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British Open 2012

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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,515 ✭✭✭Hoki


    Do Bet 365 alter there odds at all in the days leading upto a Major, there is a difference in some sites prices even from yesterday but no change on Bet365. In fact looking on oddscecker just now Bet365 seem to be lagging quite considerably behind other sites prices.


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,529 ✭✭✭Speak Now


    Jason Dufner 50/1
    Ben Curtis 100/1

    e/w first 6 with ladbrokes


  • Site Banned Posts: 26,456 ✭✭✭✭Nuri Sahin


    -Ade- wrote: »
    Harrington @ 22/1 (B365) and Colsaerts @ 80/1 (Boyles)

    I'll probably place my other two bets later on. Leaning towards Garcia as one of my two.

    Sergio Garcia @ 40/1 (Ladbrokes) I've added.


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,620 ✭✭✭✭okidoki987


    Ladbrokes have pushed all their prices to be best or jt best prices on the 1st 8 players.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,465 ✭✭✭supersean1999


    mil singh, 150-1
    j daly 200-1
    siem 150-1
    z johnston 66-
    harrington 20-1 iv it narrowed down to 3 , ill prob go with har, z john, and a small bet on one or two outsiders


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  • Registered Users Posts: 317 ✭✭technodub


    He's still outside the top 150 in putts per round, amazing really for a guy 2nd in the race to Dubai. He is second in greens in regulation though so 82nd in putting for GIR is probably a fairer reflection. Best iron player on tour imo.

    Shouldnt have opened my big mouth talk about a cold putter on sunday! Dont know what to do with him now can he be a factor 2 weeks in a row? Anyways its back to the drawing board :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,913 ✭✭✭Ormus


    technodub wrote: »
    Shouldnt have opened my big mouth talk about a cold putter on sunday! Dont know what to do with him now can he be a factor 2 weeks in a row? Anyways its back to the drawing board :)

    He can definitely be a factor 2 weeks in a row.

    He came second in the French Open last week.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,764 ✭✭✭ionadnapokot


    If the rough is as bad as were been told then a good accurate driver should probably have a good shout this week.
    McDowell E/W@ 33/1 in Powers (7 places)

    Furyk E/W 50/1 .undecided if i should bet in Boyles for furyk (6 places & money back if Irish player wins) or Powers (7 places)


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,248 ✭✭✭Juwwi


    edit special is only for new customers


  • Registered Users Posts: 313 ✭✭frat


    Two win bets for me, McDowell $35 @ 33/1 and Kaymer $35 @ 40/1


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  • Registered Users Posts: 300 ✭✭pricewise987


    Dave Tindall Preview on Betting Zone

    Remember the last 2 Opens - read on....

    Makes a very good case for the boy Fowler....!!!! :):):)

    RECOMMENDED BETS
    1.5pts e.w. Rickie Fowler at 40/1 (BetVictor, 1,2,3,4,5,6)
    1pt e.w. Ben Curtis at 100/1 (BetVictor, 1,2,3,4,5,6)
    1pt e.w. Jason Dufner at 50/1 (BetVictor, 1,2,3,4,5,6)
    1.5pts e.w. Justin Rose at 33/1 (BetVictor, 1,2,3,4,5,6)
    1pt e.w. Hunter Mahan at 50/1 (BetVictor, 1,2,3,4,5,6)



    Although the miserable British summer has been a pain in the backside, at least it has given us a clearly defined strategy for picking the winner of The Open.

    Long and thick rough has sprouted up everywhere on golf courses in the UK and, after watching practice rounds at Lytham and Open qualifying at St Annes Old Links, it's abundantly clear that to be holding approach shots on the greens and getting the ball to bite near flags, you need to be hitting from the fairway.

    So my team for Lytham is made up of quality ball-strikers who have had their ball under control during this 2012 season.

    It seemed an awful long way from his native California when Rickie Fowler turned up for the third round of the 2011 Open at Royal St George's wearing a large pair of mitts.

    And yet, despite the cold, driving rain and fierce winds, young Rickie produced one of the best Open rounds in modern history - a two-under 68 that lifted him from tied 19th to tied third.

    "It was awesome out there," said Fowler. "I love links golf. I love the variety and the options you get on the course. There's so many ways you can play one shot, and I feel like I can hit different shots and I like to hit different shots, and it's just the way I grew up learning how to play the game."

    Although he slipped back to tied fifth on the final day, Fowler still made a huge impression and went into many pundits' notebooks as a man who could be a perennial challenger in Open Championships.

    It came on the back of a tied 14th on debut at St Andrews in 2010 when he recovered splendidly from a potentially confidence-shattering 79 on day one. In fact, so well did Fowler play from Friday to Sunday that he shot lower than anyone in the field over the final 54 holes.

    Having sandwiched a thrilling Ryder Cup debut in between those two events, Fowler has already tasted life in the fast lane and come through with flying colours.

    What makes him such an enticing prospect this year is that he arrives at Lytham as a recent winner who is hitting the ball much, much straighter.

    Fowler was starting to gain a reputation for spitting the bit in the final round but it all came together at Quail Hollow in May when a closing 69 put him into a play-off where he held his nerve to defeat Rory McIlroy and DA Points.

    A week later, his confidence flowing, the 23-year-old finished runner-up in The Players Championship to make it a win and a second in two of the best fields outside of the majors.

    He's jumped over 100 places - 157th to 51st - in the Driving Accuracy stats this year while his 10th place in Scrambling from under 30 yards is testament to his excellence around the greens.

    Since the world rankings started in 1985, the three Lytham winners - Seve, Tom Lehman and David Duval - were all current, past or future world number ones.

    Fowler has the potential to join that latter category so let's back him at 40/1.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,515 ✭✭✭Hoki


    4 'Fun' Micro Stakees:
    Steven O'Hara - 1000/1
    Matthew Baldwin - 250/1
    Chad Cambell - 200/1
    Andres Romero - 150/1


    Main Picks:
    Rickie Fowler - 35/1 , Jim Furyk - 45/1
    P Harrington - 18/1 , G McDowell - 33/1
    Dustin Johnson - 50/1 , Ben Curtis - 90/1
    Hunter Mahan - 45/1


  • Registered Users Posts: 34,057 ✭✭✭✭The_Kew_Tour


    Hoki wrote: »
    4 'Fun' Micro Stakees:
    Steven O'Hara - 1000/1
    Matthew Baldwin - 250/1
    Chad Cambell - 200/1
    Andres Romero - 150/1


    Main Picks:
    Rickie Fowler - 35/1 , Jim Furyk - 45/1
    P Harrington - 18/1 , G McDowell - 33/1
    Dustin Johnson - 50/1 , Ben Curtis - 90/1
    Hunter Mahan - 45/1

    Nice selections there. You really should get some value and money back at least.

    Campbell and Romero could be dark horses.

    Its very Open(pun not intended) this year in my opinion


  • Registered Users Posts: 34,057 ✭✭✭✭The_Kew_Tour


    OK I have narrowed it done to 6 players.

    Tiger Woods @11 - Part of me is learning my lessons from the 2006 Open when he came in at massive 8/1 for some punters who clearly had faith that his game was not all gone through bad patch at the time. While his form has been up and down over past season, one thing seems to have me looking at him again and again and that is his form on his favorite courses. Tiger record in Open Championships is fantastic and while part of me thinks he may come up short, for the price alone there is huge potential to lay this off if he makes it to turn with great chance come Saturday.

    Phil Mickelson @44 -think this could be huge price come Sunday- at same time he could miss cut. But at his price I think its massive. T2 last year and T16 last week proves he not just Parkland player and his Links form is coming around.

    Rickie Fowler @42 - One concern I have from the start is that lot of people seem to be tipping this man and normally once that happens its curtains. He has stated in past that he loves Links Golf(which is big plus) and he has the kinda game that suits links players. His last 2 appearances have been Tied 14th and 5th so he has to be respected.

    Dustin Johnson @60 - Another player who loves links Golf having finished Tied 2nd and 14th the previous 2 Open Championships. His record at Pebble Beach is also excellent and nearly made a playoff for the 2010 PGA Championship in Whistling Straits which is another Links type of course.

    Fredrik Jacobson @120 - His current form is 15-8-16. He has finished in Top20 in past 2 Open Championships and has the short game to be in the business end come Sunday afternoon.

    Brenden Grace @ 200 - A 3 time tour winner this season, what caught my eye is that 2 of those Victories came on Links type Golf Courses. His consistency is something which is a plus and has the short game to booth to post some low scores. One to keep eye on imo.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,683 ✭✭✭heavyballs


    Charl @66/1
    MA Jimmy @150/1
    [EMAIL="Baddeley@175/1"]Baddeley@175/1[/EMAIL]
    Dyson @125/1
    All e/w with pp


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 6,943 ✭✭✭abouttobebanned


    I'm simply amazed to see so many of you picking Rickie Fowler. I can't see him winning this tournament...ever.

    And then, to compound my amazement...nobody is picking Rory MclIroy, at 25-1.

    25-1!!!!

    That's simply a mad price. He's been a little off the boil recently but he's still been in pretty good form this year, better form than just about every player that has been mentioned on this thread. He's a great links player, won one of the practise rounds this week (has been playing the course a lot recently) and was probably about 7-1 to win this tournament a few weeks ago. I'm sorry to sound smug, or patronising...but 25-1 on Rory should be your bet, instead of fannying around with players like Branden Grace or Dustin Johnson.

    Ok, I sound like an ass up there...but I don't think that's how I'll look come sunday afternoon.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1 R00sterB00ster


    Where are you getting 25's for McIlroy?

    PP have him at 20's.

    Have the follwing on:
    Poulter e/w (top 7) @ 35-1
    Thongchai Jaidee e/w (top 7) @ 200-1. Really fancy Jaidee to put in a big week, he's been playing extremely well recently.

    Still debating which three of the following to choose:
    Ben Curtis
    Rickie Fowler
    Westwood
    McIlroy
    Jacobson
    Harrington
    Mickelson (think he had best last 54 holes of anyone in the field in Scotland last week)


  • Registered Users Posts: 48 Dcuguy89


    Setantabet have McIlroy @ 25/1

    They are also paying Seven places!

    Backed Justin Rose EW @ 28/1 myself $$$$ *rubs hands together*


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 6,943 ✭✭✭abouttobebanned


    Even Ladbrokes have him at 25-1.


  • Registered Users Posts: 180 ✭✭chickendinner


    Ok, I sound like an ass up there...but I don't think that's how I'll look come sunday afternoon.

    You sound like an ass, no matter what conspires Sunday afternoon.


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 6,943 ✭✭✭abouttobebanned


    You sound like an ass, no matter what conspires Sunday afternoon.

    I can't disagree with ya there. I just get very opinionated about the golf. Bring it on!


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,248 ✭✭✭Juwwi


    You sound like an ass, no matter what conspires Sunday afternoon.

    I taught he made a lot of sense to be honest.


  • Registered Users Posts: 180 ✭✭chickendinner


    robbie1977 wrote: »
    I taught he made a lot of sense to be honest.

    I am not judging his opinion, just his crass way of dismissing other peoples bets, as you can see from my statement.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 6,943 ✭✭✭abouttobebanned


    Robert Karlsson has withdrawn.


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,955 ✭✭✭Degag


    Degag wrote: »
    Looking at a few different golfers trying to keep my 100% major run this year! Taking prices from PP.

    Mickelson. Had a lot on him last year when he made a big run on the final day. He's 33/1 because he doesn't have a great record in the Open but i think it's a very good price and could see it drifting even further.

    Schwartzel. Has a decent record at the Open over the last few years and I think 50/1 is a pretty good price here.

    Fisher. Coming back to decent form recently. Think he has a shot here.

    Daly. Playing well recently and of course no stranger to links courses. Worth a punt for the 150/1 price

    Duval. 500/1. Not a really serious bet but he wasn't either a few years back when he nearly won the US Open at the same price. Won here before.

    Will probably pick another one or two closer to the time.

    Sigh, So much value to be had. I've picked too many golfers but gauranteed a very good return should any win as most are small stakes/long odds. My main bets are Mickelson and Schwatzel above along with:

    Dufner. Whenever he's played recently, he seems to be in the mix. Won twice this year and unlucky not to win another one or two.

    Laird. I think 100/1 is rather big here for a player who's playing pretty well this year and plenty of top pro's have spoken very highly of him. Poor record at the Open though.

    Small bets on the following

    Bradley. 125/1 is too good a price for a player who won a major less than a year ago even if i doubt he can really win here.

    Lehman. Heard a tip on the radio during the week. Not much more to go on than that although i think he palyed well on the Senior US Open at the weekend.

    Curtis. Former open winner and a generally good record, winner on tour this year, good putter. Has a shout.

    Love. Just caught my eye.

    Clark. Tim that is. A player i used to back pretty often before his injury. Seems to be coming back to decent form.


  • Registered Users Posts: 34,057 ✭✭✭✭The_Kew_Tour


    I'm simply amazed to see so many of you picking Rickie Fowler. I can't see him winning this tournament...ever.

    And then, to compound my amazement...nobody is picking Rory MclIroy, at 25-1.

    25-1!!!!

    That's simply a mad price. He's been a little off the boil recently but he's still been in pretty good form this year, better form than just about every player that has been mentioned on this thread. He's a great links player, won one of the practise rounds this week (has been playing the course a lot recently) and was probably about 7-1 to win this tournament a few weeks ago. I'm sorry to sound smug, or patronising...but 25-1 on Rory should be your bet, instead of fannying around with players like Branden Grace or Dustin Johnson.

    Ok, I sound like an ass up there...but I don't think that's how I'll look come sunday afternoon.

    lol. Oh look at you oh great one.

    Keep it up though.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 6,943 ✭✭✭abouttobebanned


    Ah it's just a bit of banter. I love someone being cock sure about selections.


  • Registered Users Posts: 34,057 ✭✭✭✭The_Kew_Tour


    Ah it's just a bit of banter. I love someone being cock sure about selections.

    Fair enough. I wish you the best. Rory price is decent, but at end of day its about personal preference and sure I have had the odd big winner in major before, posted in here;)


  • Registered Users Posts: 607 ✭✭✭breffni bogballer


    e10 ew on f molinari@40s; e5 ew dufner,dyson and curtis. Best of luck all and happy punting


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  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 482 ✭✭Mont


    250 e/w Rock 200-1 Coral


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