2016 US Open Golf Betting: Preview & Tournament Tips (Thurs-Sun)


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US Open Golf Betting Odds

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The US Open gets under way from Oakmont Country Club on Thursday 16th of June and promises to be a huge test of a stellar crop of top young golfers. The last time the US Open was held here in 2007, Angel Cabrera won with a +5 final score and once again, the tough course is expected make par a real challenge for all concerned.

The last five winners….

2015 – Jordan Spieth -5

2014 – Martin Kaymer -9

2013 – Justin Rose +1

2012 – Webb Simpson +1

2011 – Rory McIlroy -16

….all arrived at the US Open in very good form that year, so it seems unlikely we will see a badly out of form winner bouncing back and surprising. As usual, there are many coming into the equation with pressing claims to a top 10 finish. Here are two selections that can get into the top 10, with odds quoted from BetVictor:

2pts on Henrik Stenson @ 3/1

Cut from his last two, but from the remaining seven tournaments contested this season, Henrik Stenson has enjoyed five top 25 efforts, with two top 10s, a 2nd and a 3rd. If his game off the tee is operating at its peak, the popular Swede has what it takes to play a big part toward the top of the leaderboard. He is ranked second in total driving (ninth in % accuracy) and seventh in greens hit. You can be sure that despite immediate form, he’ll have had a keen eye on this tournament for a while.

1pt on Patrick Reed @ 9/2

Patrick Reed is a terrific scrambler and ordinarily he’s a very good putter too which will stand him in good stead at Oakmont this weekend. Putting hasn’t been a positive focus of his recent performances, but if he can find a click here, odds of 9/2 are too tempting to resist for a top 10 effort. He won’t lack for bottle if he gets a sniff of the prize, he is playing well and poised for a major breakthrough when he puts it all together. Patrick reed leads the PGA TOUR in strokes gained around-the-green and ranks second in scrambling. Fourth in bogey avoidance too, which is a course as demanding at this one.

For a bit of fun to finish…

Irishman Rory McIlroy is due, we all know that. If he is on song a quick start from the blocks could be on the cards and a bet on him to be first round leader makes some sense:

1pt @ 14/1 with Betfair, McIlroy to be First Round Leader

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