Posted on 08 Aug 2011 at 13:16 PM by pjmar
WGC Bridgestone winner, Adam Scott , has been cut to 20-1 (from 50-1) by Coral bookmakers to follow up his weekend success in the USPGA in Atlanta this week. The Aussie, partnered with new caddie Steve Williams for the first time, sealed a four shot win in Ohio and is now the fourth favourite for the final major of the year. Coral are offering to refund outright stakes on any bet placed on a player that finishes second to any of the Northern Irish players in the field. "Whether Scott's improvement is down to the new partner, he is now all the rage for the PGA and we have promoted him to fourth favourite, along with Woods," said Coral spokesman Gary Burton. "And with the Irish players dominating the majors this season, we are offering punters a consolation return should the run continue," Burton added. Rory McIlroy is the tournament favourite with Coral . The US Open winner is currently 10-1, ahead of Lee Westwood at 12-1 and world number one Luke Donald at 14-1.
Posted on 12 Jul 2011 at 21:03 PM by pjmar
Bookmaker Coral fear a multi-million pound Open hammering this weekend, if either Lee Westwood or Luke Donald finish runner-up to 7-1 favourite Rory McIlroy at Royal St George's . The firm has promised to pay out as a winner any golfer who finishes second to the recent US Open champion, and unsurprisingly the world's top two golfers have proved extremely popular in the outright betting . "There has never been a better time to have a flutter on the Open , and while Rory McIlroy himself has been well-backed to win successive Majors , our worst case scenario on Sunday evening will be if either Luke Donald or Lee Westwood finish second to the Northern Irishman," said Coral's David Stevens. "Our offer has certainly attracted plenty of takers, but with more than 70% of bets taken in Coral shops across the UK so far featuring either of the world's top two ranked players, by the time the first players tee-off on Thursday, we fear a McIlroy win over Westwood or Donald
Posted on 08 Jun 2011 at 16:34 PM by pjmar
Lee Westwood has been cut to 10-1 by Coral bookmakers to win his first major at The Open at Royal St Georges in July, after the Essex based bookies laid a £2000 bet at 12-1 today. The Ryder Cup star has yet to win one of the big four tournaments but has come close on a number of occasions. "Westwood's first major win is surely only a matter of time, and with a fourth, third and then a second place finish last year, our punter obviously feels the Open this year could be his stage," said Coral spokesman Gary Burton. Tiger Woods remains the clear 5-1 favourite with Coral , despite withdrawing from the US Open next week. ** TO WIN THE OPEN (Royal St Georges, 14th July-17th July) 5-1 Tiger Woods, 10-1 (from 12-1) Lee Westwood, 14-1 Rory McIlroy, 16-1 Luke Donald, Martin Kaymer, 25-1 Phil Mickelson, Justin Rose, 28-1 Paul Casey, Padraig Harrington, Graeme McDowall, 33-1 Ernie Els, Sergio Garcia, Dustin Johnson, Ian Poulter, Charl Schwartzel, 40-1 Retief Goosen, Geoff Ogilvy
Posted on 07 Apr 2011 at 13:58 PM by pjmar
World number three Phil Mickelson ( 11/2 - US Masters outright winner ) believes it is going to be a wide open tournament at the Masters , which starts at the pristine Augusta National course in Georgia on Thursday. The experienced American goes into the competition as the firm favourite to secure the famous Green Jacket and win his fourth Masters title ( 8/11 for an American to win the Masters ). 'Lefty' goes into the prestigious event on the back of an impressive performance at the Houston Open, as the lifted the trophy in Texas. However, attentions now turn to the 75th Masters tournament and the defending champion has admitted that a number of top players will be challenging for the Green Jacket. He said: "I've always felt that this tournament has a lot of players that are playing well heading in. "Guys gear their game for this and it can be one of the toughest tournaments to win because so many guys are playing well. And I think that as a player, I would never
Posted on 04 Mar 2011 at 10:01 AM by pjmar
March kicks off with the Honda Classic from Florida, followed quickly by the WGC: Cadillac Championship with a purse of $8.5m in the second of four annual World Golf Championship tournaments. It's then over to Europe and to Malaga, Spain for the Open de Andalucia de Golf where defending champ Louis Oosthuizen will be looking to add to his current tour haul.