The Open 2017 Guide- Course Info, Weather Forecast, Betting Odds, Tee Times & Pairings

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Nestled on the Irish Sea in Northwest England, Royal Birkdale has been host to some of golf’s most iconic moments.  This will be the 10th time the course has hosted The Open, with past winners including: Padraig Harrington, Tom Watson, Johnny Miller, Lee Trevino and Arnold Palmer.  The course has also played host to the Ryder Cup twice, in 1965 and 1969.  One of the course’s most memorable moments came in the 1969 Ryder Cup with Jack Nicklaus’ famous concession, ending the Cup in a draw.

Royal Birkdale Golf Club
Birkdale has been in the same location since 1894, and is noted for its vast valleys and dunes.  The course plays at 7,113 yards total, with par 70.   As always on a British Open course, the weather plays a large part in the course’s difficulty.  Notably, there are only two par 5s on the course, and they are both in the last four holes (15 & 17). Padraig Harrington famously eagled 17 in his second and fourth rounds in 2008. He went on to win by four strokes shooting 74-68-72-69 for a 283, three over par.
Here is how the scoring broke down on the par 5s in 2008 (among players who made the cut):
Avg. Score Eagles Birdies Pars Bogeys Doubles +
15 5.02 1 68 195 56 12
17 4.69 10 136 139 37 10
Hole 15:
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Hole 17:
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Weather Forecast

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How will those wind forecasts affect the course?

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Betting Odds

  • Dustin Johnson +1400
  • Jordan Spieth +1400
  • Rickie Fowler +1600
  • Jon Rahm +1600
  • Sergio Garcia +1800
  • Justin Rose +2000
  • Rory McIlroy +2000
  • Hideki Matsuyama +2000
  • Tommy Fleetwood +2200
  • Henrik Stenson +2500
  • Adam Scott +2800
  • Brooks Koepka +3300
  • Jason Day +3300
  • Paul Casey +3300
  • Alex Noren +4000
  • Phil Mickelson +4000
  • Louis Oosthuizen +4500
  • Branden Grace +4500
  • Marc Leishman +5000
  • Justin Thomas +5000
  • Matt Kuchar +5000
  • Thomas Pieters +5000
  • Padraig Harrington +5500
  • Rafael Cabrera Bello +5500
  • Patrick Reed +5500
  • Shane Lowry +6600
  • Charl Schwartzel +6600
  • Brandt Snedeker +6600
  • Ian Poulter +6600
  • Lee Westwood +6600
  • Daniel Berger +8000
  • Matthew Fitzpatrick +8000
  • Andy Sullivan +8000
  • Ross Fisher +8000
  • Zach Johnson +8000
  • Martin Kaymer +10000
  • Francesco Molinari +10000
  • Tyrrell Hatton +10000
  • Bernd Wiesberger +10000
  • Chris Wood +10000
  • Steve Stricker +10000
  • Kevin Kisner +10000
  • Bill Haas +12500
  • Brian Harman +12500
  • J.B. Holmes +12500
  • Jason Dufner +12500
  • Soren Kjeldsen +12500
  • Bryson DeChambeau +12500
  • Byeong-Hun An +12500
  • Charley Hoffman +12500
  • Peter Uihlein +12500
  • Russell Henley +12500
  • Thorbjorn Olesen +12500
  • Tony Finau +12500
  • Andrew Johnston +15000
  • Bubba Watson +15000
  • Ryan Fox +15000
  • Brendan Steele +15000
  • Emiliano Grillo +15000
  • Hideto Tanihara +15000
  • Jimmy Walker +15000
  • Kevin Chappell +15000
  • Kyle Stanley +15000
  • Si Woo Kim +15000
  • Charles Howell III +15000
  • Martin Laird +15000
  • Webb Simpson +15000
  • Billy Horschel +17500
  • Xander Schauffele +17500
  • Adam Hadwin +17500
  • Richie Ramsay +17500
  • Russell Knox +17500

Tee Times & Pairings (all times EST)

*Denotes Open Champion **Denotes Open Champion at Royal Birkdale

1:35 a.m – Mark O’Meara**, Chris Wood & Ryan Moore

1:46 a.m – Phachara Khongwatmai, Maverick Mcnealy & Stuart Manley

1:57 a.m. – Stewart Cink, Sandy Lyle* & Jeunghun Wang

2:08 a.m. – Paul Broadhurt, Thongchai Jaidee & Roberto Castro

2:19 a.m. – Tom Lehman*, Byeong Hun An & Darren Fichardt

2:30 a.m. – Soren Kjeldsen, Billy Horschel & Danny Willett

2:41 a.m. – Matthew Fitzpatrick, Steve Stricker & Emiliano Grillo

2:52 a.m. – Jason Dufner, Branden Grace & Bryson Dechambeau

3:03 a.m. – Alex Noren, Russell Knox & Ian Poulter

3:14 a.m. – David Duval*, Prayad Marksaeng & KT Kim

3:25 a.m. – Younghan Song, David Horsey & Dylan Frittelli

3:36 a.m. – Mike Lorenzo-Vera, Charles Howell III & Shiv Kapur

3:47 a.m. – Russell Henley, Fabrizzio Zanotti & Peter Uihlein

4:03 a.m. – Alexander Levy, Brendan Steele & Webb Simpson

4:14 a.m. – Wesley Bryan, Anirban Lahiri & Alfie Plant

4:25 a.m. – Darren Clarke*, Gary Woodland & Harry Ellis

4:36 a.m. – Padraig Harrington**, Pat Perez & Thomas Pieters

4:47 a.m. – Henrik Stenson*, Si-Woo Kim & Jordan Spieth

4:58 a.m. – Louis Oosthuizen*, Justin Rose & Justin Thomas

5:09 a.m. – Brooks Keopka, Hideki Matsuyama & Tommy Fleetwood

5:20 a.m. – JB Holmes, Brandt Snedeker & Shane Lowry

5:31 a.m. – Richard Bland, Shaun Norris & Luca Cianchetti

5:42 a.m. – Yikeun Chang, Chan Kim & Mark Foster

5:53 a.m. – Sung-Hoon Kang, Tony Finau & Matthieu Pavon

6:04 a.m. – Alexander Bjork, Joe Dean & Robert Streb

6:15 a.m. – Robert Dinwiddie, Julian Suri & Adam Hodkinson

6:36 a.m. – Andrew Johnston, Adam Hadwin & Todd Hamilton*

6:47 a.m. – John Daly*, Adam Bland & Connor Syme

6:58 a.m. – William Mcgirt, Toby Tree & Jamie Lovemark

7:09 p.m. – Matthew Griffin, Austin Connelly & Matthew Southgate

7:20 a.m. – Cameron Smith, Bill Haas & Callum Shinkwin

7:31 a.m. – Michael Hendry, Brian Harman & Martin Laird

7:42 a.m. – Ernie Els*, Ross Fisher & Bernd Weisberger

7:53 a.m. – Tyrrell Hatton, Martin Kaymer & Aaron Baddeley

8:04 a.m. – Zach Johnson*, Jason Day & Sergio Garcia

8:15 a.m. – Andy Sullivan, Joost Luiten & David Lipsky

8:26 a.m. – Rickie Fowler, Adam Scott & Paul Casey

8:37 a.m. – Matt Kuchar, Richie Ramsay & Ryan Fox

8:48 a.m. – Kevin Kisner, Charley Hoffman & David Drysdale

9:04 a.m. – Jimmy Walker, Hideto Tanihara & Thorbjorn Olesen

9:15 a.m. – Jhonnatan Vegas, Brandon Stone & Sean O’Hair

9:26 a.m. – Daniel Berger, Pablo Larrazabal & Yuta Ikeda

9:37 a.m. – Paul Lawrie*, Kevin Chappell & Yusaku Miyazato

9:48 a.m. – Rory Mcilroy*, Dustin Johnson & Charl Schwartzel

9:59 a.m. – Jon Rahm, Patrick Reed & Lee Westwood

10:10 a.m – Phil Mickelson*, Frencesco Molinari & Marc Leishman

10:21 a.m. – Scott Hend, Rafel Cabrera-Bello & Bubba Watson

10:32 a.m. – Paul Waring, Kyle Stanley & Kevin Na

10:43 a.m. – Giwhan Kim, Xander Schauffele & Andrew Dodt

10:54 a.m. – Haotong Li, Kent Bulle & Haydn Mccullen

11:05 a.m. – Jbe’ Kruger, Nick McCarthy & Ashley Hall

11:16 a.m. – Ryan McCarthy, Laurie Canter & Sebastian Munoz

 

 

 

 

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