The British Open is the final of the four Major Championships this year and it presents a great opportunity for Australian duo Adam Scott and Jason Day to have some success as they bid to win the tournament for the first time in their careers.
Scott has five top-10 finishes in the oldest of golf’s four big tournaments and came very close to winning it in 2012 where he had a four-shot lead with four holes to play on the final day. Sadly for the Australian, he got into some trouble in the closing stages at Royal Lytham & St Annes and had to settle for second place behind Ernie Els.
Scotty did not have to wait much longer to put his near miss behind him as he broke his Major maiden in the US Masters in 2013, beating Angel Cabrera in a play-off for the Green Jacket at Augusta.
It has been a solid year so far for Scott in the Major Championships as he bids for more glory. He ended the weekend at the Masters in a tie for 18th. At the PGA Championship at Bethpage State Park Black Course, he shot a 64 in the second round before finishing in a tie for eighth place, while more recently, he was seventh in the US Open at Pebble Beach.
The bookmakers make Scott a 25/1 shot for the British Open at Royal Portrush where he will be hoping to showcase his links skills once again. If you are having a bet on the Australian though, look out for the leading sign up offers and bonuses for sports betting and casinos. Click to see for yourself the best of those promotions before the tournament begins.
Jason Day aims for second Major Championship win in Northern Ireland
Like his Australian compatriot Scott, former world number one Day has had a near miss at the British Open as he was fourth there in 2015 at St Andrews in what is so far his best appearance in the tournament.
Day went into the final round in 2015 as one of the co-leaders alongside Marc Leishman and Louis Oosthuizen. A round of 70 though, meant he missed out on a play-off by one shot as Zach Johnson eventually came out on top following four extra holes.
The man from Queensland tasted success twice last year on the PGA tour as he was victorious in the Farmers Insurance Open for the second time, while later in the year, he came out on top in the Wells Fargo Championship.
Day is still vying for his opening win of 2019. He had a good week at Augusta where he ended in a tie for fifth place in the tournament which was won by Tiger Woods. Unfortunately for the former US PGA Championship winner though, he finished just outside the top 20 in the last two Major Championships.
At 33/1 in the betting, Day is much bigger than he has been for the British Open in previous years but he will be confident of his chances as he looks to land the second Major of his impressive career so far.