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The Open Update: Can 50/1 shot Zach Johnson retain his title?

| 30.06.2016

It’s a fittingly open field ahead of the Open Championship in Troon, with Rory McIlroy currently the narrow favourite at 6/1.

But the Northern Irishman will have to improve on his display at the U.S. Open earlier this month when he failed to make the cut. And there are plenty of contenders ready to take advantage if Rory has another wobble.

Jordan Speith is 7/1 having won two majors in 2015, while Jason Day (also 7s) has made the top-10 in his last five tournaments, and the world number one will be expected to mount a strong challenge.

Dustin Johnson could prove popular at 12/1 following his victory in Oakmont but he fell away poorly in the last Open Championship, barely making the top 50.

This year’s shock Masters winner Danny Willett is 25/1 to win his second major in the space of five months.

However, the most eye-catching price is surely on Zach Johnson, with the Iowa City native 50/1 to triumph in Troon.

With finishes in first, sixth and ninth place in the Open since 2012 and a recent T8 at the US Open, those backing last year’s champion to repeat the feat look set to get a good run for their money.

And you can enjoy all the latest outstanding Open odds right here.

Ladbrokes Latest Odds:

Rory McIlroy – 6/1

Jordan Speith – 7/1

Jason Day – 7/1

Dustin Johnson – 12/1

Justin Rose – 20/1

Rickie Fowler – 20/1

Adam Scott – 20/1

Henrik Stenson – 25/1

Sergio Garcia – 25/1

Danny Willett – 33/1

Zach Johnson – 50/1

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.



Dave Burin

Dave graduated with an MA in English Literature at Durham University, and worked in marketing before joining the Ladbrokes News team. A Man United fan and avid groundhopper, he’s also an ardent follower of Rugby League. You can usually find him at a ground near you, clutching a big cup of tea.