Bernhard Langer is a worthy favourite for the Senior Open Championship
- 19 Jul 2016
2016 Senior Open Championship Betting Preview
Following the excitement of the Open Championship at Royal Troon, it is the turn of the veterans to head to Scotland this week as the Senior Open Championship gets underway at Carnoustie on Thursday. The tournament features some of the top names from the Champions Tour and Bernhard Langer looks to be a worthy favourite on this famous course...
- Bernhard Langer won the Senior Open Championship when it was last held at Carnoustie in 2010
- Tom Watson won the Open Championship at Carnoustie in 1975
|21st July - 24th July||Odds||Won/Lost||Bet|
Senior Open Championship
| Bernhard Langer
|@ 5 / 1|
|Tom Watson (each way)||@ 40 / 1|
|Scott Verplank (each way)||@ 175 / 1|
Langer actually won the Senior Open when it was last held on the Carnoustie Links in 2010 and the German has a ridiculously good record in major tournaments at senior level. The two-time Senior Open winner has finished in the top-10 in 33 of the 41 majors he has contested, racking up ten top-fives, including seven wins, during that time and he is hard to ignore at 5/1 (Betfred).
Langer, who tied 18th at Carnoustie during the 1999 Open Championship, has 75 top-tens from 95 starts since the beginning of 2012 and he is definitely the man to beat in Scotland this week.
Tip #1: Bernhard Langer @ 5/1 with Betfred.
The Market Leaders
Also at the head of the betting market are Miguel Angel Jimenez (5/1) as he bids to build on his tie for 18th at Royal Troon on Sunday, while Colin Montgomerie (9/1) will hope to build on his own Open efforts after making a fine start early on at Troon. The Scot, who has won three titles on the Champions Tour, and has enjoyed playing Carnoustie as he finished in the top-sixteen in two of his last three visits, while he co-owns the course record with his fine 64 from the 1995 Scottish Open.
The King Of Scotland
When it comes to playing in Scotland, one man always dominates the headlines though as British Open legend Tom Watson returns to Carnoustie, where he won the Open in 1975. The American continues to roll back the years as he has finished in the top-25 in three of four starts this year, while he is the only man to have made the cut in all thirteen editions of the Senior Open, winning three times.
Tip #2: Tom Watson (each way) @ 40/1 with Bet 365.
The Long Shot
Finally, Scott Verplank has been quietly consistent this year and he could be worth an each-way shout at a triple-figure price. Verplank hasn't missed a cut this season, securing five top-25s in his last seven outings, and he will be looking forward to a return to Carnoustie, where he tied 15th at the 1999 Open Championship.
Tip #3: Scott Verplank (each way) @ 175/1 with Sky Bet.