Coral’s five fantastic special bets to take for Open Championship
The 2015 Open Championship is almost upon us so, to celebrate perhaps golf’s most prestigious event, Coral provide punters with five fantastic special bets to take.
Ian Poulter is top GB and Ireland player – 16/1
Playing in your home Major tends to inspire a number of golfers, and no one seems to play with more passion on the course than England’s Poulter, who certainly plays with his heart on his sleeve.
The 39-year-old may have missed the cut in last year’s Open, but finished third and ninth the two tournament’s before, and once came second. Poulter is fifth-equal favourite in this market, but is a brilliant bet to take.
Winning margin is four shots or more – 3/1
While the last three Open Championships have been won by three shots or less, the previous three and four of the past five have been by five or more. Therefore, take this amazing price now.
USA’s Jordan Spieth looks in devastating form of late and, without injured defending champion Rory McIlroy to challenge him, he can certainly leave the rest of the field way behind him. He won the Masters this year by four shots.
Rickie Fowler is top American – 15/2
If Spieth does slip up, though, then look no further than compatriot Fowler in this market after the youngster enjoyed a terrific last season finishing in the top five of all four Majors.
Fowler came tied second in The Open, after losing to Northern Irishman McIlroy, and can repeat his fine achievement this year after recently claiming the Scottish Open.
Tiger Woods to miss the cut – 7/4
Woods, a 14-time Major winner, is perhaps having one of the worst years of his golfing career, and is now amazingly down to 241 in the world rankings after being 32nd at the beginning of the year.
He missed the cut in the most recent US Open and the 2014 PGA Championship, so is temptingly priced to do so here too.
Phil Mickelson is top Lefty – 6/4
At 45 years of age, Mickelson has not shown many signs of slowing down after finishing tied second at the 2015 Masters and losing out only to McIlroy in last year’s PGA Championship.
The American even won his first Open in 2013, and is temptingly priced the beat the likes of fellow left-hander Bubba Watson, whose highest finish in this tournament is only tied 23rd.