TIGER Woods is again the favourite to win a third successive Open on the St Andrews course although his odds of 11/2 to lift the famous Claret Jug are the biggest he’s been to win an Open since 2004. When you consider Tiger had been just 2/1 to win this tournament 12 months ago it shows his tumultuous year is clearly taking its toll. But what cracking value Tiger is on a course he is peerless on.
Indeed, we’ve been surprised at the sustained level of support for Tiger with punters confidently backing him to find the birdies on the course despite his troubles with them off it. Perhaps they are being tempted by the seven places on offer in our each way betting which you’d be mad to not consider, especially if you are considering an each way bet that only pays on the first five places.
In-form Justin Rose is also proving popular amongst the early punters at 22/1 with Rory McIlroy (17/1) and Darren Clarke (80/1) also amongst the worst results on Paddy Power’s book.