Card deposits only; Deposit and bet of £10 required within 7 days of opening new account, T&C apply.


BET HERE
Bet £10 Get £60

New Customers Only. Qualifying bet must be placed at odds of 2.0 or greater; £50 Free Sports Bet split into 5 bets of £10 each, valid on set events only; **Wager must be 40 times the Free Casino Bonus in order to withdraw winnings. Credit or Debit Card deposits only; Deposit and bet of £10 required within 7 days of opening new account, T&C apply.


£25 Bet Bundle

18+, T&C's apply. Cash stakes only. Min £10 stake required for initial £5 free bet. Min odds 1/2. Max £25 in free bets. Subsequent free bets equal 50% average of each of 3 qualifying bets. 13 bets required to receive full £25 free bet. Qualifying bet must be placed within 30 days of opening account. Free bet expires after 7 days. Payment method restrictions apply.


BET HERE
£25 Bet Bundle

18+, T&C's apply. Cash stakes only. Min £10 stake required for initial £5 free bet. Min odds 1/2. Max £25 in free bets. Subsequent free bets equal 50% average of each of 3 qualifying bets. 13 bets required to receive full £25 free bet. Qualifying bet must be placed within 30 days of opening account. Free bet expires after 7 days. Payment method restrictions apply.

Sports Calendar - Betting Fixtures