The tournament that everyone has been waiting for is here again……yes it’s The Open!
The Open has been held a Royal Troon 8 times now with the first being in 1923 where the course measured 6,415 yards. The players in 2016 will face a course that measures nearly 7,300 yards which shows you how equipment and human strength have changed over the last 90 years.
Since 1962 The Open at Troon has been dominated by Americans who have won the last 6 Opens on this demanding links course. Does that make an American favourite to win here again? Well going by recent performances from players such as Dustin Johnson and Jordan Spieth you would probably think so.
Here are my tips if you fancy having a bet.
Dustin Johnson E/W – 9/1
Jordan Spieth E/W – 12/1
Lee Westwood E/W – 40/1
Adam Scott E/W – 22/1
Sergio Garcia E/W – 25/1
Good luck to everyone and enjoy watching the golf over the next few days!
The long wait is nearly over as the first major of the year is just around the corner and it feels like an eternity since we saw Jason Dufner lift the PGA Championship at Oakhill back in August last year.
The players have arrived at Augusta today and they will playing their practise rounds, either on their own or in groups. For some players this will be a new experience, especially the likes of European players such as Jamie Donaldson, Victor Dubuisson and Joost Luiten. The last debutant to win The Masters was Fuzzy Zoeller back in 1979, so it doesn’t happen that often. Just to make the cut would be a major achievement for these players, and I’m sure they will be seeking advice for fellow European players before teeing it up on Thursday.
So the big question is….Who is going to win?
It’s always hard to pick a winner at any tournament, but even harder in a major championship. Augusta is a well known course, and The Masters is the only major that is held at the same golf course each year so you can kind of get an idea looking back through previous results who does well, and who doesn’t. So if you are going to bet, this is a good one to bet on.
Here are my tips for this year:
Phil Mickleson 12/1
Dustin Johnson 25/1
Rickie Fowler 66/1
Jimmy Walker 55/1
Zach Johnson 33/1
For more betting odds visit Paddy Power.
Good luck if you are having a bet and enjoy watching the golf this week, this really is a spectacular event that never fails to be exciting!
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As the FedEx Cup was coming to a conclusion on Sunday, Dustin Johnson got some shocking news. His caddie Joe LaCava told Johnson that he was leaving him. Through Dustin’s agent, he said that he was “completely surprised” by the decision after all their success. LaCava wanted to go work for Tiger Woods. According to Tiger’s website, Tiger waited until after the FedEx to hold substantive talks with LaCava, who had expressed a desire to caddie for Woods. So, apparently within hours, if not minutes, on Sunday, LaCava had an interview with Woods, got an offer from Woods, and then told Johnson that he was leaving. Pretty quick work you have to say. Tiger was even ready with a press release that stole some of the thunder away from the victor, Bill Haas.
Butch Harmon, Johnson’s coach and Tiger’s ex-coach, was none too pleased with Tiger. “The thing that bothered me the most was Tiger Woods not calling Dustin Johnson and asking if he could talk to Joe. That’s the way it’s done. I’m a little disappointed with the way Tiger dealt with it. But I’m not surprised.”
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