Aug 18th, 2021
AIG Women's Open Championship 2021: Betting tips
The Spiv makes his selections for Carnoustie
Words: The Spiv Photography: Getty Images
It is hard to look past Nelly Korda given her recent wins at the Women's PGA Championship and the Olympics but she is not looking great value at the short odds bookies are offering (15/2). She also passed up on last week's Scottish Open so may be a little rusty when it comes to the unique challenges of links golf.
Lydia Ko (12/1)
The diminutive New Zealander has been knocking on the door at the big events this year. After winning a bronze medal at the Tokyo Olympics Ko finished runner over the Dumbarnie Links last week and is looking good as ever.
Ko had a stunning final round of nine-under at the Women's Scottish Open and we think she can carry that great form to Carnoustie.
Charley Hull (33/1)
England's Charley Hull is well overdue for a first major success. Her record at the Women's Open has not been great when by the sea but her ball striking at Dumbarnie Links last week, where she finished fifth, was first class.
If Hull can get her putter working and eliminate the small errors we may be celebrating another British Women's Open champion.
Ally Ewing (55/1)
Our outside bet is American Ally Ewing who was another player that had a storming final round at the Women's Scottish Open. Ewing from Tupelo, Mississippi, has had a victory this year, defeating Sophia Popov in the final of the Bank of Hope LPGA Match-Play back in May.
We fancy that Ally may well be in the mix come Sunday afternoon.