With two incredibly solid rounds of Golf at the Lakes Golf Club in Sydney, Australia for the 2011 Australian Open, Tiger Woods is suddenly looking much of a stronger bet than first we would have ever expected. Woods should an opening round of 68 and followed it up with a 67. He was helped on the second day by going out early, as the wind really got up in the afternoon and the entire field of later starters really struggled to pick up any birdies between them. So the third round of the Australian Open golf betting is going to be crucial for Woods and his confidence. He has certainly looked more confident than we have seen him all year, and even his putting is working very well. He has had big issues with his driving and his putting, usually one or the other in the times we have seen him, but he seems to have pulled it all together. All the fuss and bother over the comments about him made by his previous caddie seems to have only inspired him on. So heading in to the third round of the Australian Open, Woods leads the field by one shot over Aussie Peter O’Malley. There is still a lot of golf to be played obviously, and there are some big names well within sight of Woods, and because this third round is going to be a real pressure test for Woods, as he will no doubt start to feel nervous the closer he can taste his first win on PGA Tour since 2009. So mistakes are more likely to creep in at that point and could be the game changer.
Australia Jason Day is looking a very strong bet to take the Australian Open at the moment, sitting just two shots back behind Woods, the only other player in sight two sub 70 rounds. He looks very comfortable and confident on the course and will expect a big charge from him. Bubba Watson with his long driving is also playing his way into contention, although he lost his way just a little on the second day. Nick Watney is tied for fifth on the leader board, after firing a superb 66 on day one, but then firing one over par in difficult conditions in his second round. But the potential that he showed on that first day, if he recreates that for the next two rounds, then he will be in with a shout and like his chances. Dustin Johnson was another who had a superb start but it went horribly wrong in the second round as well with the wind. He fired a three over par for his second round and sits six shots back of Woods. Of course, we need to go and look at Australian Adam Scott. He has looked unfazed with the spotlight on his caddie (the one who made the racial comment about Woods) and Scott battled hard on the second day to keep himself in touch at -4 under. So some great golf to come, but there Australian players in the field really are showing up much more dominantly than the Americans and that is something to consider for your Australian Open Golf Betting.
Australian Open Golf Betting
Tiger Woods: 13/10 at Unibet
Jason Day: 7/2 at SkyBet
Bubba Watson: 14/1 at Boylesports
Adam Scott: 16/1 at Bet365
Nick Watney: 18/1 at SportingBet
Peter O’Malley: 20/1 at Totesport
Dustin Johnson: 25/1 at Bet365
Greg Chalmers: 33/1 at 888Sport
Matt Jones: 40/1 at SkyBet
John Senden: 40/1 at Bet365