Choose a selection of eight players, two in the top ten, three from the top twenty and three from top fifty. Visit the European Tour web site or PGA Tour web site to see past form on the course and current form in recent events. Visit several online sports bookmakers and find out the odds of players in a tournament. Before placing a bet take into account the current order of merit position of each player. If a pro has just made enough money to make the top 120 it might be worth having a spread bet on their next finish as they may well be able to relax and attack more confidently, having secured exemption for the following season.
Check out the players form in last years’ British Open to see if they play well in the wind, as this is useful when assessing the weather forecast.
Do not place a bet or gamble on golf until the day before the event starts.
On the Wednesday check out the published teeing off times and then weather for the week. Find a weather site that gives hour by hour weather for twenty four hours to see if any side of the draw might be affected by wind.
Before making a final decision on which player to place a bet, visit their web site or blog to see if there is any up to date news regarding new equipment or sporting injuries – this might affect their chances.