The 2013 British Open is underway and it’s already given PGA fans plenty to look forward to over the course of the rest of the work week and upcoming weekend. Considering all the various golf betting options available in the sportsbook, both live and otherwise, we can’t really blame those mailing it in early at the office.
Although the predominant theme prior to the tournament was Tiger Woods’ pursuit of a 15th Major championship, there are plenty of other storylines that have oddsmakers and experts alike paying special attention to how the PGA moneyline shifts.
After a dismal first day, for example, Rory McIlroy’s eight-over-par showing has supporters reconsidering their position on the once-promising PGA wunderkind. This time last week, the young man had 18/1 odds of winning the Open Championship.
In contrast to McIlroy’s disappointing start, Zach Johnson has put himself in contention with a five-under performance on Day 1. Will that be enough to carry him to success come Sunday?
Fans looking to bet on the British Open can try their luck with outright tournament futures when available, but also various in-play and player-specific props. Calling the winner of the third Major of the 2013 campaign is one thing, but weighing in on exactly how they do it is something else entirely.