Golf By Rupert Adams

The Open: Rose To Cost Bookies Millions

William Hill can report that Justin Rose (20/1) is by far the worst result for British bookmakers with liabilities of over £500,000 for Hills alone. Tommy Fleetwood (25/1) is the second worst result but perhaps the biggest surprise of the lot has been a move for Padraig Harrington (66/1) who is all but certain to go off as the bookies third worst result.

“It has been a very busy day and the gamble on Justin Rose has gathered pace since the shops opened this morning,” said William Hill spokesman Rupert Adams.

The Open 2017: 16/1 Spieth, 16/1 Fowler, 18/1 D Johnson, 18/1 Rahm, 18/1 Garcia, 20/1 Rose, 22/1 Mcllroy, 25/1 Matsuyama, 25/1 Fleetwood, 28/1 Scott, 33/1 Stenson, 40/1 Koepka, 40/1 Day, 40/1 Casey, 50/1 Noren, 50/1 Leishman, 50/1 Mickelson, 55/1 Oosthuizen, 66/1 Grace, 66/1 Kuchar, 66/1 Harrington, 66/1 Pieters, 70/1 Thomas, 70/1 Cabrera-Bello, 80/1 Snedeker, 80/1 Schwartzel, 80/1 Poulter, 80/1 Westwood, 80/1 Lowry, 80/1 Z Johnson, 90/1 Molinari, 90/1 Fitzpatrick, 100/1 Bar