Adam Scott, Justin Rose head odds in 2014 British Open betting

Posted by on 16/7/2014
Filled in: Golf

The British Open has cruelly eluded Adam Scott but punters with online bookmaker sportsbet.com.au are forecasting a change of fortune for the Australian, who’s been backed into a $15 equal favourite with Englishman Justin Rose to claim the Claret Jug.

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Scott has been more than twice as popular in dollar terms than the next best, German Martin Kaymer ($23), and after finishing in the top 3 on the past two occasions, Scott is a $1.73 favourite to be the leading Aussie at Royal Liverpool.

Jason Day is a $3.50 chance to head the Australians, but Marc Leishmann has been the best backed in that market coming in from $17 to $11.

Sportsbet is getting behind our boys, offering a juicy price of $14 for any of the 8 Australians to lead at the end of the first round.

“One punter in particular is keen on Scott, having $725 on the Aussie to win the tournament at $15 to collect over $10,000,” said sportsbet.com.au’s Christian Jantzen.

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Markets courtesy of sportsbet.com.au

British Open Winner

$15      Adam Scott

$15      Justin Rose

$17      Rory Mcilroy

$17      Henrik Stenson

$23      Martin Kaymer

$23      Tiger Woods

$26      Sergio Garcia

$26      Phil Mickelson

 

Top Australian Player

$1.73   Adam Scott

$3.50   Jason Day

$11      Marc Leishman

$11      John Senden

$17      Matt Jones

$26      Brett Rumford

$51      Rhein Gibson

$51      Bryden MacPherson

 

Number of Aussies to finish Top 10

$2.40   None

$2.10   1

$5.00   Exactly 2

$20      3 or more

 

$14      Any Aussie to lead after opening round