Scottish Open Betting: Fowler Tuning Up Nicely

Ed Hawkins

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 5:35 PM UTC

Tuesday, Jul. 10, 2018 5:35 PM UTC

The world No 7 looks set to lay down some low scores ahead of The Open next week

<p>Venue form is important in sports betting. The individual athlete who has performed well at a particular stadium, course or track will, as soon as he or she enters the fray, say ‘this feels good’.</p><p>That’s because this is psychology/neurology combo 1.01. Memories are stirred of success and happiness and the human being gets little kicks of testosterone, endoprhins and other good stuff.</p><p>It is why a cricket batsman consistently gets runs on a particular wicket. Or why Rafael Nadal was so dominant in the French Open. There are a plethora of other examples. In golf, however, there is a double boost.</p><p>The golfer who has won on a course before, or at the least gone very close, will not only feel buoyant. He - and more importantly us as punters – will know his golf game is perfectly suited to the venue. It’s not much fun betting a putter on a course which rewards the booming drive, or vice versa.</p><p>That simplifies things a little, but you take the point. To continue the ‘keep it simple’ theme, it is relative child’s play to have a wager on Rickie Fowler to come out on top at this week’s Scottish Open in Gullane. He is 10/1 <a href=";a=e605009c-af6d-4596-a06f-dbd28d37b12f&amp;f=2" title="Top Rated SPortsbook">with Bet365</a>, <a href=";a=45a32028-f668-4cc0-b786-c8ac9d4db1f7&amp;f=2" title="top rated bookmaker">Ladbrokes</a> and <a href=";a=87e126f9-4229-4364-9464-7fbff2763146&amp;f=2" title="top rated sportsbook">William Hill.</a></p><p>Fowler, rated as the world No 7, flies over with one eye on The Open which comes later. Six of the last eight players to lift the Claret Jug have played in Scotland’s national open the previous week. That’s one for the notebook for you.</p><p>But Fowler will instantly get good feedback when he takes to the first tee. It was here in 2015 that the American landed Scottish Open title. He could well do with a shot of a great vibe.</p><p>So far Fowler has had a quiet year but there are signs that he is building momentum. The putter was on target for a 12th-placed finish in the Quinken Loans National last time out. Previously he had notched a 20th in the US Open and a tie for eighth and 14th in the Memorial and Fort Worth Invitational respectively. He’s getting there.</p><p>Another man with competition form is the legend Phil Mickelson. The five-time Major winner is a big draw here and his 2013 win will live long in the memory because he went on to take the Jug the following week. Mickelson is available at 28/1 <a href=";a=e605009c-af6d-4596-a06f-dbd28d37b12f&amp;f=2" title="Top Rated SPortsbook">with Bet365</a>.</p>
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