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Thursday sees one of the biggest golf tournaments of them all, the British Open Championships take place and we are once again set for a cracking four days of action from Muirfield in Scotland.
The tournament is the third major of the year and it is no surprise to see the best players in the world competing for the famous Claret Jug.
Ernie Els is the current holder of the trophy after his shock victory last year and he is going to be involved this time out. It is also worth noting that the South African won the Open when it was last held at Muirfield back in 2002, so he has the knowhow on this course.
He is out at 33/1 to win the tournament this year and some might see that as good value, but for Els to turn back the years and win the Open once more would be something really special.
The man that seems to be the one many are backing is Tiger Woods, who is at 10/1 and has two Open Championships to his name. He won in 2005 and 2006, so hasn’t had the best of times here over recent years, but if he plays his best golf, the American is sure to win.
Woods has left himself with too much work to do in recent majors, so a good start is key for the world number one.
His fellow American – Phil Mickelson – is someone that many punters are backing as well as he is being offered at 20/1 and as we know, has all the quality and experience needed to win here.
What might surprise many is that Mickelson is yet to win the Open, so he is sure to be desperate to come out on top and if he can play some similar golf to his win in Scotland last week, he has every chance this weekend.
Many will remember Adam Scott’s performance at the 2012 Open as he threw away a big lead and ended up finishing second. He has since gone on to win a major though and he comes here in great shape. You can get odds of 22/1 on the Australian making amend for last year this time out.
Justin Rose has also won a major this year as he was victorious in the US Open, so comes to Muirfield in excellent spirits.
It has been 21 years since an Englishman won the Open and Rose can be backed at 20/1.
The Northern Ireland duo of Graeme McDowell and Rory McIlroy are at 25/1 and 28/1 respectively, which makes them big contenders, but the latter needs to have a big improvement in form to challenge here.
As ever, the field is extremely strong and there are too many players to mention, but that is what makes these majors so exciting – you never quite know what is going to happen.
All of the action gets underway from Thursday, so make sure you don’t miss any of it.