Golf betting fans will handicap whether or not Padraig Harrington of Ireland will beat the golf odds at The Open for the third consecutive year after wins in 2007 and 2008. Harrington scored a thrilling golf betting win at Birkdale last year against the golf odds as he overcame a severe wrist injury that he had from the very start to take the title.
Where it not for the golf betting event being the British Open Harrington freely admitted that he would not even have played as he was in significant pain. Last year the winds ranged from 20 to 50 miles per hour to make for a most challenging golf betting event that tested the world’s greatest players to the limit!
One of the great golf betting stories last year was the return of “The Shark,” Greg Norman as he was in contention all the way through the final round. Harrington entered the final round of golf betting action tied for second place with KJ Choi.
Norman finally fell apart in the final round of golf betting action while Harrington made his move. Harrington scored a birdie on 15 and then nailed an eagle on the 17th before making par for the 18th to clinch the golf betting title.
In 2007 Harrington won a thrilling four hole playoff against Sergio Garcia at Carnoustie to become the first Irishman in 60 years to take The Open. It was quite a climb from his finish of 123rd in 2006. Tiger Woods has won the British Open in 2006, 2005, and 2000.
In 2007 Tiger finished 12th and of course missed the 2008 event due to his knee surgery. He finished in the top 10 each time from 2003-2007 and will be hungry to get back on track with a major title. Harrington has played in 13 tournaments in 2009 with 6 cuts missed and 0 top 10 finishes while coming in the top 25 just 3 times.
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