Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Europeans set to dominate British Open

The Europeans are dominating the world golf rankings at this point in time and Colin Montgomerie reckons they will rule at the British Open as well this week.
Former Ryder Cup-winning captain Montgomerie got to see the cream of European golf up close during his time with them last year and he reckons the top three in the world – Luke Donald, Lee Westwood and Rory McIlroy – are "all good enough" to win the British Open at Royal St Georges. The British Open golf odds reflect this.

It is widely expected among golf fans that the European stars will be more suited to the links course at Sandwich while the weather, with winds of up to 30mph predicted for during the tournament, could also be more troubling to the Americans heading over to the British Open. Those looking to bet on British Open 2011 should bear this in mind.

McIlroy is coming into the British Open on the back of his scintillating win at the US Open, while world number one Donald won the Scottish Open last week and is looking full of confidence.

Then there is Westwood, who has lost his number one spot but remains a strong contender who could be coming into form at just the right time.
Montgomerie reckons Westwood and Donald are more than capable of winning their maiden Major title, while McIlroy also cannot be ruled out – but he is predicting European success.

"It's going to be interesting, but when you look at Luke's game, Lee's game and of course Rory's game I can easily see them finishing first, second and third," he added.

"But that could be in any order - we'll just have to wait and see."

South African star Charl Schwartzel won the opening Major tournament of the season, the US Masters, and he admits he is "really looking forward" to the British Open after his positive previous experiences at Sandwich.

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