Barry Plummer has his eye on England's golden summer of sport continuing in Kent. See his four picks to lift the Claret Jug here

We return to the iconic links of Royal St George’s for the 149th edition of golf’s oldest major. The Open betting markets are often the most difficult to navigate given the nature of the tournament – but I’ve picked out four names on whom to have a flutter…

The Open details

Venue: Royal St George’s Golf Club, Kent, England

Date: July 15-18, 2021                                                                                      

Course stats: Par 70; 7,204 yards

Course summary: This iconic Open venue is a true links test, with exposed treeless undulations and a potentially strong coastal breeze. The bounces are unpredictable, as is the perilous rough, so there is plenty of players to consider when navigating around St George’s. Undulating, slow greens will test even the best putters in the field, while run-off areas will punish poor approach play.

Purse: $11.5 million

Defending champion: Shane Lowry (-15)

The Open betting tips: Outright winners

As usual I’m joined by NCG’s Steve Carroll on the Dialled In podcast to discuss my picks for the Open.

You can listen in the player below or on your preferred podcast platform, or if you’d prefer to read about who I’ve picked, scroll down and hit the ‘next page’ button.

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