SANDWICH, England – It’s tradition, like baked beans for breakfast and queues during tournament week. A trip to one of the United Kingdom’s ubiquitous betting houses is to the Open Championship what pimento cheese sandwiches are to the Masters.
Late Tuesday your GolfChannel.com team ducked into a Ladbrokes to make our yearly donations . . . eh, bets. Among the highlights was Paul Casey (who finished third to Louis Oosthuizen last year at St. Andrews) at 80-to-1, Ross Fisher (a late contender in 2009 at Turnberry) at 80-to-1 and young Matteo Manassero (13th at last year’s Open and 29th in the world ranking) at a surprising 66-to-1.