Westwood vs. Casey
Lee Westwood and Paul Casey are top contenders for the 2010 British Open and the two are paired up against one another by oddsmakers for Sunday’s final round.
Casey is in second at -11 for the tournament while Westwood is tied for fourth at -7. Louis Oosthuizen leads the tournament at -15.
According to oddsmakers from online sports book SBGGLOBAL, Westwood has a money line of -125 while Casey has a line of -105. Here is a look at both golfers heading into the final round, which takes place from Old Course at St. Andrews in
Lee Westwood -125
Westwood shot a 1-under 71 on Saturday which kept him from really becoming a contender to win the title, as he is eight shots behind the leader. Westwood has shot 71 in the last two rounds and isn’t creating enough reasonable birdie opportunities in his rounds to post a low score.
Paul Casey -105
Casey fired a 5-under 67 on Saturday and he may be the only golfer in the field that can still win the tournament aside from Oosthuizen. Casey has been solid all weekend and if it wasn’t for one triple-bogie in the second round, he could be one shot off the lead. Casey has found ways to create birdie opportunities while also making putts, which is key in majors.
Who will win: Given that Casey can still win and has a little more poise than his playing partner in Oosthuizen, we think Casey will have a solid round while Westwood will likely continue to hover around par. Casey was the better man on Saturday, and we expect him to be the better man again on Sunday.
Posted: 7/17/10 10:41PM ET