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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- Tom Watson: ‘I didn’t like links golf – then I had an epiphany’
- Darren Clarke: ‘Winning the Open was all I ever wanted’
- Graeme McDowell: ‘The Open is the greates walk in golf’