2017’s US Open’s 1st Round Matchups (Sportsbook Preview)
Posted by: Charlie Smith
The 2017 US Open is officially underway marking the start of one of the greatest online golf betting opportunities of the year. With a field of over 155 golfers and with a tournament record $12 million prize pool; this year’s US Open is bound to deliver the edge of your seat action players who bet on golf have come to expect from the largest golf tournament in the nation.
This year’s tournament is a little more notable than the last couple years. The reason being that this year’s course, Erin Hills, is slated to become the ‘longest course in major championship history’. In the last couple of years, the USGA has been choosing relatively young, new tracks. Erin Hills, which opened to the public in 2006, stays in line with tradition. Albeit, the 7,741 yard dragon is setting a couple of online golf betting records of its self.
Thursday marks the official start of the 2017 US Open. We’ve already covered which athletes are favored to win it all, now it’s time to take a look at the sportsbook odds the biggest pairings are facing this Sunday. Take a look.
US Open – 1st Round Matchups – Thursday, June 15th
Brendan Steele -½ (-120) -145 vs. Wesley Brian +½ (EV) +125
Marc Leishman -½ (-105) -125 vs. Pat Perez +½ (-115) +105
Bryson Dechambeau -½ (+110) -110 vs. Richie Ramsay +½ (-130) -110
Russell Henley -½ (-105) -125 vs. Harris English +½ (-115) +105
Daniel Berger -½ (-116) -140 vs. Bill Haas +½ (-104) +120
Sergio Garcia -½ (+105) -115 vs. Adam Scott +½ (-125) -105
Emiliano Grillo -½ (-105) -125 vs. Adam Hadwin +½ (-115) +105
Henrik Stenson -½ (EV) -120 vs. Charl Schwartzel +½ (-120) EV
Justin Thomas +½ (-120) EV vs. Paul Casey -½ (EV) -120
Shane Lowry -½ (-120) -145 vs. Scott Piercy +½ (EV) +125
Rory McIlroy -½ (-109) -130 vs. Jason Day +½ (-111) +110
Byeong Hun An -½ (+110) -110 vs. Matthew Fitzpatrick +½ (-130) -110
Kevin Chappell +½ (-124) -105 vs. Bernd Wiesberger -½ (+104) -115
A Test of Champions
Arguably the most interesting pairing of the day is the match between Rory McIlroy and Jason day, both of whom have been former No. 1s in the world. These two will be going face-to-face in the first couple of rounds in this year’s tournament.
The sportsbook odds have come out in favor of McIlroy, which is a bit surprising considering the golfer is coming off a stress fracture to a rib which kept him from competing in last month’s BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth.
McIlroy laid claim to his first major victory back in 2011. The Northern Irishman got his victory over Jason Day that day by a total of 8 shots. Online golf betting fans who tuned in for that contest were treated to a classic. These two will tee off today at around 2:00 pm ET. We’re very much expecting an equally entertaining back-and-forth between these two this time around.