Monty Is The Bet In His Senior Open Three-Ball
Colin Montgomerie never won a major championship on the regular tour but has now won three of the championships that matter most in Senior golf. He has form at St. Andrews but is paired with two major champions in his Senior Open three-ball on the course today (1.50pm). Corey Pavin is one of the shortest hitters to win a major and Fred Couples suffers from a bad back but can still play a tidy ball.
MONTGOMERIE is a leading contender to win the title and needs a good start. That would equate to winning his first round three-ball and beating Pavin and Couples and that outcome is 13/8 with William Hill.
Nick Faldo won the 1990 Open Championship at St. Andrews and he returns to the course today to play in the Senior Open. However, he is now a broadcaster on US television and golf is a hobby. You can dismiss him in his first round three ball (2.10pm) today and Jose-Maria Olazabal is now also more a ceremonial player than a contender for the major honours.
Scott McCcarron makes up the numbers but he is an active member of the Champions Tour. This could be the sports bet of the year so you should back MCCARRON at 8/13 with bet365 to outscore Faldo and Olazabal over 18 holes today.
Vijay Singh and David Toms were in a different class to Paul Broadhurst in their younger days. Both won major championships while Broadhurst was a regular on the European Tour. However, he has taken his game to a new level since turning 50 and has won two Senior majors. BROADHURST is in his comfort zone with the elder generation and looks a decent bet at 7/4 to win this three-ball at 2pm.
There are two Group 3 races at Leopardstown today but the richest race in Britain is the handicap for horses aged three over one mile and six furlongs at Sandown Park (2.55pm). Mt Augustus won by six lengths on his last start and Sexy Beats has improved since racing over today’s trip. However, the form selection is GHOSTWATCH who beat two of today’s rivals when winning over the course and distance last month and the horse is the selection at 5/6 with Ladbrokes.