Golf Betting: Preparing for the 2015 British OpenPublished July 14, 2015 by Amir G
The top favorites and stories for the 2015 British Open teeing off this Thursday at St Andrews.
Thursday marks the beginning of the 144th British Open Championship at the iconic St. Andrews golf course in Fife, Scotland. The British Open is the oldest of professional golf's four major championships, and the only major tourney that takes place outside of the United States.
Jordan Spieth Aiming High
This British Open, most of the buzz is around the young American Jordan Spieth. The young Spieth is a meteor in the skies of professional golf, having won both major championships played this year, Masters Tournament and the US Open.
Spieth is intent on taking the British Open as well, and if he does so he could achieve a Grand Slam. Online sportsbook bet365 Sports had Spieth as a top favorite to win the championship with 13/2 in odds.
No Rory McIlroy
The absence of world no. 1 Rory McIlroy due to an injury is sure to spice things up this major. Apart from Jordan Spieth's run for another major to try and take the no.1 title from McIlroy, there are quite a few strong competitors, Dustin Johnson (12/1), Rickie Fowler (18/1), Henrik Stenson (22/1) and Sergio Garcia (33/1) being just a few.
And What of Tiger?
Another competitor who's looking for his 15th major is former world number one Tiger Woods, who hasn't won any major since the 2008 US Open. Speaking to the BBC, Woods said that he "absolutely believes" he could win this major. Odds at bet365 Sports had Tiger at 35/1, which is somewhere in the top lines but not an indication that he is a top favorite.
Special Offer at bet365 Sports
bet365 Sports has a special offer for new punters. Opening an account and making an initial deposit of £10 entitles punters with a 100% bonus on their qualifying deposit which can go up to £200. bet365 will run many pre-match and in-play markets in the frame of a full in-depth coverage of the 2015 British Open, so prep yourself for this weekend's huge golfing event.