The Irish Open – Outright Wins/Trades

This was the tournament that threw Shane Lowry in to the spotlight when he won it as an amateur in 2009 and then turned professional the following season. Rory McIlroy is the favourite this year and will no doubt the world number 3 will have the home crowd on his side but I will be taking him on!

Picture of Rory McIlroy a professional golfer playing the Irish Open

Rory McIlroy

I will be taking on Rory for the foreseeable future at this kind of price as he is just too inconsistent to back. He changed his putting grip 2 months or so ago and it will take a while to bed in and hold up under pressure. In his last 3 tournaments he hasn’t broken 70 in round one which is just leaving him too much to do to win. Plus he has missed the cut in this tournament for the last three years!

Lay at 5.50 (9/2)


Shane Lowry

Shane played well last week and was right up there at the top of the leaderboard after two rounds. He recently got married and that tends to effect a players game in a positive way. He won once last year and proved that he has what it takes to win a tournament. Deep down I just have a gut feeling that he is about to come into form, hopefully it’s this week.

Back at 23.00 (22/1)

Lay at 18.00 (17/1)


Danny Willett

Danny has a great swing that holds up under pressure and after his recent Masters win he is a proven winner. He has recently become a father and that too tends to benefit players on the course. So if he can win the Masters he can surely win this as a lot of the top Americans are missing here.

Back at 20.00 (19/1)

Lay at 15.00 (14/1)


NB – Lay means not to win and can only be done on a betting exchange such as Betfair.

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