One of golf’s most famous events takes place this week as the Open Championship comes from Royal Lytham and with the best players in the world all on show, it should make for a fantastic four days.
Tiger Woods is the big favourite at the moment which is no surprise given his history in the major tournaments. He has also looked back to his near best in recent months.
The American has not won a major competition since 2009 but with three wins at the Open in his career, you can certainly not write him off.
Woods can be backed at 9/1 with Paddy Power.
Lee Westwood is still searching for his major victory and many people are now starting to doubt whether he has it in him to do it on the big stage.
The Englishman is likely to be amongst the leaders, however he has not been able to finish on top over the years and has been the nearly man in so many events.
Luke Donald is in a similar position to Westwood although has not been playing for quite so long. Donald is the current number one in the world but will feel he needs a big win to really prove himself.
In terms of the latest betting offer for these two Brit’s, you can back them both at 16/1.
Rory McIlroy is the other name being mentioned to go all the way. The Northern Irishman has been in poor form this year, failing to make the cut in a number of tournaments.
That said though, McIlroy is a player that seems to relish these major’s and has one to his name already at just 23-years-old. He is being offered at 18/1 to win the Open with Sportingbet.
Padraig Harrington, Justin Rose and Graham McDowell will be other names looking to put in a performance on home soil.
The great thing about these tournaments is that players can come from nowhere and upset the odds. It should be a cracking four days.