|Written by Jerry Santiago|
Golf betting on the British Open Championship can have a degree of volatility that is unique to anyone that has ever been involved in any form of sports betting. Golf betting on the British Open Championship can be an experience of ups and downs unlike any other sport as the Turnberry course and the weather make for the ultimate challenge.
This year the golf betting handicapping factors will be bigger than ever for the 138th British Open Championship. The Open is known as a golf betting event in which a great player can one day score a 68 only to come back the very next day and score an 88. This is what makes handicapping and wagering on The Open one of the most exciting sports gambling events of the year.
This year the golf betting action for The Open takes place at Turnberry for the first time in 15 years. The Turnberry Golf Club is one of the most challenging and yet spectacular settings in all of golf betting. Turnberry is on the Irish Sea and the mountains of Arran and features the famed lighthouse as well as the ruins of the Turnberry castle. Also part of the golf betting terrain are the islands of Ailsa Craig and Arron.
The Turnberry course produced one of the most memorable duels in the history of golf betting as Jack Nicklaus and Tom Watson had their famed “Duel in the Sun” in 1977 as the “Kansas City Kid” bested the “Golden Bear” by a single stroke to take the golf betting title.
In 1986 Greg Norman, who is best known for his heartbreaking losses at the Masters, earned a thrilling win that included a second round 63 that was played in the wind and rain that makes The Open famous.
The Turnberry course has featured some very impressive scores in the past so officials have worked to make it tougher for 2009 as the course has been lengthened. In essence they are trying to do what The Masters did at Augusta National Golf Club and “Tiger Proof” the course from the great Tiger Woods, who will be a favorite in The Open.