Marc Leishman Can Sparkle At Royal Troon And Will Be Leading Rest Of The World Player
- 12 Jul 2016
2016 Open Championship - Top Rest Of The World Player
A phenomenal four days of Open Championship golf will see the elite players do battle at Royal Troon golf course, but it allows punters to get stuck into a plethora of intriguing betting markets, and in this specific column we turn our attentions to the Rest of the World market, and with Open Championship favourite Jason Day heading the betting then it's going to be a fascinating sideshow from the main event, with many looking towards Day to sparkle on the biggest stage once more.
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2016 Open Championship Top ROW Player
| Marc Leishman to win
|@ 22 / 1|
Diamond Day Clear Favourite In ROW Betting
World number one Jason Day is undoubtedly one of the leading contenders for the Open as he aims to lift his second Major crown, having been victorious at the 2015 PGA Championship, but the Australian superstar will be aiming to improve on his record in this tournament, as to date his tie for fourth place in the event 12 months ago is his best finish, so he will be hoping to cement his place on the summit of world golf and is the 11/5 favourite with Betfred to top the rest of the world finishers.
A winner of the Players Championship two months ago, Day then faltered in the closing stages of the Bridgestone Invitational as he handed victory to Dustin Johnson, so fans will be hoping he can bounce back from that disappointment, but in this market he could be worth taking on with a more attractive betting proposition, and people looking to take him on will veer down the route of Adam Scott, who is another going for a second Major crown at Royal Troon.
Second in the Open in 2012, Scott has been another prominent figure in the main events in recent years, but he may find it tough this week to produce his best golf, as he will certainly need to sparkle on the greens if he is to play a part, and with the short stick often being his achilles heel then the 13/2 with Paddy Power is a little too skinny for the likeable Australian.
Marc Ready To un-Leish More Brilliance At Open
A sparkling final two rounds in last year's Open Championship saw Marc Leishman venture into a play-off with Louis Oosthuizen and eventual winner Zach Johnson, but some early disappointments in the four-hole finale saw him just stutter at the final hurdle, but having showed he relishes this tournament then he could well be a cracking bet to be crowned top rest of the world player and at 22/1 with Paddy Power is a cracking bet in what is a market jam-packed with quality.
The aforementioned Oosthuizen is sure to be one contender in many punter's shorlists as he aims to propel into the Open limelight once again, and he is an eye-catching 14/1 with bet365 to be top ROW player, while some other eye-catching South African stars that are worthy of a mention include Branden Grace, who has catapulted into elite bracket of recent seasons, but at 8/1 with Ladbrokes is very skinny and not an attractive bet in comparison to Oosthuizen, who lifted the Claret Jug in 2010.
Charl Schwartzel is another South African that could play well this week, and at 14/1 is another that can't be overlooked easily, while Ernie Els will be hoping that he can start on the front foot, and the Big Easy is not a man to write off at the highest level, and at 33/1 with Betfred bookmakers could attract some significant each-way support in a market that is paying on four places.
Matsuyama Is Best Of The Rest
Hideki Matsuyama has a decent record in the Open and adds significant strength in depth to this market, which is awash with talent, and at 16/1 with bet365 could be another more than capable of landing a blow here, with Danny Lee another talent to emerge in recent campaigns, and is another etched in at 33/1 who could go well this week, and should be in contention for a victory in this fascinating market.
Further down the betting, Vijay Singh (80/1) may not be the force of old, and can often struggle to put four positive rounds together, but is always a man to be wary of, while George Coetzee could be a tad over-priced at 80/1 if he can recapture his best form, however, he has been struggling of late and may find it difficult to land a blow at what should be a phenomenal tournament.