We are drawing closer to one of the last PGA major tournaments for this 2015 season and that’s when some of the best golfers from around the World head to Scotland for the British Open and this 144th edition in Fife, Scotland with tee-off on Thursday the 16th of July and running through Sunday the 19th of July 2015.
Now for the 1st time in some 10 years the tournament will be played at the famous St. Andrews and this will be the 29th time in the history of the British Open. One of the top stories is the run by J. Spieth to become an immortal in the sport of golf. Can he extend his win streak for major tournaments here at the British Open?
With last year’s 2014 Champion of the British Open R. McIlroy not attending to defend his title we will now watch the hot J. Speith +350 and D. Johnson +900 who are two of the favorites to take home the title and trophy “Claret Jug.”
J. Spieth comes to this British Open seeking to become the 1st Master Player in this Era to take all the top tournaments in the same season. If you look at his record for this season, it’s not difficult to understand why he leads the FedEx Cup points and is picked to win this tournament.
On the other hand D. Johnson despite some recent struggles he has participated in 14 tournaments and was in the top ten some 7 times this season. This season in the PGA he is 3rd in scoring at 69.477, 5th in birdie average at 4.35 and 1st in drive distance at 320.0.
The there are the valued picks in T. Woods and A. Scott, even as Woods is no longer the Golf God of past years he is still priced at +1800 and you might want to consider a bet on him, in an event he has won some 3 times. A. Scott at + 1500 seeks his 1st win for this 2015 season and is seeking to overcome his struggling in the 2012 edition of this event in which he lead until the last 4 holes in which he bogeyed all 4 and lost to E. Els. In the past 3 British Opens he has performed very well finishing 3rd in 2013 and 4th in 2015.
Then let us not forget about a couple of long shots in K. Na and T. Watson for the fans that want on the surely underdogs in this event. Na is at +10.000 and presently is ranked 27th with 994 points on the Leaderboard of the FedEx. He was disappointing at the U.S. Open but since then has finished 3 times in the top ten and was tied for 6th at the Players Tournament.
If your one to be on the old stars of Golf, then you have T. Watson, who is now 65 and priced at +25,000 in an event that he has previously won some 5 times. He won this British Open tournament in 1975 again in 1977, then in 1980, 1982 and the last time was in 1983 and in 2009 and 59 years old he was 2nd in the British Open.
The media experts are predicting the D. Johnson will make a comeback after struggling at the U.S. Open to win this British Open in 2015.