Back

Five outside bets for The Open golf tournament at St Andrews

With The Open imminent, Coral look at five outside bets for the third golfing major of the year, as the tournament returns to the home of golf. While Northern Ireland golfer, world number one and last year’s winner Rory McIlroy has been ruled out with an ankle injury, there is still plenty of value to be had.

Shane Lowry top 10 finish: 7/2
Following his exceptional performance at the US Open, where he finished tied ninth with McIlroy and Jason Day, Lowry has great odds to repeat another top 10 finish, and is definitely well worth considering on another Links course.

Jordan Spieth top five finish: 11/10
Hedge your bets and pile it on. In unbelievable form at the moment, arguably the best in the world and after winning the first two majors of the year; The Masters at a canter, betting on him to finish in the top five, might be unusual, however there is a decent amount to be made with these odds.

Louis Oosthuizen to win: 24/1
The South African won this tournament back in 2010 and also tied second at Chambers Bay. His odds here to win outright are definitely worth considering and he may well be one of Spieth’s biggest challengers, having pushed him all the way at the US Open.

Phil Mickelson to win (pay five places): 35/1
Having won this event in 2013, the American is well priced in an each way bet (tick the box on the betting slip to confirm this) this year, especially with Coral paying out for the first five places. Although he faded at Chambers Bay, he finished tied second at Augusta.

Brendan Grace top 10 finish: 4/1
Finishing in compatriot Oosthuizen;s shadow at Chamber’s Bay, the South African, nevertheless achieved a very respectable joint-fourth with a late flourish. To repeat this at St Andrews, he has solid odds and is well worth considering.

Coral recommended bet: Shane Lowry top 10 finish @ 7/2