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Something a bit different this week! To celebrate the 150th British Open Championship (starting tomorrow), rather than just one tip we’re giving you all six of the Golf Insider‘s outright tips for the tournament.
The Golf Insider’s approach is generally to back multiple longshots… that’s where the value is in golf. Obviously this means we don’t get a winner every week, but they certainly pay off when we do.
We’d recommend backing all of these selections this weekend by splitting your stakes based on the price of each (ie – the more a selection is paying, the less you should have on it… obviously the shorter-priced bets are more likely to win)
Also, see the bottom of this page for some further reading on the golf, plus some tips for tonight’s State of Origin Decider.
Rory McIlroy $10 with TopSport
“We backed McIlroy recently when the Irishman won the Canadian Open, which he backed up with a 5th place at the US Open, and then a Top 20 in the Travelers. McIlroy has been searching for his next Major win for some time, but the vibe is very much that the wait is soon to be over. He has an excellent record on links course, and in the Alfred Dunhill Championship (three times runner-up) and was 3rd here in the Open in 2010. Everything points to a good week for McIlroy.”
Jordan Spieth $20 with TopSport
“For an American, Spieth has shown a great ability on links courses, and his fondness for St. Andrews was shown with a 4th place here in 2015 – when the venue last hosted the Open. The Texan’s game looks in good shape, judging by a solid Top 10 last week at the Renaissance, and although he too is searaching a “next” Major win, after a spell in the doldrums he’s very much back to something near his best in 2022. He’s not yet done it in the Majors this year (MC-34-37) but this week should see Spieth to much better effect.”
Shane Lowry $22 with TopSport
“Lowry has put together a great string of results in the US this year. A missed cut at the US Open aside, the Irish golfer has a record of 10-32-23-3-3-12-13-2 in strokeplay events. Again this week we’ve got the kind of conditions and course set-up that should suit a player who, like McIlroy and Spieth, is a former winner of the Claret Jug. If there’s one criticism of Lowry it’s that he hasn’t turned enough high places into outright wins, but this week his accurate game should be seen to best effect and give him a big advantage over most of the field.”
Tommy Fleetwood $38 with TopSport
“Playing a lot of good golf, and not winning enough, is a criticism that could also be levelled at the Englishman. Fleetwood is another player ideally suited to coastal golf, something shown by a string of high finishes in Scotland, and especially at St. Andrews – like McIlroy he’s been runner-up in the Alfred Dunhill. After a slow start in North Berwick last week, Fleetwood finished better than anyone (69-67-67 after an opening 73) and that will give him a real boost coming into a tournament that he is more than capable of winning.”
Max Homa $65 with TopSport
“Homa has been a real breakout player over the past couple of years in the States. A three-time PGA Tour winner in the last 18 months, he’s into the Top 20 of the world rankings and looks set to stay there. With a solid game from tee-to-green, and a decent touch on the greens, the 31-year-old looks the type of player to go well this week. He was 16th last week in the Scottish Open and with this week’s conditions set fair, he should be able to plot his way around the Old Course to good effect. I think he’s decent value to go well this week.”
Patrick Reed $95 with TopSport
“Despite the conditions usually faced at the Open not always fitting the profile of your typical US golfer, there’s no doubt that players from America do very well when playing on these shores. Reed hasn’t endured one of the most productive periods of this career in the last 12-18 mnoths, but 31-year-old remains a multiple PGA Tour winner, a former Major winner, and a player who has a far better chance of going well this week than odds of 100/1+ would suggest. He seems a sporting bet at the price given his ability to perform on the big stage.”
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