It has been a very long time since the Open Championship betting rolled around and Tiger Woods was not the odds favorite.
As everyone familiar with the Open Championship odds knows by now, the world number is in the process of a rigorous rehab process and will not be a part of the Open Championship betting action. And as such, this represents perhaps the best opportunity that the rest of the Open Championship betting players have had at capturing this prestigious title in years.
If you’re Ernie Els, Phil Michelson, Stuart Appleby, Trevor Immelman or any other number of top-flight players in the Open Championship betting, you can’t help but be excited about the prospect of playing in the Open Championship and not have to worry about Tiger Woods breathing down your neck on Sunday. Or concede the Open Championship odds to him as he re runs away from the field by Friday afternoon.
No, the Open Championship betting this year will be very unique. Without Woods there to dominate or hog the attention of the Open Championship odds makers the field is literally wide open. This is the chance that many top players have been waiting for and we should expect to see a very high level of golf being played by the Open Championship betting participants. Not that the world’s best golfers don’t play hard all the time, especially in the Open Championship betting, but scientific research has revealed that the intimidation factor that Woods brings to the course actually causes his competitors to play a few strokes worse.
Without Woods there to disrupt the confidence or concentration, or whatever, of his competitors in the Open Championship betting, we should see some wide open, perhaps even carefree play. Players may enter the Open Championship betting with an attitude of “what have I got to lose?” instead of mentally conceding the Open Championship odds to Woods before the first ball is even hit. For fans that the excitement and wide open action of the Open Championship betting, that’s got to music to their ears. So if you’ve ever thought of jumping into the Open Championship betting, this is best opportunity in years.