The British Open 2nd round has been concluded after a torrid few days on the Old Course at St. Andrews. Short grass on the greens and gusting winds combined to make the course unplayable for the majority of Saturday and heavy rain caused a delayed start on Friday. The British Open 3rd round will be played on Sunday with the final round scheduled for Monday. The cut was made at even par and 80 players are eligible to compete in the 3rd and 4th rounds because 20 players finished tied at even par. The ruling is the first 70 players plus any players tied with the 70th player. Of the 80 strong field going into the final two rounds, Dustin Johnson is the bookies favourite at 2/1.
Dustin Johnson has impressed in the first two rounds at St. Andrews and positioned himself at the top of the leaderboard at 10 under par, even though he suffered the brunt of the gale force winds during the latter half of the 2nd round.
Australia’s Adam Scott finds himself 2nd favourite to win the British Open at 7/1 after a 2nd round score of 67 moved him up into 4th place. With 3 shots between him and the leader, Scott is favoured by the bookies because of the great form he showed during the worst of the conditions and his experience as a major winner (The Masters 2013).
Second place, Danny Willett is 3rd favourite at 12/1 alongside Jason Day, Jordan Spieth and Louis Oosthuizen. Willett’s best finish in a major was at the The Open Championship 2013 where he tied 15th place. He has 4 shots on Spieth and 2 shots on Jason Day and Louis Oosthuizen going into the final two rounds.
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British Open Winner Odds
The odds for the winner at the 2015 British Open going into the 3rd round at St Andrews Golf Club.