British Open Live Betting: How to Live Bet on The Open Championship

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Jon Rahm, of Spain, reacts after a putt on the second hole during the final round of the U.S. Open golf tournament at The Country Club, Sunday, June 19, 2022, in Brookline, Mass. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
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The British Open has long been revered as a unique and unmatched challenge.

From the unpredictable weather and razor-thin out-of-bounds’ margins to the vast bunkers and bottomless rough, golf’s oldest major championship is repeatedly dubbed a “beast” by American golfers. For fans watching from home, live sports betting is an exciting way to experience the beast that is British Open betting.

What is British Open Live Betting?

When the first group tees off on Thursday, pre-tournament betting odds are locked, and British Open live betting opens. And live betting remains open through all four days of the tournament.

For example: Perhaps Jon Rahm is atop the leaderboard entering the final round. He leads his playing partner, Rory McIlroy, by two strokes as they approach the 6th hole.

At this moment, several live betting opportunities are available, including championship winner:

  • Jon Rahm: -120
  • Rory McIlroy: +200
  • Cameron Smith: +450
  • Tommy Fleetwood: +600
  • Shane Lowry: +800

And player to make the lowest score on the 6th hole:

  • Rahm: +180
  • McIlroy: +200
  • Same score: -150

With British Open live betting, you could place live bets on Rahm to hold onto the lead, McIlroy to win the tournament, or a variety of other player- and hole-specific odds.

How to Live Bet on the British Open

Live sports betting is easy regardless of your golf knowledge or online sports betting experience.

While you’re watching Rahm and McIlroy on TV, streaming the final round on your phone during your nephew’s inexcusably ill-timed birthday party, or tracking scores online, it takes only seconds to place a live bet with up-to-the-minute Open Championship odds.

It can be a great opportunity to hedge against a futures bet, increase your investment on a pre-tournament bet, or take an entirely new position. 

If, for example, you placed a golf futures bet on Rahm weeks earlier (at +1200 odds), maybe you want to hedge against the Spaniard. And with McIlory only two shots back with 13 holes remaining, you decide to place a live bet on McIlroy to win the British Open at +200 odds.

Now, you’re holding tickets with the guarantee to win if either Rahm or McIlory wins two hours later.

British Open Parlays

British Open live betting isn’t limited to single bets, aka straight bets. You can combine live odds into a parlay.

With hundreds of different odds available throughout the tournament, you can inject more entertainment into your British Open experience by building low-risk, high-reward parlays. In addition to the lower score on the 6th hole, perhaps there were live British Open odds available for Rahm’s score:

  • Birdie or better: +700
  • Par: -130
  • Bogey or worse: +180

And for McIlroy’s score:

  • Birdie or better: +750
  • Par: -140
  • Bogey or worse: +150

In addition to, or instead of, your live bet on McIlroy to win the championship, you placed a live parlay bet on both Rahm and McIlory to record a par on the 6th hole. The parlay, with odds of +203, has a potential payout of $303.29 (including stake).

Visit the BetMGM sportsbook for updated live betting odds to get closer to the action today.

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