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Golf bettors now have a new array of tools at their fingertips heading into the final major of 2021, The Open Championship.
Postponed in 2020, The Open is golf's oldest major and perhaps the competition closest to the heart of the sport itself. The links-style landscaping of The Open Championship courses make it a distinct shift from the other majors hosted stateside and demands accuracy off the tee with unforgiving rough and unpredictable wind.
Exclusively available to EDGE+ Max subscribers, the same tools that have helped bettors and DFS players in the biggest sports have made their way to golf. Projecting a winner for The Open Championship at Royal St. George's in 2021 is no easy feat, but you can assess how sportsbooks are handicapping the tournament by diving into the plethora of customizable search functions and data queries users now have available as they look to round out their betting cards.
With Betting Tools ranging from prop projections to futures odds tracking, to our new customizable Edge Driver, you'll no longer need to worry about betting without the proper research at your disposal. Our Futures Tool takes a look at how players' odds of winning the 2021 Open Championship have shifted over the past year. Get a leg up on the rest of the betting public by analyzing which players' odds are inflating ahead of the event or which players' odds are being undervalued. Here, we take a look at the futures odds movement for four heavy hitters at The Open at Royal St. George's this week.
Each of these four golfers, all viewed as a threat to take the Claret Jug this week, have seen their odds shift in different ways since books started receiving action on this tournament. For months, Jon Rahm (+800) shared the top of the board but eventually set himself apart with his major championship breakthrough at the 2021 U.S. Open last month. Dustin Johnson, always a factor at majors, has experienced a slump of sorts which has derailed his odds over time from favorite to contender at +2000. Two of the more intriguing trends of The Open futures market are the buzz surrounding Xander Schauffele (+1800) and the doubts surrounding Bryson DeChambeau (+3300). Books are clearly wary of the 2020 U.S. Open champion's sudden caddie change and recent struggles. Meanwhile, they see more winning potential in a golfer like Schauffele who, despite zero major victories, has a runner-up finish at The Open to his name (2018) and carded a solid T-10 outing last week at the Scottish Open.
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