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!
Graeme McDowell heads to California this week to hopefully continue his record in the Northwestern Mutual World Challenge.
The Northern Irishman has won the event twice and came second on his debut in the tournament back in 2009.
It won’t be all plain sailing though as 10 of the 18 competitors have at least one major to their name including world number one Tiger Woods who is the hosting the event and is favourite to win this week.
The bookies have Woods at 5/2 McIlroy is 11/2 and McDowell is 11/1 with rookie of the year Jordan Spieth at 22/1.
Spieth makes his debut in this event as he replaces injured Brandt Snedeker, Spieth has had a great year and I think he will do very well next year and will be one to watch!
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