Golf Betting Tips: 2016 The Open Championship

July 11, 2016 by Posted in Betting Tips


2016 The Open Championship Preview & Betting Tips

The 145th Open Championship heads back to the home of golf in Scotland. Royal Troon golf club in Ayrshire will host the event for the 9th time. The first time was back in 1923 and the last time was in 2004. Strangely an American has lifted the Claret Jug the last six times at Royal Troon. Those winners included Arnold Palmer and Tom Watson.

In 2004 Ernie Els was beaten in a playoff by American Todd Hamilton who was a 1000-1 chance pre-tournament. Hamilton got up-and-down from 40 yards away (with a hybrid club) to defeat Ernie Els in a four-hole playoff.

The course itself is a traditional seaside links course. However, it is unique in the fact it’s home to both the longest and shortest holes in Open Championship golf.

The 8th hole named postage stamp is the shortest at just 112 meters and the 6th hole named Turnberry is the longest at 601 yards or 549 meters.
The most important aspect of playing well at Royal Troon will be Driving. Considering a lot of the par 4’s will be reachable (depending on wind direction) a big advantage will be driving distance and accuracy.

The weather forecast is for scattered showers and intermediate winds. However, the winds will be magnified on the coastline.

The player we are looking at to win the 2016 Open Championship is one of the tournament favourites in Dustin Johnson. It looks like he has finally started to play the golf we know he is capable of and more importantly, he has the form and taste for winning that is so important in the golf majors.

Johnson has been in the media expressing his desire to become the world number 1 and a big result in the Open Championship will get him there. His driving is what is going to be the most damaging aspect of his game. Very dangerous prospect this week and a player we simply can’t ignore.

Tip: Dustin Johnson to win outright – $10 at CrownBet

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