|Written by Jerry Santiago|
Golf betting fans will have a special weekend ahead as the British Open Championship takes place July 16-19 from the beautiful yet challenging Ailsa course at Turnberry. Golf betting history at the British Open Championship is one of volatile weather, wild swings in scores and luck, and history that is made every single year.
Padraig Harrington has made his own golf betting history at the British Open Championship as he has won the last two Opens which made him just the sixth player since 1951 to do so. He will try and make more golf betting history by becoming the first player wince Peter Thomson to win 3 consecutive Open championships.
Tiger Woods has not had much golf betting success in Scottland. He has played in a total of 13 Open golf betting events and finished out of the top 25 just twice with both failures occurring in Scottland. Not that Woods has failed to have any golf betting success as he has two Open wins at St. Andrews in Scottland.
A wild card for this golf betting event is Ernie Els, who won the Open golf betting event in 2002 and has 11 top 10 finishes for his career.
Speaking of past winners of the Open, Nick Faldo, Greg Norman, and Tom Watson will all be on hand for the tournament this weekend. Faldo and Norman have a shot at history as they can tie Gary Player, JH Taylor, and Harry Vardon as the only players to win the Open in three different decades. Watson is a 5 time Open winner and returns to the very course where he won his famous “Duel in the Sun” with Jack Nicklaus in 1977.
This is the fourth time Turnberry has hosted the Open as the last tournament here was in 1994. The course has been toughened for this weekend’s action as it has been lengthened by 247 yards since the last time the Open was played there. There are also 6 new tees which include a 200 yard drive over the bay near the famed lighthouse on the 10th hole.