Poulter can Open up for Claret Jug
golf: british open
Betting in the golf majors such as the Open, which gets underway in just under a week from now, is a bit like having a bet in the Grand National - you are entitled to pick more than one and you need to look for value.
Rory McIlroy is favourite and - if turning up at his best - is a tasty price at 12/1, but unfortunately it is a big 'if' with Rory these days.
Graeme McDowell warmed up in with aplomb in Paris last week and he will be popular at 25/1, but a man who could turn on the style next weekend for the first time in a while is Ian Poulter.
Driven by the prospect of a Ryder Cup place later in the year, Poulter may well upset a few at odds of 40/1 and looks overpriced at that price.
Another to keep in mind is Jordan Speith at 33/1 and at massive odds Ben Curtis is worth €5 each way.
OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP BETTING:
Rory McIlroy 12/1; Adam Scott 14/1; Martin Kaymer, Tiger Woods, Henrik Stenson 16/1; Justin Rose 20/1; Sergio Garcia 22/1; Graeme McDowell, Phil Mickelson 25/1; Lee Westwood, Jason Day 28/1; Jordan Speith, Dustin Johnson 33/1; Matt Kuchar, Rickie Fowler, Bubba Watson, Luke Donald, Ian Poulter 40/1; 50/1 Bar