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  • #3784
    Elmo
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    I am really looking forward to the British Open this week.  It is one of the highlights of the sporting summer for me and hoping to make some money as well.  These are my 4 against the field.  Apologies if all the information is not correct.

    Retief Goosen <br>He is in superb form.  He has won his last 2 tournaments including the US Open.  Has solid British Open form finishing 10th last year at Royal St Georges and 8th the year before that.  The last time the Open was played at Royal Troon he also finished 10th.  He has to be one of the favourites.

    Currently trading at around 16.50

    Miguel Angel Jimenez<br>He has won 3 events on the European tour this year and has 2 top 10s in his last 2 starts.   He is 2nd in Driving Accuracy and 6th in Greens in Regulation on the European tour.  He does however have pretty mixed British Open form.  He missed the cut in 2002 but came 3rd in 2001 at Royal Lytham & St. Annes.  In my Opinion he has got a nice outside chance.

    Currently trading at around 100.00

    Scott Verplank<br>He is my token American as they always seem to do well in the British Open. He has solid form in America finishing 11th in his last start and although he hasn’t won in 2004 he has 3 top 10s.  He is 3rd on the US tour in driving accuracy.  He is an outsider but stranger things have happened.

    Currently trading at around 180.00

    S K Ho<br>He has won 2 events on the Japan Golf tour this year including his last start and is top of the money list in Japan.  A far as I can work out he came tied for 28th in his only British Open appearance last year.  Bit of a shot in the dark but hopeful he will play better than his price suggests.

    Currently trading at 880.00

    #88948
    Nixer
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    I have just Backed the one

    Peter Lonard 100/1 ( if he won i wouldn’t be able to sleep at night kowing i had missed him)….gone pretty close last two years in this event.Think he was about two shots of lead final round last year but blew it within 5 holes. Good performence in the Scotts last week shows he is in good heart so worth a go.

    Aslo like the look of McGinly as top Irish Plaer at 4/1…only has to beat three players Padraig ,Darren and Graeme. Not overly confident about that one though

    #88949
    Grimes
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    I’ve bet on Tiger returning to form and Appleby.

    #88950
    Grimes
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    It may not be as exhilarating, but the conservative final round played by Todd Hamilton, I suspect, takes as much courage as Ernie’s more intrepid one. Arguably more, when the chips were really down.

    #88951
    Elmo
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    At the time I really wanted Ernie to win after what happened at the Masters.  But now after hearing Todd Hamiltons story and the way he conducted himself, I think its a much deserved victory.

    #88952
    Lasfumar
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    I could’nt access the forum while the open was on but i did back Todd Hamilton at the end of the second round at 75/1 on betfair only to small stakes knowing his previous history on the asian tour and as Lee Westwood said he is good going into the last round when leading although i did have a saver on Big Ernie at 8/1 when he was 2 down with 2 to play but all in all i quite enjoyed this years open.:biggrin:

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