Lee 11/1 for first major; Andy will have to wait

Gentleman bookmaker Victor Chandler gives the inside track on local football
Gentleman bookmaker Victor Chandler gives the inside track on local football
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The US Open is the big event of the week and the Europeans will be confident of following up Graeme McDowell’s success in last year’s tournament especially with world number 1 & 2 Luke Donald and Lee Westwood in such cracking form.

The US Open is the big event of the week and the Europeans will be confident of following up Graeme McDowell’s success in last year’s tournament especially with world number 1 & 2 Luke Donald and Lee Westwood in such cracking form.

Westwood is 11/1 favourite to land his first Major and he reportedly hit the ball beautifully in practice. Donald is 14/1 with Phil Mickelson 16/1 at victorchandler.com. There are any number of potential home winners including Dustin Johnson and Matt Kuchar but the nod goes to Hunter Mahan 22/1 who shares the course record with a 62 in the final round of the 2009 AT & T National.

England are even money to win the third and final test against Sri Lanka which starts at the Rose Bowl on Thursday with the draw also priced at even money and a shock Sri Lankan win at 10/1.

Wimbledon begins on Monday and we are so convinced that neither Andy Murray (6/1) nor Caroline Wozniacki will win their respective singles titles that we will refund losing bets on the outright men’s tournament if the Scot, impressive winner of Queen’s, follows up at SW 19 or if the World Number 1 Wozniacki breaks her Grand Slam duck. Rafael Nadal at 2/1 just shades Roger Federer at 9/4 with Australian Open winner Novak Djokovic at 3s and it is hard to see past the big three.

Serena Williams heads the women’s market at 4/1 despite the fact that she hasn’t played since last summer as a result of injury and serious health problems so consider 2004 winner Maria Sharapova for a second title.