The new improved Tiger (Mark II) is back in action and this golfing tank now has his sights set on the 141st Open Championship at Royal Lytham & St Annes. With two victories in the past month, many golf fans feel he is now ready to blow the opposition away. Ireland’s largest independent bookmaker Boylesports have already installed him as their 5/1 favourite.

One man who could stop the Tiger Tank rolling over the competition is Rory McIlroy, currently available at 13/10 to beat Tiger in a match bet and as big as 14/1 to win the tournament outright. Another Irishman who could halt the Tiger is Padraig Harrington. The Dubliner has been getting his game back on track in recent weeks. With two championships already in the bag, his experience will be a huge factor should he be in contention come the final day.

One of the most popular golfers on the tour is Lee Westwood, many would love to see the Englishman come out fighting and if you think he has the firepower to score a major victory then he can still be backed at 14/1. The Irish firm Boylesports are offering each-way value by paying out on the first SIX places, and if an Irishman wins, they will refund all losing outright bets placed pre-tournament.

“The 141st Open Championship at Royal Lytham & St Annes is one of the most eagerly anticipated majors in a very long time. With Tiger getting back to his best and Padraig wanting to add to his Major haul, it promises to be a treat for all golf fans. The race is on to secure places for the Ryder Cup and with the competition so fierce for European spots, friendships will go out the window once the action commences ”, commented Leon Blanche, Boylesports Head of Communications.

Tiger Woods Specials
9/2 To Miss the Cut
1/8 To Make the Cut

Rory McIlroy Specials
7/2 To Miss the Cut
1/6 To Make the Cut

Match Bet Woods v McIlroy
8/13 Woods
16/1 Tie
13/10 McIlroy

Match Bet Westwood v Donald
5/6 Westwood
16/1 Tie
1/1 Donald

Will there be a Play Off
9/4 Yes
1/3 No

Will there be a Hole in One
6/5 Yes
8/13 No

Top English Player (only these 5 Count)
6/4 Westwood
2/1 Donald
4/1 Rose
7/1 Poulter
8/1 Fisher

Top Irish Player (only these 5 Count)
11/8 McIlroy
2/1 Harrington
7/2 McDowell
10/1 Clarke
10/1 Hoey