Open Championship – betting tips 89

It’s been a while since we’ve had a duff winner of the Open Championship, the days of Todd Hamilton and Ben Curtis are long gone and with such quality at the top of the market it’s going to need something special from a longshot because they can’t all have an off day. Royal Birkdale has a history of producing high quality Open Champions and although slightly dull from a betting perspective I think quality will come to the fore again. I could write an entire article discussing the merits of ‘if’ or ‘when’ Rickie Fowler wins a major but i’ll cut to the chase and say it will be this […]

John Deere Classic – betting tips 35

The John Deere Classic isn’t exactly a great preparation for the Open Championship but players know what to expect from TPC Deere Run and there is continuity in the type of golfer who succeeds. Unusually for a PGA Tour event you don’t need to be long off the tee, instead accuracy and approach play is the key at TPC Deere Run. Proximity to the hole has been a big trend amongst recent winners and the tour leader is in the field this week.  Chez Reavie tops the tour for proximity to the hole ahead of Kyle Stanley (past runner up at John Deere Classic) and Jordan Spieth (two time winner). Accurate off the […]

Scottish Open – betting tips 44

The warm up for the Open Championship continues this week in Ayrshire with Dundonald Links hosting the Scottish Open for the first time.  It is a tournament that has improved in strength over the years, no doubt by moving to links courses and we have a strong field to dissect.  The last two champions Alex Noren and Rickie Fowler both feature high in the betting and i’d rather have them over McIlroy and Stenson at similair prices but I wonder if their focus will be on next week. My modus operandi is to work from the bottom of the betting upwards and the first name that caught my eye was Romain Langasque. Winner of […]

The Greenbrier Classic – betting tips 40

The Greenbrier Classic is back after last year’s tournament was washed-out and TPC Old White is ready to host again. In truth this doesn’t look a classic on paper, Patrick Reed heads the betting whilst Webb Simpson is sixth in the betting! Strength in depth is an issue but that opens up the tournament for a potential outsider to take the honours. Someone like Bryson Dechambeau. The 23-year-old has slipped off the radar in recent months and he’s got to get his skates on if he wants to retain his playing rights because he is 128th in the FedEx Cup. The cerebral Dechambeau has been a victim of tinkering too much […]