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2017 Golf US Open Outright Odds, Schedule, Betting Sites

2017 Golf US Open Outright Odds, Schedule, Betting Sites

Who Will Win The US Golf Open?

This year’s US Open Championship is set to be one of the most anticipated in recent memory with a number of golf’s biggest names all in form and ready to commence an assault on perhaps the most prestigious trophy in the sport. The Open has been won by some of the most prolific players in history and produced some of the most incredible and memorable moments.

Who can forget Tiger Wood’s ridiculous win by fifteen strokes in the 2000 edition of the US Open, where he played possibly the best 72 holes ever seen by fans of the sport? Or when Arnold Palmer blew a seven shot lead on the back nine in 1966 and eventually lost in a playoff to Billy Casper? The list of great finishes goes on and on. So who will be the one this year? Let’s have a look at some of the main contenders.

2017 US Open Outright

Before going into the odds above, it is first important to point out that each option is an ‘each-way’ bet, meaning that you are putting half your money on an outright victory and the other half on a top five finish. Naturally, if you pick the winner you’ll get the full return, but this method of betting is much safer considering the size of the field.

Dustin Johnson is at the top of the list and it is not based solely on his status as world number one. He has had a great year with three wins already in 2017 to match his three on the tour in 2016 (and it’s only June!) He sits atop the Fed-ex Cup rankings as well as the world rankings and has put together some inspiring golf along the way.

He tops a number of PGA Tour statistics and this can be mainly accredited to his phenomenal form off the tee. He leads the average driving distance and longest drive categories, and this should be a massive advantage at Erin Hills where all four of the par fives are over 600 yards including a massive 663 yard final hole. The ability to shorten holes is huge in modern golf and this is a big reason why Johnson finds himself at the top. He will be hard to beat this year and is my pick to go back to back.

Rory McIlroy is next on the list of contenders although this is quite surprising given that the Northern Irishman appears to be still short of the form that saw him dominate golf and maintain the world number one crown for 95 weeks. He is just 68th on the Fed-ex cup standings and has only played in five tour events this calendar year. He did finish top ten in three of them, including a seventh-placed finish at The Masters, so while the jury is perhaps still out, you never know with Rory and one thing is certain – he knows how to win the US Open.

Jordan Spieth is level with McIlroy on the list of favourites and is slightly easier to get a read on having played in 14 tournaments already in 2017. That being said, the world number five has been cut three times since the beginning of April as well as finishing fourth, second 11th and 13th. Until he can put together a string of consistent performances it may be best to steer clear, although again he is a former champion and knows his way around a Major having won two of them.

Rickie Fowler and Justin Thomas appear on the above list and both have been putting together reasonably consistent rounds in 2017. The pair made the top ten at The Memorial two weeks ago and are in good shape heading into the US Open. While a top ten finish is more likely, golf is a sport where anything can happen and recent form should be considered.

Adam Scott finished in a tie for tenth at last week’s St Jude Classic in Memphis. The former #1 will be one to watch along with compatriot Jason Day who also appears to be a frontrunner for the trophy this year. Neither have won the famous trophy and will be looking to be the first Australians since Geoff Ogilvy famously snatched the 2006 Open from the unfortunate Phil Mickelson.

Realistically, the top contenders listed by the bookies are not a true indication of the likelihood of their possible victory. Odds are skewed by the perception of the betting public, which naturally causes big names like Spieth and McIlroy to be inflated.

Justin Rose finished second at the Masters, yet finished in a tie for 65th and was cut in his last two appearances and hasn’t played for a full month. Although a former winner, his spot at fifth on the above table doesn’t appear to be justified based on form.

Whatever your pick, we make it easy by providing links to the best betting sites with the biggest variety of lines and fantastic odds. You can’t go wrong here so as long as you pick a solid winner you should reap the rewards of some generous numbers.

Golf US Open Betting Sites

As with all PGA tour events and major championships, there are a number of enticing betting options available for the US Open. Using the above analysis, you should have enough information to safely choose a bet using the ‘top-ten finish’ line, one of the more popular options available.

Bubba Watson has recently finished in the top ten at three tournaments, and although cut at The Masters, could be an interesting outsider bet. You can get odds around +650 for him.

Another market you can bet on in this year’s US Open is the ‘Best Former Winner’ market. This year there are several former winners to choose from including Johnson, Spieth, McIlroy and Rose, and this is a great way to get better odds on the player you think will finish top of the ‘contenders’.

Johnson is at +200 here and given the analysis above he looks pretty likely to top the other three. Finally, remember that the best betting sites will allow you to bet during live play. If you are convinced that Dustin Johnson is going to raise the cup at this year’s event, it would be unwise to place a bet on him before play commences on Thursday as the odds available are simply not worth it. It is almost a certainty that his price will go down, particularly if he makes a solid and not spectacular start, so bide your time and jump on when you see his odds move in your favour. 

2017 US Open Schedule

The US Open starts on Thursday, June 15th at approximately 7:45am ET and runs the standard four days. The full week’s schedule can be viewed below:

  • Wednesday, June 14th: Practice Rounds
  • Thursday, June 15th: First Tournament Round
  • Friday, June 16th: Second Tournament Round
  • Saturday, June 17th: Third Tournament Round
  • Sunday, June 18th: Final Tournament Round

Notable first and second round pairings are as follows: Rickie Fowler, Hideki Matsuyama and John Rahm will commence from the 10th tee on Thursday at 7:51am. This group contains three players that will all be aspiring for a top-ten finish. Dustin Johnson, this years favourite, will join fellow aspirant Jordan Spieth and Martin Kaymer, the 2014 champion.

This is a group not to be missed and commence from the 10th tee at 8:35am. All the action from The Memorial commences at 7:45am ET on Thursday, June 15th. Don’t miss a moment!

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