Well, sadly St Andrews won’t be witnessing any epic showdown between Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth in this year’s Open Championship. With the two of them were heading up the outright winner market for The Open 2015, but the withdrawal of McIlroy due to his ankle issue has left Jordan Spieth as an overwhelming short priced favourite at 6/1 with Betfair, to win what would be his third Major this year.
The young American is the only player in single figures for the tournament, but is so short without the challenge of McIlroy there, that punters will be eying up bigger each way value behind him.
There is mass appeal in the two players closest to him in the outright market, namely Dustin Johnson at 12/1 and Justin Rose at 14/1 and backing them each way, or even any of the clutch of players hanging around the 20/1 to 30/1 mark such as Adam Scott, Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and Henrik Stenson looks far more value than just punting on Spieth.
Betfair are paying out to 8 places at The 2015 paying 8 places on The 2015 Open Championship. The deal is, that any golfers finishing in 1st to 6th position (inclusive) will be paid out to your each-way place stake as normal, while any players finishing in 7th or 8th position will be paid out to a maximum each way place stake of £25 per customer per selection.