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

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

Here are our best bets ahead of the third round of the Open, with Brian Harman five shots clear heading into the weekend.

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Heavy rain and gusty winds are expected to dominate on Saturday at Hoylake and the predicted poor conditions could make scoring tough, with anything under-par on the day likely to see a player climb up the leaderboard.

American Brian Harman is the one the field are trying to catch after his sublime bogey-free round of 65, capped off with an eagle at the 18th hole, sent him to the summit on -10.

The halfway leader is set to endure some of the worst conditions on Saturday, though, and this could see the chasing pack narrow the gap going into the final 18 holes on Sunday.

Min Woo Lee to win and each-way {ODDS:1176331873:18/1}

While Harman has a sizeable advantage going into round three, the bad weather could pose all sorts of problems and there is more value in backing some of the chasing pack to hunt him down.

Australian Min Woo Lee is one of those and he carded a solid three-under-par 68 on Friday to move on to -3 for the tournament, leaving him right in the mix heading into the weekend.

The 24-year-old is no stranger to links golf and he won the 2021 Scottish Open, posting scores of 65-64 for his last two rounds before overcoming Thomas Detry and Matt Fitzpatrick in a play-off.

Lee has been striking the ball really well at Royal Liverpool and, with his power off the tee and birdie-making ability, there is every chance he could make a dart for the Claret Jug.

Jason Day to win and each-way {ODDS:1176331846:16/1}

Another Australian in the mix is Jason Day, who returned to winning ways at the AT&T Byron Nelson in May and who looks to be back to the form that helped him sit top of the world rankings.

The 35-year-old’s short game has been in fine fettle so far this week, a department that is often so key to winning an Open, while his approach play has also been sharp and this bodes well for a weekend charge.


Tom Kim to win and each-way {ODDS:1176331796:90/1}

At big odds, Tom Kim is worth having a look at given the fact he heads into Saturday on the back of a three-under-par 68, a score that moved him to level-par for the tournament.

The South Korean showed his liking for links golf last week when tied-sixth at the Scottish Open and he has adapted well to this tougher test at Hoylake, a venue he has never played before.

If he can start making a few more putts over the weekend, Kim could see himself move up the standings at a rapid rate.