British Open Golf Championship Betting 2014 - McIlroy Claims Famous Hoylake Success

British Open Golf Claret Jug

The 2014 Open Championship is now fast approaching at Hoylake and it promises to be a classic tournament. The Open Championship Golf Odds are always competitive and any number of players are being backed to pick up the Claret Jug. All the usual names are towards the head of the betting at this stage including the great Tiger Woods who is coming back from injury and Rory McIlroy, who will be a crowd favourite on the links.

The last British Open to be played at Royal Liverpool was back in 2006 when Tiger Woods won and it is sure to be a real test for some the bets players in the world. The British crowds will be hoping for a home winner this year and it is Lee Westwood and Luke Donald who will shoulder the majority of that expectation at Hoylake this year. The defending Open Champion is of course Phil Mickelson who won so famously last year at Muirfield and although his form has been average since, he will want to put up a good defence of the world famous Claret Jug.

Open Championship Odds 2014

The Open Championship Tee Times will be as interesting as ever with some key groups going out together over the first couple of days. There are a number of betting markets for punters to get involved with at the Open Championship and one of those is the Top European Player Betting which will be hotly contested on the links of Hoylake. At the moment the Europeans are dominating world golf with Luke Donald, Lee Westwood, Martin Kaymer and Rory Mcilroy all towards the top of the world rankings and each of them will be in with a chance of being the Top European.

There are a number of players in top form heading into the Open Championship this year and with that there are a number of exciting markets on offer in the British Open Golf Betting.

Open Championship History

The British Open is the eldest of the Four Major Golf Tournaments and is the third one played during the calendar year. The US Masters takes place in April, the US Open in June and the PGA Championship takes place in August. The Open Championship history is a long and colourful one and has hosted many fantastic Tournaments.

The roll of honour reads like a who's who of golf with some of the great names of the game lifting the Claret Jug in the past. Of the many mighty battles it is held, there was none better than the 'duel in the sun' played here at Turnberry's inaugural Open in 1977, between Jack Nicklaus and Tom Watson.

British Open Golf Championship

British Open Golf Players and Tee Times

The British Open is many players favourite of the entire year as the Major Championships move away from the USA  to the links of the UK and a brand new challenge. The Open offers players a unique test with the almost guranteed windy conditions and inclement weather a factor that sometimes the players are not used to making it a fascintaing watch. All of the players will be wanting to get the tournament off to a good start and the British Open Golf Tee Times will be fascinating, there are always some marquee groups and punters will be able to follow them right throughout the four days at Royal Lytham and St Annes.

British Open Golf Leaderboard 2014

The Open Championship is without doubt the biggest golf tournament on the calendar each year, all the best players in the world head to the UK to test themselves on the links and punters will be following all of the action closely. The British Open Golf Leaderboard will be available throughtout the four rounds of the tournament allowing fans to follow their money through the event at Royal Lytham. We have not been to Royal Lytham for the Open since 2001 so it will be a course many of the players will not have played before making it a tough one to call when trying to pick out a potential winner. The live leader board will be updated as the putts roll in at Sandwich meaning it is the ideal way for punters and fans to follow their favourite player through the first two rounds and into the business end of the tournament.