British Open Betting: 10 Vital Statistics


10. This will be the 141st Open Championship. Englishman Harry Vardon holds the record for the most Open titles, at six. This summer’s favourite, Tiger Woods, is priced at 8.00 to win his fourth Open. 

9. It will be the 11th time Royal Lytham & St Annes has hosted the prestigious tournament, the first since 2001. David Duval won his sole Open title that year, and is 750.00 to repeat that feat. 

8. Duval has failed to make the cut on his last three outings at the Open, and is priced at 150.00 to place first to fifth position. 

7. Last year’s Open winner, Darren Clarke, beat American pair Phil Mickelson and Dustin Johnson by three shots, finishing on -5. Clarke is 125.00 to take back-to-back Open titles, the first Northern Irishman to ever do so. 

6. Fellow Northern Irishman, Rory McIlroy, has had a tough time since winning the US Open in June 2011. He has won just one tournament this season (The Honda Classic), and finished tied 95th in the 2012 US Open. McIlroy is 15.00 to win this weekend. 

5. There are three British players tied as second favourites to lift the Open Championship trophy this summer. McIlroy, Luke Donald and Lee Westwood are all priced at 15.00 to claim the title, and 4.00 to place fifth or higher. 

4. Sergio Garcia will once again look to become the first Spaniard to win the Open since Seve Ballesteros in 1988, also at Royal Lytham & St Annes. Garcia is yet to win a major, but has come within the top five at the Open on three occasions (from 2005-2007). He is 9.00 to again make the top five. 

3. Last year’s runner up, Dustin Johnson, won the Memphis Open last month, finishing on -9. The American – like Garcia – is playing for his first major title win, and is also 9.00 to place fifth or higher. Both players are 40.00 to win. 

2. Five-time champion Tom Watson will tee off for his 35th Open on Thursday. The American came within a playoff of winning the 2009 Championship, but was blown away by Stewart Cink over four holes. Watson is 400.00 to make history as the oldest ever Open champion. 

1. Tiger Woods is looking to claim his first major title since 2007. He has already won three PGA Tour titles this season, and is favourite to win his fourth Open this weekend. Woods is priced at just 2.50 to place fifth or higher.