What up y’all. As many of you know, my gambling followers are flush with cash right now. Although I’m usually very confident in my picks, even I have to admit the British Open is always too difficult a handicap. That being said, if you want to degenerately gamble your way to more riches this week, I GUARANTEE one of these three players will win…
Rickie Fowler 15:1
The dude keeps getting top 5 after top 5 finish this year and he just won the Scottish Open. He opened at 25:1 so a lot of money is on him right now, which is not necessarily a good thing (it’s almost always better to bet with Vegas instead of against), but he is a great golfer in top form right now.
Adam Scott 21:1
Finished top 5 in the past three British Opens, and had a real strong finish to the US Open. This could be his time to finally come through.
Matt Kuchar 46:1
He was the runner up in the Scottish Open and the sports books here in Europe have him as low as 20:1 odds. Probably the best under the radar bet out there and if he’s contending on Sunday, it would be really easy for you to hedge out a guaranteed profit.
Jordan Spieth 5:1
Obviously the man to beat and the best golfer in the world right now. I’m going to the tournament and betting on him mainly because I want to cheer for history. Check out this take from our preeminent golf expert (who may be writing a more detailed post soon)…
If it were me I’d wait until the first round is done before I lay that much on the line. If you’re giving me Spieth versus the field, I’m taking the field. But if you’re giving me just one guy, then Spieth is the guy. Sources say he’s teeing off on late afternoon Friday when Scottish winds are apparently the worst so be on the look out either he goes low or shoots 80 easily.
Spieth is there with his GIR and scrambling percentages, but his driving distance and accuracy numbers aren’t as good as what the past winners have done on this course.
Id take spieth to win it all but I’m not that confident yet. He has alot to prove going into this week especially since he had a shorter week by play (winning) this past weekend.