US Open Golf Tournament Favorites

US Open Golf Tournament Favorites

With the 2015 Masters Championship in the books, it’s time to look forward to the next golf major, the U.S. Open. This year’s open takes place June 18th – 21st at Chambers Bay, located in Washington state. Those looking to do some golf betting online can find some serious value on the board, both in terms of the favorites and the next tier of golfers.

First up let’s look at the top two favorites and what they bring to the table, or rather, putting green.

Rory McIlroy 
Jordan Spieth

It’s a little tough to believe that Jordan Spieth is not the favorite to win the U.S. Open after the way he dominated at the Masters, but he is a very close second to Rory McIlroy and that does make some sense. McIlroy finished 4th at the Masters and is currently ranked as the #1 golfer in the world. The 21-year old Spieth is right behind Rory as the #2 ranked golfer, thanks in big part to his performance at Augusta. If you are looking to do some golf betting online, taking either of them would be the safe route.

After those two the next group has some interesting names:

Tiger Woods 
Adam Scott 
Dustin Johnson

Seeing Tiger as the third favorite is definitely a head scratcher, though he did show some signs of the old Tiger during the Masters. Adam Scott is a consistently good player, having been ranked #1 in the world for a good chunk of the summer in 2014. But he came in 38th at the Masters which doesn’t seem to bode well for him in the next major. Also at 16-1 Dustin Johnson may be a better option for your golf betting simply because he has played well this spring, coming in 6th both at the Masters and at the Texas Open a few weeks prior.

For those looking for a little more value, some of these names may intrigue you:

Phil Mickelson
Bubba Watson 
Hideki Matsuyama

Phil may be a little overvalued here coming off his second place finish in the Masters, going 14-under par for what would have won the championship in most years. It was by far his best outing of 2015, so he could be getting his game together at the right time. Bubba Watson struggled at Augusta, but has finished in the top 14 in every other tournament he’s played this year. And Hideki Matsuyama is an intriguing option at 40-1 odds to win. He placed 5th at the Masters and has three other top five finishes in 2015. The 23-year old rising star is currently ranked the #10 golfer in the world.

Last year’s U.S. Open winner Martin Kaymer sits at 28-1 odds for the tournament. He has really struggled as of late, missing the cut his at the Masters and his previous two tournaments. Those looking for some golf betting winners, may prefer to avoid him at those odds.

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