Originally Posted by FarawayFairways
80 to win (as you say) with each way terms down to sixth place
In this case it is a quarter of the odds (20/1) to finish in the top six, albeit placed as a conventional each way bet rather than place only it would be 10/1 your moiney with 50% of your stake having to go on the win component
I'm not so sure this isn't going to turn into a putt out myself. Much is made of the par 5's but if the course is playing more or less the same length as it was when the Open last went there we might be going to see one of those renewals where every one can hit the green in regulation and the best putter on the day wins aka Ben Curtis or Todd Hamilton
Well, last time the Open was held at Liverpool, the front page of the leaderboard for a large part of the weekend was Woods, DiMarco, Els, Cabrera, Furyk, Goosen, Garcia and Scott. In other words, good conditions at Liverpool means the stars come to the top. And I kinda think soft conditions with light winds benefit guys like McIlroy, Dustin Johnson, Stenson, Scott, Cabrera and some of the favorites next week, especially Justin Rose who is red hot. If conditions get difficult, you get some of the underdogs that slip through the cracks.
I'll wait to hedge my bets until closer to the Championship when I see what the weather is like, but if the forecast stays the same, I"ll be looking at the favorites with maybe a few bucks on an underdog (like Cabrera or Casey). I'll also be looking at the under big-time on the final score. I think with good conditions, -15 or better could easily be the winning number.