European golfers not only have a bit of a home-field advantage at the British Open, but they also look to keep the Open Championship trophy close to home.
These are the top European golfers in the mix at the British Open, and if you're so inclined to bet on a hometown hero, these are their opening money lines.
Look for these Europeans to be the best in the field.
Luke Donald is an English golfer from Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, England.
He's never finished better than tied for fifth at the Open Championship, but he is among the top-ranked golfers heading into the tournament.
He was cut at the U.S. Open, which was the most recent event he was a part of. However, he looks to rebound after some time off, and has a good chance to do so.
Rory McIlroy hails from Holywood, County Down, Northern Ireland, and will look to capture his first Open Championship.
McIlroy looks to live up to expectations, and he has the second-best odds of any European at +950.
After winning the 2011 U.S. Open with a score of 16-under par for a record-setting eight-stroke victory, the 23-year-old can add to his impressive resume with a win at the British Open.
Born in Nottinghamshire, England, Lee Westwood has the second-best money line in the field, and he has the best for a European.
At +850, Westwood looks like the main challenger of favorite Tiger Woods. While he has never won a Major championship, he could very easily win his first at the British Open.
Westwood is the top-ranked European, and he has the best chance to keep the British Open title close to home.
Of all the golfers who are playing close to home and look to take the Open Championship, these are the elite ones with decent money lines.
*Note all money lines courtesy Gamblers Palace
|Martin Kaymer ||+2250|