The 2015 Women’s British Open golf major is taking place this week from July 30 to August 2, 2015, at the Trump Turnberry golf resort located along the coast at Turnberry Bay along the southern part of the Firth of Clyde in southwestern Scotland in the town of South Ayrshire. Here is a list of the betting odds for the women golfers to win the 2015 Women’s British Open at Trump Turnberry in Scotland.
I’ve listed all the women golfers with odds of 100 to 1 or less with comments. I’ve also listed a couple of other notable women golfers with much higher odds who already have won this tournament or have done something notable in golf recently. Good luck to all the women golfers and especially all the bettors this week at the 2015 Women’s British Open!
1. Inbee Park – 15/2 odds
At odds of 15 to 2 to 1, Inbee Park is the betting favorite to win the 2015 Women’s British Open. Inbee Park has won six majors so far in her career, but she has yet to win the Women’s British Open. Inbee’s best finish in this major was a second place in 2012. Inbee Park has three wins so far in 2015 including her latest major at the 2015 Women’s PGA Championship in June.
2. Lydia Ko – 10 to 1
Lydia Ko comes into the 2015 Women’s British Open off a fourth place finish at the just played Ladies Scottish Open. At age 18, Lydia Ko already has nine wins combined on the LPGA and LET (Ladies European Tour) Tours but she has yet to win a major. Lydia’s best finish so far at the Women’s British Open was a tie for 17th in 2012.
3. Stacy Lewis – 12 to 1
Stacy Lewis won the Women’s British Open in 2013 at St. Andrews which must have been a huge thrill for her. Stacy also won the 2011 ANA Inspiration (called the Kraft Nabisco Championship then) so she is gunning for her third career major here. The problem with Stacy Lewis is that she has not won a tournament in over a year now. She did lose in a playoff at the 2015 ANA Inspiration in April.
T-4. Suzann Pettersen – 16 to 1
Suzann Pettersen had a two-shot lead going into the final round of the 2015 Ladies Scottish Open last week but she fired a lousy 74 in her final round and lost to Rebecca Artis by two strokes. Suzann has won two majors and 21 times on the LPGA and LET Tours combined including a win at the 2015 Manulife LPGA Classic in June. Suzann’s best finish at the Women’s British Open was her second place finish last year at Royal Birkdale.
T-4. So Yeon Ryu – 16 to 1
So Yeon Ryu comes into this major off a very fine fourth place showing at the Meijer LPGA Classic last week. So Yeon won the U.S. Women’s Open in 2011 for her only major win to date. So Yeon Ryu has three wins on the LPGA Tour with her last win coming 11 months ago. She’s a threat here, though, because she won the 2015 World Ladies Championship a few months ago on the LET.
6. Hyo Joo Kim – 20 to 1
Hyo Joo Kim won the Evian Championship last September for her first career major. She is making her Women’s British Open debut this week. She has won twice on the LPGA Tour including the 2015 JTBC Founders Cup and Hyo Joo Kim just won the 2015 Kumho Tire Ladies Open in South Korea on July 5, 2015.
7. Lexi Thompson – 25 to 1
Lexi Thompson comes into the 2015 Women’s British Open fresh off her impressive win in the 2015 Meijer LPGA Classic. Lexi made this author look like a genius with her win as I said in last week’s article about the LPGA odds for the Meijer LPGA Classic that Lexi had not won a tournament for over a year and she was due to win again pretty soon. Lexi Thompson won the 2014 ANA Inspiration for her one major win so far. Her best finish at the Women’s British Open to date is a 17th place tie in 2012.
T-8. Anna Nordqvist – 28 to 1
Anna Nordqvist comes into this major off a tie for 33rd showing last week at the 2015 Meijer LPGA Classic. Anna has one career major win which came in 2009 at the Women’s PGA Championship. She won the 2015 ShopRite LPGA Classic at the end of May for her fifth LPGA win. I’m leery of Anna Nordqvist this week after her poor showing last week.
T-8. Shanshan Feng – 28 to 1
Shanshan Feng from China tied for second at the 2014 Women’s British Open for her best showing yet in this major. Shanshan won the 2012 Women’s PGA Championship for her one career major to date. She has won four times on both the LPGA and LET Tours so far in her career plus she has five more wins in Japan.
T-8. Brooke Henderson – 28 to 1
Young 17 year old Canadian golfer Brooke Henderson has yet to win on the LPGA Tour but she has a third and two fifth place finishes this year in tournaments. One of the fifth place finishes was at the 2015 U.S. Women’s Open. This is her first try at winning the Women’s British Open. She’s a tough bet this week in my eyes.
T-8. In Gee Chun – 28 to 1
In Gee Chun from South Korea won the 2015 U.S. Women’s Open at the Lancaster Country Club less than one month ago. The win was worth a whopping $810,000 for In Gee Chun as the USGA has really raised the purse for the women golfers over the last few years. Can In Gee Chun win this major too?
T-12. Cristie Kerr, Na Yeon Choi, Karrie Webb, Amy Yang – 33 to 1 odds each
Karrie Webb won this tournament twice in 1995 and 1997 but it was not considered an LPGA major during those years. Amy Yang played very well at the 2015 U.S. Women’s Open but she faltered late and surrendered her lead to In Gee Chun on the back nine in the final round. Cristie Kerr has won two majors and 17 times on the LPGA Tour but her best finish at the Women’s British Open is a tie for second in 2006. Na Yeon Choi has nine wins including a major on the LPGA Tour. Her best finish here was a tie for second in 2013. She’s looks dangerous here to me.
T-16. Morgan Pressel, Sei Young Kim, Azahara Munoz, Minjee Lee – 40 to 1
Morgan Pressel won the ANA Inspiration in 2007 for a major win but she only has two wins on tour and her best finish here was a fourth place tie in 2013. Sei Young Kim makes her Women’s British Open debut this year and she has already won twice on the LPGA Tour this year. Azahara Munoz’s best finish here was a tie for 12th last year. Minjee Lee won the 2015 Kingsmill Championship but she missed the cut here last year.
T-20. Lizette Salas, Ha Na Jang, Brittany Lincicome, Chella Choi, Brittany Lang, Angela Stanford – 50 to 1
Lizette Salas could not hold a four-stroke lead last week after three rounds in the Meijer Classic. Brittany Lincicome won the ANA Inspiration in 2015 for her second win in that tournament and second career major but here best here is a tie for 9th in 2010. Chella Choi won for the first time on tour two weeks ago. Her best finish here is a tie for 10th in 2012. Brittany Lang has just one win on tour which came in 2012 but she was second here in 2011. Angela Stanford was tied for fifth here last year but she has not won on tour since 2012.
T-26. Q Baek, Julieta Granada, Gerina Piller, Alison Lee, Jenny Shin, Catriona Matthew, Michelle Wie – 66 to 1
Q Baek makes her Women’s British Open debut this week. Julieta Granada has one win on tour which came in 2006 but she was fifth here last year. Gerina Piller has yet to win on tour but she was a very good second last week to Lexi Thompson at the Meijer LPGA Classic. Alison Lee is a rookie who finished eighth last week. Catriona Matthew won the Women’s British Open in 2009 but she has not won tour since 2011. Michelle Wie has great talent but she’s battling a hip injury and is a risky bet this week.
T-33. Charley Hull, Hee Young Park, Paula Creamer, Ilhee Lee, Shiho Oyama – 80 to 1
Charley Hull tied for 12th last year in this tournament. Hee Young Park tied for 2nd in this major in 2013. Paula Creamer is a very accomplished golfer but she’s only won once on tour since 2010. Ilhee Lee has only win on tour and she has never played well in this major. Shiho Oyama from Japan was fifth at the 2015 U.S. Women’s Open.
T-38. Mika Miyazato, Mo Martin, Caroline Masson, Sandra Gal – 100 to 1
Mo Martin won the 2014 British Open at Royal Birkdale by one stroke over Shanshan Feng and Suzann Pettersen. It would be something if she could repeat here but her 2015 Women’s British Open win is the only win of her LPGA career. Caroline Masson has just one win in her career on the LET Tour. Sandra Gal and Mika Miyazato both have just one win each in their careers on the LPGA Tour.
- Yani Tseng – 125 to 1 odds
Yani Tseng has won the Women’s British Open twice in 2010 and 2011 and she has odds of 125 to 1 to win the 2015 Women’s British Open. Yani has not won on the LPGA Tour since 2012. She won a tournament in Taiwan in January of 2014 for her last golf tournament win anywhere.
- Rebecca Artis – 125 to 1 odds
Rebecca Artis from Australia just won the Ladies Scottish Open at Dundonald Links in Troon Scotland on July 26, 2015, and she is 125 to 1 odds to win again this week. Rebecca was six strokes behind Suzann Pettersen entering the final round at the Ladies Scottish Open and she fired a -6 under final round to beat Suzann by two strokes. The win was the second for Rebecca Artis and both wins have come on the Ladies European Tour (her other win was in 2013).