People used to think that golf was a sport for boring old men; recent events have completely changed the dynamic and appeal of the sport. Newer players are getting better and better, there is a global golf community with some of the best players being from places where the sport was once laughed at. New Asian golfers are bringing their particular talents to the game, and women’s golf too has seen a recent influx of extremely talented players. Odds.
As always though, there is a spot in any sport for a traditionalist. With none of the so-called flare, and a style uniquely his, Phil Mickelson is one of the most revered players in golf at the moment. Despite recent questions regarding his willingness, he has been eyeing the prize at the British Open, playing with a particular intensity that hasn’t been seen from him in a while. He said that a claret jug would add a special something to his career, make it feel more complete.
Perhaps the ultimate victory in golf is to win a career Grand Slam, taking both the US Open, and the British open titles. Since the inception of the Masters Tournament in 1934, only five players have ever claimed the title. Among those lie the juggernauts of golf, Gene Sarazen, Ben Hogan, Gary Player, Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods are the only members on the list of elite players. Scores.
It would be a fitting turn of events if Mickelson could add that feather to his cap. With such an illustrious career, one that includes some great wins, an impressive record, and a fan base that spans the globe, his is in a position to take both. Given his expertise, and the fact that his main competition, Tiger Woods, is not at the top of his game, it may be Mickelson who is champion of the 2010 British Open in Scotland. Las Vegas odds.
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