2021 British Open Championship Sleeper Picks

British Open Sleeper PicksTwo of the most searched for terms this week are 2021 British Open Sleeper Picks or 2021 Open Championship Sleeper Picks. Regardless of what you call this PGA Tour major, you need to find sleeper picks and longshots to help you cash in at Big Fantasy Golf Contests. If you are truly going to compete in such a contest, you had better have your sleepers list ready!

Why Do I need Sleeper Picks for the 2021 Open Championship?

When playing fantasy golf, sleeper picks are usually golfers that you find in the lower half of the salary cap list at Top Daily Fantasy Golf Sites. Players under the average price are what you want if you can find them, although you could still look at guys over the average player price depending on what your salary cap strategy is.

If you are going to bet on golf, then you can look at sleeper picks which are generally in the 50-1 to 80-1 range at your favorite oddsmaker. Sleeper picks are still top end PGA Tour golfers that have a legit shot at winning, but aren’t necessarily the favorites.

Guys at 100-1 or higher will generally be longshots to win the Open Championship. The longshots are the guys that somehow qualified, old past champions, or have an exemption to the tournament, but generally the oddsmakers give absolutely no hope of winning the British Open.

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How do I find Sleeper Picks for the 2021 British Open?

The British Open is a links style course and is a different course than any of the ones played in the US or Canada. The weather can play a big factor; there are huge bunkers called Pot Hole or Road Hole Bunkers that can swallow a ball making golfers shoot backwards to get out. Tall, thick rough surrounds the course causing problems and high scores if you miss the fairway. Generally course history isn’t a factor, since the Open Championship rotates amongst 9 golf courses - so it’s usually 5-10 years between repeat visits. The 2019 British Open is even more unique since the tournament is being played at Royal Portrush which hasn't hosted an Open Championship since 1951 so no one will have course histroy to go on.

Although US Players do well at The British Open Championship, European players are more used to playing links style courses and usually have a bit of an advantage each year. Look for golfers that usually make the cut at the Open Championship - as they feel comfortable with the course even though it is different each year.

If all else fails, don’t forget about our friends at GolfStats.com. If you were smart, you would have picked up their full season membership and be reading this from your beach house with all your golf winnings - but, if you haven’t, sign up now - they will give you their expert golf picks for the British Open and some may be in the "Sleeper Pick Price Range" for your fantasy golf contests.

How Do You Use British Open Sleeper Picks For Fantasy Golf?

Claret JugFirst, you need to determine your salary cap strategy. Do you like to take 3 "Top Fantasy Golfers" and then find 3 "Longshot Fantasy Golf Picks" or sleepers to create your 6-golfer lineup? Or do you prefer to create a salary cap game fantasy lineup of players around the $8,300 average at DraftKings.com where you have players from the $7500 - $9,000 average price range.

Next, do your research and pick out players that you think will play well at the Open Championship. When the salary cap is released at DraftKings for their main fantasy golf contest, see how many low cost sleeper picks are worth sticking into a lineup.

Another tip is to look for what the current betting odds for the British Open are for golfers at a betting site. Oddsmakers will set odds and they will move based on where the sharp money is going. If you see a guy that is decent odds but a low cost salary cap pick at DraftKings then that may be an opportunity to take advantage of.

Below, are a couple of golfers that we think will be solid sleeper picks for the Open Championship that you may want to check out in more detail.

2021 British Open Sleeper Picks for Fantasy Golf

Sung-Jai Im 66-1 odds - At 66-1 betting on Im this week is almost a gift. Although he played better at the start of the year and has been pretty average lately, he is still a top 25 golfer in the world and has the talent and the poise to win a major against the best. He’s only played the Open once and missed the cut but all that is justification for you getting 66-1 odds on him. If he’s a low cost salary cap too, he may be a nice pick for your daily fantasy golf lineups as well.

Matthew Wolff 66 - 1 odds Wolff has never played at a British Open but has played well this year in the two toughest majors of the year...both the US Opens. You may not feel great about betting Wolff outright to win but to finish in the Top 20 or some other prop bets - he is worth a look this week.

Henrik Stenson 125-1 odds - Stenson has only missed one cut at the Open Championship since 2005 and won in 2016. He also has four Top 5 finishes in his career. Stenson has not played well this year but as the British Open has shown in the past..a sleeper winning is not unheard of.

Bubba Watson 125-1 odds Has had some good rounds in majors this year and his distance off the tee can cut through the winds on a links course. Again at 125-1 he is a longshot to win but he has major wins on his resume and has had some decent finishes lately. Finished in 30th in his appearance at Royal St George’s in 2011.

Ian Poulter 125-1 odds - Kind of a longshot pick as the Englishman has never had a stellar record at the Open although he has a 2nd and a 3rd place finish on his resume. He’s played well this year and does have a history of popping up on the leaderboard in big events. You never know what can happen at an Open Championship but you know the Englishmen will have a motivation to play well.

Check out our British Open Preview to learn more about the 2021 Open Championship golf course - Royal St. George's- as well as other info which will help you make your fantasy golf picks. Or, just join this Fantasy Golf Contest and take the rest of the year off after you win!