Womens British Open Golf Tips And Betting Preview 2016

Womens British Open Golf Tips And Betting Preview 2016

by 25th July 2016

Golf tips for the Women’s British Open from July 28th – 31st. Read our betting preview on this golf tournament and get our golfing tips & the betting odds.

Venue
Woburn Golf and Country Club, Milton Keynes • Prize Fund: $3,000,000

The Women’s British Open is a major tournament in the women’s professional golf. Not just a Major Championship, it is also the only Major to be recognized by both the LPGA Tour and the Ladies European Tour.

With a history of 40 years dating back to 1976, the British Open has picked up the name Ricoh Women’s British Open from 2007 for sponsorship reasons. With a prize fund reaching up to US$3million, there is no doubt that the British Open is one of the top tournaments for the lady golfers. This year’s edition will be played from July 28th – 31st.

The tournament will be played at the Woburn Golf and Country Club located at Little Brickhill near Milton Keynes. This is the 10th occasion that the tournament is teeing off at the Woburn having first been played here in 1984.

The Marquess’ Course was designed by Peter Alliss and Clive Clark and opened in 2000. With a yardage of 6,744 and a par-score of 72, the course is a test of skill for the women golfers.
The signature hole of the course is the one on seventh and plays up to a par score of five. With its stunning split fairway, the hole tempts the players to risk playing up the right and attempting for a sub-par score. Don’t get fooled by how easy it sounds or looks!

Then of course there is the little matter of Hole 11 – which is considered to be one of the best par-five’s anywhere in the world by the renowned Neil Coles. The strategic mix of sand and green makes this an interesting watch for the spectators too.

The 2016 edition of the Women’s British Open promises to be an exciting affair with one of the strongest mix of players. The line-up includes 28 of the top 30 players in the Rolex World rankings along with 49 of the top 50 on the LPGA Race to the CME Globe. The only souring point is the absence of defending Champion Inbee Park, which opens up the competition led by world number one Lydia Ko and number two Brooke Henderson.

The presence of 24 other Major champions including past winners – the likes of Stacy Lewis, Mo Martin, Jiyai Shin and Yani Tseng makes this a very strong British Open. Watch out for the home favorite Charley Hull and the other regulars like Michelle Wie, Paula Cremer and Lexi Thompson.

A small footnote to the tournament comes from the fact that this is Olympics year. Park in fact wanted to rest herself and recover well for the big event in Rio, while others in contention here will look forward to going to the Olympics in the best form possible.

Last year’s action saw Park win by three shots from her closest competitor Ko Jin-Young. With the South Korean now out of action, the stage is set for a new champion. Who will make the best use of the chance and come out trumps?

Golf Tips For The Women’s British Open

None of the previous winners of the British Open arrive in great form so we shall be looking for a possible new name on the trophy come Sunday. Lydia Ko once again starts as a worthy favourite at a general 4/1 with most bookmakers. She let us down recently in the US Women’s Open when finishing T3 but followed that up with a win in the Marathon Classic. We shall go for Ko again with form figures of 1st, T3rd and another 1st from her last three tournaments it would be folly to leave out.

Who else do we like for the Women’s Open well So Yeon Ryu has the pedigree to win this major. She too finished T3 behind last years winner Inbee Park and her form has been improving the last few weeks and a T11 at the US Women’s Open shows she is still a big time player in the majors. So Yeon Ryu is good value each way at odds of 25/1.

What about the old guard, Cristie Kerr will be full of confidence with the United States winning the International Crown at the weekend. Cristie Kerr beat England’s Melissa Reid 3&2 to seal the win for USA. She has gone well in the past at the British Open and is worth the each way chance at 66/1.

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