The Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open is the last European Tour golf betting stop before the British Open, and will be held July 13th-16th at Dundonald Links in Ayrshire, Scotland. Many people who bet on golf believe that no man born of woman will win this tournament, but that’s just a myth. In fact, any of the following online betting contenders could very well win it.
Angels and ministers of grace defend us
Rickie Fowler (+705)
Fowler won the 2015 AAM Scottish Open at Gullane Golf Club, defeating Raphaël Jacquelin and Matt Kuchar by one stroke and becoming only the second American to win the tourney since 1997. Additionally, he finished tied for 8th place in 2014. Leaving out a missed cut at the St. Jude Classic, Fowler has been rolling as of late, tying for second in the Memorial Tournament, for 5th in the US Open, and for 3rd place at the Quicken Loans National.
Alex Noren (+1550)
Last year Noren became the first Swede to win the Scottish Open since Johan Edfors in 2006, beating Tyrrell Hatton by one stroke at Castle Stuart Golf Links. He had previously finished tied for 6th place in 2006 and tied for 3rd in 2012. Noren has had three top 15 finishes in his last five events, including a win at the BMW PGA Championship in late May for his 9th European Tour victory.
Rory McIlroy (+905)
Wee Mac shocked many people who bet of golf when he missed the cut in the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Hosted by the Rory Foundation, especially because he entered as the golf betting favourite to win it back-to-back. That’s the second missed cut for McIlroy in his last four starts. Some people who bet on golf say Rors will not win the Scottish Open until Great Birnam wood to high Dunsinane hill shall come. But that’s just another myth.
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Henrik Stenson (+1550)
The 2016 Open Champion will look to follow in Noren’s footsteps and become the fourth Swedish winner of the Scottish Open. He placed T8 in 2012, and finished T3 in 2013. Stenson missed the cut in the US Open and tied for 26th at the Nordea Masters but finished tied for 3rd in the BMW PGA Championship before that and tied for 10th at the BMW International Open afterward.
Matt Kuchar (+1850)
As mentioned above Kuch was one the runner-ups in 2015. Additionally, he tied for 10th place in 2011. Kuchar has not finished worse than T16 in his last four starts, including a T9 in the Byron Nelson and a T4 at the Memorial Tournament.
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Patrick Reed (+1850)
Reed has been playing some of his best golf as of late. He has not missed a cut in his last eight outings, a period during which he has seven top 25 finishes. Kind of a golf betting long shot, but Reed could very well win his first European Tour event this weekend.