The British Open kicks off at the Royal St George’s Golf Club on Thursday. US Open winner Rory McIlroy is the tournament favourite, sitting at around 8.70 odds, depending on where you look. Lee Westwood (runner-up last & and world #2) and Luke Donald (Scottish Open winner last week & world #1) are considered to be his biggest rivals. You can follow the live leaderboard for the tournament at the PGA website.
Due to the popularity of the tournament, many Australian bookmakers are offering British Open specials. Below is a selection of what we’ve found.
IASbet: Top Aussie Player Special
Place a wager on the top Australian player. If your selection wins this category, IASbet will award a bonus (capped at $100) for every stroke that your selection beats the next best Australian. The bonus will be determined as follows (learn more):
1 stroke ahead = 5% Bonus
2 strokes ahead = 10% Bonus
3+ strokes ahead = 15% Bonus
Luxbet: British Open Special
Bet on the outright winner before the tournament begins, and if your selection is in the top 3 after any round, Luxbet will match your stake with a bonus bet up to $200. This gives you four chances to receive your bonus. This promotion is applicable to your first outright winner market bet.
Sportingbet: Australian Double Bet
Place a minimum $10 bet on the Top Australian Market and Sportingbet will give you a bonus bet on the same player to win the British Open outright, equal to your stake up to $50.
Sportsbet: Money Back Special
TAB Sportsbet: Daylight Second
Back Jason Day to win the British Open prior to the start of the tournament, and if he comes second, TAB Sportsbet will give you your money back.