Westwood vs. Casey
Lee Westwood and Paul Casey find themselves tied for third entering the third round of the 2010 British Open, but which golfer will be in better position after Saturday?
Both golfers are sitting at 6-under for the tournament, six shots behind leader Louis Oosthuizen.
According to oddsmakers from online sports book SBGGLOBAL, Westwood has a money line of -130 while Casey has a line of -110. Here is a look at both golfers heading into the third round, which takes place from Old Course at St. Andrews in
Lee Westwood -130
Westwood shot a 67 on Friday and a 71 on Saturday. Westwood has emerged as the top European golfer in the world over recent years and he is third in the world rankings. Westwood is seeking his first British Open and major championship and through two round he has just one bogey to his credit. Westwood has been good about not making mistakes through two rounds but he will need to start getting aggressive on Saturday if he hopes to win the tournament.
Paul Casey -110
Casey has shot a 69 in both rounds of the tournament thus far, but a triple bogey on hole No. 17 on Friday kept him from having a tremendous second round. Casey has one top 10 finish in the British Open and four in major championships. He has never won a major in his career, but has made 10 of his last 11 cuts in major tournaments. Casey has shown the ability to create birdie opportunities through two rounds and has the consistency you like to see in a contender.
Who will win: Westwood has more experience in majors than Casey, but Casey seems to have the right game plan this week. Aside from one poor hole, Casey has had a lot of birdie opportunities. Look for him to post another 69 or better while Westwood hovers around even par on Saturday.
Posted: 7/16/10 8:21PM ET