The British Open gets underway on Thursday from Carnoustie, Scotland for golf betting fans. It will be the first time the British Open has returned to the Carnoustie golf course since 1999 when Paul Lawrie was victorious.
Many professional golfers have said that the Carnoustie golf course is one of the toughest courses in the world. Tiger Woods is again the golf betting favorite this week. It is expected that the weather will be rainy and foggy this week and that could affect the players on the golf course. Woods is trying to win his third British Open in a row, and fourth in his career. Only Tom Watson has won the British Open more than Woods. Another challenger in golf betting lines this week for the British Open title will be Phil Mickelson. He has finished in the top 10 at the British Open only once but Mickelson could be a threat in the golf betting British Open odds.
156 golfers will tee off on Thursday at the Carnoustie golf course. Let’s look at the golf betting contenders. Tiger Woods is the obvious British Open golf betting odds. He has won three times and the British Open is his favorite major and may end up being his most successful. Woods is the #1 ranked player in the world and a deserving favorite in golf betting odds. The #2 player in the world is Jim Furyk. He has not played well in the British Open except for last year when he finished fourth. The previous four times he missed the cut. Mickelson is the 3rd ranked player in the world but he has never played well in the British Open except for 2004 when he finished 4th. Ernie Els could be a golf betting threat this week. He won the British Open in 2002, is currently ranked 5th in the world of players and golf betting fans and if he putts well will be a threat this week. Vijay Singh is ranked 6th in the world and he could be a factor this week. He has two top-10 finishes in the British Open. A serious contender and pick for golf betting fans could be Retief Goosen. He has finished 14th, 5th, 7th, 10th and 8th in the last five British Opens. A couple of other contenders in golf betting lines could be Adam Scott who is ranked 4th in the world and who finished 8th last year in the British Open and Sergio Garcia who has finished 5th the last two years at the British Open.