British Open Champion Betting Returns to St Andrews

November 30th, 2010 Golf Betting

When sports fans think of golf betting there is really only one golf course that comes to mind and this year the British Open champion betting action will return to those hallowed grounds as St Andrews once again hosts the most important tournament in golf wagering.

The purported birth-place of golf there really is no more special course in the world for competitive golfing and no matter who wins the tournament the sports betting fans will be the winners.

You can ask any golfer on tour which course they’d most like to win on and which tournament they’d most like to win and the majority of the PGA Tour players will say winning the British Open champion betting on St Andrews. 

There is simply something about these grounds that bring out all the best feelings that you can have about spot.  Imagine Yankee Stadium, Lambeau Field, the Bernebau, Olde Trafford and any other great venue in sports betting all combined and rolled into one and you’d probably still not have the same environment that exists at St Andrews.

This year’s British Open champion betting competition will be the 28th time that this tournament has been played on the venerable grounds and the golf betting competition should be as good as ever.  There are no real favorites in the British Open champion odds as world #1 and usually the write-in favorite in this event or any Major event for that matter, Tiger Woods, is in the midst of the worst golf betting slump he’s had in years.  Needless to say he’ll still likely be at the top of the British Open champion odds, as he’s played very well in each Major event so far this year, but the betting lines won’t much better than for the other top golfers such as Phil Mickelson, Ernie Els, etc.

St Andrews will also play a bit longer this year than most golf betting fans are likely accustomed to. At 7,279 the layout is actually more like a US Open golf betting event than a traditional British Open betting event.  But with players hitting the ball longer each year this course has yielded very low scores in previous years if the wind has lay down.  The length will favor American players, as well, in a tournament where Europeans generally do well.