Local Links! Fleetwood Well Backed To Be 8th Successive 1st Time Major Winner

17 July 2017 12:42:37 EST

Southport born Tommy Fleetwood heads to Royal Birkdale full of confidence and a lot shorter in the betting than the 125/1 shot that he was just a few months ago.

bet365’s Steve Freeth says: “Fleetwood will tee off at the Open a similar price to Rory McIlroy and we’d probably take the Northern Irishman at this stage!

“An Englishman hasn’t won the Open for 25 years and Brooks Koepka’s success at Erin Hills, where Fleetwood finished fourth, meant that we’ve had seven consecutive 1st time Major winners.

“There are plenty thinking the local lad will come good and make it eight on the bounce this weekend.”

bet365 are betting to eight places on the Open and the firm have also seen each-way support for American Ricky Fowler and Spaniard Jon Rahm, as well as two-time Open winners Padraig Harrington and Ernie Els.

The Open Championship - To Win Outright (Paying EIGHT places 1/5) 

Dustin Johnson14/1Rickie Fowler16/1Jordan Spieth14/1
Jon Rahm16/1Sergio Garcia18/1Justin Rose18/1
Rory McIlroy20/1Hideki Matsuyama20/1Tommy Fleetwood22/1
Henrik Stenson25/1Adam Scott 28/1Jason Day30/1
Brooks Koepka30/1Paul Casey35/1Phil Mickleson40/1
Alex Noren45/1Louis Oosthuizen45/1Branden Grace50/1
Marc Leishman50/1Matt Kuchar50/1Thomas Peters50/1
Justin Thomas55/1Patrick Reed55/1Rafa Cabrera Bello60/1
Padraig Harrington60/1Charl Schwartzel60/1Shane Lowry60/1
Matthew Fitzpatrick75/1Daniel Berger75/1Brandt Snedeker75/1
Ian Poulter75/1Andy Sullivan75/1Lee Westwood75/1
Zach Johnson75/1Ross Fisher80/1Martin Kaymer80/1
Francesco Molinari80/1Tyrell Hatton80/1Steve Stricker100/1
Byeong-Hun An100/1Jason Duffner110/1Soren Kjeldsen110/1
Russell Hanley110/1Bernd Wiesberger110/1Chris Wood110/1
J.B Holmes110/1Charley Hoffman125/1

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Brian Harman125/1Kevin Kisner125/1Bill Haas125/1
Ryan Fox140/1Peter Uihlein140/1Bubba Watson140/1
Emiliano Grillo140/1Andrew Johnston140/1Kevin Chappell140/1

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