An Early Peek at The US Open Betting Odds
The second major of the season, the US Open, is less than a month away. If you failed to back Sergio at The Masters, then here’s a second bite of the cherry.
Erin Hills in Wisconsin plays host, the first time the US Open has ever visited the state. This course has National Championship pedigree though, hosting the 2011 US Amateur, which Kelly Craft claimed who, incidentally is having a mini career resurgence, currently sits 42nd on the FedExCup Points.
Erin Hills is a whopping 7,800 yards, par 72, with four par 5s for the big hitters in the field. The 18th hole, is the last of them and 663 yards too; so probably just a drive, 4 iron for Rory and DJ!
Early US Open Betting Picks
Justin Rose – The 2013 US Open champion was unlucky not to double his major tally at Augusta where an unusually bad drive at the playoff left him beaten by Garcia. Rose, though, is a character for the biggest stage and will take heart from a strong putting performance – a departure from the usual hash he serves up (73rd in Strokes Gained Putting). Despite his putting the Englishman has transformed into Mr Consistent on the PGA Tour (three Top 5s) and always seems to be knocking on the door at the business end of the tournament. Rose is 16/1 in the US Open betting with Paddy Power and that could be an excellent each-way bet for a man who knows how to come out on top in this event.
Sergio Garcia – He couldn’t, could he? Garcia won his maiden major championship at his 73rd attempt but who’s to say now the monkey is off his back that he can’t go in and deliver another one? Especially when driving is the standout strength if his game. There will be no pressure on Garcia now having achieved his dream. The Spaniard is one of the best strikers of the golf ball and you can find him at 22/1 to make it two at Erin Hills.
Rickie Fowler – For a player who has as much as talent as he does, it’s amazing that Rickie Fowler has yet to win a major. In fact, there’s a rumour going around the office that Rickie is moulding himself nicely into the new Sergio. Now, no one wants that particular piggy-backing monkey, but you do get the feeling that if it doesn’t come sooner, then…
While Rose, has been consistent, the same cannot be said of Rickie. There are, however, signs in 2017 that his game is coming together again; a T11 at Augusta and his win at the Honda Classic back in February. Although he’s missed the cut in the last two US Opens, the colourful Fowler was second in 2014 and looks to have the perfect game for this golf course, so he is worth backing at odds upwards of 25s.
Recommended Early Bets:
Justin Rose 16/1 (Paddy Power) [2 points EACH WAY]
Sergio Garcia 22/1 (Paddy Power) [1 point WIN]
Rickie Fowler 28/1 (Paddy Power) [1 point WIN]