2015 Open Golf Betting Tips & Championship Preview
It’s time for all serious golf fans to park themselves in front of the TV for 4 days as the Open Championship rolls into St Andrews, and thanks to our ante-post bets (advised December 30th) hopefully some of you will be sitting on some great value bets:
Ricky Fowler advised @ 28/1 now 18/1
Louis Oosthuizen advised @ 60/1 now 25/1
Brandon Grace advised @ 200/1 now 45/1
Martin Kaymer advised @ 40/1 now 40/1 (okay, so nobody’s perfect)
Of course that doesn’t mean any of our ante-post tips are going to win, but it certainly adds an extra layer of excitement to this year’s Championship. Those each-way bets are also only paying 5 place so, with some bookies now offering each-way terms up to 8-places, I’m going to advise some top-up bets.
Henrik Stenson 2 points each-way @ 20/1 (Betfair Sportsbook) ¼ odds 8-places
The likeable Swede has finished in the top-3 three times at the Open including here in 2010, proving he’s got the long-game to be competitive. He comes here in good form too after finishing 2nd on his last start – and could well pick-up a deserved first major.
Paul Casey 1 point each-way @ 40/1 (Betfred) ¼ odds 6-places
The Englishman finished 3rd alongside Stenson in 2010, and is having the most consistent year of his career. He was also in with a real chance in 2010 until he blew-it with a final round 75. Hopefully he’ll show more steely nerves if he gets himself in contention again.
Tommy Fleetwood 1 point each-way @ 80/1 (Betfred) ¼ odds 6-places
The young Englishman continues to impress most weeks, but it is his scoring at St Andrews in the Dunhill Links Championship that suggests he’s no forlorn hope here if the big occasion doesn’t get to him.
JB Holmes 1 point each-way @ 90/1 (Stan James) ¼ odds 7-places
The grip-it-and-rip-it style American is very much in the same mold as previous winner John Daly, and he’s had the best year of his career so far. 27th and 22nd in his last two events suggest he’s been keeping a low profile before an event he’ll be quietly fancying himself for after finishing in the top-20 in 2010.
Alexander Levy 1 point each-way @ 300/1 (Skybet) ¼ odds 7-places
Another grip-it-and-rip-it merchant who has the power to make an impact here if he gets hot. He may well blow-in or blow-out – but his price is too big to resist.
Retief Goosen 3 points top-20 finish @ 8/1 (Stan James)
The dual major winning South African has stacks of decent form here including 6th in 2010 and 5th in 2005. He’s also had a resurgence on the PGA Tour this year, posting several decent finishes, including 4th two starts back.