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The Open golf tips 2023: Second round preview | Open Championship betting

21 Jul | BY Betway | MIN READ TIME |
The Open golf tips 2023: Second round preview | Open Championship betting

Our best bets for the second round at Royal Liverpool include a recent major winner, as Wyndham Clark tries to get the better of defending champion Cameron Smith.

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The 151st Open Championship is now well under way, and there were plenty of smiles on the faces of Tommy Fleetwood fans as he started his tournament with a five-under-par 66 at Royal Liverpool.

Fleetwood, who is 11/2 to win the event, set the early clubhouse lead alongside South African amateur Christo Lamprecht, and he will hope to build on that round before the weekend when the weather is set to change for the worse.

A 156-player field will continue Friday’s round before the cut is made, and we have picked out the players who should win their three-balls before pushing on in search of the Claret Jug.

The Open – Second round tips

Min-Woo Lee to win his 3-ball (07:41)

Australian Lee took the opportunity to play at the Scottish Open last week, and he did enough to finish in a share of 35th.

Even though he has yet to win a major, his form in recent weeks has been impressive, starting with a T18 display at the U.S. PGA Championship. He then finished T5 at the U.S. Open and also finished in the 20 at both the Travelers Championship and British Masters.

While he may not have the accuracy off the tee to go all the way this week, he should have too much for Christian Bezuidenhout and Harrison Crowe. Bezuidenhout missed the cut at the Scottish Open, while Crowe is likely to feel the pressure as an amateur.

Adrian Meronk to win his 3-ball (12:20)

After missing the cut at the Scottish Open last time out, Poland’s Meronk responded with a round of 72 on day one in Liverpool.

Before that, he had recorded three top-20 finishes in five events, while he won the Italian Open earlier this year. He will tee off alongside Spain’s Pablo Larrazabal and Japan’s Hiroshi Iwata, and he should have no issues overcoming both.

Larrazabal’s game could soon evade him, and he has missed the cut in three of his last four tournaments, while Iwata started with a six-over-par 77.

Wyndham Clark to win his 3-ball (14:59) {ODDS:1178809452:11/5}

American Clark has enjoyed quite the summer, and he has two wins to his name in his last six tournaments. One of those was the U.S. Open, of course, but he still has work to do to overcome Xander Schauffele and Cameron Smith.

Smith, the defending champion, had to settle for five bogeys on Thursday, and he needs to prove he can still compete when it matters after joining the LIV Tour. Schauffele will start one-under par, but Clark can edge it, having bogeyed just one of his first 18 holes on Thursday morning.