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The British Open is getting underway this week and John Hyslop has a favorite bet that he has to share. Who should you back at The Open Championship?

British Open Best Bets: Should We Trust Robert MacIntyre at The Open Championship?

I'm not trying to be dramatic or negative but we are staring down the last major of the year this weekend with The Open Championship. I'm pretty sure this used to be the British Open but one thing I do know is it's being played at St. Andrews. It's literally called the "Home of Golf". Think about that for a second. That's pretty good. They call it that because this course is the oldest in the world. The game literally started there. I think that means we'll see some super low scores and I think that because everything I've read about this tournament has said something like that. One thing I know for certain is we need a bet to get us through this thing. Everything is more fun when you bet on it. Everyone knows that.

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Robert MacIntyre Top 40 (+130) (Bet $100 to win $130)

This one is at DraftKings but it is playable at FanDuel and BetMGM as well. The only difference is they both have +110 so you're losing some value. Actually, you're losing a lot of value but what are you going to do, not bet this thing? Of course not. We're talking the oldest golf course in the history of the world. Sometimes you just have to do what you have to do.

Now they haven't played at this course since 2015 so it's not like we can just go to the course history and figure stuff out. Our guy Macintyre was like 18 years old back then. It was a simpler time when there was no such thing as the LIV Tour. Staying on track, if we can't use course history, then recent form would be the most likely thing to help us. I'm not a golf guy but I gamble all the time so I know angles. Recent form feels like a good one.

On the surface, this MacIntyre guy looks like he's not in the best form after missing the cut at the Scottish Open last week. But if you know anything about revenge spots and bounce back days, then you know last week's performance was the best thing that could have happened to Macintyre. Any hunter will tell you they want hungry dogs hunting for them and I think this dog is pretty hungry at this point.

The haters are surely forgetting that MacIntyre finished 13th at the Irish Open just a couple weeks ago so his form isn't really that bad. He probably just got nervous or ate some bad fish and chips. We're talking about a guy who hasn't finished lower than eighth at The Open Championship in his career. I know it's only two tournaments but that's all he's played. The crowd should definitely be behind this guy so I don't see why we wouldn't be as well. Feels like the right move here.

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John has spent the past 20+ years betting sports on a daily basis and is considered by many to be a walking sports betting encyclopedia. From obscure player props to sides and totals, if there is an angle, John will find it. His work has appeared on Rotogrinders and he has been a regular on sports talk radio stations across the country. Based in the US, John operates a blog & podcast, Sports Bets Beers, which covers betting angles in the NFL, NBA, MLB, & NHL.


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