Irish Open Golf Betting Guide - Donaldson Claims Excellent Win
Some of the best golfers in the world were in attendance at Portrush this week but it is Ireland's triple major winner Padraig Harrington who is just 2 behind the leader and is the bookies favourite to finish in number one spot tomorrow evening. Padraig was suggesting that his ante post price of 10/1 was to short, but rarely do the bookies get it wrong.
We do know that 2011 USPGA Champion Keegan Bradley will be at Portrush for the Irish Open this season as he prepares to play the Open Championship. Bradley won his Major last season at the first attempt and with his Irish routes he will be a big draw in Northern Ireland to the delight of the organisers.
The tournament in Northern Ireland will receive plenty of attention from the golfing media this year and that should ensure we have a top class field entered. The Irish Open will be held at the end of June, ahead of the British Open, which should ensure the players get plenty of links golf practise before the Open Championship takes place.
2011 Open Champion Darren Clarke will be a major contender in the betting once again as he returns to play in his native Northern Ireland. Clarke has been a longtime supporter of the Irish Open but this will be different in 2012 as he arrives as a Major champion which should mean he is riding the crest of a wave and high up on the Irish Open Golf Leaderboard.
Irish Open Golf Players
Many Irish Players such as Paidraig Harrington or Darren Clarke could well turn up and there will be great support for them as they are the heros of the Irish Golfing public. This year there will no doubt be a huge welcome for top Northern Irish golfer , Rory McIlroy who is in great form at the moment after winning his first Major at the US Open last month.
As usual for European Tour events, the tournament will tee off on a Thursday morning and you will be able to keep in touch with all the play by way of our Irish Open live scores which shall be updated every few minutes. There are bound to be tickets available for all the days of this years event. For those that are unable to get to county Louth to watch the event at the Killarney Course, they will be able to watch it live on TV.
The Irish will be hoping that there will be another Irish winner to follow Harrington's victory in 2007 and Shane Lowry in 2009. They were disappointed in 2008 when it was won by Englishman, Richard Finch and last year when we saw Ross Fisher claim the win. In 2007 it was reported that the Irish Golf punters cleaned up with the online bookmakers on bets placed on Harrington.
Perhaps Darren Clarke who is getting back to his old form could make an impact as he will have plenty of support from the Irish faithful after his Open win recently. Perhaps however the biggest hope will be for new Irish golfing sensation, Rory McIlroy, already a US Open winner and considered the best young talent in the world.
Irish Open Betting 2012
Please look over our Irish Open betting page, this gives you the latest odds of each player on a round by round basis. Obviously in-play betting is a big feature for golf punters as the odds can fluctuate on every shot made and every shot missed. Please note this year we have combined our golfing knowledge to the betting knowledge of Paddy Power bookmakers who are offering new customers an Irish Open Free Bet.
Irish Open Golf Form Guide
It might also be advisable for readers to look over our player profiles in the Irish Open Form Guide. This gives details of past form in the event and 2011 form of some of the leading contenders. There is no doubt at all that Rory McIlroy will be the favourite to win at Killarney after he confirmed his participation in the event on home soil, he will know be smashed up by punters in the betting and the bookmakers will be hoping he gets beaten. Another form player to consider at the moment is Darren Clarke who of course recently won the British Open and makes his return to tournament golf at Killarney for the Irish Open.