Jordan Spieth Currently 6/1 To Win Tournament

Published on June 23rd, 2015 8:56 pm EST

The Open 2015 - Logo - St AndrewsDespite the fact that Jordan Spieth has won the Masters AND the US Open so far this season, Rory McIlroy is still the odds-on favourite to win the British Open, which gets underway in mid-July.

While Jordan Spieth has significantly closed the gap on Rory McIlroy in the world golf rankings over the past month or so, McIlroy remains the world's #1 player. For that reason, McIlroy is still the favourite to win at the British Open, despite the fact that Spieth is 50% of the way towards a "Grand Slam".

Rory McIlroy is the defending British Open champion and knows what it takes to win in those challenging conditions. Even the most talented and prepared of golfers can see their games evaporate in the wind and rain and challenging bunkers that the British Open can provide.

Can the superbly talented Jordan Spieth overcome the elements to win yet another Grand Slam event, or will McIlroy re-assert his dominance over the rest of the tour?

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Here are the players with the best odds of winning the British Open this year:

Rory McIlroy, 9/2
Jordan Spieth, 6/1
Dustin Johnson, 12/1
Adam Scott, 16/1
Justin Rose, 16/1
Louis Oosthuizen, 20/1
Henrik Stenson, 25/1
Jason Day, 25/1
Martin Kaymer, 25/1
Phil Mickelson, 25/1

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There are a number of compelling storylines heading into this event, including:

-Jordan Spieth's chase of the Grand Slam

-Rory McIlroy and his attempt to defend his championship

-Dustin Johnson - will he be able to get over his dramatic second place finish at the US Open?

-Tiger Woods - will he be able to get his game back after a couple of disastrous events?

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This year's British Open is seemingly providing us with even more drama than usual.

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