The Open 2017: Five punting pointers for Royal Birkdale

Experienced bad weather specialist Padraig Harrington was a typical Birkdale champion
Experienced bad weather specialist Padraig Harrington was a typical Birkdale champion

Ahead of the Royal Birkdale showpiece, Paul Krishnamurty offers five trends to consider when making your selection either pre-tournament or when betting in-running...


"In stark contrast to the likes of St Andrews and Hoylake, catch-up golf at Birkdale is perfectly realistic. The last three champions here were between five and seven shots back after the opening round...Plus one should never write off the possibility of a dramatic weather change turning the leaderboard upside down."

Paul Krishnamurty

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