Maximum excitement on the open

FEW sporting events are more historic than the Open at St Andrews.

It is always a wonderful four days and a spread bet can make it even more exciting.

Sporting Index offer hundreds of options and one of the most interesting markets is finishing positions where you can bet on the final position of each golfer in the field.

It’s a great shame that Rory McIlroy won’t be taking part as he would have taken plenty of beating.

His absence means the attention moves to man-of-the-moment Jordan Spieth, who arrives fresh off the back of another win on Sunday.

His finishing position quote has been set at 23-26 and there are certain to be plenty of sellers considering his recent form.

If he wins a third major in a row spread bettors would make 22 times their stake.

However, if he miraculously misses the cut the maximum make-up is 70, so that would result in a loss of 47 times.

Dustin Johnson, who suffered heartbreak in finishing second to Spieth in the US Open last month, is next in with a quote of 26-29 and his supporters will be hoping he can break his major duck.

Finishing positions keeps the excitement going throughout the tournament and is an ideal market to trade lesser fancied players that may do well without quite winning.

There are a whole host of other markets including match bets between two players, the leaderboard, and top players from different countries and continents.