We have nearly arrived at Sandwich for The Open and the inside mail is that the course is extremely dry and hard and the rough is low due to a really dry Summer… At one stage the R&A were worried about the course condition… This will have a major impact on who will win!
I have also heard that Rory has had a 6 hole practice range built at his house with all the same grasses as The Open and has had the R&A giving him advice on green speed, bunker texture and rough length… He has also been practicing at Sandwich every week! So, I have now changed my tips…
For all those reasons I am tipping Rory.
I also think Lee Westwood will be there along with Sergio.
I think Dustin Johnson might play well, along with Graeme McDowell and maybe even Angel Cabrera could surprise with his length.
My long odds roughie is Simon Dyson!! Juicy odds at 300-1…
As for the 12 Aussies… I think Adam Scott is a great bet!
We have just finished playing Carnoustie, Muirfield, The Old Course, Kingsbarns, Turnberry and Troon… How good is that?! We head to Royal Birkdale and Royal Liverpool before heading to Sandwich…