The 146th Open Championship tees off on Thursday at Carnoustie Golf Club in Scotland and as ever it is a great competition from a betting point of view, with a huge number of opportunities to bet on.
Carnoustie is generally recognised as the toughest course on the Open rota, with the nickname “Carnasty.” It is perhaps most famous for Jean Van de Velde’s collapse on the 18th hole in 1999 that allowed Paul Lawrie to triumph in a playoff.
Although not expected to be anything like as tough this year, the course is still expected to provide a stiff challenge for competitors with plenty of trouble lurking around every corner.
The course is playing firm and fast in classic links fashion and holding the ball on the greens will be a test this week.
The Open betting market – appropriately perhaps – is wide open, with Dustin Johnson the favourite at 12/1, followed by Justin Rose at 16/1 and Rickie Fowler at 18/1.
If you are looking for some tips for the week, we can recommend the following tipsters:
- – Top 20 Golf Tips – has made over £7,200 profit to £10 stakes and an ROI so far in July of 100%.
- – Golf Betting Expert – has made his members an excellent £240 profit per month on average since starting to just £10 stakes.
- – Ultimate Golf Tips – has made over 150 points profit since starting up just this year and that has been made with an incredible return on investment of over 50%.
It is a good week for the punters, with bookies offering up to top 10 positions for a place (with Skybet, Paddy Power, Coral and Bet Bright).
Other bookies offering 8 places include Bet 365, Betfair Sportsbook, 10Bet and Boylesports.
Good luck if you do have any punts this week and let’s hope for another enjoyable week of golf watching from the links.