French Open 2015 Betting Tips

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Written By Graeme on July 1, 2015  

Betting Note: Betting amounts are based on confidence level. My normal betting amounts are $125, $250 & $500, although I will go as low as $62.50 and as high as $1,000 on occasion. My most common bet is $125 and if you classify that as 1 unit, then I have made a 667.93 unit profit from 2014-2020. (full stats)

E/W (Each-Way) bets means you split that amount. So if it is a $250 E/W bet, that means $125 on them to win, $125 on them to place (Usually in the Top 5).

This week on the European Tour it’s the Open De France, where we hope to continue our winning ways. While we had no European Tour wins last week(even though we came bloody close), we did have this nice little win in the LPGA:


A nice 20/1 return there.

This tournament, held at the Le Golf National, has been won in the last two years by Graeme McDowell. It’s a great tournament won by various nationalities and is known as the Alstom Open De France. It dates back to 1906 and has been part of the European Tour since 1972, the very beginning of the European Tour. It was called the French Open then.

Lot of epic winners over the years. Greg Norman. Bernard Gallacher. Seve Ballesteros(who won it 4 times). 3 time winner Nick Faldo. Colin Montgomerie. Martin Kaymer. It’s a rich tournament with a rich history, and we’re really looking forward to it.

Let’s get to the French Open Betting Tips:

French Open 2015 Betting Odds:

  1. Francesco Molinari: 14/1
  2. Lee Westwood: 22/1
  3. Graeme McDowell: 25/1
  4. Martin Kaymer: 25/1
  5. Jamie Donaldson: 25/1
  6. Danny Willett: 25/1
  7. Brendan Steele: 28/1
  8. Byeong-Hun An: 30/1
  9. Richie Ramsay: 30/1
  10. Thongchai Jaidee: 30/1

Odds all from Bovada for Americans.

French Open Betting Tip #1: Graeme McDowell

It’s risky as hell betting McDowell to win it for a third time in a row – but the price is just right. If it was 20/1 or below I’d recommend staying away but his course form makes 25/1 a +EV bet. Even in 2012 when he didn’t win he had a respectable 17th place finish, and his last two years here he has played some exceptional golf.

He’s going into this on the back of some piss poor form though, so we’ll only risk a quarter unit on him.

Bet: Quarter unit on McDowell to win and E/W, bet at

French Open Betting Tip #2: Richard Green

A big price at 100/1, and it’s been 5 years since he last won a European Tour tournament. However he had a 10th place a few weeks out to suggest he has a bit of form, and he actually has a solid history here with quite a few top 10 finishes.

It’s a risky one but he stuck out to us on the simulations and 100/1 is too high a price.

Bet: Another quarter unit bet. Bet at Bovada for Americans.

That’s it for the European Tour unfortunately. A quiet week with no Champions Tour or LPGA. Nova Scotia Classic Betting Tips:

Last week we started handicapping the Open. It’s still in the beta stage but we’ll post our tips here as an addition. This week just the one pick in the Nova Scotia Classic which is the 40/1 Ryan Spears. Quarter unit only.

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