The 150th Open Championship tees off at St Andrews on Thursday and as ever it is a great competition from a betting point of view, with a huge number of opportunities to bet on.
It will be a celebration of golf as the oldest tournament in the game comes back to the home of golf for its 150th edition. All eyes will be on the return of Tiger Woods, who has won twice at St Andrews but has been struggling with injury in recent times.
It is a good week for the punters, with bookies offering up to top 12 positions for a place (Betfair SB/Paddy Power, Betway) or 11 places (Skybet, Boylesports).
The weather is forecast to be mixed – with some sunshine and showers and moderate winds of 10-15mph.
The Open betting market has Rory McIlroy as favourite at 10/1, coming off a recent win at the Canadian Open and looking to add his first major title since 2014.
Xander Schauffele is next in the betting at 16/1 having won his last three events, including the Scottish Open at the nearby Renaissance Club last week.
If you are looking for some tips for the week, we can recommend the Golf Insider, who has made over 2,000 points profit since starting up in 2014 and has landed some huge winners, including:
- – Marc Warren – WON at 150/1
- – Chris Kirk – WON at 125/1
- – Rasmus Hojgaard – WON at 200/1
- – Andrew Dodt – WON at 150/1
- – Corey Conners – WON at 175/1
- – Cameron Champ – WON at 150/1
They also made over 400 points profit in our live trial of the service, which is superb tipping.
The Golf Insider has been working hard studying the form this week and has some major gambles lined up, which are not to be missed.
Good luck if you do have any punts this week and let’s hope for another enjoyable week of golf watching from the links.