British Open 2019 odds, picks: Tiger Woods projection from same model that nailed two straight majors

The 2019 British Open, also known as the Open Championship, will be held at Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland next week and 156 players in a stacked field will vie for a chance to hoist the Claret Jug. There are plenty of legitimate contenders in this year’s 2019 Open Championship field, with 29 getting 60-1 odds or better including recent major champions like Sergio Garcia (60-1), Justin Thomas (30-1) and Gary Woodland (50-1). However, four-time major champions Brooks Koepka and Rory McIlroy are installed as the co-favorites at 8-1 in the latest 2019 Open Championship odds. Koepka’s four majors have all come since 2017, while McIlroy is playing lights-out golf and has held the course record (61) at Royal Portrush since he was 16. The first 2019 Open tee times are on Thursday, July 18. So before you make your 2019 Open Championship picks, see the latest PGA predictions from the proven computer model at SportsLine.

SportsLine’s prediction model, built by DFS pro Mike McClure, has nailed the last two majors entering the weekend. It predicted Gary Woodland’s first career major championship at the U.S. Open even though he wasn’t the favorite entering the weekend. The result: Woodland held off a late charge from Koepka and won by three strokes. The model also called Koepka’s historic victory at the 2019 PGA Championship, predicting he’d hold his lead in the home stretch. In all, their advanced computer model has nailed a whopping six majors entering the weekend, and anyone who has followed it is way up.

Now with the 2019 Open Championship field taking shape, SportsLine simulated the event 10,000 times, and the results were surprising. One huge shocker the model is calling for: Tiger Woods, a three-time champion and one of the top Vegas favorites, stumbles big-time and doesn’t even crack the top 10 at Royal Portrush.

Woods won his 15th major championship earlier this year at the Masters. It was his first major title since the 2008 U.S. Open and the first time in his career he came from behind to win a major. Woods can tie Sam Snead with 82 career PGA Tour victories with a win at Royal Portrush, which is hosting the Open for the fist time since 1951.

Woods has 10 career top-10 finishes at this major, but the Open Championship 2019 will be his first start since finishing 21st at the U.S. Open in June. He’s played in just three tournaments since his victory at Augusta, finishing outside the top 20 in two of them. SportsLine’s model says he won’t earn his 16th career major championship at the Open 2019 and sees far better values in a loaded field.

Another surprise: Jason Day, a 40-1 long shot, makes a strong run at the Open Championship 2019 title. He’s a target for anyone looking for a huge payday.

Day won the PGA Championship four years ago and is having an impressive season despite ongoing back issues. He finished eighth at the Travelers Championship late last month and hasn’t been worse than 23rd in any of the three majors this season. Day was fifth in the Masters, 23rd in the PGA Championship, and 21st in the U.S. Open.

In fact, Day has made a habit of making sure he’s on the first few pages of the leaderboard, with two-dozen top-25 finishes in 36 career majors. He’s made the cut in every Open Championship he’s played, and his game is in solid form right now, as he’s eighth on the PGA Tour in greens in regulation (70.41 percent) and 10th in strokes-gained off the tee per round (.648).

Also, the model says five other golfers with Open Championship odds of 20-1 or longer will make a strong run at the title. Anyone who backs these underdogs could hit it big.

So who will win the British Open 2019, and which long shots stun the golfing world? Check out the odds below and visit SportsLine now to see the projected 2019 British Open leaderboard from the model that’s nailed two straight golf majors, and find out.

Brooks Koepka 8-1
Rory McIlroy 8-1
Dustin Johnson 12-1
Jon Rahm 14-1
Tiger Woods 16-1
Justin Rose 20-1
Francesco Molinari 20-1
Rickie Fowler 25-1
Xander Schauffele 25-1
Patrick Cantlay 25-1
Tommy Fleetwood 25-1
Jordan Spieth 30-1
Justin Thomas 30-1
Adam Scott 30-1
Louis Oosthuizen 30-1
Bryson DeCahmbeau 30-1
Jason Day 40-1
Hideki Matsuyama 40-1
Matt Kuchar 40-1
Henrik Stenson 50-1
Paul Casey 50-1
Graeme McDowell 50-1
Gary Woodland 50-1
Matt Wallace 50-1
Marc Leishman 60-1
Sergio Garcia 60-1
Tony Finau 60-1
Shane Lowry 60-1
Patrick Reed 60-1

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All Star Game 2019 Live

All Star Game 2019 Live: The MLB All-Star break begins with the annual Home Run Derby at 8:00 p.m. ET on Monday night. The American League goes for its seventh straight win in the Mid-Summer Classic on Tuesday when the 2019 MLB All-Star Game takes place. The Major League Baseball All-Star Game returns to Cleveland for the sixth In fact, the NL’s starting lineup is the youngest in All-Star Game.

The Major League Baseball All-Star Game is coming up this week in Cleveland. Last Sunday, MLB revealed full rosters for the 90th Midsummer Classic, and the league added three American League injury replacements on Wednesday. The 2019 All-Star Game will take place Tuesday, July 9 at Progressive Field. The Home Run Derby is one day earlier (contestants here) and things officially got started Sunday, July 7 with the Futures Game (rosters here).

Here are the full 2019 All-Star Game rosters. Be sure to refresh this page as replacement players are named in the coming days.

Major League Baseball announced Friday that Sabathia, the New York Yankees’ left-handed pitcher who will retire at the end of this season, will be participating in events associated with next week’s game at Cleveland’s Progressive Field.

A Cleveland Indians first-round draft pick in 1998, Sabathia spent parts of the first eight seasons of his career pitching at the ballpark before he was traded to Milwaukee late in the 2008 season. The next year, he signed as a free agent with New York, helping lead the Yankees to their most recent World Series.

“Major League Baseball normally doesn’t do things like this,” Sabathia said. “So to be the guy that they’re honoring is good. It feels awesome.”

Although he was not voted into the All-Star Game, Sabathia and his family were invited to the game by the commissioner’s office to be “recognized for his contributions to the game and his longtime service to the community.” He’ll be honored before the game Tuesday.

Sabathia first learned about the league’s hope to have him at the game through American League team manager and Boston Red Sox skipper Alex Cora. On a phone call a couple of weeks ago, Cora asked Sabathia if he’d like to be at the game. The 38-year-old pitcher said yes.

He still isn’t sure what his full role will be at the game, but Sabathia envisions it will entail being the league’s primary ambassador of various events during the week.

“I just know I’ll be there,” Sabathia said. “Maybe, I guess, like Alex said, to be like an honorary coach or something, just to be around. Be there for the Home Run Derby, be there for the game. But just to be around and to have MLB want to recognize my career is a good thing.”

Sabathia’s current manager and former Indians teammate, Aaron Boone, said he knew something was in the works for a while to get the southpaw back to his first big league city for the Midsummer Classic.

“Very deserving, very fitting,” Boone said. “It’ll be a lot of fun to watch it from afar.”

Added commissioner Rob Manfred in a statement: “We are delighted that CC and his family will join us in Cleveland, where his major league career began. We look forward to celebrating his many accomplishments during our All-Star Game festivities.”

Sabathia has made six All-Star Game appearances throughout his career and has won a Cy Young Award. Earlier this season, he surpassed the 3,000-strikeout plateau and earned his 250th career win. Having accomplished both feats could be enough to make him an eventual Hall of Famer.

CLEVELAND — Pete Alonso had a pretty good night. A fun evening in the middle of what he called a fantasy season so far. After all, the rookie first baseman for the New York Mets hit three walk-off homers to win the 2019 Home Run Derby.

In the first round, matched up against hometown hero Carlos Santana of the Cleveland Indians, Alonso hit his 14th home run with one second left on the clock, eliminating Santana, earning a chest-bump from his cousin Derek Morgan, his pitcher for the evening, and receiving a chorus of boos from Cleveland fans who were disappointed in Santana’s early exit.

“I didn’t think I’d ever be booed at a Home Run Derby, to be honest with you,” Alonso said. “But I guess that’s the hometown home cooking. Dealt with some adversity but we overcame, and pretty much just survive and advance. That was it.”

Alonso’s task in the second round was a little more difficult. His opponent, Atlanta Braves sophomore sensation Ronald Acuna Jr., blasted 19 home runs, a total that would have won all but one matchup in last season’s Home Run Derby. More than halfway through the four-minute round, Alonso had just seven home runs. He called a timeout at the 1:49 mark. Then he heated up. With 30 seconds remaining, Alonso was up to 15 home runs. And as the clock dwindled down to zero, he homered on his final two swings, with No. 20 a towering 453-foot blast that landed in the trees beyond the center-field fence.

MLB All Star Game 2019 Live

MLB All Star Game 2019 Live: The 90th edition of Major League Baseball’s All-Star Game is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Tuesday night, July 9.

The AL goes for its seventh straight win. There are 36 first-time All-Stars in this year’s game.

2019 MLB All-Star Game
Where: Progressive Field; Cleveland
When: 7:30 p.m. ET on Tuesday, July 9
TV: FOX
Streaming: fuboTV (try for free)
Highlights: CBS Sports HQ

So who wins the All-Star Game? Visit SportsLine now to see the Midsummer Classic predictions from baseball analytics expert John Bollman.

Alex Cora of the defending World Series champion Boston Red Sox will manage the American League, and Dave Roberts of the Los Angeles Dodgers will manage the National League for the second consecutive year.

The All-Star festivities kicked off with Sunday’s Futures Game (here are takeaways from the game), followed by Monday’s Home Run Derby (won by Mets rookie Pete Alonso) and the week will close out with its biggest event — the 2019 Major League Baseball All-Star Game. This year’s All-Star Game is the 90th Midsummer Classic, and it’s hosted by the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field. It’s also the first time an American League team has hosted the All-Star Game since 2014 as the AL goes for its seventh straight win. There are 36 first-time All-Stars in this year’s game.

2019 MLB All-Star Game
Where: Progressive Field; Cleveland
When: 7:30 p.m. ET on Tuesday, July 9
TV: FOX
Streaming: fuboTV (try for free)
Highlights: CBS Sports HQ

So who wins the All-Star Game? Visit SportsLine now to see the Midsummer Classic predictions from baseball analytics expert John Bollman.

Alex Cora of the defending World Series champion Boston Red Sox will manage the American League, and Dave Roberts of the Los Angeles Dodgers will manage the National League for the second consecutive year.

The starters for the All-Star Game were revealed late last month after this year’s introduction of a new format for fan voting, and the full AL and NL rosters have been known for more than a week. But, on Monday, Cora and Roberts both unveiled their batting orders and starting pitchers for Tuesday’s matchup.

On the mound, Astros’ Justin Verlander will get the start for the AL and will face Dodgers’ Hyun-jin Ryu of the NL. The pitching matchup between Verlander, 36, (the oldest All-Star this year) and Ryu, 32, marks just the ninth time ever, and the first time since the 2001 All-Star Game (Randy Johnson, Roger Clemens), that the game features two starters age 32 or older. Here are the full starting lineups for both teams.

All-Star lineups
National League

Christian Yelich, LF, Brewers
Javier Baez, SS, Cubs
Freddie Freeman, 1B, Braves
Cody Bellinger, RF, Dodgers
Nolan Arenado, 3B, Rockies
Josh Bell, DH, Pirates
Willson Contreras, C, Cubs
Ketel Marte, 2B, Diamondbacks
Ronald Acuna Jr., CF, Braves
SP: Hyun-jin Ryu, Dodgers

American League

George Springer, RF, Astros
DJ LeMahieu, 2B, Yankees
Mike Trout, CF, Angels
Carlos Santana, 1B, Indians
J.D. Martinez, DH, Red Sox
Alex Bregman, 3B, Astros
Gary Sanchez, C, Yankees
Michael Brantley, LF, Astros
Jorge Polanco, SS, Twins
SP: Justin Verlander, Astros

Playing in front of their hometown crowd will be Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor, first baseman Carlos Santana (who also participated in the Home Run Derby), reliever Brad Hand and starting pitcher Shane Bieber.

The starters for the All-Star Game were revealed late last month after this year’s introduction of a new format for fan voting, and the full AL and NL rosters have been known for more than a week. But, on Monday, Cora and Roberts both unveiled their batting orders and starting pitchers for Tuesday’s matchup.

US Open 2019

This is the time to see The US Open 2019 Golf championship at Pebble Beach. The US Open 2019 golf begins with the biggest event in golf coming off wins and high finishes galore, surging the buzz around the year’s third major. Tiger Woods is in the conversation again, as are Justin Thomas, Phil Mickelson, Jordan Spieth, Rory McIlroy, Dustin Johnson, Justin Rose, Jason Day, Sergio Garcia, Bubba Watson and many more top players.

The US Open Golf 2019 TV schedule is something a lot of golf fans have come to know with Fox and Fox Sports 1 airing the championship now for the fifth year. It’s predictable for a reason, and Fox and Fox Sports 1 air four days of live golf action from Pebble Beach Golf Links. Fox Sports 1 has TV coverage of Thursday’s first round and Friday’s second round, with Fox airing coverage of the latter portion of Thursday and Friday coverage, as well all of Saturday’s third round and Sunday’s final round.

US Open Golf 2019 TV schedule, times, channels

Thursday, June 13
12:30pm – 7:30pm on FS1
7:30pm – 10:30PM on Fox

Friday, June 14
12:30pm – 7:30pm on FS1
7:30pm – 10:30PM on Fox

Saturday, June 15
12:00pm – 10:00pm on Fox

Sunday, June 16
2:00pm – 10:00pm on Fox

The U.S. Open at Pebble Beach has arrived! Check out our 2019 U.S. Open viewer’s guide below, featuring tee times, a full TV and streaming schedule, and everything else you need to know to watch the U.S. Open.

Tiger Woods is back in action to try and capture his second major title of the year and the 16th of his career. But Brooks Koepka is also trying to capture his second major of 2019 this week. If Koepka wins, it will be his third-straight U.S. Open victory, matching Tiger’s career total.

That’s not to say Tiger and Brooks are the only players with a chance this week. Dustin Johnson would love to avenge his collapse at the 2010 Pebble Open. Phil Mickelson would complete the career grand slam with a win at Pebble in his home state of California. Meanwhile, Rory McIlroy is fresh off a win at the RBC Canadian Open and hungry for his second U.S. Open title.

To win this week, he’ll have to beat the likes of defending champion Brooks Koepka, who can become the second player in history to win three-straight U.S. Opens this week. And don’t forget 2011 U.S. Open champion Rory McIlroy, who is coming of a dominant seven-shot victory at the RBC Canadian Open.

The 2019 U.S. Open will be the seventh played at Pebble Beach Golf Links. The top names in the game are on-hand, and 2019 U.S. Open tee times begin at 9:45 a.m. ET on Thursday and run throughout the day. After second-place finishes at the Masters and PGA Championship, Dustin Johnson will be looking to capture his second U.S. Open title this week. Johnson won the 2016 edition at Oakmont and enters the U.S. Open 2019 as the No. 2 player in the world after a win at the WGC-Mexico Championship and seven top-10s in 12 starts. He’s the favorite at 7-1 in the latest 2019 U.S. Open odds. However, it’s a competitive 2019 U.S. Open field, with 15 players currently listed with odds of 30-1 or shorter. That includes several pros looking for their first major like Patrick Cantlay (16-1), Rickie Fowler (20-1), Jon Rahm (25-1) and Xander Schauffele (25-1). Before you make your 2019 U.S. Open picks or enter a PGA DFS tournament on sites like DraftKings and FanDuel, be sure to see the predictions from SportsLine’s legendary golf expert Sal Johnson.