Sportsbooks Look Over 2017’s US OpenPosted by: Mike Davis
The latest online golf betting headlines have been a bit quagmire. Apart from Tiger Woods’ public shenanigans, it seems that the President is having a hard time keeping himself from crashing fiestas at his golf clubs. Day in day out, with every scroll of social media, it seems that you can see President Trump gloating amidst complete strangers. Nevertheless, with the start of the US Open in sight, players who bet on golf can begin to focus in on more rewarding ventures.
2017 United States Open Championship
This year’s US Open will mark the 117th rendition of second of four major championships in golf. This year’s tourney will be held at Erin Hills in Erin, Wisconsin, just a little northwest of Milwaukee. Interestingly enough, this year’s US Open will mark the first the USGA has chosen to hold in Wisconsin.
Start: Thursday, June 15th
Ends: Sunday, June 18th
TV: Fox (US), Fox Sports 1 (US), Sky Sports ¼ (UK) Fox Deportes
Stream: Sky Go App (UK), Fox Sports Go (US)
Online Golf Betting Odds
Dustin Johnson +670
Rory McIlroy +1225
Jordan Spieth +1250
Jason Day +1350
Adam Scott +2625
Hideki Matsuyama +2500
Justin Rose +2125
Sergio Garcia +2250
Rickie Fowler +1875
Henrik Stenson +2500
Phil Mickelson +4050 Justin Thomas +3450
Dustin Johnson enters as the reigning US Open champion as well as the sportsbook favorite. We haven’t seen a successful defend at the US Open since Curtis Strange accomplished the task back in 1989, but the odds still think Johnson is the best choice this year.
Despite the clear favoritism from the online golf betting odds, trying to overcome this year’s field is no walk in the park. Players can go back and forth trying to debate whether Johnson is the greatest golfer in the world when he brings his A-game, but there are others like Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth and Jon Rahm who have a trophy in mind.
Putting aside the hot young bloods, there are more than a few veterans who will be looking to win another US Open. This includes the likes of Ernie Els, Angel Cabrera, and Phil Mickelson.
Jordan Spieth should have a fairly decent backing at this year’s tournament, despite the recent lack of success. The 23-year old just failed to impress at the Players’ Championship as well as the AT&T Byron Nelson. However, that isn’t stopping Fox Sports from predicting a strong Spieth rebound at the US Open.
Of course, Spieth has won the US Open before, back in 2015. And his recent display at the Colonial earlier this month, where he placed second, has certainly prompted Fox Sports to give the youngling a shutout.
However, if bettors are looking for some longshot bets, Louis Oosthuizen (+6650), Francesco Molinari (90-1), and Byeong Hun An (+11000) are some good names to consider. Oosthuizen has finished first or second in four majors since 2010, Molinari has one of the greatest driving distances in online golf betting history, and Hung An has made 14 of 15 cuts and has finished in the top 10 three times.