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Molinari and Kaymer the Open bets

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One of the highlights of the sporting calendar gets underway at St Andrew's next Thursday but as we found out this week it will have to take place without the sport's number one player owing to Rory McIlroy's injury.

McIlroy's absence means that Jordan Speith is now the obvious favourite as he looks for a clean sweep of golf's majors and he is a worthy market leader.

Dustin Johnson may be renowned for throwing away his chance when in pole position but at 12/1 he might be a good bet and could end up being the best of the Americans, with Rickie Fowler another to note at 28/1 but this could be one to stay in Europe.

Shane Lowry will be a patriotic bet for people on these shores at 33/1 but he could certainly give you a run for your money.

At massive odds, Francesco Molinari has to be worth an each-way bet at 100/1 but Martin Kaymer is the selection at 33/1 to be crowned the outright winner on Sunday week.

Betting: Spieth 11/2, D Johnson 12/1, Rose, Scott 18/1, Stenson, Oosthuizen 20/1, Woods 25/1, Fowler, Day 28/1, 33/1 Bar