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Forklift driver 500/1 for The Open

July 9, 2014

With the likes of Mcilroy, Scott, Woods, Stenson, Kaymer and the like teeing up to take The Open Championship, it's difficult to see anyone from the rest of the field being able to challenge for top spot.  However, this year the Open welcomes a perhaps less well known contender in forklift driver John Singleton from Wallasey.  After qualifying at the weekend, Paddy Power has local lad Singleton at odds of 500/1 to win the Championship come the 20th July.

With Singleton in the mix to take the title the bookmaker has also opened up the betting on a few other Championship outcomes should the boy do good:


·          Singleton to lead after any round - 100/1

·          Singleton to finish in the top 10 - 50/1

·          Singleton to finish ahead of Rory - 9/1

·          Singleton to finish ahead of Tiger - 15/2

·          Singleton to be signed by  either IMG, ISM or Horizon post Championship - 50/1

Elsewhere amongst the heavyweights the bookmaker has Mcilroy out as favourite to win at 12/1, with Adam Scott at 14/1 and Woods further out at 16/1 ahead of the start of the tournament.

A Paddy Power spokesperson said " Singleton has got as much chance of winning as Paddy getting a call-up for the next World Cup but at 500/1 you can't knock the guy for trying."

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