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Will You Put A Bet On The US Open Golf This Weekend?

US open golf tournament 2016 Plum Pennsylvania

With Europe languishing in the clutches of soccer madness a bet on the US Open golf tournament could be just the more relaxing and civilized escape you’ve been looking for. There’s a great field playing on a superb course, guaranteeing some of the best golf you’ll see all year, and with some spectacular odds from Betfair you can take advantage of US gambling laws and get right into the midst of the action.

US Open Golf Odds

• Jason Day 6/1
• Rory Mcllroy 15/2
• Jordan Spieth 9/1
• Dustin Johnson 14/1
• Justin Rose 25/1
• Phil Mickelson 28/1

Travel to Pittsburgh may never be high on your list of things to do, but for the golfing world this weekend it becomes the place to be as the 116th US Open gets underway in Plum at Pennsylvania’s premier course at the Oakmont Country Club. Opened in 1903 it’s well known for it’s angular slopes and greens that pitch away from the fairway, but if you’re going to bet on the US Open golf, who should you be backing to get round in the least strokes?

Those of you that like to bet on sports in the US will remember, if you placed a bet on the US open golf last year that is, that Jordan Spieth won it, following that historic round the began with four players all tied for the lead, making him only the sixth man in history to win both the US Masters and the US open in the same year, some twelve years after the fifth, Tiger Woods in 2002. Can he win it two years in a row?

Jason Day US golf open

Jason Day seems to have great chances (Photo: Donald Miralle AFP/Getty)

Well this year Betfair have him at a rather neat 9/1 and you can’t say fairer than that, he’s going in with a lot of confidence so he may be worth a punt well, unless you fancy the steady form of Dustin Johnson chasing him down at 14/1 or the ever surprising Justin Rose who is getting some 25/1 just ahead of Phil Mickelson whose 28/1 odds also make him, alongside Rose, a classic each-way bet on the US Open golf tournament this weekend.

Why Not Try An Outside Bet On The US Open Golf Tournament?

Naturally there are some massive outsiders you could back if you felt like taking more risks than are worthwhile, Sergio Garcia at 50/1 for instance, Lee Westwood at 66/1 another blast from the past that may string together a couple of decent rounds, but there’s a bizarre string of 1000/1 chances with oddly alliterative names, Michael Miller, Chris Crawford, and Matt Marshall, for instance, who may surprise us all, but I wouldn’t bet on it if I were placing a bet on the US open golf.

US Open Long Shots

• Sergio Garcia 50/1
• Lee Westwood 66/1
• Michael Miller 1000/1
• Chris Crawford 1000/1
• Matt Marshall 1000/1

Those I would bet on making US gambling news headlines on Monday morning, however, are the favorites Rory Mcllroy and Jason Day. Both on spectacularly good form their odds have been chasing each other for a week now. At the time of writing Jason Day is just ahead on 6/1 but Rory Mcllroy is getting 15/2 at Betfair and that’s only after a very recent drift, and very slight, drift.

So there we have it, if you’re tired of seeing Euro 2016 news everywhere and fancy something a little more sedate, a bet on the US open golf tournament over in America could be just what the doctor ordered and with books covering a wide variety of focused wagers, from who’ll be the top German player to who’ll be in the lead after the first round, as well as the usual stats bets we know and love, this is an event with something for everyone……well……except football.

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