Jul 12 2019
Place your British Open Championship bets and get paid on each way bets down to 10 places with these enhanced offers!
The final major of the golf year is here and you can get paid on each way bets at the US Open Championship to 10 places with Paddy Power, Coral or Befair!
With so much strength in depth in the men’s game right now, picking the winner at the Open Championship is tough. There are 10 golfers at the top of the betting priced at odds of between 8/1 and 25/1. The likes of Dustin Johnson, Brooks Koepka, John Rahm, Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy are priced between 8/1 and 12/1 to take the win.
All of those big guns will fancy their chances but further down the betting there are a raft of players who could at the very least be contending on Sunday. Especially if by “contending”, you mean pushing for a place in the top 10!
This amazing offer is the perfect way to improve your odds of beating the bookies at this year’s British Open Championship. Instead of getting paid on your each way bets if your pick makes the top five, Coral are paying to double those places, all the way down to 10th!
Hit the button below to visit Coral or read on for more on the offer and also more on the extra welcome freebie available to new Coral customers!
The Open Championship enhanced each way to 10 places offers
Some enhanced each way promotions are complicated but these really are simple. But be sure to read the full terms and conditions at the betting site in question.
- CORAL – PAYING TO 10 PLACES – TERMS: 18+.UK+IRE Only. Applies to bets placed on The Open Championship pre-tournament outright market. Each way bets paid to 10 places at 1/5 place odds. T&Cs apply – CLAIM NOW
- BETFAIR – PAYING TO 10 PLACES – TERMS: 10 places instead of 6 places on The Open Championship 2019. Pre-tournament bets only. 1/5 odds on e/w bets. Dead heat rules apply. Betfair golf rules apply. T&Cs apply – CLAIM NOW
- PADDY POWER – PAYING TO 10 PLACES – Applies to pre-tournament bets on the “Win or E/W” market. 1/5 odds for E/W bets. Risk Free €20 bet is for new customers only. T&Cs apply – CLAIM NOW
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It is possible that you might find slightly better odds for some of the players lower down the betting at some other bookies. However, if you’re getting paid down to 10 places for an each way bet, we reckon that’s very understandable. Your odds of landing a winner are simply so much better. Some rivals are paying enhanced each way to six, seven and some even eight. Some are paying each way bets at 1/4, not 1/5 the odds.
However, no top class bookie can get near Coral, Betfair and Paddy Power’s 10 places! And with that making you so much more likely to land a winner, it’s this trio all the way for us at this year’s US PGA Championship!
Open Championship Tips and Preview, Thursday 18th – Sunday 21st July 2019, Royal Portrush
It’s time for the final golf major of the year, the Open Championship. With the new look calendar, the fourth major comes in July this year instead of August, while it’s no longer the USPGA which finishes the run. With a brand new platform, can the world’s oldest major thrill this weekend? After a huge year across the big three American events, anticipation is growing for this one.
Top Betting Tip
- Top Betting Tip – Jon Rahm at 16/1 with Coral
Course Overview and Favourites
The Open has been rotated around England and Scotland, but its rarely made the leap across the Irish Sea. It returns to Northern Ireland for the second time, as Royal Portrush prepares to host for the first time since 1951. The recent success of golfers from Ulster has put pressure onto the R&A to take the Open across the water.
Northern Ireland aren’t the only winners from that, as we’re heading for a beautiful course, which has only ever been overlooked on technicalities. It’s not the most media friendly venue the R&A could have picked, but it’s a brilliant sight dropped onto the north coast of Ireland.
The course is a Par 71, which has brought slight adjustments to the usual set up of the venue. The traditional 17th and 18th holes from the Championship course are gone, with the new additions taking the length to 7344 yards overall. That’s going to test the new faces heading to Portrush for the first time.
Of course, course experience plays heavily into Rory McIlroy’s position as favourite. There’s a sentimentality there, while it lands just as McIlroy has been spurred into form. That’s left him as the frontrunner at 8/1 with Ladbrokes, while he’s also the strongest favourite we’ve seen at one of the major tournaments in 2019.
However, can he really deal with the pressure at a tournament which is so closely linked to him? His push to bring the Irish Open to Royal County Down in 2016 was huge, but he couldn’t deal with the pressure in that one.
Open Championship Tips
We’re seeing consistent competition across the majors this year, with no clear favourite each time around. Many of the same names feature each time, with Brooks Koepka enjoying a brilliant year. He won the USPGA Championship once again, while he’s a 9/1 chance with Betfair to top the leaderboard here.
However, he’s been poor in his previous entries at the Open, which is a links event that requires know-how across this type of course. Previous success here is important, while that has influenced us when it comes to picking out our selections for this weekend.
Spanish Class to Prevail?
Jon Rahm is one who is hard to ignore at the moment. The Spaniard is one who doesn’t have the greatest track record in the Open, but his major displays have been improving. Last year saw two top four finishes, while he just finished T3 at the US Open. He warmed up for this one in the Irish Open this month, winning by two shots.
That was his second victory, following a win in 2017 in Ireland. Having built up some good form in Ireland, we think Rahm has shown himself capable on the links. He sits out at 16/1 with bet365 going into this event, so we’re backing him for a victory.
One alternative pick is Swede Henrik Stenson, a former winner at this event. The 2016 champion will be looking to score another major this weekend, while he’s warmed up well for the Open. He featured at the Scottish Open last week, making the top four there. Top 10s at the Canadian and US Open have boosted his case, so we think there’s value in turning to Stenson here. He comes into this event priced at 30/1 with Ladbrokes, so he’s worth a look as an each-way option, especially with Ladbrokes paying up to seven places.
It was a huge weekend for Francesco Molinari 12 months ago, as he won his first major at Carnoustie. The last man to win it back to back was Irishman Padraig Harrington, after his 2007 and 2008 successes. It’s been achieved twice this century, with Tiger Woods also scoring consecutive successes at this event.
- 2018 – Francesco Molinari
- 2017 – Jordan Spieth
- 2016 – Henrik Stenson
- 2015 – Zach Johnson
- 2014 – Rory McIlroy
What are Dead Heat Rules?
Dead heat rules apply when more than one selection ties for a win or place and cannot be separated. For example, if you bet on a horse and it wins by a photo finish, it wins and the other horse loses.
However, sometimes even a photo cannot determine the winner and in this case the race is a dead heat. In effect, both horses half win and half lose and that is how the bookies treat your bet. Half your stake is a loser and half your stake is a winner.
That means that a £10 bet at 2/1 on a horse that dead heats with one horse pays £15. £5 at 2/1 wins and £5 at 2/1 loses. Dead heats can happen in a number of sports but are very common in golf and each way bets.
Dead Heats and Each Way Golf Bets
If two golfers tie at the top of the leaderboard there is almost always a play-off. This determines who wins and who loses. However, if several golfers tie for fourth place, there is no play-off and they simply finish “tied” or, in bookie parlance, in a dead heat.
Let us assume that you place an each way bet with Coral under this amazing 10 places each way offer. If your golfer finishes tied 5th you would probably expect to get your full each way payment. For example, if you backed someone at 100/1, £10 each way, the expected returns would be a very tidy £210. Now, if your pick was tied fifth with up to six other players, that would indeed be your return. The next player on the leaderboard would be 11th, so effectively all of your bet was in the top 10 that applies for this offer.
Things get more complex, however, if your golfer was tied with, say seven people. That can quite easily happen in golf but, to simplify the issue, let’s imagine your player was tied ninth but with three golfers. Effectively he has finished partly tied ninth, part 10th and part 11th, with the next player on the leaderboard 12th. This means that 2/3 of your stake will pay out as a winner but 1/3 will lose. In the event of the previously mentioned £10 e/w bet at 100/1, the returns are now no longer £210 but just £140.
Are Dead Heat Rules Fair?
Dead heat rules can seem unfair, especially if you weren’t expecting them. However, they are the only fair way to pay such a bet and the same method is used by all betting sites. This isn’t a Coral rule, but a rule that ALL bookies use. Imagine if four horses finished in a dead heat for first. The punters backing each horse would no doubt want to be paid in full, claiming their horse had won the race.
However, on the other side of the equation, could the bookie not argue that actually no horse won as they all tied? Much as you want your winnings, they would argue that as there was no winner they don’t need to pay. Dead heat rules settle this issue in a way that is fair to all. As long as you understand these rules when you place your bet, there is nothing to worry about. Moroever, the vast majority of bets won’t ever be affected by this.