Mon 13/07/2015 - 23:58 EDT

Online Sports Betting’s 2015 British Open Preview

Online Sports Betting’s 2015 British Open Preview
The British Open has finally arrived, but its reigning champion won't be in the mix. Rory McIlroy's ankle injury will keep him on the sidelines, but there's an intriguing cast of promising contenders like Jordan Spieth, Dustin Johnson and Justin Rose all aiming for victory.

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)

Category : Sports Betting News

More articles...
Sports Betting News - 06/07/20
UFC 251 Predictions for Usman vs. Masvidal 
UFC 251 Predictions for Usman vs. Masvidal

If you ever had any doubt that UFC would actually host a Fight Island, you won't anymore. It is happening. Like, actually happening. The Fight Island series begins on July 11, with the headlining bout between Kamaru Usman and Jorge Masvidal and another two championship tilts. And if you're in the market to make some money off this huge event, you're […]

Sports Betting News - 01/07/20
Nathan's Famous Hot-Dog Contest Odds 
Nathan's Famous Hot-Dog Contest Odds

Who's going to win this year's Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Contest? We've got the lowdown right here.

Sports Betting News - 30/04/20
Soccer, Baseball, Basketball: Sports You Can Still Bet During Coronavirus Pandemic 
Soccer, Baseball, Basketball: Sports You Can Still Bet During Coronavirus Pandemic

With most of the major sports around the world on hiatus during the coronavirus pandemic, you might think there’s nothing for you to bet on outside of eSports, online casinos, pop culture and presidential elections. Well, while you wouldn’t be alone, you’re also wrong.

Sports Betting News - 16/04/20
2020 WNBA Draft: Betting Odds and Predictions for Top Picks and Props 
2020 WNBA Draft: Betting Odds and Predictions for Top Picks and Props

The coronavirus pandemic won't stop the WNBA from holding their 2020 draft. In fact, they'll be the first major professional sport to experiment with a virtual prospect pageant. And to answer your question, yes, you can absolutely bet on the draft. We've got the best odds and picks to help you make some money.