All eyes are on the Old Course at St. Andrews where the finest golfers in the world will compete. After reviewing the British Open odds which player will take home the Claret Jug?
Jordan Spieth (+550 at Bet365) – The 21-year-old prodigy is attempting to make history as he attempts to win the first three of golf’s majors and not since Ben Hogan accomplished the feat in 1953 has any golfer been able to cash this trifecta. Spirth is the favorite in this one but he will have plenty of company vying for one of golf’s legendary titles.
Dustin Johnson (+450 at Sportingbet.com) – This course looks tailor-made for the veteran entering his prime. He choked in the US Open but his long ball could very well win the day at St. Andrews.
Justin Rose (+2800 at Paddypower) – The 2013 US Open winner is a regular among the top ten but cannot seem to crack the code at the British. Only one top ten at the Open in his career but this pure ball striker should not be overlooked.
Rickie Fowler (+2000 at Ladbrokes.com) – Fowler won gold at The Players Championship in May and will look to add another piece of hardware to his mantle. He then won the European Tour’s Scottish Open on July 12th. The 26-year-old is peaking at the right time, making him a great betting pick.
Martin Kaymer (+5500 at Paddypower) – Kaymer is another long ball hitter that should be able to negotiate the Old Course with aplomb. The 30-year-old native of Germany has not been firing on all cylinders but does have a few majors in his pocket and could be a dark horse in this one.
Louis Oosthuizen (+2800 at Betfair.com) – The 2010 Open winner knows how to win at the Old Course and he could very well do it again. He shot -16 in that tournament to breeze to a seven shot win. Why can’t history repeat itself?
Matt Kuchar (+5000 at Ladbrokes.com) – The American Ryder Cup star could surprise here. He tied for 9th place back in 2012 and has accrued some impressive championships along the way but no majors to his credit. He tied for 2nd at the Scottish last week and is one of the best putters around when he’s in a groove.
Jimmy Walker (+10000 at Bet365.com) – Only Jordan Spieth and Rory McIlroy have won more major events than Walker yet he oftentimes gets overlooked. He’s got a cannon off the tee and is the boss of the moss when around the pin. These odds look mighty steep for a man with his pedigree.
Jason Day (+2000 at 888sport.com) – Aussie Jason Day won the Farmer’s Open back in February in a playoff but now he faces the big boys and at a place that has historically not been kind to him. The best he has done at The Open is a 30th place finish in 2011 and with the power in this field his chances don’t look all that good.
Sergio Garcia (+6600 at Sportingbet.com) – He was once considered the heir apparent to Tiger Woods if Tiger Woods ever imploded and left enough daylight between he and the other pretenders to his throne. Well Tiger did implode but it never really happened for Garcia but he declares he has an Open win in him. He tied for 2nd last year and is looking to redeem himself in 2015. We shall see if Garcia can, at age 35, finally get the elusive victory he has always sought.
British Open Winner: Rickie Fowler +2000 at Ladbrokes