Date: June 9-15, 2014
Location: Pinehurst No. 2, Pinehurst, N.C.
PGA Tour Golf Betting Odds: If you're looking for the best advice for PGA wagering, you've certainly come to the right place. Here at Bookmaker sportsbook, we're previewing the U.S. Open, which will be held from June 13 through 16th, 2013 at Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pennsylvania, featuring Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Rory McIlroy and Webb Simpson.
Tiger Woods has returned to dominance, and he will have another chance to showcase it on the grand stage of the U.S. Open. Woods will aim for his fourth career victory at the major championship when it is held from June 13th through 16th, 2013 at Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pennsylvania. Woods has already captured four tournament titles this year in seven attempts, and with the way he is playing should certainly be considered the favorite in PGA wagering.
Tiger Woods most recently won the Players Championship by outlasting Sergio Garcia. He also has good success at the U.S. Open, winning it in 2000, 2002 and 2008. All of the elite golfers will be on hand, looking to play better than Woods and pick up a major championship. Webb Simpson is the defending champion after shooting a 1-over 281 to win the title. It's rare in many tournaments for the winner to shoot over par, but not at the U.S. Open, where it has happened three times since 2006.
The course record was set by Rory McIlroy, who shot a 16-under 268 on his way to the 2011 title. McIlroy has been ranked No. 1 in the world previously and is certainly on the short list of top contenders based on his pure ability. Phil Mickelson is one of the top golfers in the world but has never won the U.S. Open. Jim Furyk, Retief Goosen and Graeme McDowell are a few of the recent former champions, but everyone will be chasing Woods, who is playing very well and could capture U.S. Open victory No. 4 with another impressive showing in PGA wagering.
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How to bet on U.S. Open
The odds of a golfer to win the U.S. Open will generally look something like:
- Tiger Woods + 150
- Phil Mickelson + 250
- Steve Stricker + 300
- Jeff Overton + 700
- Ernie Els + 700
- Field + 600
These betting odds will be lower when betting on a golfer to finish in the top three, as the sportsbook must pay off three different winning bets.
A player would have to bet $10 to win $150 that Tiger Woods will win the U.S. Open, while the bettor wagering on Jeff Overton stands to win $70 on their $10 wager.
Another commonly placed bet in PGA golf is head-to-head finish between two players. With this bet, a player doesn't really care what place the golfer finishes in, as long as the golfer wagered on finishes higher than the other golfer.
A head-to-head betting line for the U.S. Open will look something like:
- Tiger Woods - 190 Steve Stricker + 150
In this bet, players wagering on Woods to finish higher than Stricker will be asked to risk $19 to win $10, while bettors believing that Stricker will finish higher than Woods will bet $10 to win $15.
Those familiar with sports betting will have no trouble making the transition to PGA golf wagering, while those new to the world of sports betting should be able to pick up the concepts of PGA golf betting without to much trouble.
2013 US Open Winner - Justin Rose closes out 1st major win
They wanted Phil in Philly, serenading him with off-key attempts at "Happy Birthday," chanting his name as he strode down fairways, all but imploring Lefty to hole a nearly impossible pitch shot on the 18th hole that would keep the U.S. Open alive for another day.
The ball, of course, bounded by the wicker basket-topped flagstick at Merion, assuring that Englishman Justin Rose would become the first Briton to win the U.S. Open in more than 40 years.
While Phil Mickelson was left to lament another near-miss at the U.S. Open -- he called it "heartbreaking" -- the 32-year-old Rose offered up another feel-good major winner, a guy who had his own history with 72nd-hole pitch shots.
Rose holed a shot from off the green at the 1998 Open Championship as a 17-year-old amateur to tie for fourth, sending him on an up-and-down odyssey that saw him capture his first major with a solid round of even-par 70 on Sunday.
2012 US Open Winner - Webb Simpson sees off Graeme McDowell to win first major
Timing is everything in golf. A good round too early can mean fading back into the pack before the tournament is finished. Turning it on in later rounds, however, can hand a golfer an unexpected victory.
Webb Simpson learned that lesson when he came up with his best round at the right time. Simpson won the 2012 U.S. Open after shooting a 2-under 68 for the second straight day. He finished at 1-over 281. On an ordinary PGA course, that sort of score would place Simpson in the middle of the pack at best. The Lake Course at the Olympic Club is anything but ordinary.
It chewed up and spit out many notable golfers over a four day stretch. Defending U.S. Open champion Rory McIlroy missed the cut. Popular favorite Tiger Woods faded after a terrible third round. In the end, the Olympic Club lived up to its reputation as the graveyard of champions. It boosted a lesser-known underdog in Simpson at the expense of his counterparts who usually take center stage in the majors.
Simpson helped his cause by playing his best golf of the weekend at the right time. The 25 year old Wake Forest alum was the only one among the final 18 golfers to tee off on Sunday to break par. Simpson was six shots off the lead when he begin his charge toward the top. He ran off a string of four birdies in five holes starting on the sixth. By the time he converted his final birdie on the 10th, Simpson was in the right position to take advantage of other golfers faltering down the stretch.
2011 US Open Winner - Congratulations for McIlroy after US Open
Tributes and messages of praise have flooded in for golfer Rory McIlroy after his sensational US Open win on Sunday night at Congressional.
The 22-year-old from Hollywood, Co Down, secured his first major title with an eight shot victory last night, and is the youngest champion since Bobby Jones in 1923.
Leading the tributes to the young golfer, were his fellow golfers, Padraig Harrington and Graeme McDowell.
Harrington, who is a triple major champion, said McIlroy had set himself apart in potential.
While last year’s US Open champion Graeme McDowell described his fellow Northern Irishman as the best player he had ever seen.
Holding his nerve and composure, Rory silenced many critics with his maturity over the past four days; a complete reversal of the 22-year-old who suffered a meltdown at the Masters back in April, and Graeme McDowell had only praise for the golfer.
US OPEN 2010: Nerveless Graeme McDowell finally ends Britain's 40-year wait to claim US Open crown
Graeme McDowell grew up playing golf on one of the world's best courses in Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland. On a wild and wonderful afternoon over another equally cherished links in Pebble Beach, the 30-year-old Ulsterman ended Britain's 40 year wait for a winner of the United States Open.
McDowell tapped in from just 12 inches to join a list of Pebble Beach champions that reads like a who's who of golf: Jack Nicklaus, Tom Watson, Tom Kite and Tiger Woods.
'It just feels like a dream to join that sort of company,' said McDowell. 'I don't think this will ever sink in, and it might be a while before I'm sober.'
McDowell kept his nerve on an afternoon when all around him were losing theirs. When even Woods was admitting to mental mistakes and the third round leader Dustin Johnson was imploding so spectacularly he will enter the history books as the definitive example of what pressure can do to a man.
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