Golf betting features a very competitive field for the Open which takes place from October 22nd through the 25th.

Some of the leading contenders for those that bet on golf at the online sportsbook to consider are Mike Weir, David Duval, Stuart Appleby and Chad Campbell.

Golf betting will definitely have Weir as one of the favorites at the online sportsbook. He has eight career PGA Tour victories, including the 2003 Masters and the Fry’s Electronics Open in 2007. David Duval is a 13-time PGA Tour winner and 2001 British Open champion while Appleby is an eight-time champion, and Campbell has won in golf betting a total of four times.

Other possible golf betting contenders this week include 2006 Ryder Cup Captain Tom Lehman; defending Open champion Cameron Beckman and 13-time PGA Tour golf betting winner Mark Calcavecchia. Also on the radar of those that bet on golf are five-time PGA Tour golf betting winner Billy Mayfair; three-time winner Kirk Triplett and 2008 U.S. Open runner-up Rocco Mediate. Not to be left out are 2009 Senior PGA Championship winner Michael Allen; and 2009 U.S. Open runner-up Ricky Barnes.

The Open is part of the PGA Tour’s Fall Series and will have a full field of 132 players with a $5 million purse and a $900,000 payout to the champion. There are some notable sponsor exemptions that include Jeev Milkha Singh. He has three European Tour golf betting wins and 15 international victories overall. Also getting exemptions were 3-time PGA Tour winner Kirk Triplett and 2002 PGA Championship winner Rich Beem.

A couple of other likely golf betting choices this week are Tim Clark who was 37th on the Official World Golf Rankings, and Stephen Ames; a 3-time PGA tour winner. The likely favorites in golf betting are Weir, who is the highest ranked player in the field this week, Clark, Justin Leonard and Rory Sabbatini. A few other notable golfers in the golf betting field are Chris DiMarco, Steve Flesch, J.J. Henry, Tim Herron, Bryce Molder, Tim Petrovic, John Rollins and D.J. Trahan.

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