It is on July the 12th that the Scottish Open will be teeing off and it will be running right through until the 15th of July, so you do have several days of golfing at its very best to watch if you are an avid fan of the sport!
It is at Gullane Golf Club this tournament will be held at and with €5,869,535 set aside as the prize purse, it will not be a surprise to discover there are literally dozens of golfers taking part in it, all of whom will be hoping to win a share of that prize money.
Unlike some other major golf tournaments however, there is no one single golfer you would call the red-hot favourite to win this one, for a quick glance at the betting markets available on it will see you discovering that Justin Rose is currently the favourite, but at high odds of 8/1.
However, I do think if you plan to start betting on the Scottish Open today or at least before it starts, you may be best advised to pick out one or more golfers to back each way, as betting sites such as Betfred are offering one fifth of the odds on the first 7 placed finishers.
Best Odds on the Scottish Open
With such good each way odds on offer you may be therefore tempted to back golfers such as Rickie Fowler at 9/1 or risk a few bob on golfers such as Hideki Matsuyama and Patrick Reed as they both have a good chance of getting placed and their odds are currently 16/1 at Betfred!
However, there are of course plenty of other golfers that could make the frame and a few that do stand out include the likes of Louis Oosthuizen, Tyrrell Hatton and Russell Knox at 20/1 along with Matt Kuchar, Ian Poulter and Phil Mickelson all at 25/1.
Outsiders in with a Chance of Winning
It is of course going to be up to you whether you do back any of the competitors taking part in this year’s Scottish Open either each way or as an outright winner type of bet and I do like the chances of Andy Sullivan who looks the value bet at 28/1.
There is always a chance that Rafa Cabrera Bello could find his form and he is an interesting bet at 30/1, and I do know many punters will be having a few speculative bets on the licks of Peter Uihlein at 35/1 and also Matthew Fitzpatrick at 40/1.
As for the golfers that have an outside chance of winning but some much higher and much more attractive odds attached to them then you should be looking at Charley Hoffman and Chris Wood as their odds look generous at 45/1.
But you should never underestimate the chances of some of the other golfers taking part in this event such as Ryan Fox and Kiradech Aphibarnrat who are sure to attract some interest off punters being as they are 50/1 to win this event.