Genting Bet’s insight shows third-ranked British golfer Tommy fleetwood is set to spearhead the Open Championship home challenge at Royal Birkdale.
Tommy Fleetwood holds Britain’s best chance of winning the Open Championship at Royal Birkdale this week, according to Genting Bet. Fleetwood enters the tournament ranked 14th in the world, and Genting Bet has found the local hero heads into this year’s Open with a better shot at victory than Rory McIlroy and Justin Rose, the two-highest ranked British golfers.
The 26-year-old’s impressive record in 2017 draws similar comparisons to 2016 Open Championship winner Henrik Stenson, who also entered last year’s tournament with eight top 10 finishes, leaving Fleetwood in great shape to cap his meteoric rise to the top with a fairy-tale finish on Sunday.
Boom or Bust for Fleetwood
With Genting Bet’s insight revealing Fleetwood as the most likely Brit to lift the Claret Jug, all may not go swimmingly for the Southport-born golfer this weekend. Fleetwood has never made the cut in three attempts at the Open Championship, and despite his 2017 form exceeding that of the highly-acclaimed McIlroy and Rose, he’s missed 33 per cent of the cuts this year suggesting his tournament may be over in 36 holes.
In 13 of the 15 tournaments Fleetwood has played this year, the 26-year-old has either missed the cut or finished in the top 10 – a statistic that confirms a Boom or Bust approach for the home boy this weekend. However, as Genting Bet’s research suggests, his recent form of 6th-1st-10th in his last three tournaments indicates we’ll see an inspired-Fleetwood in front of his home fans at Birkdale.
Justin Rose: The Best of The Rest
Aside from Fleetwood, Genting Bet’s stats suggest Justin Rose has the better chance of lifting the Claret Jug out of the top three British golfers. The World No.12 edges out Rory McIlroy in top 10 finishes this year with five of his own, including an agonising second place at this year’s Masters.
Rose looks a certainty to complete 72 holes at Birkdale having missed only eight per cent of the cuts this year, a stat remarkably lower than McIlroy and Fleetwood’s at 33 per cent. Further, Genting Bet’s insights show his best placed Open Championship finish as 4th, a feat he achieved at this year’s course Royal Birkdale 19 years ago.
Elsewhere, McIlroy, the highest ranked British golfer at number four, looks unlikely to lift his second Claret Jug this weekend. The Northern Irishman enters the tournament in dismal form having missed three of his last cuts, and with no top three finishes this year, McIlroy looks a far cry from his 2014 Open Champion-self.