Best Online Golf Betting Sleepers for Open Championship
Posted by: Anthony Yaylor
Apparently the last golf betting favorite to win the British Open Championship was Tiger Woods in 2006. Therefore, it would stand to reason that people who bet on golf would be interested in sleeper picks such as the following.
Adam Scott (+2525)
The 2013 Masters Tournament winner was the sole runner-up in the 2012 edition of Open, in which he also finished tied for 8th place in 2006, tied for 3rd in 2013, tied for 5th in 2014, and tied for 10th in 2015. That remarkable streak came to an end last year, though, when Scotty placed T43. Then Aussie seemed to have returned to four in this year’s Masters where he finished tied for 9th, but then he went and missed the cut at the US Open. He is coming off a T35 finish in the Scottish Open.
Phil Mickelson (+4050)
Lefty beat current British Open champion Henrik Stenson by three strokes in the 2013 edition of this competition. That was Micks’s fifth and so far last major tournament win; interestingly, he lost the 2016 Open to the aforementioned Stenson. Repensum est cunicula, as Augustus might have said. In between 2013 and 2016 Mickelson finished tied for 23rd and tied for 20th in the only major not played in American soil. For a veteran his golf betting odds aren’t that bad.
Matt Kuchar (+5050)
The Kuch’s best finish in the Open Championship was a T9 in 2012, followed by a T15 the next year. He has had five straight top 20 finishes including a T9 at the Byron Nelson, T4 in the Memorial Tournament, and another T4 in the Scottish Open last week.
Shane Lowry (+8050)
The chubby Irish golfer finished tied for 9th at the 2014 British Open before missing the cut the next two years, but that was at the Old Course at St Andrews and the Royal Troon Golf Club – respectively. This year’s Open will be held at Royal Birkdale Golf Club and maybe the change in scenery will help Lowry win the first major tournament of his career and his first PGA Tour event this season. Then again, the previous location changes didn’t do wonders for him either.
Ian Poulter (+8550)
The English golfer came closest to wining the Open Championship in 2008. He lost to Pádraig Harrington by four strokes, but as chance would have it that was the last time the tourney was held at Birkdale. The last time until now, that is. Additionally, Poulter finished T9 in 2012 and T3 in 2013.
Chris Wood (N/A)
Wood tied for 3rd place at the 2009 Open. When he returned to the tournament in 2013 following a missed cut and two DNPs, he finished T64. All things considered, his T23 finished the year after that was a vast improvement, but he then he did not play in 2015 and withdrew from the competition last year. One of the few things Wood has going for him is that he had a T5 at Birkdale in 2008. A veritable golf betting long shot.