I'M hoping to profit from two ball betting at The Open and starting with one of my outright picks.
Rickie Fowler has just had four good days at Gullane to get him in links-mode. The American has a great links pedigree but Jon Rahm is no slouch and although he has a poor links record you can never discount the Spaniard.
I expect Fowler to play well this week and hopefully he will get off to a great start on Thursday. As I said a hard one to pick but I’m going with the American this time.
Note: I thought this was a first-round fantasy two ball but they go out together so it's actually a tournament match bet. Sorry for the confusion.
I have though added a three ball tip and I'm taking Matthew Southgate to beat Erik van Rooyen and Brady Schnell.
Southgate is in decent form and has a good Open record. On top of that he knows Carnoustie well as he's a member. Shouldn't have to worry about Schnell while Van Rooyen missed the Scottish Open cut after leading the Irish Open after three rounds but falling away badly on the final day.
Tournament Match Bet
- Fowler to bt Rahm
- (5-6, Paddy Power)
- Bet before Thursday, 10.09am
1st Rd three ball
- Southgate to beat Van Rooyen & Schnell (Thurs, 6.46am)
- (5-4, Ladbrokes)