Regular punters love to boast about the big bets they landed but how many of you made a killing on golf in 2010?
Boylesports today released a list of the best bets of 2010 and it is hard to believe that Martin Kaymer was 150/1 to win the Race to Dubai while you could get odds of 66/1 on Rory McIlroy and Graeme McDowell winning at Quail Hollow and Pebble Beach respectively.
Looking ahead to 2011, many will be tempted to have a flutter on the Masters at Augusta National in April. Tiger Woods is currently the 5/2 favourite ahead of defending champion Phil Mickelson (6/1) with Lee Westwood 12/1, McIlroy 16/1, Kaymer 22/1, Padraig Harrington 25/1 and McDowell 28/1.
The Open will be held at Royal St George’s (Sandwich) in Kent and again, Boylesports has installed Woods as the hot favourite (7/2) ahead of McIlroy and Westwood (12/1) with defending champion Louis Oosthuizen a tempting 66/1.
As for the 2011 Race to Dubai, Westwood is the favourite to top the money list at 10/3 ahead of Kaymer (7/2) and McIlroy (9/2) with McDowell (16/1) and Padraig Harrington (33/1) regarded as long shots.
Much is expected of McIlroy in 2011 and Boylesports is offering a list of specials on the Holywood hotshot. He’s 5/1 to win a major with McDowell 6/1 and Harrington 7/1.
Boylesports Best Bets of 2010
66/1 Graeme McDowell to win the US Open
66/1 Rory McIlroy to win at Wells Fargo Championship at Quail Hollow
150/1 Martin Kaymer to win the European Order of Merit
4/1 Tipperary to win the All Ireland Hurling Championship
13/2 Meath to win the Leinster Senior Football Championship
15/2 Roscommon to win the Connacht Senior Football Championship
6/1 Spain to win the World Cup
125/1 Germany to beat England 4-1 in World Cup in Round of 16
100/1 Germany to beat Argentina 4-0 in the World Cup Quarter-final
20/1 Switzerland to beat Spain 1-0 in World Cup Group H
14/1 Inter Milan to win the Champions League
18/1 Sunderland to beat Chelsea at Stamford Bridge
6/1 Toulouse to win the Heineken Cup
2/1 Italy to beat Scotland in the 6 Nations Championship
11/2 Ospreys to win the Magners League
66/1 AP McCoy to be named BBC Sports Personality of the Year
16/1 Imperial Commander to win Cheltenham Gold Cup
25/1 Rite of Passage to win Ascot Gold Cup
10/1 Steve Davis to beat John Higgins in World Championship match
10/1 John Higgins to win UK Championship in comeback televised event
66/1 Scott Waites to win Grand Slam of Darts tournament
10/1 Adrian Lewis to beat Phil Taylor in semi-final of Irish tournament