The Open Golf Championship | Five To Follow

Top class golf tipster Nigel Seeley pinpoints his five golfers to follow at this year’s Open Golf Championship.

Open Golf Championship – 20th – 23rd July 2017

Hello you lucky 188BET customers it’s a big week for golf punters with the start of the 146th Open golf championship from Royal Birkdale and I am here to give you the low-down on the five players that I believe are most likely to be lifting the famous claret jug on Sunday evening.


JOHN RAHM (18/1)

This year is the most open of Opens that we’ve ever seen with 188BET going 14/1 the field. One man who has been popular with punters though is Spain’s John Rahm, and rightfully so.

This lad is going to be a real talent and in my opinion is going to be a major force in the the sport in years to come. Odds of 18/1 on him winning Majors might be long gone in a couple of years time.

The Spaniard only turned pro at the US Open in 2016, but his rise to the top has been unprecedented with two wins on both the US and European Tour, the latest at the Irish Open two weeks ago.

That tournament was in similar conditions to what he will face this weekend and a major success is just a matter of “if” rather than when.



Won the title last year by playing the best golf of his career and on his day the “Ice Man” is the best ball-striker in the game.

He was a big drifter on the 188BET book after a disappointing show at the US Masters, but last week he showed he meant business again with his decent closing finish at the Scottish Open which featured a great final round 68 in testing conditions.,

I do like backing players who go into tournaments with a great Sunday under their belts and the Swede knows how to win this competition.



I must admit my only bet in my Open portfolio is a small wager on local boy Fleetwood at 50/1 and even at odds of 25/1 he still looks a serious contender to me.

Fleetwood has already won twice on the European Tour this year and put in his best performance in a major at the US Open last month so will arrive at his home track full of confidence.

He’s been brought up on links golf and the conditions will suit him more than others and although the value of two weeks may have gone he’s worth looking at in Top British and Top European markets.



The South African has been the “nearly” man in the majors over the last couple of years and even though 2017 hasn’t been a vintage year he is showing signs that he is coming back to his “A” game.

Grace is a natural on links golf courses, he’s as tough as they come and his profile fits for an Open winner. If he gets off to a good start he could be one for “in-running” players to take advantage of.



No player has won me more money this year than Russell Henley and the Open does throw up some strange winners. At 150/1 Henley could be this year’s outsider to follow.

Henley is a proven three time winner on the PGA Tour and those bulky odds aren’t to be sniffed at for this impressive American.

Henley has been ultra consistent in the last few months with six top 30 finishes in the last eight events which includes a 20th at St Andrews, an 11th at the US Masters and a 27th at the US Open.

Two of his three wins have come in testing windy conditions and at the prices he’s my outsider to follow and I also like him at 40/1 to be the top American.


Nigel Seeley’s Five To Follow

John Rahm (18/1)

Henrik Stenson (25/1)

Tommy Fleetwood (25/1)

Branden Grace (50/1)

Russell Henley (125/1)