The PGA Championship used to be coined “Glory’s Last Shot,” but that moniker now belongs to The Open — the final major of the year — as the Claret Jug travels to Royal Liverpool for the first time since 2014. In a season where big names have made big runs, the 2023 Open represents one final opportunity for players to add a major chapter to their storybook careers before the season concludes.
All eyes will be on world No. 2 and 2014 Champion Golfer of the Year Rory McIlroy as he attempts to capture major No. 5. Surpassed by Brooks Koepka at the PGA Championship, McIlroy arrives off a runner-up finish at the U.S. Open and a victory at the Scottish Open in North Berwick.
McIlroy upended Scotland’s own Robert MacIntyre for his 24th career victory, and this week, the hometown crowd will belong to Tommy Fleetwood, who grew up 30 minutes outside Hoylake, England. A holders of numerous major championship scoring records, the Englishman looks to break through for his first in front of friends and family.
Each time Koepka tees it up in a major championship, there is a legitimate chance of new history being written. The PGA Champion eyes No. 6, and should he convert, a green jacket would be the lone piece of clothing missing from a grand slam wardrobe. Jon Rahm would capture his third leg of the career grand slam with a win at Hoylake, while world No. 1 Scottie Scheffler would put a bow on an all-time tee-to-green season by raising the Claret Jug.
Below is an all-inclusive rooting guide for the 2023 Open. Here’s a look at the nine golfers who stand out the most, along their odds to win provided by Caesars Sportsbook.
2023 Open Championship odds to win
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