2015 Open Championship Betting Preview And Tips
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Jordan Spieth is now into 6/1 after winning the John Deere Classic but he’s chasing his third Major of the year without a links tournament preparation.  T44 and T36 from his two Opens to date and trying to break the jinx of nobody ever boarding the John Deere charter flight to Edinburgh and winning The Open.

Also take a look at my 2015 Open Championship Ultimate Cheat Sheet Post where I provide one line of stats, history and form on every player 100/1 or lower in the betting.

Doc's Five Players To Watch

Tip 1: Dustin Johnson 12/1

For me Dustin Johnson is a far more attractive betting option than Jordan Spieth at 12/1.  Yes he missed a short putt at Chambers Bay but he did incredibly well to be in that position.  By his own admission he’s only realizing now to manage courses and that’s huge given he’s not the brightest tool in the box.  DJ has finished in the top-15 in four of last five Opens and has the huge hitting game to play St Andrews the new ariel route.

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Tip 2: Rickie Fowler 18/1

Rickie is in to 18/1 from 25/1 after winning in Scotland and even though that will bring distractions in the form of media commitments and extra attention I think Rickie is primed to join the Major Champion club.  Has done his reconnaissance with two links events in Ireland and Scotland and topped the combined putting stats in both.  Tied second last year in Hoylake and tied fifth in 2011.  This may well be Go Time for Rickie.

Tip 3: Henrik Stenson 20/1

Anyone who has ever played St Andrews will tell it’s all about putting your ball in the right places to avoid trouble.  Enter Henrik Stenson the man I would trust most in golf to land a ball on a sixpence.  Second in Germany last time out and not once outside the top 15 greens in regulation stats during the 2015 season.  Second when Phil won in 2013 and tied third when the tournament was last held at the home of golf in 2010.

Tip 4: Brooks Koepka 50/1

If you are looking for value down the odds try Brooks Koepka at 50/1.  T3 at St Jude, T18 at the US Open and T22 last week in Scotland represent some solid consistency on three very different tracks.  Long off the tee and should be able to execute that same “fly everything” game plan that have seen big hitters do well at St Andrews.  All that is missing is a hot week with the putter for the man with a real affinity to Europe.

Tip 5: Bernd Wiesberger 66/1

The big Austrian may have nothing to show for his three Opens so far but this time he enters on the back of some great results.  Bernd made it into a playoff on the hugely difficult Royal County Down at the Irish Open, then cruised to victory last time out on the linksy Paris National.  T14 and T12 at the last two Alfred Dunhill Links Championships.

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