Jimenez Is A Worthy Favourite For The US Senior Open
- 10 Aug 2016
2016 US Senior Open Betting Preview
The Scioto Country Club in Ohio will celebrate the 100th anniversary of its official opening by hosting the US Senior Open from Thursday. It will be the first time since 1986 that the venue has hosted a major tournament and it will bear witness to some wonderfully talented golfers during the course of the four days of action...
- Miguel Angel Jimenez has finished inside the top-four of the leaderboard in his last six appearances in senior tournaments
- Bernhard Langer has finished in the top-10 in 19 of his last 21 appearances in Senior major events
|11th August - 14th August||Odds||Won/Lost||Bet|
US Senior Open
| Miguel Angel Jimenez (each way)
|@ 5 / 1||P|
|Billy Andrade (each way)||@ 40 / 1|
We fancy short game prowess will be important when taking to this 7,140 yard, par-70 course and Miguel Angel Jimenez could prove to be a worthy favourites. The Spaniard has played the senior tour fleetingly this year but when he has turned up he has invariably been right in the mix for victory. Jimenez has finished inside the top-four in each of his six starts in senior events this term (1-4-2-2-3-2) and he will be hoping it is third time lucky following some recent near-misses, with a fine effort at the Senior Open Championship followed by a play-off defeat last week.
Jimenez can get himself in contention again in Ohio and he will be keen to get back in the winners' circle.
Tip #1: Miguel Angel Jimenez (each way) @ 5/1 with Bet Victor.
Just a touch further back from Jimenez in the betting market is Bernhard Langer, who can be backed at 11/2 (Betfred). The German has already won three tournaments during a 2016 campaign that has seem produce a worst result of T13 in eleven senior appearances. The 2010 Senior US Open winner is a seven-time major winner as a senior and he has racked up 19 top-tens in his last 21 outings in majors at this level.
Meanwhile, Vijay Singh has yet to set the world alight in two appearances on the Champions Tour this year but a man who finished runner-up in the PGA Tour's Quicken Loans National as recently as June demands respect at 9/1 (Paddy Power).
Colin Montgomerie (16/1) is also worthy of respect but he still has much to prove after missing the cut at the Open Championship, while Joe Durant will be full of confidence after winning the 3M Championship in Minnesota last week. The victory was just reward for an excellent 2016 campaign for Durant (16/1) but we prefer to back another wonderfully consistent performer to contend here.
Billy Andrade has arguably been one of the best players yet to win on the Champions Tour during 2016 as he has racked up nine top-25s in his past ten starts, including four top-fives. A tie for 9th at the Senior Open was a fine effort and we are backing him to get back to the form that saw him win three times during 2015, with Bet Victor going 40/1 on his chances this week.
Tip #2: Billy Andrade (each way) @ 40/1 with Bet Victor.