It’s the place where golf began, perhaps the most storied course in the entire sport. St. Andrews, Scotland. It’s the perfect location for the 150th Open Championship, which will tee off at 1:35 a.m. Thursday morning.
FanDuel Sportsbook has numerous offerings for the event, including a welcome offer that provides a “No Sweat First Bet” for new players. (FanDuel does not even require a promo code to activate the bonus.)
With the welcome offer, new players at FanDuel can get up to $1,000 back in free wagers if they don’t win their first bet.
How to Claim FanDuel $1,000 no sweat first bet offer for The Open
New FanDuel customers can simply sign up through our exclusive links to claim the $1,000 No Sweat First Bet.
- Sign up at FanDuel and make your first deposit
- Bet up to $1,000 on your first bet
- Get up to $1,000 back (the amount of your first bet) in free bets if you don’t win your first bet
So new players can bet golf’s Open Championship with some confidence, regardless of how the results turn out.
The Open was last played at St. Andrews in 2015
The Open Championship is the final major on the 2022 PGA betting schedule following the Masters in April, the PGA Championship in May and the U.S. Open in June. Scottie Scheffler won the Masters and Justin Thomas captured the PGA Championship title. Matt Fitzpatrick took home the U.S. Open title.
All three will be playing in this week’s tournament, along with last year’s Open champion Collin Morikawa. So despite the recent controversy about some golfers defecting to Saudi Arabia’s LIV tour, the Open Championship field is loaded.
St. Andrews is hosting the Open Championship for the 30th time. The par 72 course is 7,313 yards long, just 16 yards longer than the last time the Open was played there. In 2015, Zach Johnson won the Open’s most recent stop at St. Andrews, defeating Marc Leishman and Louis Oosthuizen in a four-hole playoff.
This year, the weather could play a major role at the Open Championship (as it often does), with strong winds capable of wrecking golf rounds.
FanDuel promo might pair well with a futures bet
For new players taking advantage of the FanDuel promo, one simple wager is to make a futures bet on the eventual champion.
At present, Rory McIlroy (the 2014 champion) is the favorite at FanDuel Sportsbook to win this year’s Open Championship with odds of +1000.
Xander Schauffele (+1400) and Jordan Spieth (+1500), who won the Open in 2017, are close behind. Pricing for the rest of the field’s top 25 is as follows:
- Jon Rahm: +1600
- Scottie Scheffler: +1600
- Matthew Fitzpatrick: +1800
- Shane Lowry: +2000
- Justin Thomas: +2100
- Cameron Smith: +2200
- Patrick Cantlay: +2400
- Will Zalatoris: +2600
- Tommy Fleetwood: +2800
- Collin Morikawa: +2800
- Dustin Johnson: +3200
- Tyrrell Hatton: +3400
- Tony Finau: +3400
- Joaquin Niemann: +3700
- Hideki Matsuyama: +3700
- Louis Oosthuizen: +4000
- Sam Burns: +4000
- Brooks Koepka: +4200
- Viktor Hovland: +4500
- Max Homa: +4500
- Ryan Fox: +5500
- Justin Rose/Robert MacIntyre: +6000
Tiger Woods, who is playing in just his third tournament of the season after recovering from various injuries, is listed at +6500. Other notable golfers include Bryson Dechambeau (+6500) and Phil Mickelson (+21000). Odds are also available on many other golfers as well.
FanDuel has a promo for existing players too
Existing players can take advantage of another incentive at FanDuel. Players who place a pre-live, straight, outright wager on the Open Championship can get a $25 refund in free bets if your golfer loses but still finishes in the top 20.
(Refunds will be credited within 72 hours of the tournament’s conclusion and will be issued as non-withdrawable free bets that expire 7 days after receipt).
In addition to the odds on the eventual champion, FanDuel also has pricing posted on a variety of other wagers. Those include:
- Match bets (pairing two golfers head to head)
- The Round 1 leader
- Finishing position (Top 5, Top 10, Top 30, Top 40)
- Group Betting
- Top European/Irish/Asian/U.S. Player
- Make/Miss Cut
Furthermore, FanDuel also has numerous tournament specials specific to the Open Championship. Here are a few of the more interesting ones:
- Rory McIlroy or Jordan Spieth to win: +600
- Any 2 of Justin Rose, Tiger Woods & Thomas Pieters top 20 finish (includes ties): +480
- Jordan Spieth, Jon Rahm, and Justin Thomas all top 10 finish (includes ties): +3000
FanDuel Odds Boost: Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy, and Will Zalatoris to Each Make the Cut: +200
The Open Championship will air on NBC’s family of networks
Television coverage of the Open Championship will be shared between NBC’s Peacock streaming service, the USA Network, and NBC.
On Sunday, NBC will host the majority of the final round, with a broadcast beginning at 7 a.m.
If you’re lucky, your futures pick for the tournament’s championship will be in the mix then.
And if you’re a first timer playing with the FanDuel promo, you have a safety net already built in.
You can enjoy the golf – without sweating the result too hard.
Lead image credit: AP Photo/Peter Morrison