Forget the Joy of Six – Paddy Power is offering a Magnificent SEVEN places on this year’s Open Championship.

Despite the absence of Tiger Woods and golfers lining up at Royal Birkdale for one of the most open Opens in years Paddy Power will pay out on each way bets for the first seven golfers.

Paddy Power, spokesman for the bookie, said: “Punters can go to the first tee with one of Paddy Power’s most generous golf specials ever. We led the down the betting fairway with six places but seven places will once again leave the other bookies bunkered.”