Golf Betting Preview: Tommy Fleetwood looks each-way betting value in Open Championship 2018
Open Championship 2018 Winner – Tommy Fleetwood each-way @ 20/1 (21.00) with bet365*
*Odds correct at the time of writing
The Open Championship 2018 takes place between 19th and 22nd July at Carnoustie in Scotland, where it will be played for the eighth time, with it having last taken place there 11 years ago.
Carnoustie is noted for how difficult it is to play in adverse weather conditions, so a check of the weather forecast is certainly in order both before the tournament begins and throughout the four days it takes place.
Back in 2007 it was Padraig Harrington who won the famous Claret Jug, beating Sergio Garcia in a play-off. This year Dustin Johnson is the 12/1 (13.00) favourite with Palmer Bet and he is certainly a potential contender given the strength of his game.
Next in the golf betting lists behind Johnson come Rory McIlroy, who is a 14/1 (15.00) shot with Unibet, while Jordan Spieth is rated a 16/1 (17.00) chance, also with Unibet.
The Aussie challenge is led by Jason Day at 28/1 with bet365* and Adam Scott at 70/1 (also with bet365*) and, although the latter isn’t in the greatest form of late, Day is certainly more than capable of securing a Top 5 finish.
Tommy Fleetwood at 20/1 (21.00) with bet365* looks a good each-way bet, with 1/4 the odds being offered on a Top 5 finish. The 27-year-old from Southport has already displayed the requisite temperament and technique needed to win at the very highest level and it looks just a matter of time before he secures a Major championship title.
He comes into the Open having finished runner-up to Brooks Koepka in the US Open, where he shot a championship record equaling round of 63 in the fourth round. He also finished fourth to Koepka in the US open a year earlier.
He also just happens to hold the course record at Carnoustie, where he shot 63 at last year’s Alfred Dunhill Links Championship. Those low-scoring rounds indicate that he’s a player capable of rattling off the birdies in quick succession.
Fleetwood also won last year’s Race to Dubai, the French Open and had a successful title defence in Abu Dhabi, which all goes to suggest that he could now be ready to secure his first Major.