Online Sports Betting’s 2015 British Open Preview
A Look At The Course
For the first time since 2010, The Open returns to the Old Course. St. Andrews mixes historic prestige with challenging bunkers and double greens. Titles have been won and lost in the bunkers, although there have been tweaks to some of the holes. (The iconic Swilcan Bridge remains unaltered, of course.) The elements have been known to come out to play as well on this Par 72 course, so even skilled play can be battered by wind and rain. If you’ll remember the 2010 edition of The Open, wind wreacked havoc on the course and created some nightmares on the green. The 2015 revamp is expected to improve the conditions for golfers tackling the legendary course.
Our Pick To Win
Can you really pick against Jordan Spieth? Especially with defending champ Rory McIlroy out of the picture with an ankle injury? Last week we predicted Spieth would triumph at the John Deere Classic and we proven right. That wasn’t exactly an earthshaking prediction on our part, mind you. Spieth, a 5/1 shot to win at St. Andrews, has been playing incredible golf in 2015 and will look to nab the elusive British Open piece of the Grand Slam puzzle this week. He’ll be paired up with fellow Open contender Dustin Johnson (an 11/1 wager) when play begins on Thursday. Spieth has proven himself as a clutch player, winning tournament after tournament after tournament all at the tender age of 21. His putting has been absolutely phenomenal and has made a habit of outclassing his PGA peers on the green. The afforementioned Dustin Johnson is considered Spieth’s most formidable challenger. Spieth can sink it on the green, but Johnson’s driving power and precision is unlike anyone else’s in golf today. The tool will come in handy on the course’s Par 5 offerings. Johnson’s play will be dogged a bit by questions about his ability to recover from a nasty collapse at the U.S. Open. Elsewhere in the world of possible champs, Justin Rose deserves some shine. Pegged as an 18/1 bid, Rose could make some noise in his quest for the title, as evidenced by a Masters showing earlier in the year that ended in a tied second place finish. It should be an interesting Open to say the least and we think Jordan Spieth will be keeping the grand slam magic alive on Sunday.
Our Pick: Jordan Spieth (5/1)
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