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The opening day of the 2023 Open Championship was a fun one at Royal Liverpool with plenty of feel-good stories happening out on the course. Tommy Fleetwood holds a share of the lead going into round two alongside amateur, Christo Lamprecht, and Emiliano Grillo. Day two will see the likes of Rory McIlroy and Jon Rahm go out early to try and catch up to the leaders and with bad weather on the way, it could be a dramatic day of golf. Here are some tips for the day ahead.
Golf Betting Tips Today
Tommy Fleetwood to win the tournament
Tommy Fleetwood had an excellent day on the course yesterday and based on his recent form, there is no reason to believe he can’t keep this level of golf up over the next three days. The Englishman has come painfully close to breaking his duck on the PGA Tour in recent tournaments and his form is good – considering he has an early lead there is a strong argument that this will be his week.
Sam Burns to win this three-ball
After a strong start to the season, Sam Burns’ form has tailed off in recent months. The 26-year-old performed better than expected at the Scottish Open last week which suggests he is a player who can thrive on links golf course. He finished on +2 yesterday and will need to shoot under par to make the cut. He is playing alongside Sepp Straka and Chris Kirk on Friday and Burns is superior to both.
Brooks Koepka to win his three-ball
Brooks Koepka battled back yesterday to post a score of -1 despite struggling with his putter for the majority of his round. Koepka found himself on +2 at one point but showed why he is a five-time major champion to scramble a good score. Expect a big performance from Koepka on Friday to properly get himself in contention.
These odds were correct at the time of writing. We recommend checking with the bookmaker before placing the bet.
Our Golf Predictions – What We Cover
Our coverage of golf includes various events across different tours. With the launch of LIV Golf last year, we are providing more free golf tips and predictions than ever before.
Like many individual sports, there are different levels of tournaments in golf with all of them offering different prizes and ranking points. Here are the events that we cover:
Golf has four major championships which occur in consecutive months from April – July. The first major on the calendar is the Masters in April, followed by the PGA Championship in May, the US Open in June and the British Open in July. Expect plenty of tips and predictions ahead of, and during, each of these prestigious events.
PGA Tour events
The PGA Tour is the biggest golf tour on the planet and historically the most prestigious. There is typically at least one PGA Tour event every week from September – August although only certain events will attract the best players. These events are known as “designated” events and they are exclusively for the best-performing golfers on the tour and boast the largest prize money.
DP World Tour events
The DP World Tour is the second-biggest golf tour on the planet and typically features the best European golfers in the world. The best players on the DP World Tour events are also allowed to compete on the PGA Tour which ensures the best Europeans aren’t constantly lost to the bright lights of the USA. We will cover the most prestigious events on the DP World Tour, otherwise known as their Rolex Series events.
LIV Golf events
LIV Golf is a whole new entity that launched in 2021. Its first full season came in 2022 and the Saudi-backed tour offers players the opportunity to play in smaller fields, over fewer days for more money. Players who have defected to this tour have been suspended from the PGA Tour but we will still be offering tips on each of its 12 events this season.
The Ryder Cup takes place every two years and sees the best European golfers take on the best American golfers over three days of match-play action. It is arguably the best spectacle in golf and we will be offering predictions and tips in the build-up to the 2023 edition in Rome in September.
Golf doesn’t have as many betting markets as sports such as Tennis and Football but even the main outright markets offer fantastic value due to the sheer number of players in a typical tournament. Here are some of the markets that you can expect to see us predict:
This is the market where you back the winner of an entire tournament. The best value is usually found before a tournament starts although we will also be offering in-play tips on this market when available.
This market is where you back a player to finish a certain round on top of the leaderboard. Most tournaments have four rounds of action so there will be plenty of tips relating to this market.
Make the cut
After two rounds of golf, the bottom half of the field is “cut” and sent home. Some bookmakers offer odds on who is going to make the cut, especially on day two of an event. If we believe there is value, we will offer tips on this market.
Most of the time, three players will play alongside each other at a golf tournament. While these players won’t be directly playing against each other, some bookmakers offer odds on who will do the best out of each 3-ball. It can be a fun market to bet on, particularly if you enjoy following a certain group when watching golf.
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