The evolution of golf betting, at least on the PGA Tour over the past few decades has been the marginalization of European players, but British Open betting completion is the one tournament where this contingent of players continues to shine. Courses in the US grow longer and longer and more and more emphasis has been placed on colossal drives and distance off the tees. But anyone that has ever bet on the British Open odds knows that distance off the tee is only a minor consideration for this golf betting tournament.
Arguably the most important tournament in professional golf, the British Open betting contest is especially important on the European continent and the European professionals are especially adept at winning this prize. Held on traditionally links style courses the British Open odds competition is a big departure from the fat fairways and leafy trees of the US golf betting courses.
Many of the European players grew up playing these links style courses, especially those from the UK where most of the golf courses seem to be places as close to the rocky shores of the island’s coasts and right in the middle of the hurricane. Wind gusts and rains can make these courses impossible to play and you can expect huge scores in this year’s British Open betting action is the elements don’t behave themselves.
This year the British Open betting action will take place in the most hallowed grounds in golf betting, the Old Course at St Andrews, the alleged birth place of the sport. And while this may Tiger Woods favorite course on the planet it is the European players that will be favored in this year’s golf betting.
Irishman Paddy Harrington has to be at or near the top of every list of golf odds to win this year’s Claret Jug. He’s won two of the last three British Open betting contests and understands the Links style of play better than anyone on the course. Young Rory McElroy seems poised to take his first Major title as well and could easily be in the thick of this year’s British Open betting action as well.