US Open Betting TipsJake Cooper | 12 Oct 2016
US Open 2015 | 15-21 June, 2015 | Chambers Bay
There is no shortage of intrigue ahead of the 115th US open Championship at Chambers Bay. The course is only eight years old and hosts the first US Open to be held in the Pacific Northwest.
Unlike any other U.S. Open course, the links-style course features huge fairways and greens, barely any trees and some unique elevation changes. It will certainly provide a different look to America’s most prestigious tournament.
Rory McIlroy has been on fire since winning the 2014 Open Championship and claiming the world’s top spot. Since then, the Northern Irishman has managed five victories and four runner-up spots.
However, he enters the U.S. Open in a bit of a slump as his impressive stretch came to an abrupt end following his win in the Wells Fargo Championship. He missed the cut in his next two starts – the BMW PGA Championship and Dubai Duty Free Irish Open – and has now missed out on weekend action three times this season.
Still, the world No. 1 is a favourite, with odds of 7/1.
World No. 2 Jordan Spieth is sure to be a formidable challenge after his impressive performance in The Masters earlier this year.
He has managed to notch two victories and earned three runner-up finishes. However, the 21-year-old had a rough stretch of his own, missing the cut in the Players Championship as well as finishing with a disappointing tie for 30th in the Byron Nelson event.
Now, with his swing back in form, Spieth sets his sight on the U.S. Open. He is, however, not taking Chambers Bay lightly as he’s already had some difficulty during practice rounds according to an interview with The Dallas Morning News, saying, “That golf course is just ridiculously difficult. People are saying all around that it’s unfair. But it’s not too unfair that you can’t shoot a 78.”
Spieth is currently priced at 8/1 with Skybet.
Dustin Johnson, ranked No. 7, is another favourite in this tournament after his impressive stretch of golf earlier this season. Following his win in the WGC-Cadillac Championship, Johnson snatched three top-10 finishes, including a tie for sixth in the Masters. However, he paired them with some forgettable showings in the Zurich Classic and the Players Championship.
Still, Johnson’s ability to hit the long ball could very well work in his favour at Chambers Bay with odds of 20/1.
The greatest player of his generation and possibly of all time, Tiger Woods (50/1), has seen his world ranking plummet to a shocking 181st. He has been struggling with his game for most of this season, recording just one top-25 finish in five starts on the PGA Tour, a tie for 17th at the Masters in April.
He heads to Chambers Bay under a cloud of uncertainty after registering the worst score of his professional career, a 13-over 85, at last week’s Memorial Tournament.
Meanwhile Phil Mickelson (16/1) clinched the British Open title with a brilliant closing round of 66 at Muirfield.
The American has been a runner up at the U.S Open a record six times and his already stellar career would be made complete with a U.S. Open title.