13 sleeper picks to win at the Open Championship this weekend

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This weekend Carnoustie Golf Links hosts the 2018 Open Championship, inviting the best golfers from around the world to Scotland to compete on the links.

While the top of the field is packed with talented players like Dustin Johnson, Rory McIlroy, and Rickie Fowler that Las Vegas has deemed the favorites to win the tournament, the best value bets are found amongst those with longer odds.

Links golf can cause problems that shake up a leaderboard with one missed shot, and as long as a player can stay out of trouble and navigate the course, the Claret Jug is anybody's to win.

Below are some of the best sleeper picks for bettors looking to find solid value amongst the Open Championship field this weekend. Ranging from odds of 30 1 to 200 1, you can win a lot with just a little if you pick the right player to cut through the competition this year. All lines are courtesy of the Westgate Las Vegas Superbook.Sergio Garcia

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Current odds: 30 1

World Ranking: No. 19

Best Open finish: 2nd T2 2007, 2014

One thing to know: Sergio lost in a playoff to Padraig Harrington the last time Carnoustie Golf Links hosted the Open. His game fits the course and he's had success here before.

Marc Leishman

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Current odds: 40 1

World Ranking: No. 18

Best Open finish: T2 2015

One thing to know: With an unmatched ability to strike powerful, low shots that navigate their way to safety, there's likely not a player in the field whose game is better suited for links golf.

Hideki Matsuyama

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Current odds: 40 1

World Ranking: No. 16

Best Open finish: T6 2013

One thing to know: With seven straight top-20 finishes at majors dating back to 2016, there are few players more consistent on the big stage than Hideki Matsuyama. If he can string his best rounds together, he could contend for the top of the leaderboard.

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