Irish Open and Greenbrier Classic Golf

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Irish Open and Greenbrier Classic Golf.

27 year old Glaswegian Scott Jamieson is my 50/1 tip to spoil the party for the home players in the Irish Open at Killarney Golf and Fishing Club this week.

Newly crowned Open champ Darren Clarke along with Padraig Harrington and hot favourite Rory McIlroy will be expected to keep the crowds entertained with high hopes of an Irish victory.

Jamieson however is a fast improving young player who spent his scholarship at Augusta State University and met his fiancee while playing there.

He finished 13th in last week’s Nordea Masters (where his last round 76 dropped him down the leaderboard), following on from his missed cut at the Open.

Prior to that the avid Rangers fan was an excellent third in the Scottish Open at Castle Stuart with a score of 14 under par for the three rounds that took place.

It appears that Jamieson is likely to secure his maiden title sooner rather than later.


The Greenbrier Classic was played for the first time last year at White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia.

Stuart Appleby shot a magnificent 59 in the final round to overhaul Jeff Overton and both are back to lock horns again this time around.

Phil Mickelson is favourite on the strength of his return to form at the Open where he looked to be nearing his best again.
If ‘Lefty’ brought his A-game this week the rest wouldn’t see him for dust, but outside of the Majors that’s always a big IF.

I think it could be worthwhile having a bet on Andres Romero at 50/1, especially after his third place finish last week in the Canadian Open where he just missed out on joining Sean O’Hair and Kris Blanks in the play off.

The 30 year old Argentinian always seems to play his best golf in the summer months and his play at Shaughnessy signalled a change of fortunes for Andres, who could add this trophy to the one he won in 2008 at the New Orleans Classic.