Well, what a season it could turn out to be for Jordan Spieth. The 2015 Masters Champion is now lined up for a possible shot at back to back majors. After landing a T2 at the 2014 Masters, he went on to card a solid T17 at the US Open. So can he go much better than that twelve months on and land back to back majors for the start of the season? Of course, no matter how good of a player you are, landing back to back wins at Majors is a tough thing to pull off.
What adds an air of unpredictability about the 2015 US Open is where it is being played. Chambers Bay is a pretty new course, and everyone seems to be split on whether it was a brave, innovative move to send the US Open there or one of folly. Players have been trying to get as much early practice in on the course as possible, which has long rolling fairways and is pretty much a lush links course.
The greens are huge, the fairways are wide and there are going to be some massive elevation changes to deal with. This is the first time the US Open has been held up in the Pacific Northwest and the course doesn’t even have a permanent clubhouse yet because it was only constructed in 2007. The course is a par 70 but the 1st and 18th holes will switch between par four and par five across the event.
So the winner of the US Open 2015 could come down to who can adapt the quickest. The course is likely to play like four different courses on each day of the event, so thinking on the fly and some rewards for bravery are going to pay off and that should play Spieth into the spotlight. The FedExCup leader has carded two top-three finishes in his last three events (T2 Crowne Plaza and T3 at the Memorial) and that combined with his wins at the Hero World Challenge and the Masters, plus a second place finish at the Valero Texas Open.
That’s nine top ten finishes for Spieth this season from sixteen events two firsts, two seconds and one-third. Spieth is running at a 2/1 quote with online betting site Boylesports to take a top 5 finish at the US Open 2015 while he is running at a quote of even money to secure a top ten finish at Chambers Bay. With outright favourite Rory McIlroy having fallen into some bouts of inconsistency lately on the European PGA Tour, Spieth may look a little more value for punters out of the only two men in the field who are in single figures in US Open 2015 betting.
US Open 2015 Betting Odds
Rory Mcilroy 7/1, Jordan Spieth 9/1, Phil Mickelson 16/1, Justin Rose 20/1, Dustin Johnson 20/1, Rickie Fowler 20/1, Henrik Stenson 28/1, Hideki Matsuyama 33/2, Bubba Watson 35/1 Adam Scott 33/1, Sergio Garcia 35/1, 40/1 bar
You can take advantage of some good insurance running at online betting site Boylesports for your US Open 2015 betting. Place a pre-tournament wager on a player and if they end up finishing second or third at the US Open 2015, then you will get your lost stake back as a free bet, up to the value of £50.