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obviously the big name are tiger,mickelson,westwoods and perhaps harrington..but who do you think will be the surprise players whos in with a chance or do you think the big boys will dominate..the surprise player doesnt have to unknown but maybe a well known like ernie els who isnt supposed to be up there anymorepoulter?furyk?goosen?
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posted Jul 12, 2010
Ross Fisher (50/1)playing well again, Shane Lowry (125/1)had a good weekend at the Scottish Open and well used to links golf, just like Darren Clarke (80/1), John Daly (125/1) playing well again and St Andrews generous fairways with his power suits him. All these guys not likely to win but good each way bets! Paddy Power pay 7 placings.
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William Hill odds are much better at the moment.Although I'm not sure they are paying 1-7.
Long long odds on Justin Leonard at 350/1. Even at shortish odds Harrington could be a good bet.
I think Mickelson at 19/1 is a great price. St Andrews wide open for his big hitting and with his super short game this is probably his best chance at a British Open.
I've put a couple of pounds e/w on Garcia at 100's (I know long shot but you never know), and Rhys Davies same price.For the win:Francesco Molinari 66/1Edoardo Molinari 80/1How on earth is McIlroy the second favourite 16-1??
Mickelson said that in the 3 Opens he's played in at St Andrews length was a big factor. I prefer the horses mouth and therefore like the look of Alvaro Quiros whose playing well without getting everything firing at once. Due to come good soon and at 80/1 (20/1 for a place) is good ew value.For an 'unknown' what about Jeff Overton? Been consistently good all year and was 13th at Troon so has some good experience....
and Nick Watney......
Yep Ezio, Mcilroy second favourite at 16/1 is a little extreme. He has fantastic potential and I'd love an Irish winner but think his putting is just a little suspect under pressure at the moment. Harrington the more likely Irish winner at 18/1 - great short game, hits it long but not the straighest which is why St Andews might suit him this year. McDowell the course record holder on the Old Course(62)which augurs well although it would be alot to ask of him given his performance at Pebble and his well deserved celebrations! Would be great to see a European winner! Molinari's both playing well. Wide open this year!
Fancy Stephen Gallacher to give the Scots something to cheer about. He had a good week at Loch Lomond and has one up there in the Dunhill Links a few years ago. Also fancy Francesci Molinari plus maybe a wee flutter on John Daly to be leading after the first round.
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