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July 2008 - The Open

The Open makes a rare foray down south for the 141st Open Championship, starting on July 14. Betting.Betfair will once again provide betting previews, player profiles and tips both before and during the best major of them all.

Back Page Betting: The day when the joker got serious

Ian Poulter's golf spoke louder than his trousers at Royal Birkdale yesterday, says Ralph Ellis....

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Ralph Ellis

21 Jul 2008

Harrington thrilled at second win as Norman hails him true champion

Champion for the second successive year will take confidence from win as he aims for even greater honours....

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Maxliu

21 Jul 2008

The Punter's Open Diary: Read our golf bettor's tournament debrief...

He was canny enough to back Harrington during the Irish player's early troubles, but how did The Punter get on overall?...

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Steven Rawlings

21 Jul 2008

Harrington tames Birkdale to land second Open

Champion backed at [150.0] during opening day struggles but roars back for back-to-back Open wins...

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Joe Dyer

20 Jul 2008

The Open Fourth Round Betting: Why I won't be laying the Shark ... at least for the time being

Paul Krishnamurty on the delicately balanced betting on the final day of a windswept classic Open...

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Paul Krishnamurty

20 Jul 2008

Norman win would seal this as the greatest Open ever

Bill Elliott on a brilliant Open so far, where his pal Greg Norman leads the field going into the fourth and final round...

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Bill Elliott

19 Jul 2008

The Open Round-Up, Day Three: Norman conquers field - can he make history on Sunday?

Australian once more stands on the point of glory at Open - the [1000.0] layers will be quaking......

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Joe Dyer

19 Jul 2008

Open Post-Cut Update: Goose can take care of erratic Rose as the weather worsens

Paul Krishnamurty sees trouble ahead for Justin Rose in the third round at Royal Birkdale...

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Paul Krishnamurty

19 Jul 2008

The Open Round-Up, Day Two: Former champion and British amateur show romance isn't dead

The Shark shows that his first round form was not a one-off, Furyk waits in the wings and a plucky amateur will be staying for the weekend....

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Maxliu

18 Jul 2008

The Open, Round One Betting Update: Course and conditions claim major scalps on treacherous morning

Some of the world's leading players look set to miss the cut after disastrous early morning first rounds at Royal Birkdale. But Britons, Rose and Westwood, stay in the mix after impressive fightbaks....

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Paul Krishnamurty

18 Jul 2008

The Open Round-Up, Day One: Scott takes control at Birkdale

McDowell, Goosen and Garcia tucked in close behind in the betting. Joe Dyer reports......

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Joe Dyer

17 Jul 2008

"Tiger Woods is not the whole tour," says Boo Weekley

The American believes there will not be an asterisk against this year's champion's name....

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Editor

16 Jul 2008

Garcia is ready to mend his broken heart

Bill Elliott believes Royal Birkdale is ready for a European Open winner and whoever it is will be a worthy champion....

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Bill Elliott

16 Jul 2008

Open Betting Fact File: The course, the favourite and the correct name for the jug

Tareq Quiroz braves the Irish Sea wind to give you the lowdown on the oldest major....

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Tareq Quiroz

16 Jul 2008

British Open Three-Ball Betting: Former champions can land upsets on day one

Watson and O'Meara are amongst our golf tipster's picks as he goes through the first day three-ball betting at Birkdale...

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Paul Krishnamurty

16 Jul 2008

The Punter's picks for The Open

Steven Rawlings is very excited on the even of the Open but the formbook doesn't offer many clues about who to back....

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Steven Rawlings

16 Jul 2008

British Open Betting Preview: This is the one for Westwood

Even when he isn't playing, the spectre of Woods inspires confusion amongst his rivals. Tareq Quiroz believes the time has come for a certain Brit to take what he deserves....

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Tareq Quiroz

15 Jul 2008

Open Betting: Harrington out to best price 34 on Betfair to win at Birkdale

Padraig 'Pod' Harrington is a big drifter in the Betfair market for the event amid reports of a wrist injury. The strong favourite remains Spaniard Sergio Garcia, though, at [12.0]....

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Eoin Ryan

15 Jul 2008

British Open Speciality Bets Portfolio: Mickelson unlikely to improve bleak Open record at brutal Birkdale

The Open is Big Phil's least favourite major so take him on with a couple of links-lovers, says Paul Krishnamurty...

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Paul Krishnamurty

15 Jul 2008

The Open Betting: Scottish Open winner McDowell shortens for Birkdale glory

Graeme McDowell was matched at a high of [85.0] on Betfair en-route to winning the Scottish Open. With just a handful of holes remaining......

The Open Betting: Tiger-less event can allow the likes of Kim and Stricker to capitalise

Former Open player and Walker Cup star Roger Chapman gives us his views on the changes to the Birkdale course and who he expects to be in contention come Sunday evening...

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Roger Chapman

12 Jul 2008

The British Open on betting.betfair.com

Keep on top of the betting at Birkdale with our dedicated Open pages......

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Joe Dyer

10 Jul 2008

The Betfair Big Interview: Peter Baker

No Tiger Woods means the Open at Royal Birkdale will be exactly that next week. Wide open. We caught up with former Ryder Cup player Peter Baker on the shores of Loch Lomond for an...

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Ralph Ellis

10 Jul 2008

Open Betting: Is Birkdale primed for a repeat of Carnoustie?

Betting on golf has been revolutionised by Betfair, you can now gamble shot-by-shot and hole-by-hole meaning the odds change literally every second. But beware, if you're having a bet on the Open, a cert is...

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Maxliu

9 Jul 2008

British Open Betting Portfolio: History suggest outsiders are the call in Top Euro market

Besides Sergio Garcia, the value for the crown of Top European may lie with the outsiders...

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Paul Krishnamurty

8 Jul 2008

Open 2008 Betting: Monty still believes he can do it

No Tiger Woods gives everyone a chance, says former European number one...

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Joe Dyer

8 Jul 2008

Second-placed Spaniard clear favourite for Open

Garcia moves ahead of Els with nine days to go to Birkdale tee-off...

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Joe Dyer

8 Jul 2008

Scottish Open: Beware a Birkdale betting bandwagon post-Loch Lomond

Plenty of the golf world's biggest stars have assembled in Scotland this week but a good performance at Loch Lomond means nothing at Birkdale, says Paul Krishnamurty...

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Paul Krishnamurty

8 Jul 2008

British Open Betting Portfolio: Wind kings Appleby and O'Hern are the Australian value

The Aussie challenge has been gathering momentum and Paul Krishnamurty knows some men from down under who won't be daunted by the conditions at Royal Birkdale....

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Paul Krishnamurty

7 Jul 2008

Ante-post Open Championship Betting: Course form is essential so get your head in the books

Get your bets on The Open now says The Punter, but do your homework first!...

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Steven Rawlings

7 Jul 2008

British Open Betting Portfolio: Forget the unreliable big-name Brits, McDowell and Dougherty are the best home value

A European hasn't finished in the top-three at Royal Birkdale for 32 years. Paul Krishnamurty doubts the trend will be broken this year....

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Paul Krishnamurty

7 Jul 2008

British Open Betting Portfolio: Without Woods, the US cupboard looks bare

They've won five of eight at Birkdale, but this year only six US golfers trade at less than [100.0] in the Open Championship betting. Paul Krishnamurty assesses the chances of the Americans this year......

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Paul Krishnamurty

6 Jul 2008

British Open Betting Portfolio: Rating the favourites in most wide-open major ever

With the super-human genius out of the equation, Paul Krishnamurty says the world's best links player is in with a shout....

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Paul Krishnamurty

4 Jul 2008

British Open Betting Portfolio: Irish sea winds will haunt many of the world's best

Paul Krishnamurty says punters will love Royal Birkdale, one of the great Open venues...

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Paul Krishnamurty

4 Jul 2008