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Two-ball picks for Sunday's final round of the 2021 British Open

British Open Sunday 2-Ball Picks: British Open Predictions & Odds

It’s been a difficult British Open from a betting perspective. We’re used to harsh, damp, windy and brisk conditions when the world’s best golfers head across the pond for the only major outside the US. But, that has hardly been the case this year.

As is such, there are low scores out there and those atop the British Open leaderboard have been taking advantage of them.

Louis Oosthuizen leads the field at 12-under par through three rounds. Collin Moriakawa is just one stroke back in second place after a six-under in Saturday’s second round. Meanwhile. Jordan Spieth sits in third at nine-under par.

What can we expect on Sunday? There are going to be a lot players looking to climb the boards, especially with so many in striking distance.

It’s time for some British Open 2-ball picks for Sunday’s final round.

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Sunday British Open 2-Ball Picks & Predictions

Rickie Fowler to Beat Sam Burns @ +115

This is the tail of two golfers that absolutely fell apart on Saturday during the third round of the British Open. Both Sam Burns and Rickie Fowler needed to make moves on moving day, and they did, but they moved in the wrong direction.

Fowler shot a five-over par to move to six-over for the tournament. Meanwhile, Burns came into the day at even-par and shot six-over to officially put himself out of contention for the British Open.

In Round 3, Burns couldn’t drive the ball to save his life and he was even worse at putting. Burns averaged two full putts per GIR. Meanwhile, it was the driver that did Fowler dirty as he hit just 21.43% of fairways on Saturday.

Fowler is not a great driver of the golf ball, but he’s 85th on Tour in Strokes Gained: Off The Tee. He will be better on Sunday and should be able to correct his poor play from Saturday.

Rory McIlroy to Beat Sam Horsfield @ -175

I know, this price isn’t great. But, FanDuel has McIlroy at -168 to beat Justin Thomas on Sunday and I can get him at just a slightly worse price to beat a much worse golfer than JT, so I’m hopping on it for what will hopefully be an easy win.

It’s a shame Rory finished his third round on Saturday the way he did, because he looked like he was headed toward making a run at the leader. McIlroy went out in 31, shooting five birdies on the front nine and looking like vintage Rory. But a 38 on the back killed his momentum.

Sam Horsfield had almost the exact opposite experience, going out in 36 and coming in with a 33 on the back nine at Royal St. George’s.

It’s the British Open and there will be tons of people there rooting on McIlroy to finish strong. I’m banking on him putting it all together and playing a complete 18 holes on Sunday.

Jordan Spieth to Beat Corey Conners @ -152

-152 isn’t great, but I would have considered taking this at a much higher price. Jordan Spieth is a competitor. He loves high-pressure moments and I truly believe that he will have a say in how this thing is decided when it’s all said and done come Sunday.

Unfortunately, I have to bet against Correy Conners, who I think is awesome, but I just have a feeling we’re going to be in for a big Sunday from Spieth.

If Spieth didn’t literally miss a two-foot putt on Saturday this price would be much shorter and we’d be sitting here talking about what a great round he played. Unfortunately, he stumbled on the final two holes so here we are.

Either way, give me Jordan Spieth in the final round of a major over almost anyone on Tour.

*As of 5:45 pm ET the odds for Morikawa vs. Oosthuizen haven’t been released. But, I think Morikawa wins it on Sunday. So I’m riding with him whenever the market becomes available*

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Brian is a sports journalist with close to ten years of experience in the business. A lifelong Philadelphia sports fan with a passion for all things sports gambling.


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