Britsh Open 2009: Predicting This Years Open

ctsports picksAnalyst IJuly 15, 2009

TURNBERRY, SCOTLAND - JULY 14:  Ian Poulter of England gestures during a practice round prior to the 138th Open Championship on the Ailsa Course, Turnberry Golf Club on July 14, 2009 in Turnberry, Scotland.  (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

Golf's third major of the year is already here and this years British Open has some really great stories. Tiger Woods has been shut out in the first two majors and everyone is predicting him to win this week. Currently Tiger is a heavy favorite at +195. This years British Open is back in Scotland this year at the famous links course Turnberry. The fourth open at the famous seaside links course and the first since 1994 when Nick Price had an improbable comeback. As always the British Open is expecting some rain and wind that could have a major impact in determing the winner.

Sports Handicappers are always looking for betting value. Currently its really hard to take the chalk as Tiger represents zero value. Instead Handicapper Craig Trapp today is going to give everyone his two live longshots and see if we can't really make some money.

David Duval(+6500):A former British Open winner in 2001 and some very good recent form have many wondering can Duval do it again. A former #1 ranked golfer who has started to regain his stroke and get confident. Could be a dangerous combination if he gets off to a good start. If he can putt like he did at the US Open he will definitely hang around the top of the leaderboard thru Sunday. Great value on a former champion that is playing bettter than he has in over 8 years.

Ian Poulter (+2700): Runner up in the British Open last year has Poulter very confident that he can play great at this years link course. Consistency should be his middle name as he has been great in this years majors finishing 20th in Master and 18th in US Open! He plays mostly on the European tour so this links course will be no problem for him. Not the longest driver or the best putter but instead he is very good at all aspects of the game which will be much needed in this challenging course. Don't be surprised if you don't see Poulter leading after day 2, lets just hope he hold on this year!

Can't wait until Thursday to get the British Open stared and see who will hold up the trophy in this years edition!! Hopefully one of Craig's longshots will make it interesting all the way into the final round.

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