Jordan Speith and Rory McIlroy best backed players for Open glory

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Colin Montgomerie has also been heavily backed for a fairytale win.

Jordan Speith and Rory McIlroy have been the best backed players to win the 145th Open Championship although it is Colin Montgomerie who is the worst result for the bookies.

He is 150/1 with William Hill to win the Open and while he has not attracted huge sums of money, he has attracted more than a few romantic pounds.

“Monty is not thought to have a huge chance of winning however it is his home course and perhaps the last time he will play there in the Open,” said William hill spokesman Joe Crilly.

“In a year full of sporting fairy tales, our punters are backing another one to take place this weekend.” 

 145th Open winner:

9/1 Dustin Johnson

9/1 Jason Day

10/1 Rory McIlroy

12/1 Jordan Speith

25/1 Adam Scott

25/1 Sergio Garcia

28/1 Branden Grace

28/1 Henrik Stenson

28/1 Rickie Fowler

33/1 Justin Rose

40/1 Lee Westwood

40/1 Louis Oosthuizen

40/1 Phil Mickelson

45/1 Martin Kaymer

45/1 Shane Lowry

50/1 Danny Willett

50/1 Matt Kuchar

66/1 BAR