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British Open Prop Bets
By: Steve Bennett - StatFox
Published: 7/17/2013  at  12:41:00 PM
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British Open Prop Bets

Tees Off: Thursday, July 18
Muirfield Golf Links – East Lothian, Scotland

Ernie Els defends The Open Championship, which returns to Muirfield for the first time since Els won there in 2002. The British Open can often turn on a bad day of weather, but with a quiet forecast through the weekend this week is shaping up to provide an even playing field. With that in mind, here are our picks for the top prop bets…

British Open Prop Bets

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Rory McIlroy finishing position: OVER 26.5 (-115): There’s no shortage of pure talent with McIlroy, but he seems far from ready to compete. In his past four starts dating back to May, he hasn’t finished better than T41. He’s missed the cut in all three of his events outside the United States. And while he’s made four straight cuts at the British Open, he finished T47, T25 and T60 in three of those years.

Adam Scott finishing position: UNDER 19.5 (-115): Scott was oh-so-close to the Claret Jug a year ago, eventually finishing alone in second, and he’s generally been rock solid in majors. He’s gone no worse than 15th in six of his past seven majors (with the exception being a T45 at a bizarre U.S. Open this year at Merion).

Phil Mickelson finishing position: UNDER 20.5 (-125): Lefty seems like a lock to contend this weekend. He’s coming off a win at the Scottish Open, one of four top-3 finishes in six starts since the beginning of May.

Justin Rose finishing position: UNDER 19.5 (-115): Rose broke through at the U.S. Open last month, and the top British player has top-15 finishes in all three of his June starts.

Winning score: UNDER 273.5 (-115): The forecast calls for light winds this week, which bodes well for the field. Ernie Els shot a 278 through some rough conditions in 2002, and there should be multiple players finishing more than 10 strokes under par this week.

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