The Open Golf Preview

The Open Championship - Golf

The Open golf event is one of the four majors and a week that both golfers and fans look forward to all year. The reason is due to the unique test that links golf offers, something we don’t see enough of. With the test of Carnoustie golf course lying between the field and the claret jug this week, expect to see plenty of ups and downs and a lot of disappointment and misery. 

Not only does it take great skill and ability to win around Carnoustie, but it also takes character, methodical thinking and a whole lot of luck. 

The Open Betting Tips

One player who likes Carnoustie, and someone who will feel very confident when going back there is Tommy Fleetwood. He is 22/1 with Betfair for the event, which represents a great each way price. Tommy comes here on the back of a fantastic 2nd place finish at the US Open and although this represents a completely different task his confidence will be sky high. Fleetwood has also shown a love for this course and a round of 63 in October means he is the current course record holder, something else that will help him arrive at the tee on Thursday with a spring in his step.

Another player that looks to have a chance at a big price this week is Alex Noren, who can be backed at 25/1 with Betfair. The one thing that prevents Noren from being one of the best in the world is that he often puts up three good rounds out of four and one bad one. We saw him do that on the Saturday in both the US Open and Players Championship recently, ending his chance of winning. He did put it all together in the French Open when last competing and he won that event, so when it clicks there is no doubt Noren has the ability to win a major. Many players will fall foul during this week and put in one bad round, if Noren can do the same he has a great chance.

  • Tommy Fleetwood EW @ 22/1 with Betfair
  • Alex Noren EW @ 25/1 with Betfair

The Open Betting Offers

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Betfair EW Enhanced Terms

If you are looking for an each way bet at The Open this week then Betfair have a great enhancement to their each way terms. The standard terms pay out on the first five places but Betfair are paying out on the first eight this week. This means that a bet with them may be a winner, while other bookmakers would class it as a loser, so betting with Betfair this week makes sense and gives you a better chance of winning.

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NetBet Open Boosts 

NetBet have created a number of boosts ahead of The Open so make sure you check these out before you place your bets, to ensure you are getting the best price. There are a total of eight boosts on their website, and these are the top three:

  • Tiger Woods to win The Open boosted to 30/1
  • Rickie Fowler top American player boosted to 10/1
  • Rory McIlroy to card 69 or less in all four rounds boosted to 15/2

There are further boosts available, and these can be found on the NetBet website.


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