British Open Betting

British Open Golf Championship Betting

British Open Golf BettingThe last couple of years have seen bonanza occur on British Open Golf betting and there were many, particularly Irishmen, who made plenty of profit when their hero, Padraig Harrington came home the winner in 2008. Last year it was Louis Oosthuizen who came in as a somewhat surprise winner of the Claret Jug after he stormed clear of the field at St Andrews to win his first Major. The 2014 Open is looking wide open at this stage with any number of players in form and heading to Hoylake with great chances. This means that there is some great value on offer for punters in various different betting markets and some of the more popular ones are available to study.

British Open Golf 2014 Betting Markets

Outright Winner Betting

Of course the most popular bet in any sport is the outright winner betting market, punters need to decide on which player they believe has the best chance of winning the tournament come Sunday night. This is the easiest bet for punters to get involved with but at the same time it is the hardest to win with such a big field and so many good players to choose from.

The British Open Golf Odds at the moment are telling us that it is Rory Mcilroy who is the favourite but there are a number of players being backed for the win and the Claret Jug. Phil Mickelson is a big danger as always while we mustn't rule out the likes of USPGA Champion Martin Kaymer and Tiger Woods who despite not being in great form can never be ruled out of playing well.

Top European Player Odds

At the moment there is a boom in the number of top British and European players at the top of golf and with that in mind there is an excellent Top European Player Betting market available at this years Open Championship. England at the moment is a great example of this with Ian Poulter, Paul Casey, Luke Donald and Lee Westwood all in the Top Ten of the World Rankings. That shows just how competitive a market this is and with the likes of Rory McIlroy, and two-time Open Winner Padraig Harrington also worth considering this could be one of the betting highlight of the 2011 British Open Golf.

The same can be said of the Top English Player Odds which are looking just as competitive at this stage, punters will be looking to get involved with this one and there is some value at the moment. There are a number of English players in the top ten in the World Rankings as well as in form so there are a number of players who have the ability to finish right at the top of the Leader board.

Group/Three Ball Betting

In any of the four Major Championships punters are always well advised to keep an eye on the draw, and in particular the Open Championship Tee Times are always packed full of top groups. There will always be three or four stellar groups out in the morning and afternoon and with that comes some great value for punters in the three ball betting.

Punters can have a bet on which of the three players within a group will go round in the best round, this gives punters a good bet throughout the tournament and can offer good value. There can always be the odd shock or two in Links golf so often the perceived weaker player of a group can spring a surprise at a good price for shrewd golf fans.