I love betting on golf and with the 2012 British Open just a couple of days away I thought I would put together a quick post with my predictions for the Open Championship so all of our readers have a chance to make some money off the bookies on this event.
I know it might seem a bit crazy to have the Swedish Alex Noren as the number one pick for the British Open title but this guy is very capable of playing some serious golf when he’s in form. And that’s exactly what he is in at the moment, first class form. He comes off a great performance in the 2012 Scottish Open that was held last weekend where he finished in third place after shooting 16 under par over the four rounds of play. If he can just get his putting and short game together I think he has a very realistic shot at winning the Open Championship this weekend.
Odds to Win: 125/1 at Bet365
Probably the best player still active to never have won a major championship. I really don’t think Westwood will go the way of Colin Montgomerie and never go on to win a major championship title and the British Open is probably his best shot at winning that title. Even though he hasn’t been in the best of form this season I still think he will have a good chance at the title this year.
Odds to Win: 14/1 at Bet365
Laird haven’t even come close to showing the kind of form he had last season but when it comes down to a The Open Championship at Royal Lytham and St Annes it’s hard not to make him a part of my betting slip. Especially at the prices he is currently being traded at.
Odds to Win: 90/1 at Bet365
This is the only American player I will be placing any money on during the 2012 British Open. I just don’t feel the US players are able to perform as well as they usually do when they travel outside the familiar PGA Tour courses that they are used to at home. When playing the British Open you WILL get punished for missing the fairway every single time and when it comes to keeping the ball in play I really favor Jason Dufner who has been playing some great golf this season.
Odds to Win: 45/1 at Bet365
This is another guy who has been performing way below expectations this season but that’s actually a good thing when it comes to this event as the prices for him claiming the victory on Sunday are way higher than they are supposed to be in my opinion. If he starts playing the kind of golf that we all know he’s capable of then I think he will be involved in the fight come Sunday afternoon.
Odds to Win: 45/1 at Bet365
If you are a returning visitor to this post then you might have noticed that this is a late addition to my stable of British Open players. To be honest I hadn’t noticed that Fredrik Jacobson was going to play and that’s the reason I had left him out. When I went over the latest odds at Bet365 today I noticed that he is indeed playing and because of that I had to reload my betting account in order to have him as a part of my dream team.
Odds to Win: 70/1 at Bet365
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