The second major of the year is fast approaching, the US Open. The tournament starts on Thursday 15th June at the Erin Hills Golf Course and comes to a conclusion on Sunday 18th June. In this preview our golf tipster Stuart Gatelan will be going through the top five players in the US Open betting market and why the bookmakers have them as the most likely winners for this prestigious tournament...
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There’s no surprise to see World Number 1, Dustin Johnson at the head of the market for this year’s US Open. He has been by far the best player on the tour this season with 3 wins, 6 top 10 finishes and over $6million in prize money. DJ will be coming into this major as the defending champion and will surely do his best to keep hold of that title, especially after his withdrawal at the US Masters earlier this year. I tipped Dustin in 2 of his 3 wins this season and if you have read my US Open tips preview you will see I have also tipped him in this at a price of 8/1, unfortunately that price is no longer available as DJ has since performed well in a couple of tournaments. If like me you think Dustin will defend his crown you can get a best price of 13/2.
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We haven’t seen much of Rory Mcilroy this season due to injury and personal occasions but if you go by his form on paper you can see why the bookmakers have priced him up as the 9/1 second favourite. He’s still winless this season but from 6 events he has made every cut and had 4 top 10 finishes, one of which was a 7th place finish at the US Masters. Since then Rory has signed a $100m deal with TaylorMade and played one tournament (The Players Championship) using his new equipment, in which he finished 35th. It will obviously take a bit of time to get used to the new clubs but will he be at his best at Erin Hills? I’m not sure. I would never put anyone off backing Rory as he knows what it takes to win this tournament and can always make doubters look stupid, but for me I think there’s more positives and better value out there.
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Jason Day has had a pretty up and down season so far, both personally and professionally. Thankfully things are looking brighter for him on the personal side which I definitely feel as helped him on the course. Although he has only finished in the top 10 twice this season, which is nowhere near the form he was producing last season, his latest runner-up finish (via a playoff) in the AT&T Byron Nelson could be the start of a comeback for the former World Number 1. He produced some fantastic golf at the TPC Four Seasons and looked like the Jason Day of last season, if he can bring that form to Erin Hill there’s a good chance he could finally get his hands on the trophy. For those of you who will be backing the Australian, you can get a best price of 12/1 with Easyodds.
If you were to have backed a player for the US Open towards the start of the season, most would have chosen the young gun Jordan Spieth. From his first 7 events he had one win to his name and five top 10 finishes and looked as if he was going to be a tough nut to crack for the rest of the season. Unfortunately for him and punters he has since proved to be very disappointing to back, although he finished 11th at the Masters he has missed the cut in 3 of his last four tournaments which is very poor form for his standards. The bookmakers have him at a best price of 12/1 to emulate his 2015 success and although his current form is poor he is a player that can produce the goods on the big stage, especially when it comes to a major event.
Justin Rose is another former Champion and just like Jordan Spieth, he can produce the goods in the big events. You don’t get much bigger then this and Rose will definitely be eager to gain his 2nd success in a major after narrowly missing out at the US Masters, in which he lost to good friend Sergio Garcia in a playoff. Justin has had a decent season so far with 4 top 10 finishes for the 10 events he has played and just under $3m in prize money. He has been very consistent this season which is why if you have read my US Open tips preview you will know he is my second selection for the tournament. I tipped him at a best price of 22/1 and that price is still available with one bookmaker using the Easyodds odds comparison service.
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