Castle Stuart Golf Links hosts it’s first Scottish Open this week with no less than 9 Major winners and 23 Ryder Cup players in competition over 4 rounds.
Englishmen Luke Donald and Lee Westwood, 1st and 2nd in the world rankings, are Ladbrokes’ 10/1 co-favs for the event, Westwood looking to maintain a very high standard that has seen him register 2 wins, a 2nd and a 3rd in his previous 6 events. Phil Mickelson looks to get back on the winning trail, priced up at 25/1 with Paddy Power.
Graeme McDowell, yet to win in 2011 after a remarkable 2010, should be a popular bet at 22/1 (Sportingbet) and defending champion Edoardo Molinari is 66/1 with Boylesports. Molinari’s previous two tour wins have come in Scotland (at Gleneagles and this event in 2010 in Loch Lomond) so the Italian has a good oppurtunity to get back on the winning trail.
Aberdeen born Richie Ramsay is in familiar territory and following a T5 at the Open de France last week, punters could be tempted by the 80/1 on offer at bet365.