Gambling and Predictions on the (British) Open Championship
One of my boys – Lucky Lew – is currently vacationing in England, so some of the rest of my buddies and I are taking advantage of that by having Lucky Lew make a few legal wagers on the Open Championship for us. Funny thing about that is Lew is terribly unlucky and the nickname is very sarcastic.
Now, Hutchie is a real gambler so he sent over some serious cheese on a handful of each-way bets (half of your bet is placed on a golfer as a straight-up win and the other half is at ¼ odds for the same golfer to place in the top 5). Ole Hutch took several of the name golfers at high odds: Ogilvy @ 40-1, Toms, Allenby & Bjorn @ 80-1 and Leonard @ 125-1. His rationale was that he wants to hit it big. The rest of the guys are pitching in with more modest amounts, on Stenson & Goosen @ 40-1 and Els @ 12-1, also with each-way bets.
As for myself, I’m going nearly all in with Tiger Woods to win at 3-1, coupled with a small amount on Niclas Fasth @ 40-1 and Colin Montgomerie @ 66-1, both to win. Nobody on earth is hotter than Fasth right now, having followed his 4th place finish in the US Open with a win and a 2nd in Europe. I really like his chances - sorry, Baldy - unless Tiger Woods is, well, Tiger. And we all know how often that happens.
I’ll be anxious to read what our own PGA Punter has to say about the Open. He no doubt is in a betting parlor as we speak.
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