|Written by Jerry Santiago|
Golf betting will focus on the British Open Championship this upcoming weekend starting July 16 from the Ailsa Championship Course at Turnberry, Ayrshire, Scottland. Golf betting will see 600 FEDEXCUP points on the line with a total British Open Championship purse of $8,600,000 including a winning share of $1,500,000.
For the past two years Padraig Harrington has been the golf betting winner of the British Open Championship but there is a loaded field ready to take the title away from him this year.
Tiger Woods of course is the first name to consider when looking at the top golf betting threats to take the Open this year. Woods is number one in the World Golf Rankings and has 3 wins in 9 events this year. Woods finished in the top 10 in 8 out of those 9 golf betting tournaments.
One player that won’t make the golf betting field is Phil Mickleson, who has had to be with his wife and mother after they were both diagnosed with breast cancer.
Englishman Paul Casey is ranked 3rd in the World Golf Rankings and is a prime golf betting threat to take the Open. Casey has played in 10 events this year and has 1 golf betting win with 3 top 10 finishes. Casey will certainly be a favorite of the gallery.
Kenny Perry has climbed to 4th in the World Golf Rankings and is another contender to take the golf betting championship at the Open. While best known for his collapse in the Masters earlier this year Perry is like a fine wine as he is getting better with age. Perry has 2 wins and 7 top 10 finishes out of 17 events this year.
Sergio Garcia ranks 5th in the World Golf Rankings and brings a mixed record to the Open. While he does have that high ranking he has not played particularly well this year with just 1 top 10 finish in 10 events played.
Harrington ranks 14th in the World Golf Rankings. The Irishman has 0 top 10 finishes and just 3 top 25 finishes in 13 events this year.