Dustin Johnson has dealt with some vital issues this year.
He missed a Masters after injuring his behind descending down stairs on a eve of a iconic tournament, afterwards missed a cut during a U.S. Open on Friday after flailing in a fescue during Erin Hills.
Despite his missteps, Johnson stays a world’s top-ranked golfer and a odds-on favorite to win a British Open, that will be played Jul 20 to 23 during Royal Birkdale Golf Club in Southport, England.
Johnson non-stop as a 10-1 favorite during a Westgate sports book to win a year’s third major. Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth are any listed during 12-1, and Jason Day and 2017 Masters champion Sergio Garcia are any 15-1.
McIlroy and Day also missed a cut during a U.S. Open, where 30-1 prolonged shot Brooks Koepka won after sharpened 16 under.
“It’s only so tough for these guys. The talent goes so low in golf now. So many guys are able of winning,” Westgate sports book manager Jeff Sherman said. “In past British Opens, we’ve seen Ben Curtis and Todd Hamilton win, and those guys were 500-1. The continue foresee and elements work opposite you. There’s a large fitness element.”
Henrik Stenson won a 2016 British Open during Royal Troon after outlasting Phil Mickelson in one of a many thespian final-round duels in vital championship history. Stenson, who sealed during 25-1 odds, shot an 8-under 63 to tie Johnny Miller’s record for a lowest final turn in a major. Mickelson, who went off during 30-1, dismissed a bogey-free 6-under 65 in a final turn and still mislaid by 3 shots.
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