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July 2010 - 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.

The Punter's De-Brief: The Open Championship

Louis Oosthuizen enjoying his success

It's a stroll in the sun for Louis on a day when drama just didn't materialise......

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Steven Rawlings

18 Jul 2010

The British Open Results: Louis "Shrek" Oosthuizen matched at the monster price of 990

Oosthuizen smiles during a virtually error-free last round

South African cruises through the final round to win the open at St Andrews by seven shots.......

The Open Betting: St Andrews stats point towards Oosthuizen completing a huge upset

Oosthuizen has been remarkably relaxed and unflustered for someone finding themselves in this sort of position for the first time

The leader of The Open is a player very few would expect to find in this position but a four-shot lead is a big safety net in this tournament and at this golf course. So...

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Paul Krishnamurty

18 Jul 2010

The Punter's Open Championship Diary: Oosthuizen holds firm after a wobbly start

Catch me if you can...Louis Oosthuizen, four clear and not for catching?

It's a poor day for The Punter, as Tiger fails to roar and Louis and Casey soar.......

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Steven Rawlings

18 Jul 2010

British Open Betting: Goosen to make up some ground on moving day

Can the Goose get off to a flying start this afternoon?

Whether Louis Oosthuizen can be caught on day three depends very much on what the conditions are like out there but if a challenge is going to come, it could well come from one of...

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Paul Krishnamurty

17 Jul 2010

The Punter's Open Championship Diary: Rory fails to break 80 as high winds take their toll and Shrek takes command

Louis Oosthuizen teeing it up on 18 on Friday

After Thursday morning's birdie barrage, the Old Lady bites back and the scoring soars at St Andrews...

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Steven Rawlings

16 Jul 2010

British Open Update: Don't ignore lesser names as Rory and Tiger hog the limelight

Rory McIlroy - can he reproduce his first day form?

Rory and Tiger are rightful favourites, says Paul Krishnamurty, but their presence towards the top of the leaderboard makes some other prices hugely tempting...

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Paul Krishnamurty

16 Jul 2010

The Punter's Open Championship Diary: Rory's off to a flyer but I'm staying with Tiger

Rory McIlroy – the early pacesetter at St Andrews

We couldn't have asked for a better start to this year's Championship, say Steve, with the first two in the betting making strong early moves......

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Steven Rawlings

15 Jul 2010

The Open Championship Betting: The PGA Tour's form players

Steve Stricker may as well not have bothered travelling to Scotland this week

Dan Geraghty tells us how he thinks the PGA Tour's stars such as Phil Mickelson, Tiger Woods and Steve Stricker will fare this week....

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Dan Geraghty

14 Jul 2010

The Betfair Contrarian: Why an Englishman will win the Open Championship

England's best hopes lie with Ian Poulter and Lee Westwood

It's a long time since Nick Faldo won The Open, the last time an Englishman won the prestigious event. The Betfair Contrarian isn't one to be deterred by stats or history books though and is...

The Open Betting - Three Balls: Go Big on Mac

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There are plenty of good betting opportunities here beyond the winner market, starting with the opening day three-balls where a young gun and a former Major winner are amongst Paul Krishnamurty's picks....

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Paul Krishnamurty

14 Jul 2010

The Punter's picks for the Open Championship

Tiger Woods – On the eve of a third straight win at the home of golf?

Steve couldn't help himself, there's picks aplenty for the big one this week, including the world number one.......

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Steven Rawlings

13 Jul 2010

Open Championship Specials Betting: Top Senior

Tom Lehman – A great bet to finish Top Senior

It was a tremendous effort by Tom Watson a year ago but The Punter feels he's worth taking on this time around......

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Steven Rawlings

13 Jul 2010

The Open Championship Betting: The European Tour's form players

Ross Fisher blew his chance of Open glory in the final round of last year’s event but has a good chance of making amends at St Andrews this week

After successfully picking the winner of last month's major, Mike Norman is again following the fortunes of the European Tour's in-form players as he seeks to find the winner of this week's Open Championship....

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Mike Norman

13 Jul 2010

Find Me A 100 Winner: British Open special!

A rueful Darren Clarke looks to the skies during his final round at the Scottish Open

Looking for a triple-figure winner at St Andrews? Paul Krishnamurty had rifled through the Open odds to bring you four contenders...

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Paul Krishnamurty

13 Jul 2010

Open Betting: Seven players to head the US challenge

This is not the same Tiger who dominated the last two Opens at St Andrews

Americans have dominated the Open in recent years so which player form their attack this year? Paul Krishnamurty on the leading seven...

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Paul Krishnamurty

12 Jul 2010

Betfair Big Interview: Simon Khan on British golf, St Andrews and the Open

A relaxed and confident Simon Khan will play his part in the 2010 Open

Simon Khan's triumph at the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth made him one of nine Englishmen to win tournaments in Europe or America in as many months. Betfair went to find out what the home...

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Ralph Ellis

12 Jul 2010

Poulter feeling good ahead of another Open tilt

Ian Poulter pictured at Pebble Beach where he finished in a tie for 47th

The colourful character of British golf has taken the quiet approach to winning this week's Open, as Bill Elliott found out...

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Bill Elliott

12 Jul 2010

Open Betting: Five candidates from Continental Europe

Defying his age - MAJ at last year's Open

Can Stenson rediscover his touch? Can Garcia halt his decline? Or will it be a case of cometh the Open cometh Kaymer? Paul Krishnamurty looks at five players from mainland Europe who could trouble the...

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Paul Krishnamurty

11 Jul 2010

Open Betting: Six candidates from the 'Rest of the World'

Ernie Els loves The Open and is right back in form, as his performance at Pebble Beach showed

Beyond the United Kingdom, Europe and USA there are scores of quality players from different nationalities who all have a chance at The Open. Paul Krishnamurty rates the best of them...

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Paul Krishnamurty

9 Jul 2010

Open Betting: The ten best British and Irish contenders at St Andrews

Rory McIlroy is less than [20.0] for The Open - are you a backer?

Fresh from Graeme McDowell's US Open victory, Britain and Ireland have never entered an Open Championship with a stronger hand. Never in living memory have we been able to boast ten players trading under [100.0]....

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Paul Krishnamurty

9 Jul 2010

Luke Donald: The quiet man of European golf talks ahead of The Open

Donald's short game and intelligent golf could produce a high finish at St Andrews

Second at Wentworth, first in Madrid, third at Celtic Manor - Luke Donald enjoyed a golden run in May and June and now he's primed for an assault on St Andrews. Bill Elliott met with...

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Bill Elliott

8 Jul 2010

Open Championship Course Preview: Are we in for another St Andrews snooze-fest?

A benigin day like this will see St Andrews tamed by plenty of players

Strong winds are a must if we are to see a classic Open at St Andrews - otherwise drama could be noticeable by its absence, says Paul Krishnamurty...

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Paul Krishnamurty

8 Jul 2010

The Open Betting: Nowhere man

Tiger is talking a good game but failing to produce on the course

Not only has Tiger failed to win a tournament this year but he's also reneged on his vows to respect the sport. None of this bodes well for his chances of winning the Open, says...

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Ralph Ellis

6 Jul 2010