Get ready for the first round of this year’s US Open. It starts on June 17 in Washington at the Chambers Bay Golf Club. Here we will provide a brief preview of five players that everybody should pay attention to and we will look into the odds at which they can be backed.
The bookmakers give McIlroy 5/1. He is probably the best golfer currently and a major favourite to win this year’s US Open at Chambers Bay. He was a 2011 US Open champion and winner of three additional majors.
McIlroy is 26 years old and already has seven starts in a US Open behind him. He is also the youngest champion in the last 80 years since Bobby Jones. His last play was in mid-May at the Fargo Championship where he won the title, so he is considered to be in a superb form. McIlroy is currently ranked number one in the official World Golf Rankings.
Spieth’s biggest success this year was the Masters title due to which bookies give him 8/1 to win his second consecutive major. Aged only 21, he has the second best odds in this year’s US Open. He is also the second youngest golfer to win the Masters and since then he has been third in this year’s Memorial at Muirfield Village GC posting a 275 13-under score and second in the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial CC. This will be his fourth US Open start. His best US Open finish was last year when he finished 17th at Pinehurst No. 2.
From here on the odds are rather steep. Dustin Johnson is considered the third best golfer here at odds 14/1. Johnson has always been able to give bettors a chance for some value betting and still is considered a factor in major events, but he has had many setbacks in his personal life.
These odds are pretty realistic for a player of this profile, but you can find him even at odds 20/1 depending on the bookmaker. Keep an eye on the free bets that bookmakers will be posting soon because they can give you a nice edge when betting at such variable odds. You can find some of these bookies at this popular site.
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Johnson has 11 professional victories to his credit. Before winning the WGC-Cadillac Championship this March, he had a long title drought. Last year he finished fourth at the US Open which is his best finish. At the 2010 US Open he had the lead in the final but ended up at the eighth place.
Until he had a breakthrough victory at the 2013 masters, Scott was called “the best player never to win a major”. He was able to shed this dubious title, but still he has rather unfavourable odds standing at 18/1 even though over the course of his career Scot has claimed 27 tournament victories. In last year’s US Open he finished ninth with a tie.
Fowler, the crowd favourite with his stylish play and colourful attire, is the fifth best golfer at the US Open. He is very entertaining player, but it is high time for him to add a major title to his resume. The odds are 20/1. If he does that at his seventh start in a US Open, some lucky bettor will be able to cash out a big amount of money.