Feb 21, 2013

Betting on the US Open

It is too soon to start betting on the US Open or would it be better to see how the US Masters pans out? The Open does not get underway until June, and there is plenty of golfing to go before then, but the odds have been posted and money is being staked, so perhaps it is opportune to take advantage of any longish odds before they shorten. The Open is a little different from the other golfing majors, and generally it favors accurate driving, and it is not at all unusual for the winner to be over par. Last year it was won by Webb Simpson of the US, and the year before by Northern Island’s Rory McIlroy, and although Tiger Woods last won it back in 2008, he has won it more times than anyone else since Jack Nicklaus.

Tiger Woods has certainly come back from where he was in terms of his golf, and his recent game with US President Obama demonstrates that he has come back into polite society too. Currently he is equal favorite to win the Open with Rory McIlroy, both of them being priced at 8/1. However if you are going to bet so far ahead, then why not try to pick some of the longer odds players? For instance Lee Westwood is priced at 20/1, as is Luke Donald, and Brandt Snedeker is priced at 33/1. It is not a fore-said conclusion that either Woods or McIlroy will win, so why not have some fun?

The Argyle Open Golf themed online slots machine is a great game for golf fans who enjoy a little gambling, and you can find it at an online casino like http://www.luckynuggetcasino.com/au/. It is a five reel slot game with 40 pay lines and it includes a particularly interesting bonus feature in which you choose a famous golfer who will compete in a three stage tournament. The better you opponent tees off, the further he advances along the fairway, and the closer to the hole that his ball lands, the greater the reward which can be twenty free spins along with a five times multiplier. It is possible to win a jackpot on each of the 40 lines, which will pay out 400,000 coins which can be as much as £20,000.

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