US Open Golf Preview Betting, Odds & Offers
The third golf major is upon us, and the top players in the world will all head to California this weekend for what promises to be an exciting event. With the change to the calendar bringing the PGA Championship and US Open much closer, we have recent major form to go on.
The course at Pebble Beach offers a unique test and has the ability to punish a player if they struggle to drive well, find fairways and grind out a par on a tough hole. There are opportunities to score though, which will appeal to the field and the motto here needs to be when to attack and when to defend. Those who choose to do that on the correct holes over the course of the four days will be the ones in contention on Sunday evening.
When it comes to those who could win this year, previous form at Pebble Beach and recent wins could all prove to be crucial.
US Open Golf Preview
When it comes to major golf championships, Koepka is the man of the moment. He has won four of the last eight majors which is an incredible record and that includes a win around here. He has a great confidence about his game right now, which can hardly be blamed considering how he is accustomed to turning up for the big events. That will allow him to play his natural game here, he may get into trouble, but many players will, yet he will be the one who knows of his winning record and knows he is capable of turning things around.
It is incredibly difficult to pin down a man to beat in a field like this one on a course like this, but there are many reasons why Koepka is that man if indeed there is one. He has exceptional recent major form, and with a course win under his belt, he knows what it takes to win here.
Cantlay is quickly rising up the rankings and showing that he is more than capable of holding his own against the big names on his day. He picked up his second tour win just a couple of weeks ago, and it seems only a matter of time before he wins a major.
He performed very well at the Masters earlier this year, and on this return home, there are few players who want to win this more than he does. His ability off the tee is a strong point in his game, and that is going to be needed here to get him off to a good start. He’s also a battler, ranking top of the list when it comes to avoiding bogeys, something else that is going to really give him an advantage here.
While this course may not be to anyone’s taste, what you have to do here is battle hard and work out when to go hard and when to play simple golf. Cantlay has demonstrated he has the quality to do that, and he looks capable of a big performance this weekend.
Another player who would love to pick up another win in California is Dustin Johnson, who has twice won at this course including in this event. He is an adopted Californian and always looks at home playing on the coastal courses of the west side of America.
He collapsed here before, back in 2010 but since then he has been nothing short of brilliant. This season his major record is fantastic, and only two players have beaten him when you look at the combined results, which says a lot about how he comes to the fore when the big events come around.
You can never rule Johnson out in a major with the way he is playing, but that seems especially important here. Just like Cantlay, he will be looking to win this tournament, he has the game for it and arrives here with some solid major form behind him this season.
US Open Golf Betting Odds
After winning in Canada last weekend, it is no surprise to see Rory McIlroy as the joint-favourite for this event at 8/1. We all know McIlroy has the game, and he’s won this tournament before but does he has the ability and consistency to put together back to back wins.
Joining McIlroy at the top of the market is Dustin Johnson, who is also 8/1 and again, it is easy to see why. Brooks Kopeka is sure to attract interest from the betting public when you look at his major record in recent years, and he is just behind the front two in the betting at 10/1. Tiger Woods rounds off the front four in the betting at 11/1 and after this, there is a small gap to the rest of the field.
Patrick Cantlay leads the way here at 20/1, and those looking for value this weekend should take a serious look at this player, there appears to be plenty in his favour.
Elsewhere, there is sure to be some interest in the top European market, which Rory McIlroy leads at 3/1, however, there is plenty of value behind him. Jon Rahm is a very cool golfer and has the ability to plot his way around a course, and at 10/1 he could prove to be really strong value here. Those looking for someone who has been there and done it before may look towards Graeme McDowell, a previous winner here and one that suits the course, he can be backed at 16/1 in this market.
US Open Betting Offers
William Hill – Bet £10 on the Winner Market and Get a £10 Free Bet Every Time they Score an Eagle
If you are looking to place a bet on the outright win market and you want something else to cheer on then this is the offer for you. Simply place a bet on the tournament winner, either £10 to win or £5 each way and every time they score an eagle during the four days, they will credit you with a £10 free bet.
This is a great way to give you an additional interest throughout the tournament, and of course, if your player does well and scores numerous eagles then it is likely they will go close to winning the tournament, so you could win twice.
Even if your player just scores one eagle through the four days, you will receive a free bet that is equivalent to your stake, so you are getting two bets for the price of one. Any more and you are getting a great deal from William Hill on the golf this week, and you may find yourself bagging a winner on top of that.
888Sport – Money Back if Koepka Wins the US Open
One of the fancied runners this week is Brooks Koepka, but he is the subject to a great money back offer from 888Sport. They are offering those who bet with them money back as a free bet up to a maximum of £100 if Koepka wins the tournament.
The minimum stake for your bet to qualify for this offer is just £1, so anyone can take part here and this is a great way to cover your bet if you fancy a player and Koepka to do well. If your chosen player does well and wins then you will have a winning bet, while if Koepka wins then you will be rewarded with your money back as a free bet so it has cost you nothing to have your bet.
MoPlay – Stake Back if Your Player Misses the Cut
If you are looking for a consolation offer on your own player this week then this offer from MoPlay certainly fits the bill. They are offering money back as a free bet on your US Open outright bets if your player misses the cut, up to a maximum of £20 which can be £20 win or £10 each way.
Although you are hoping that your player will be in contention this week if they happen to have a disastrous start to the tournament and are out of contention early then by missing the cut they will give you your money back as a free bet with MoPlay thanks to this offer on the golf.
Each Way Betting Terms
If you are looking to place an each way bet on the golf this week then be sure to look out for the best each-way terms. This time around for the US Open, the best each way terms you will find out there are 1/5 odds on the first 10 places. Four bookmakers are offering these terms to their players, they are Betfair, Coral, Paddy Power and Boylesports. If you are placing an each way bet and you want to cover as many places as possible, this is where you need to be heading to place your bets.