By Skip Charles in Vegas
Jon Rahm is the clear-cut favorite at the 149th Open starting Thursday at Royal St. George’s.
He is 7-1 at Caesars Sportsbook by William Hill. No other golfer has single-digit odds.
Bryson DeChambeau is next at 14-1, followed by Dustin Johnson at 15-1. Rory McIlroy, Xander Schauffele and Brooks Koepka are each 16-1. Jordan Spieth is 18-1, and Justin Thomas is 20-1.
Rahm has been in top form since early June. He had a commanding 6-shot lead heading into the final round at the Memorial Tournament, before being forced to withdraw after testing positive for COVID-19. Upon returning from quarantine, he won the U.S. Open, his first major, and finished seventh last week at the Scottish Open.