Top class golf tipster Louis Ross pinpoints his five golfers to follow at this year’s Open Golf Championship.
Open Golf Championship – 19th – 22nd July 2018
Hello you lucky 188BET customers it’s a big week for golf punters with the start of the 147th Open golf championship!
Amongst the four golfing Majors, The Open is quite unique. It is by some distance the most demanding and challenging. Of all the courses on the roster, none is tougher than Carnoustie.
This piece of property on the East coast of Scotland is long with just two Par 5s but distance should not be an issue this week. Fairways are baked to a crisp and unless we see a ton of rain will remain like concrete. Plenty of medium distance hitters are driving it 400 yards plus in practice. This Championship will be won by crafting golf shots rather than sheer power.
Looking for shot makers and Links experience will surely pay dividends this week. Links Golf is so different to what the majority of those on tour are used to. Experience is normally a must for an Open champion and this weeks picks reflect that.
Sergio is always more of a gut feeling for most of us than a solid fact based investment. I love Sergio Garcia 29.0 and he normally has a bit of my hard earned cash on his back at an Open as he did when losing a playoff here in 2007.
PATRICK REED (33/1)
First up is Masters champion Patrick Reed 34.0. A hard man to like for both fellow golfers and fans, Reed comes to Carnoustie off the back of a warm up in last weeks Scottish Open. Rounds of 65,69,69,67 caught the eye. Reed wants to win every Major and he’s a man who generally achieves.
Ian Poulter 51.0 has been in sensational form since a comeback win at the Houston Open in April. Poults has barely been out of the Top 25 since then and has three times finished in the top three of an Open. He has to win a Major eventually. Doesn’t he?
Zach Johnson 81.0 won an Open at St Andrews in 2015 and has only finished outside the top 15 once in the last six years. A thoroughly reliable performer, Johnson has shown signs of a return to form recently. A really solid each way play.
Matthew Southgate was sixth last year and 12th in his only other attempt at an Open Championship. He loves Links golf, has a breakthrough win on the European Tour this year and is a member at Carnoustie. It’s a must bet at the price.
Louis Ross’ Five To Follow
Sergio Garcia (28/1)
Patrick Reed (33/1)
Ian Poulter (50/1)
Zach Johnson (80/1)
Matthew Southgate (124/1)