The Open’s Outsiders

Below are a few names to keep an eye on in this week’s Open Championship. They’ll be looking to emulate Darren Clarke’s shock win in 2011.

1. Marc Warren – 190/1
Second last week, strong record on the Old Course, probably playing his best golf ever.

2. David Howell – 250/1 

Howell will be drawing on his victory at the Alfred Dunhill Links in 2013
Howell will be drawing on his victory at the Alfred Dunhill Links in 2013

Staggeringly high odds for the Sky pundit from Swindon. Has had a relatively steady season and currently sits 20th on this year’s European Tour money list. Howell’s been successful on links set ups before (he won the 2013 Alfred Dunhill Links) and will be more comfortable in the anticipated wind and rain than most of the Americans who have traveled over the pond.

3. Eddie Pepperell – 280/1
Only lost the Irish Open in a play-off and was 4th last week. Things are looking good for Pepperell and this week represents a genuine opportunity to write his name into the history books.

4. Thongchai Jaidee – 350/1
Jaidee ALWAYS seems to be at the right end of the leaderboard this year. He’s world #33 and could easily find his way into the top 20 or better this week.

5. Tyrrell Hatton – 500/1
Who? Exactly. Hatton’s gone under the radar on the betfair exchange. 500/1 is nothing short of ridiculous. He was 4th in Ireland and has been producing steady finishes since then, including a 12th in France and a 22nd last week. He’s also been picking the brain of 5 time Open champion Tom Watson.

Anyone could win this week and there’s no reason why Hatton won’t produce his best stuff in some tough conditions.

6. Daniel Brooks – 1000/1
Just trust me.

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