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Rory McIlroy

The Road To Dubai leader Rory McIlroy steps out into action at the Turkish Airlines this week and is a short priced favourite at Betfair, teeing off the tournament at a price of 4/1. Last year McIlroy was dominant on his way to claiming the second Road To Dubai title of his career but heading into this year’s Finals series he only has a narrow lead in the contest so will have to produce over the next four tournaments if he wants to win it for a third time.

This is the start of the Finals, a replica of the FedExCup play-offs on the PGA Tour. Every player who has qualified for the Finals series has a shot at winning the prize if performances can be nailed over the next few weeks. Overall it has been a disjointed season for McIlroy, who was in some brilliant form before he picked up an ankle injury in July and then he has been working his way back from that, having shown some glimpses of his very best.

Second-placed on the Road to Dubai is Danny Willett who will be hoping to have his eye in out in Turkey this week at The Montgomerie Maxx Royal. Wins at the Nedbank Golf Challenge and the Omega European Masters has put Willett in contention and he goes with McIlroy and Shane Lowry in the opening rounds so he will be able to keep track of McIlroy.

Lowry should be well in the picture as well with a great season under his belt, the highlight being his WGC Bridgestone Invitational victory and a second place at the British Masters. Young Englishman Matthew Fitzpatrick is right up there in the head of the market and no-one has earned more top three finishes on the European Tour this year than he has (six in total). Another good performance and he could pull clear of his rivals for the Rookie of the Year award.

Turkish Airlines Open Golf Betting Odds

Rory McIlroy 4/1, Shane Lowry 14/1, Matthew Fitzpatrick 20/1, Andy Sullivan 20/1, Bernd Wiesberger 20/1, Charl Schwartzel 22/1, Danny Willett 22/1, Ian Poulter 25/1, Chris Wood 25/1, Thomas Pieters 30/1, 40/1 bar

Online bookmaker Betfair have launched a great promotion for the Turkish Airlines golf betting this week. If your golfer is leading at the end of any round but doesn’t win the event outright, then Betfair will give you your money back as a free bet. Customers can only qualify once for the offer and the maximum free bet coming back is £25.

28th October 2015 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Golf Betting

Golf Betting

Is there any stopping Jason Day at the moment? He is the new world number one after landing the win at the BMW Championship last week and the Australian heads to Atlanta for the Tour Championship, the finale of the FedEx Cup play off. All that Day needs is to win the tournament to guarantee walking off with the $10m bonus on offer. After crushing the BMW Championship field by six shots he will be teeing off as 10/3 to win this week as well after claiming his fifth title of the year. Day has gone for a combined 67 under par in his last four tournaments and booked a T4 at East Lake last year.

Jordan Spieth, Rickie Fowler, Henrik Stenson and Bubba Watson are all in place to walk off with the FedEx Cup prize with wins at East Lake this week. Spieth has gone off the boil just a little bit but pulled himself into a decent T13 finish last week in Chicago but has admitted that his game isn’t as accurate as it has been for most of the year. Spieth did land a T2 in 2013 at East Lake and is going as 8/1 third favourite in the Tour Championship golf betting.

Rory McIlroy splits Day and Spieth in the market at 13/2 and he starts the Tour Championship down in 11th. He’s going to need a bit of help to land the FedEx Cup but he looks tremendous value to win the tournament this week. He looks fully fit again after his ankle issue and he booked a T2 finish her last year behind Billy Horschel (who didn’t make it back to defend his title). After a T4 at the BMW Championship last week, McIlroy has to be considered as some big value for the win on the weekend, especially if he dials in his putting as the rest of his game is on point.

Fowler has hit good form after a win at the Deutsche Bank and his T4 at Conway Farms last week. His one-putt percentage tops the play-off field and he carded a top ten finish her last year. Justin Rose at 11/1 could be worthy eying up as well as he has been in the top six in each of his last three appearances at East Lake, his best a T2 in 2011. Henrik Stenson won at East Lake in 2013, his only previous appearance at the course and with two second place finishes in the playoffs so far and a T10 last week after playing through a hand problem, if he’s fit he should be up there.

Some great action to come from the FedEx Cup finale this week and there is some great insurance up at Coral. Place a 2 or 3 ball accumulator (4 fold or greater) during the tournament and if just one player lets you down, then Coral will refund your stake as a free bet up to the maximum value of £253

23rd September 2015 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Golf Betting

Golf Betting

It is on to the Deutsche Bank Championship in the FedExCup Play Off on the PGA Tour. It was another astounding performance from Jason Day as he wrapped up the Barclays. The top 100 left in the FedExCup standings take on the challenge of the Barclays now and not too surprisingly Jason Day is at the head of the market at a quote of 5/1 with online betting site Coral.

Day has now landed wins in three of his last four starts and he has previously banked three top ten finish at TPC Boston as well, so it’s actually not too unreasonable to expect him to be near the top of the leaderboard on Sunday. Day is an 8/13 quote to land another top ten finish at the course.

Henrik Stenson went well at the Barclays and should be in contention again here. He has carded three top six finishes in his last five outings and still looks fresh as a daisy. He is running as a tempting 14/1 quote in the outright market which is the same price of Dustin Johnson who smashed his way around Plainfield last weekend for a top ten finish. Driving very well at the moment and is a scoring machine.

Rory McIlroy is back this week after skipping the Barclays. McIlroy was fifth here last year and of course he has won at TPC Boston before back in 2012. What kind of shape will he be in? How is the ankle holding up? He is a 15/2 joint second favourite price alongside Jordan Spieth who surprisingly hasn’t gotten a mention until now. He was out of sorts last week but he carded a T4 on his debut at TPC Boston back in 2013 firing off a final round 62. You can’t count him out.

Deutsche Bank Championship Odds

Jason Day 6/1, Rory McIlroy 15/2, Jordan Spieth 15/2, Henrik Stenson 14/1, Dustin Johnson 14/1, Justin Rose 18/1, Bubba Watson 20/1, Zach Johnson 40/1, Brooks Koepka 40/1, Rickie Fowler 40/1, bar 45/1

1st September 2015 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Golf Betting

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All eyes on Whistling Straits on Thursday for the start of the 2015 US PGA Championship betting. Defending champion Rory McIlroy is back in the picture after missing out in The Open and he goes as second favourite at 10/1 quote with Boylesports behind 7/1 favourite Jordan Spieth. Hopefully there will be an epic battle between the two over the links-style course in Wisconsin.

There is of course a huge pack of genuine contenders behind Spieth and McIlroy and you can even dip into the Without Mcilroy and Spieth betting market to see that it is Jason Day, who went so close at St Andrews is 9/1 favourite there. In the US PGA Championship betting outrights, Day is an 11/1 quote, with Bubba Watson gaining support at the same priced, while Dustin Johnson has been holding at 16/1

US PGA Championship Betting Odds

Jordan Spieth 7/1, Rory Mcilroy 10/1, Jason Day 11/1, Bubba Watson 14/1, Dustin Johnson 16/1, Justin Rose 20/1, Rickie Fowler 20/1, Henrik Stenson 28/1, Adam Scott 28/1, 40/1 bar

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12th August 2015 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Free Bets & Promotions

Free Bets & Promotions

Will Jordan Spieth step up and put the disappointment of missing The Open title out of his mind and storm to success at the US PGA Championship? Spieth’s narrow miss at St Andrews meant that he also missed his chance to line up at Whistling Straits this week looking for a Grand Slam of Major titles for 2015. After wins at the Masters and the US Open, he put in a strong challenge down the back nine at St Andrews, but couldn’t close out the deal.

But he is back as 6/1 favourite with Betfair to land the win at the US PGA Championship and fend off the attention of defending champion Rory McIlroy. McIlroy is set to return to action in his title defence after his ankle problem kept him out of The Open. McIlroy has won the US PGA in two of the last three seasons and comes straight back in as a 10/1 shot.

Whistling Straits in Wisconsin will be yet another links-style course in this year’s Majors, which at least affords you the chance to look at the results from Chambers Bay and St Andrews for some pointers about who may go well this week. The familiar names make up the head of the market, the likes of Jason Day, the well-backed Dustin Johnson, Justin Rose and Henrik Stenson all look solid value to contend.

US PGA Championship Odds

Jordan Spieth 6/1, Rory McIlroy 10/1, Jason Day 12/1, Dustin Johnson 14/1, Bubba Watson 16/1, Justin Rose 18/1, Rickie Fowler 20/1, Adam Scott 25/1, Henrik Stenson 25/1, 33/1 bar

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10th August 2015 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Free Bets & Promotions

Free Bets & Promotions

Online bookmaker Sky Bet will be paying out to seven places on this week’s US PGA Championships golf betting. That adds a lot of each way value to your betting because the top of the market is packed with strong names and familiar faces who could all walk away with the title. From outright favourite Jordan Spieth at 13/2 and the returning Rory McIlroy who is 10/1 to defend his title there is value from the get go.

The action will be coming from Whistling Straits in Wisconsin, the third consecutive links-style course in this season’s Majors. So you can look for pointers from the finishes at Chambers Bay in the US Open and at St Andrews from The Open and see why the market is lining up the way that it is . Jason Day, Bubba Watson, Dustin Johnson and Justin Rose are all inside the 20/1 mark to thrown down a challenge.

While in the twenties you have Rickie Fowler, Henrik Stenson and Adam Scott, all of which could produce the steady hands and heads needed to get close. Key factors at Whistling Straits are greens in regulation, a top 22 at Firestone last week, a title win this season and the carrying in of strong current form.

Get an each way wager down on your selection for some extra coverage in the competitive field, and the extra places on offer from Sky Bet really could make a big difference.

US PGA Championship Odds

Jordan Spieth 13/2, Rory McIlroy 10/1, Jason Day 12/1, Bubba Watson 14/1, Dustin Johnson 16/1, Justin Rose 18/1, Rickie Fowler 22/1, Adam Scott 15/2, Henrik Stenson 25/1, 35/1 bar

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10th August 2015 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Free Bets & Promotions

Golf Betting

The US PGA Championship golf betting is one that brings the familiar names back to the head of the outright winner market. Jordan Spieth, who has claimed two of the year’s three Major titles is back installed as outright favourite for the trip to Whistling Straits in Wisconsin for the fourth and final Major of the year.

The course is another links affair, the third consecutive links-style venue in the Majors this season so that is something which is going to be influencing the outright winner market for the US PGA Championship. Spieth is up as a 6/1 quote to win the tournament after winning the US Open on the links of Chambers Bay and coming close in The Open Championship too.

But this time out he isn’t as overwhelming favourite as he was at The Open, and that is because Rory McIlroy is back in the hunt. McIlroy missed The Open because of an ankle injury but seems ready to step out and defend his US PGA Championship title. He won the event for the second time last season and that was after going into the event on the back of strong winning form.

That seems to be a key feature of winners in the US PGA, someone who is running in decent form for the season and 12 of the last 14 winners of the tournament have won an event during the season prior to the win in the Major. Rory Mcilroy is a 10/1 quote to land the win at a Whistling Straits, but it is Dustin Johnson who has been taking a lot of backing and is in at 14/1 to land the title.

Johnson put in a great effort at the US Open missing his chance for glory on the final hole, and then got off to a bang at The Open but faded away. Be the American has banked seven top ten finishes across the curse of the season and looks a decent bet to get close in Wisconsin for a 3/1 quote on a top five finish with Ladbrokes. The last time that the US PGA was hosted by Whistling Straits, Johnson nailed a fourth placed finish, the big distance in his drives something which propelled him close.

US PGA Golf Betting Odds Top Five Finish

Jordan Spieth 11/8, Rory McIlroy 7/4, Jason Day 3/1, Bubba Watson 10/3, Dustin Johnson 3/1, Justin Rose 4/1, Rickie Fowler 4/1, Adam Scott 5/1, Henrik Stenson 5/1, Sergio Garcia 8/1, 9/1 bar

Greens in regulation are going to be key for a strong effort at Whistling Straits and look for those who finish well at Firestone last week. The last eight winners of the US PGA Championship had finished inside the top-22 at Firestone the week before. Those who have shown some good links form at Chambers Bay and St Andrews have to figure in betting plans again. Jason Day is trading solidly after getting himself in the picture at The Open, while Justin Rose, Henki Stenson, Sergio Garcia and co are all steady enough performers to be knocking around the top of the leaderboard at some point.

The closing stretch at Whistling Straits is tough for scoring opportunities. Three of the last four holes are pretty unforgiving, so anyone who is in the clubhouse defending a lead against someone still on the course in the final throes of Sunday, could be worth backing to hold out for the victory. Usually you look at live in play golf betting the other way around, you favour those on the course still, but not in this one.

US PGA Championship Odds

Jordan Spieth 6/1, Rory MciLroy 8/1, JAson Day 14/1, Dustin Johnson 14/1, Bubba Watson 16/1, Justin Rose 20/1, RIckie Fowler 20/1, Henrik Stenson 25/1, Adam Scott 25/1, 40/1 bar

Online betting site Ladbrokes have a good promotion up and running which offers some insurance for your US PGA Golf Betting. Back a selection in the outright winner market for the event and you will get your lost stake refunded as a free bet up to £25 if that player misses the cut. Open an account with Ladbrokes and you can earn up to a £50 free bet as a welcome bonus.

10th August 2015 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Golf Betting

Golf Betting

It is pre-Open Championship week so this is a fantastic time to get some money down on the outright market. It won’t be until early next week that the majority of the bets will go down on The Open Championship 2015, the point at which prices will change drastically. A bit of ante-post foresight can grab you some extra value before the whole world jumps in on the book.

It’s a been a decent season for hitting some long priced winners on the PGA Tour, but you are better off standing pat and looking towards the top of the market for the favourites. The last four Majors have now all been won by the pre-tournament favourite of second favourite. So a big trend there and of course that simply means looking at Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth.

Spieth, of course, is on a tear this season having won the Masters and the US Open, so he is heading up The Open 2015 golf betting market at a price of 11/2. What will have added further weight to his quest to make it three from three this year is that Rory McIlroy is now on the drift after it was revealed that he has an ankle injury. Some bookmakers have chopped him from the market while others have drifted him out to odds of 7/1 or longer.

St Andrews itself seems to bring out the best of the best, the list of the most recent winners there, taking John Daly’s shock win in 1995 out of the picture, include greats like Seve Ballesteros, Nick Faldo, Tiger Woods and Louis Oosthuizen at the 2010 event. Sowith the increasingly likelihood that Rory McIlroy will be missing the Open Championship this spin, you can’t help take a good hard look at Jordan Spieth at that 11/2 quote.

The fact that he won at Chambers Bay in the US Open, granted through a stroke of luck because of Dustin Johnson’s failures with the putter, is a great indicator as he heads to St Andrews. Chambers Bay was a great primer because of its links-nature. Most of the features and characters that were there will be in play at St Andrews, so it is only natural to assume that you are going to be looking at roughly the same leading pack.

That brings Dustin Johnson back into play at an appealing price of 14/1. Bar his disastrous three put on the final hole at Chambers Bay, he would have been walking away with the title. But his game first the course has a very solid track record in the event with top fifteen finishes in four of his last five appearances at The Open. Being such a big hitter, he should lap it up on the wide fairways and is a bankable 11/8 shot in the top ten finish market. The only other player to come in under 20/1 is Justin Rose who is priced up at 16/1 while Tiger Woods can be taken at 28/1.

So in summary, you are pretty much looking for the best to rise to the top at St Andrews. It could be an event where you avoid the temptation of the long outsider coming through and if you are looking for the best, then it doesn’t get better than Spieth at the moment, even more so if he is going to be unchallenged by Rory McIlroy. Dustin Johnson should warrant consideration for your Open Championship book too.

The Open Championship Betting Odds

Jordan Spieth 11/2, Rory McIlroy 7/1, Dustin Johnson 14/1, Justin Rose 16/1, Adam Scott 20/1, Henrik Stenson 22/1, Louis Oosthuizen 22/1, Rickie Fowler 25/1, Jason Day 25/1, Tiger Woods 28/1, Phil Mickelson 28/1, Sergio Garcia 25/1, Bubba Watson 35/1, bar 40/1

Online bookmaker Coral run fantastic golf assurance all season long. Just place a 2 or 3 ball accumulator with them (four selections or bigger) on any US PGA or European Golf tournament if just one leg of the bet lets your down, then you will get your lost stake refunded up to the maximum value of a 25 free bet. Coral also run superb enhanced win markets and pay out extra places on events too.

6th July 2015 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Golf Betting

Golf Betting

It is surely only a matter of time before Jordan Spieth replaces Rory McIlroy as world number one. Spieth’s second major triumph of the season lifted his average to 11.06 ranking points per event, up from 9.28. McIlroy dropped from 12.92 to 12.77 after only finishing in a share of ninth place in the US Open at Chambers Bay.

The Texan is now halfway to a Grand Slam that’s unheard of in golf and both Skybet and Paddy Power make the 21-year-old a 25/1 chance to complete the clean sweep of Majors by winning both the Open at St Andrews and the US PGA Championship later in the year.

The world number two became just the sixth man in history after Craig Wood, Ben Hogan, Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods to win the Masters and US Open in the same year, as well as the first player since Gene Sarazen in 1922 to win multiple majors aged 21 or younger.

Paddy Power make him 5/2 to win three Majors in 2015 and he is currently 7/1 with Skybet, sportingbet and bet365 to succeed McIlroy and lift the Claret Jug at St Andrews. Rory McIlroy is 5/1 with sportingbet with Dustin Johnson at a general 16/1 after his near miss at Chambers Bay. Unfortunately for Johnson, getting over the finishing line in the sport’s big tournaments remains beyond him and he’s heading down the same route as other great players Lee Westwood and Colin Montgomerie who never won a Major. Justin Rose, who also played well last week, is a general 20/1 but the 2013 US Open championship has never managed a top 10 finish in 16 attempts since finishing fourth as an amateur at Royal Birkdale as an 18-year-old.

It’s the BMW International Open on the European Tour this week and bet365 make home favourite Martin Kaymer a 10/1 chance to give locals something to cheer. The tournament is being staged at Eichenried, near Munich, and Kaymer is looking forward to a return to familiar territory. He won at Eichenried in 2008, though has only managed one top 10 finish in the event since. Henrik Stenson won the BMW International Open in 2006 and the world number six is bet365’s early 15/2 favourite. Frenchman Victor Dubuisson could be an interesting each-way bet at 90/1 with the same firm.

22nd June 2015 / paul - Category: Golf Betting

Golf Betting

Can Rory McIlroy land the US Open for the second time in his career? after his massive eight-stroke win in the 2011 tournament at the Congressional Country Club he hasn’t been able to get his hands on a second title at the event. However, with European winning four of the last five US Open, the Northern Ireland star is going to be backed heavily in the 2015 US Open golf betting and indeed he is running at a quote of 6/1 favourite with online betting site Betfair.

Given the form that McIlroy has churned out on the PGA Tour this season, then he is certainly looking in top shape. He has carded six top ten finishes from eight appearances so far, his only blips and missed cut at the Honda Classic and a T11 at the Arnold Palmer. However, he has landed two wins in the WGC Champions Match Play and landed a win at the Wells Fargo in mid-May. Four of his nine outings this season on the PGA Tour has seen him land a top five finish.

McIlroy is trading at a price of 6/4 to land a top five finish with Betfair, which looks some pretty good value. Back in the outright market, the only other man in single figures  is Jordan Spieth who is an 8/1 quote., leaving the rest of challengers starting from June Rose and Dustin Johnson who are joint 18/1 shots.

Since his win at the 2011 US Open, McIlroy hasn’t made that much of an impact in the tournament, missing the cut in 2012 title defence, carding a T41 in 2013 and then a T23 last year. He has been taking a rest in preparation for the tournament, at least from the game if not from dealing the with the press. But he missed the cut on the BMW PGA Championship and the Irish Open on the European tour, which perhaps forced him into his rest, just getting away from things.

Before his break, McIlroy had been in competition for five weeks straight. But the world number one will probably be a stronger contender, coming back mentally fresh and still looks decent value in 2015 US Open golf betting. McIlroy is going for his fifth Masters title as he takes on the challenge of Chambers Bay.

US Open 2015 Golf Betting Odds

Rory McIlroy 6/1, Jordan Spieth 15/2, Justin Rose 18/1, Dustin Johnson 18/1, Rickie Fowler 20/1, Phil Mickelson 20/1, Henrik Stenson 25/1, Adam Scott 28/1, 40/1 bar

Online bookmaker Betfair has a good promotion running for 2015 US Open. Place a pre-tournament outright wager on the US Open and if your selection finishes 2nd to Rory McIlroy or Jordan Spieth Betfair will refund your losing stake as a free bet, up to £25.  This is a Betfair sportsbook offer and if you place a lay bet on the exchange on the same selection you will no longer qualify for a refund

13th June 2015 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Golf Betting

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