2014 Scottish Open: PGA Odds, Pick, Predictions, Dark Horses - 7/10/14
Scottish Open: Thursday, July 10, 2014 at 8:00 am (Royal Aberdeen Golf Club)
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The 2014 Scottish Open should be another year of fun and another chance to laugh to the bank. The field includes many big names and with the favorites starting with odds of +1200, you can’t go wrong with anybody you throw your money on.
While Rory McIlroy and Justin Rose are the favorites, we’re looking at some of the longer shot bets who can cash in and make for a sweet pay day.
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Here are some names you should include on your card.
Phil Mickelson – Probably the last time we saw Mickelson play the way he’s really capable of playing was when he won this event last year by shooting a -17. He was pretty much flawless and now needs to win this event again to replace last year’s broken trophy. In all seriousness, Mickelson should never be counted out of big events regardless of how badly he may be playing leading up to them. He usually rises to the occasion, and you know he’s going to be playing with a little extra motivation to make sure he gives himself a shot to defend his title. This is the type of course that could force the critics to talk about golf again when it comes to Mickelson. You can’t beat odds of +1800 with the defending champ.
Luke Donald – Getting Donald with odds of +2500 seems to be the best bet on the entire board. After all, we’re talking about a player who won this tournament back in 2011, and has never finished outside the Top 20 in five straight times playing it. Donald also hasn’t participated in an event since missing the cut at the U.S. Open, which could be a good thing for his mental game and allow him to play much better in this event. Either way, the Englishman thrives in big events and it should be no different this time around.
Lee Westwood – Due to Westwood’s struggles, we’re getting odds of +2500 with this event. That looks tasty. Yes, I know Westwood has missed the cut in three of his last four events, but this is somebody who has had great success in big time events. While Westwood did miss the cut at the U.S. Open, he did finish in the Top 10 at both the Masters and the Players Championship. Somebody who can hold his own in a loaded field on that platform certainly has a shot to win the John Deere Classic. Westwood is a player who plays his best the bigger the event, which is why he’s worth some money thrown his way.