August Sports Preview: PGA Championship, US Open & Premier League
The return of the Premier League is arguably the highlight of August but we'll have to wait until the 17th before the action kicks off. Thankfully there's plenty of other action to whet the appetite this month which William Hill, as always, will cover comprehensively.
The 3rd Ashes test at Old Trafford begins on the first day of the month and England look likely to retain the urn having recorded a facile victory at Lord's in the second test. The possible return of David Warner to the Aussie line up would add more spice to the contest and the fact he is in good nick with the bat could turn the tide. The series runs until the 25th with the fourth and fifth Tests following soon after the third. Click here to bet on our wide range of Ashes markets.
Even when the Ashes is over there is always cricket to bet on and William Hill always offers enhanced prices for the big matches. The t20 series between England and Australia starts at the end of the month and there are sure to be some fantastic offers and incentives to take advantage of.
Glorious Goodwood continues until the 3rd of August and William Hill continues to offer Best Odds Guaranteed on all races as well as daily video previews, early morning Pricewise coverage and Big Race Tips to give punters the best information possible. William Hill will offer equally great coverage for racing throughout the UK and Internationally with radio podcasts and new video features previewing the main races of the day. The other highlight of racing in August comes at York between the 22nd and 24th for the Ebor festival.
Andy Murray will begin his final preparations for the defence of the US Open (begins 26th August) in the Rogers Cup in Montreal from the 3rd August. The Wimbledon hero is 15/8 to win the US Open and his main rival looks certain to be Novak Djokovic with Federer on the wane and Nadal struggling to perform to his best without injuring himself.
There continues to be some top quality golf this month with the Bridgestone Invitational on the 1st - 4th August swiftly followed by the USPGA Championship at Oak Hill. Phil Mickelson has won two tournaments on the trot and will be determined for a great performance on home soil. Despite failing to fire of late, Tiger Woods is 7/2 to win the USPGA, while lefty can be backed at 12/1. View our full range of Golf betting here.
Football action this month as mentioned before sees the return of the Premier League as well as the Football League, La Liga, Bundesliga, Serie A, Scottish Premiership and plenty of other leagues around Europe. William Hill TV continues to stream a wide range of matches from across the world all day every day. Click here to see all our pre-season bets for all the major European Leagues.
In the Premier League, Chelsea are early season joint-favourites with Manuel Pellegrini's Manchester City to win the league for a third time under Jose Mourinho. Manchester United won't go down without a fight and will defend their title to the death under David Moyes' stewardship. Click here to see our full range of Premier League betting, including upcoming matches, top goalscorer and relegation betting. It promises to be a season to savour and William Hill will be there all the way offering as many markets as you can shake a stick at.
Rugby Union fans have the 2013 Rugby Championship to look forward to as it begins on the 17th with New Zealand v Australia and South Africa v Argentina kicking off the Southern Hemisphere's premier international rugby competition. A week later sees return legs of the same fixtures. See all our Rugby Union betting here.
There's only one Grand Prix this month as the drivers head to Spa on the 25th for the Belgian Grand Prix. Lewis Hamilton returned to form with a fantastic win at the Hungaroring last time out and will be determined to put as much pressure on Sebastian Vettel at the top of the Drivers' Championship. View our full range of F1 betting including early prices for the Belgian Grand Prix here. William Hill doesn't just cover F1, there are a great variety of markets for other motor sports too: including Moto GP and Speedway.
The Vuelta a Espana begins on the 25th with Chris Froome coming into it as the winner of the 100th Tour de France. Can he win back to back Grand Tours or will local hero Alberto Contador fight back to claim the red jersey in his home tour.
On top of that, action Super League continues throughout the month with William Hill offering great value try-casts on all televised games, plenty of boxing and the World Athletics Championships in Moscow from the 10th - 18th which will see plenty of Olympic heroes and heroines fighting to become the best in the world.
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