Sunday, July 20, 2008
SUNDAY MORNING UPDATE ....
For once, the weather forecast was right and conditions were brutal, especially for the later starters, at the Open Championship.
Jim Furyk won his "match" comfortably enough, but had a real chance in the outright market, before being caught up in the delays around the 10th hole, which scuppered his chances. After just making consecutive birdies, he was forced to sit around for 30 mins before teeing off, at the incredibly difficult start to the back nine.
Greg Norman, who recently married Chris Evert, leads the field by two strokes and would be, at 53 yo, the oldest Major winner in history. He currently trades at 4.50 on the exchanges, with an amazing £1845 matched at odds of 999-1 ! Infact, four of the top ten in the betting have been matched at 1000.0 at Betfair.
The wind is already blowing this morning at Birkdale and it will not be much easier today, fun to watch though and I am hopeful of finding a couple of winners !