2015 PGA: Australian Open Preview & Betting Tips

November 25th 2015, 10:32am, By: Johnny Houston

Australian golf is starting to shine as more and more of the best players from around the world trek down under - like world number one Jordan Spieth who will be playing the 2015 Australian Open this week. Read on for our latest golf betting tips.

Venue: The Australian Golf Club, NSW
When: Begins Thursday 26 November at 7:00am AEST

What a moment for Peter Senior and Australian Golf last week at Huntingdale. Big congratulations to Peter. This week, however, the PGA Tour of Australasia heads into New South Wales for the 100th anniversary of the Emirates Australian Open to be Held at the exclusive Australian Golf Club.

In 2012 Peter Senior became the winner of the Australian Open at the ripe age of 53. So will history repeat itself? Probably not considering that the Open was held at The Lakes which is a shorter course and although he did win last week at Huntingdale (measuring 6382m) The Australian Golf course is almost 300 meters longer at 6610m or 7228 yards.

This event is no stranger to attracting the big names. Especially when your consider Jack Nicklaus has won it six times, Gary Player seven and Greg Norman five. In 2013 Rory Mcilroy won the Australian Open in dramatic fashion and in the process burst Adam Scott’s bubble. Scott had the chance at an elusive triple crown but in the end Rory prevailed by a single shot. Last year another world number one ‘Jordan Spieth’ also travelled to the land down under and also secured a victory. Spieth had an unbelievable final round of 63 at this same course to blitz the field by six shots.

Jordan Spieth is back to defend his title and the odds makers think it’s a one horse race. Spieth is paying $2.90 and this is probably the shortest odds for an Australian pre-tournament favourite that I’ve ever seen. If you love Spieth and think he will win then there’s nothing I can tell you to make you change your mind. Good luck.

Personally that starting price is too short. We will however be watching the first and second round and wait to see if anything changes.

My pick...

Marc Leishman

Marc and Audrey Leishman have had an emotional year to say the least. For those of you that don’t know Marc’s wife Audrey developed what was thought to be a common cold or flu back in April. However her condition quickly worsened as she suffered acute respiratory distress syndrome and toxic shock syndrome. Audrey then slipped into a Coma and the doctors gave her a small chance to survive. However Audrey had different plans and two days before the golf seasons first major Audrey came out of the Coma and was taken off the ventilator.

I remember seeing Marc on the golf channel a few months later and he said that after this everything was in perspective and he would never play timid or scared golf again... and I believed him. If that story isn’t enough for you to get on the “Leishman Locomotive” here are some positive golf stats. On October 29th Marc hit 111 under and a T29 collecting $44.5K. A week later in the WGC-HSBC he improved to a T11 with a -14 under and also collected $106K. He's starting to improve and I think he is ripe for a big showing in the Australian Open.

Tip: Marc Leishman to win - $19 at CrownBet

I will also be having a nibble at a few other small plays on a coulple of players I think are value to finish in the top 20...

Tip: Greg Chalmers to finish top 20 - $3.25 at CrownBet

Tip: Rod Pampling to finish top 20 - $3.50 at CrownBet

And believe it or not I received a little 'whisper' from a local golf pro for an extreme roughie... So if you like to follow those kinds of tips, check it out below!

The Whisper: Todd Sinnott - win at $201 and top 20 at $9 (CrownBet)  



Take note: Any of the tips in this article are simply the author’s opinion, so bet at your own risk and always gamble responsibly.  Also be sure to check out the Before You Bet Twitter Page for all our thoughts in the lead up to bets! Happy punting!


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