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US Open Golf Betting 2017 Winner Odds & Predictions

Dustin Johnson
The second Major of the golf calendar is with us this week as the best in the world all descend on Erin Hill in Wisconsin. Twelve months ago the US Open was blighted with the whole debacle surrounding Dustin Johnson's rules infraction so the USGA will be hoping that things go a lot smoother this time around. Erin Hill is a new course, having only been constructed eleven years ago, so this is a hit or miss situation for them. Players have given pretty mixed reactions about the course and for most players turning up, this will be their debut there on the links-style course. The only major thing that Erin Hills has hosted before is the 2011 US Amateur and aside from anyone having played in that, this is uncharted territory for most of the field. The course is a massive 8,000-yard affair, with unforgiving deep rough and some severe bunkers (138 of them and no flat-bottom ones) as well. As a positive though, players will be attacking the course off the tee because the fairways are wider than usual and the tournament goes over a par 72 (the last US Open to be so was Pebble Beach in 1992). Dustin Johnson is back to defend the title he won, despite all the furore around his infraction last year. Will DJ be able to defend, the first player to do so since Curtis Strange did it in 1989? Rory McIlroy is in the field after his rib injury, but it remains to be seen just what kind of shape that he will be in since he hasn’t players since The Players. Among the frontrunners, Jordan Spieth played at the at 2011 US Amateur at Erin Hill, but he has been keen to push the fact that he can’t remember much about the course from all that long ago. With Spieth among the recent winners like Martin Kaymer, Justin Rose and Dustin Johnson, you are probably looking to one of the top players in the game to edge the field.

US Open Golf Winner Betting Odds

Player Betting Odds
Dustin Johnson 15/2
Rory McIlroy 12/1
Jason Day 12/1
Jordan Spieth 14/1
Jon Rahm 20/1
Rickie Fowler 22/1
Justin Rose 25/1
Sergio Garcia 25/1
Adam Scott 30/1
Henrik Stenson 30/1
Hideki Matsuyama 30/1
Justin Thomas 33/1
Brooks Koepka 45/1
Branden Grace 45/1
bar 50/1

US Open Golf Betting Promotion

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US Open Golf Top Ten Finish Odds

Dustin Johnson 4/5, Rory McIlroy 5/4, Jordan Spieth 5/4, Jason Day 5/4, Jon Rahm 2/1, Justin Rose 9/4, Sergio Garcia 11/5, Rickie Fowler 11/5, Adam Scott 11/4, Hideki Matsuyama 5/2, Henrik Stenson 5/2, Justin Thomas 3/1, Brooks Koepka 7/2, Matt Kuchar 9/2,Pay Casey 9/2, Alex Noren 9/2, Louis Oosthuizen 5/1, Charl Schwartzel 5/1, Branden Grace 7/2, Kevin Kisner 5/1, Thomas Pieters 5/1, Jason Dufner 9/2, Bubba Watson 13/2, bar 6/1

US Open Preview

So this is new territory for most and that makes it very interesting and it keeps the field wide open. There is no Phil Mickelson for the tournament, who misses because of his daughter’s Graduation and it is more than likely that a strong start is going to be needed because playing catch up on the course could become a tough thing. Here we preview the main runners. Golf US Open 2017 Infographic Dustin Johnson Pre-tournament favourite at Boylesports, however, the price on him may not have great appeal for punters. This is a mammoth task to win this event and the rarity of players winning it back to back doesn’t favour Johnson. He goes off with 2015 champions Jordan Spieth and 2014 champion Martin Kaymer to begin his title defence in a great group. There's no question about his form this year, but his results have just been slipping backwards since Wells Fargo and he missed the cut last time out at the Memorial Tournament. Undoubted class and power, but maybe going the wrong way in form and it’s a huge ask to defend a title. Rory McIlroy He is back after his rib injury which saw him skip the PGA Championship and the Memorial Tournament. This will be his first time at Erin Hills, but he is one of the ones who has said positive things about the course. McIlroy, a four-time Major champion clearly has the form and the quality to attack this, but from a betting perspective, he is probably worth a bit of a swerve in this having been on the sidelines and therefore having missed some crucial competitive warm up action. Jason Day The Australian looks to be trending at the right time and is with a 5/4 punt at Boylesports in the top ten finish market. He was defeated in a play off at Byron Nelson recently and he went well after a first round shocker at Muirfield Village to pull himself into a top twenty finish. This is a player who is still recovering from a tough year in his personal life and it wasn't until Sawgrass recently that he said he was in a rebuilding stage. A player for the big stage, it would be something if he came through here. Jordan Spieth Spieth is one of the few players who has managed to get in some action at Erin Hills before, back in 2011. He has stressed that’s not an advantage because he doesn’t remember and that’ fair enough. Spieth has been striking the ball well in the 2017 season, but his short putting game leaves a lot to be desired and unless there is a dramatic change around in that this week, it may be something that keeps him from the title. It’s been a mixed season from him, and lacking a bit of consistency. Jon Rahm What a rise in the game it has been for him and he can easily follow in the footsteps of the likes of McIlroy and Spieth. He landed his first PGA Tour win this year with an eagle on the last hole at Torrey Pines and quietly behind Dustin Johnson's form this year, Rahm has been right there on his tail. He has pushed DJ hard this season at the WGC Mexico and Texas events and that says a lot about him. The 22-year-old is going to need to keep his cool head to get in the mix here and just think back 12 months ago when he was T23 as an amateur at Oakmont. Rahm is 4/1 at Boylesports for a Top Five Finish. Rickie Fowler Fowler looks pretty set and ready to grab a Major soon. He was well in contention after three rounds at the Masters this year and he choked a bit on the final round but should be better for that experience. He went well at Muirfield Village, going him T2 and just couldn’t get the better of winner Jason Dufner on the day, but Flower played very well. He didn’t get a great warm up with a missed cut at the St Jude Classic which all came on the back of a poor start. But he did show good temperament to at least try and rally from that. He is a 9/2 option at Boylesports in the top five finish market.

US Open Golf Betting 2017 Prediction

We would be looking for a strong start from a player in this one and a cool head. Driving accuracy isn’t an issue but short range putting is going to be. Rickie Fowler is a big temptation for a punt this week for the Major action as he has all aspects of his game going well. He just needs to find a ruthlessness on Sunday if he is in the picture. Jon Rahm is well worth a top five finish for the tournament because he is trending so well and just can’t seem to put a foot wrong. For us, Jason Day seems close to putting it all together again and with him being a strong Major player, then he has to represent some value in the each way market.
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US Open 2017 Golf Betting – Nationality Markets

Martin Kaymer
Because golf outright betting can be a bit of a minefield, a great way to break down your US Open 2017 Golf betting is by looking at the nationality markets. There is the popular market of Winning Nationality at Ladbrokes which basically gives you three options - American 11/10, European 15/8 or the Rest of the World at 5/2. That’s a pretty straight forward market and there isn’t a lot of meat on the bone in that one from a betting perspective because look at the tally of winning nationalities from the past thirteen editions of the tournament: American - 5 European - 4 Rest of the World - 4 So that’s a tight spread for you. Another way to approach nationality betting for the US Open 2017 is going to options like Top English, Top French, Top German and the Top Scot markets. These are smaller fields than trying to plough your way through the tournament outright and because of the nature of these markets, it is well worth taking on the favourites in them. That’s basically because it doesn't take much in golf for one player to have an off week at all. So there is value in opposition. Top England Justin Rose is a 9/4 option in the market to be top Englishman and the US Open 2017 and can be attacked in the betting market. There are some good youngsters in the field to oppose Rose with, notably Tommy Fleetwood, Tyrrell Hatton and Matthew Fitzpatrick, along with the likes of Danny Willett and Andrew Johnston. This is a pretty big market still for what we are looking at but the putting game of Hatton may be a huge bonus on the greens at Erin Hills in this one if you wanted a gamble. Top Scot This is where the nationality golf betting markets can really shine. This is where it really gets good because there are just three names in the mix in this market. Martin Laird is 11/8 outright favourite following by Russell Knox and Richie Ramsay. Of the three of them, you have Knox with the best US Open record and his price has been trimmed in from 6/4 but even at 11/8 he makes a great punt in this market. Top Irish Again, this is a great small market to have a look at here. You have Rory McIlroy, who is one of the front runners in the outright winner market of course here, but he has just come back from his rib injury and may not be at 100%. So there is a temptation to oppose him here and that leaves you picking from Shane Lowry, Graeme McDowell and Paul Dunne. Dunne is the big 16/1 shot in this four-man field but has a fantastic short game which could serve him well at Erin Hills. Lowry is probably the biggest threat to McIlroy though at 3/1 in this market. Top German You have an even smaller field in this one, a two-horse race between Martin Kaymer at 2/7 and Stephan Jaeger at 5/2. How can you not be tempted to go for the value on Jaeger because of that? Yes, Kaymer may well be suited to Erin Hills and is expected to carry on in some good form, but why not. Jaeger has been carrying decent form on the Web.Com Tour and again, it’s just a two-man field Top French You have three Frenchmen in the field, Alex Levy, Gregory Bourdy and Joël Stalter. The latter you can count ou because he’s not in form and this is his debut at a Major. With Erin Hills being a testing course, patience is going to be needed and Bourdy is value because of his experience at links and is a nice 11/8 price to oppose favourite Levy at 10/11. Top Swede Just a four-man field in the Swedish market, with Henrik Stenson odds-on favourite at Ladbrokes to top his compatriots of Alex Noren, David Lingmerth and Daniel Chopra. It may be hard to oppose world number six Stenson, but he hasn’t had a great season and hasn’t hit the heights of his game at the US Open before. Lingmerth looks great value here with some trending form and having landed a 12th at last year’s US Open. At an 11/2 punt, he is worth opposing Stenson with. Alex Noren has been in cracking form though and at 7/4 is probably the more stable option. Bet a minimum of £20 Win, or £20 Each Way at Ladbrokes on the Outright winner of the Golf US Open, between 17:00 Monday 12th June and 23:59 Wednesday 14th June, and receive a £5 free bet to use on any US Open market each day of the tournament. This offer is open to both new and existing customers. Register an account with online betting site Ladbrokes and earn a free £50 bet as a welcome bonus from them. Just follow our links to get signed up and then after making your initial deposit, place your first stake on the new account and the bookmaker will match the value of it up to the maximum value of a £50 free bet. Just register using the promo code F50 and there is a limit of one free bet per customer.
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The US Open Golf betting is here with us this week and it is a stacked field, for which the playing field has been levelled a bit because most of the players will have never stepped foot out at Erin Hills before, this year’s venue. The course has wide fairways, deep rough and countless bunkers around it, so a real challenge lies ahead. Will reigning US Open Champion Dustin Johnson be able to successfully retain his title? Bet £20 on the outright winner of the US Open and Get £5 Free Bet from Ladbrokes for Each Day! Bet a minimum of £20 Win, or £20 Each Way, on the Outright winner of the Golf US Open, between 17:00 Monday 12th June and 23:59 Wednesday 14th June, and receive a £5 free bet to use on any US Open market each day of the tournament.

US Open Golf Winner Betting Odds

Dustin Johnson 15/2, Rory McIlroy 12/1, Jason Day 12/1, Jordan Spieth 14/1, Jon Rahm 20/1, Rickie Fowler 22/1, Justin Rose 25/1, Sergio Garcia 25/1, Adam Scott 30/1, Henrik Stenson 30/1, Hideki Matsuyama 30/1, Justin Thomas 33/1, Brooks Koepka 45/1, Branden Grace 45/1, bar 50/1 Free bets will be awarded at the start of play each day and must be used in their entirety as a Win Single only. Cashout will not be available on this offer. Free bets must be used in their entirety as a Win Single on any market in the US Open and cannot be split into multiple stakes. This offer is open to both new and existing customers. Register an account with online betting site Ladbrokes and earn a free £50 bet as a welcome bonus from them. Just follow our links to get signed up and then after making your initial deposit, place your first stake on the new account and the bookmaker will match the value of it up to the maximum value of a £50 free bet. Just register using the promo code F50 and there is a limit of one free bet per customer.
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US Open Bet £20, Get £2 offer for US Open Golf Betting at Boylesports

Boylesports
Online betting site Boylesports are rolling out a bunch of betting promotions for this week’s US Open golf betting. The action takes place at Erin Hills, a relatively new course and one at which most of the players attending this week, won't have played at before. So it should be a great week of golf action and it is reigning champion Dustin Johnson who is back as the favourite, but with the likes of Rory McIlroy, Jon Rahm, Jordan Spieth and Jason Day around, the field is wide open. Money Back if 2nd or 3rd Yes, there is even more on offer from Boylesports as they are issuing a money back refund if your player finishes second or third. This applies to bets placed prior to the start of the tournament on the tournament outright only. Applies to win singles and win part of e/w bets only, singles in multi-bets will not qualify. Max combined free bet refund on this event from Money Back if 2nd or 3rd and Bet £20, Get £2 offer is £20 per customer. Bet £20, Get £2 offer Bet £20 or more on pre-tournament outright and receive a £2 free bet from Boylesports every time your player scores a 2. Applies to win singles only, singles in multi-bets will not qualify. There is only one qualifying bet per customer (the first bet placed on pre-tournament outright) and the max combined free bet refund on this event from Money Back if 2nd or 3rd and Bet £20, Get £2 offer is £20 per customer. 7 Places on US Open Boylesports have also extended the places on the golf betting to seven places for the tournament. That just gives you a little extra wiggle room on your each way betting as they are paying seven places at 1/5 odds.

US Open Golf Winner Betting Odds

Dustin Johnson 15/2, Rory McIlroy 12/1, Jason Day 12/1, Jordan Spieth 14/1, Jon Rahm 20/1, Rickie Fowler 22/1, Justin Rose 25/1, Sergio Garcia 25/1, Adam Scott 30/1, Henrik Stenson 30/1, Hideki Matsuyama 30/1, Justin Thomas 33/1, Brooks Koepka 45/1, Branden Grace 45/1, bar 50/1 Register an account with Boylesports then place a bet of £10 or more at odds of EVENS (2.0) or greater, and receive £30 in FREE BETS.
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The Players Championship Betting 2017 Golf Winner Odds & Predictions

Golf Betting
The Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass will test, frustrate and bring out the best in players as the Tour heads to Florida this week. This is a course where no style really has a big advantage and there will be a couple of new tests as well, with the water hazard being expanded between holes six and seven, while hole twelve has now evolved into a par four which is fully driveable but situates a water hazard. The famous 17th hole, the island hole remains fully intact and is the great challenge of the course. The big guns are out for the FedExCup points in this one and the defending champion is Jason Day. All but one of the current top 25 players in the world are heading to TPC Sawgrass this week and looking down the field a bit further, all but five of the top 60 are there. World number one Dustin Johnson goes a 7/1 favourite at Boylesports in the field and of course, with the insane form that he has been pounding out this season, it’s only natural. That having been said though, his record at Sawgrass does open up the market, because he has never finished in the top 25 at the tournament. Golf Players Championship 2017 Infographic Do you skip past that and look at his current form though? It's a real toss-up, a real teaser for The Players Championship golf betting this week. Newlywed Rory McIlroy is likely going to be a strong contender for the title in hs one and he has solid form going. He has landed in the top ten in each of his last seven stroke-play events now and has three top ten finishes in his last four cracks at the Players with a 70.06 scoring average. He has to be in the mix at Sawgrass and has far better numbers there than Johnson does for sure. Jason Day is the defending champion, but his season has been well below his standards for the bulk of the season. Of course, there have been the issues with a family illness which has been the major distraction for him, but he hasn’t looked much of a threat regardless of that. So he's probably worth avoiding to defend his title. Since winning the Masters this season, Sergio Garcia has been out resting up. He is the all-time earnings leader at The Players actually and has to be worth a flutter at 6/4 at bet365 for a top ten finish. Rickie Fowler looks an interesting punt. The 2015 winner looked overwhelmed in last season’s title defence and all of that probably took something away from his focus. No such issues for him this time around though and he has been putting a strong season together and could make a decent run on this, and is a 7/4 option for a top ten finish. Justin Rose has a couple of top twenty finishes in the last three visits to Sawgrass, while Martyn Kaymer is running solidly enough at the moment to get into the top ten, while Jordan Spieth, who has yet to make the cut in the last two attempts at The Players Championship will be hoping to get back to the form that took him to his T4 on his Sawgrass debut in 2014.

The Players Championship 2017 Winner Odds

Dustin Johnson 7/1, Rory Mcilroy 11/1, Jordan Spieth 12/1, Sergio Garcia 18/1, Rickie Fowler 20/1, Jon Rahm 22/1, Hideki Matsuyama 22/1, Jason Day 22/1, Justin rose 25/1, Justin Thomas 30/1, Henrik Stenson 33/1, Brooks Koepka 40/1, Adam Scott 40/1, Paul Casey 40/1, bar 50/1

The Players Championship 2017 Top 10 Finish Odds

Dustin Johnson 8/13, Rory Mcilroy even money, Jordan Spieth 11/10, Sergio Garcia 6/4, Rickie Fowler 7/4, Jason Day 7/4, John Rahm 2/1, Justin Rose 2/1, Hideki Matsuyama 7/4, Justin Thomas 11/4, Paul Casey 7/2, Adam Scott 3/1, Henrik Stenson 3/1, Brooks Koepka 7/2, bar 9/2 Online betting site Boylesports have a big offer running for The Players Championship. Bet £20 or more on the pre-tournament outright and receive a £2 free bet every time your player scores a 2. Max total free bets of £20 per customer. Qualifying bet of £20 must be placed on pre-tournament outright. Applies to singles only, singles in multi-bets will not qualify. Only one qualifying bet per customer (first bet placed on pre-tournament outright). Customers depositing via Neteller and Moneybookers will not qualify for this offer. Register an account with online betting site Boylesports and place a bet of £10 or more at odds of EVENS (2.0) or greater, and receive a £20 FREE BET as a welcome bonus.
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Stan James offer DP World Championship Golf Free Bet

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The Race to Dubai is actually off to Dubai this week and the golfing world will watch to see who wins out. Rory McIlroy is running as 10/3 favourite with online betting site Stan James to get the win, but current Race To Dubai leader Henrik Stenson is going to come out all guns a-blazing and shoot for the triumph that he needs to secure the big prize at the end of the of the weekend. So there should be some top golf action heading your way this week to get stuck into. Will Stenson be able to fend off McIlroy this week? There should also be a strong challenge coming in from Alex Noren who won at the Nedbank Challenge last week and the price of 14/1 at Stan James on him coming through the field in Dubai is going to attract form punters. Online betting site Stan James are not only running extra places on this week's DP World Championship golf betting, but they are are also offering punters the chance to land a free in-play bet. place a £20 win single, or £10 each-way single on the In-Play Outright market during the first day at the DP World Championship with Stan James and you will get a £5 free In-Play bet. This great promotion will go from the start of play on Thursday, November 17th through to the end of play for the first round of the DP World Championship and applies to in-play bets only. In order to qualify, there must be a minimum £20 win single or £10 each-way single must be placed on the Nedbank Golf Challenge during the promotional period. You will get the free bet award and it will be issued on your first qualifying bet placed. Register an account with online betting site Stan James and earn a free £20 bet as a welcome bonus from them too.
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The Barclays 2016 Golf Betting Prediction & Odds

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It is the start of the FedExCup play offs this week with the introduction of the Barclays for it's annual spot. This is for the top 125 points leaders from across the season and the field will be cut for the Deutsche Bank Championship to 100. There is a cut after 36 holes in both The Barclays and the Deutsche Bank where the top seventy move on to the weekend in each event. The tournament goes off at the Bethpage Black Course over in New York and the reigning champion is Jason Day who took a massive 6 stroke victory last season in this one. In doing so he equalled Dustin Johnson's 2011 record of -19 under par for the event.

The Barclays Golf Betting Odds

Jason Day 7/1, Dustin Johnson 9/1, Rory McIlroy 11/1, Henrik Stenson 12/1, Jordan Spieth 14/1, Justin Rose 22/1, Hideki Matsuyama 28/1, Brooks Koepka 28/1, Phil MIckelson 30/1, Adam Scott 33/1, 35/1 bar This getting down to the business end of the season now here the big money is. Players have to work their way through the play offs to have a shot at the Tour Championship which is just for the Top 30 points leaders after the other three FedEx Cup events. So there are some eyes on the big prize here and Day is running as 7/1 outright favourite for the tournament. He hasn’t been out in action since his runner up finish at the PGA and he should be a good fit. Although he won both The Barclays and the BMW last season, they were both on different courses last term. He was the man of the hour in the FedEx Cup play offs last season. Will he come out firing? There’s little to knock about his game really, he has what it takes off the tee and there’s not many who can match up to the quality of his putting. The Bethpage course that this one is going off on though is the second-longest par 71 of the season and we can probably expect a tight tussle than the cruise that Day was on last season when the Barclays was held at the Plainfield Country Club. The last time that The Barclays was at Bethpage was in 2012 and Nick Watney fired his way to a three stroke victory. Since the inception of the FedEx Cup play offs, seven of the eight editions have been settled by 3 strokes or fewer, the expectation being last season when no-one could touch Jason Day. So because of the distance you can look at someone who can crack the ball a fair way and that bring Dustin Johnson into play. Of course he has pretty much been the man on form all summer and he is pretty much a solid lock for FedEx Cup play off tournaments. Johnson has two victories in the Play Offs and ten other top ten finishes as well. He has just been firing along all season and should be well in the mix at 9/1. But the prices on both him and Day are pretty short for punters to get their teeth into so you can go and look at the double-figure prices for a bit of extra value. Rory McIlroy is there at 11/1 but is better overlooked for Henrik Stenson. The Swede landed himself a Major this year and let’s not forget that he was in contention at the Olympics as well, finishing as runner up to Justin Rose in the end. But his form is there and he is a former FedEx Cup winner let’s not forget, taking the title in 2013. It would be surprising if his steady hand wasn’t playing a major part in The Barclays title on Sunday. Speaking of Justin Rose he really doesn't have the fit for this one and goes at a pretty low seeding. The Olympics was his big moment of the year and will probably stay that way. Rickie Fowler is screaming some big each way value in The Barclays 2016 betting. Granted he was stronger over the first half of the season than the latter, but could do the business here. He won the Deutsche Bank last season and could make a positive splash at The Barclays. He has enough of a solid driving game and is running at 16th in greens in regulation this season and Bethpage will reward those who go for it both off the tee and on approach. As long as he doesn’t get himself off line too much, he could be in contention. The other player that has seen plenty of market action is Hideki Matsuyama. He has the form behind him to go all the way here after landing a T4 at Baltusrol and a T3 at Sedgefield recently. He is putting it all together at the moment and he has carded a total of 10 under from his last two appearances at The Barclays. Great fit and while his putting isn’t always up there, he has the tee to green game to really put himself in the mix and at a quote of 28/1 he is bags of value for The Barclays golf betting this week.

The Barclays Top 10 Finish Betting Odds

Jason Day 8/11, Dustin Johnson 5/6, Rory McIlroy Evens, Henrik Stenson 11/10, Jordan Spieth 7/5, Justin Rose 2/1, Hideki Matsuyama 5/2, Phil Mickelson 11/4, Brooks Koepka 5/2, Adam Scott 43/1, 10/3 bar Online betting site Paddy Power are going big for The Barclays. They are offering seven places on the outright market for the contest this week. So go there and get an each way punt down on your selection and you will be covered to seventh places at 1/5 odds. This applies to pre-tournament bets only. Register an account with online betting site Paddy Power and earn 30 worth of free bets as a welcome bonus.
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PGA Championship 2016 Golf Betting Preview & Winner Odds

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No sooner is The Open Championship done and dusted, that we have to turn betting attention to the PGA Championship 2016. News this week about the event was that Tiger Woods has pulled out and won’t be back in action this season at all. The Open came down to a classic battle between Henrik Stenson and Phil Mickelson, both producing some phenomenal golf on Sunday, with Stenson being the one to take the glory. After seven previous top four finishes in the Majors, the Swede delivered the goods. The question is will he be able to follow that up with some more success at the US PGA? The tournament his year has been brought forward because of the Olympic Games so it’s just a short break, an unusually short break, between the Open Championship and the US PGA Championship. So a whole different set of conditions for the final Major of the year. This is going off two weeks earlier than normal so players who would usually have gone through specific warm up tournaments won’t get that chance, so will this be an advantage to some of the younger players, who may just have the extra touch of stamina to grind out a win? In comparison to The Open which was won this year by 40 year old Henrik Stenson, the US PGA fits more in line with younger winners. Of the last six winners, five of them have been in their twenties, with the exception being Jason Dufner’s triumph in 2013. So you may well be looking at the young man’s game to shine through at Baltusrol this year in PGA Championship 2016 Golf Betting so where does that send us? Jason Day, the defending PGA Championship holder, was 27 last year in picking up the title and he is going off at a short 8/1 price to go and make a repeat of that. That makes him joint outright favourite alongside two time PGA Championship winner Rory McIlroy. The Northern Irishman won it in 2012 and then again in 2014. Both of McIlroy’s title wins came in a season where he had already picked up a Tour victory, and so too Jason Day last season. If that is a deal breaker then McIlroy hasn’t won a tournament this season (best finish of third) while Day has won three times. This year’s US Open winner Dustin Johnson is in the mix and is a man who is just running so very well. His last three wins on the Tour have been single digits under par including his massive -9 at the WGC Cadillac, carded straight after his comfortable win at the US Open. Johnson has a little track record at the PGA Championship, with four top ten finishes from six previous attempts. He came home T7 last season and should be in the mix because he can grind things out. Johnson goes off at 9/1 That leaves Jordan Spieth at a quote of 10/1 to make a title tilt at Baltusrol. He hasn’t hit the heights of last season at all, and he has been complaining about the weight of expectancy on him because of his successes last season. That’s not something a man in a good frame of mind would say so he probably isn’t a great fit for PGA Championship 2016 Golf Betting and you would be better off covering him with a top ten finish more than anything else. So which of the main corners of Jason Day, Dustin Johnson and Rory McIlroy would you side with? McIlroy hasn’t quite got the form this season so suggest that he is going to deliver. No players has ever won a Major at Baltusrol with a double-digits under par victory either. McIlroy’s four Majors have each come with a score of double-digits under par, so in a tighter battle, he’s not likely to come into the picture. But Dustin Johnson's last three wins, as noted above, on the PGA Tour has come with single-digit under par scores. As for Jason Day, well he gets the unenviable position of going into the tournament as defending Champion. History suggests that he isn’t going to land the title back to back because just one man has ever done that in the PGA Championship and that was Tiger Woods. So Day may just be out of the picture. So the tip of the strongest contenders would be Dustin Johnson who checks a lot of the boxes. As an outside shot we like the huge price on Sergio Garcia. The thing about Baltusrol, as the stats would suggest, that it is going to tight in the scoreboard and a course which is going to need a lot of grinding on. Garcia can do that and he carded a T23 last time the tournament was here and he has the natural game to flow with the course where others may struggle. Bearing in mind that the other three Majors this year have gone to players who have claimed their first Major title, the Spaniard could be a decent each way flutter to get close.

PGA Championship 2016 Golf Betting Odds

Jason Day 8/1, Rory McIlroy 8/1, Dustin Johnson 9/1, Jordan Spieth 10/1, Henrik Stenson 16/1, Phil Mickelson 20/1, Adam Scott 25/1, Justin Rose 25/1, Rickie Fowler 25/1, Bubba Watson 28/1, Sergio Garcia 33/1, Patrick Reed 40/1, 50/1 bar

PGA Championship 2016 Golf Betting Top 5 FInish Odds

Jason Day 13/8, Rory McIlroy 13/8, Dustin Johnson 2/1, Jordan Spieth 12/5, Henrik Stenson 11/4, Phil Mickelson 4/1, Adam Scott 5/1, Bubba Watson 6/1, Rickie Fowler 6/1, Justin Rose 6/1, Sergio Garcia 13/2, 8/1 bar

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PGA Championship Golf History and Stats

This is the final major of the season and is usually played on the third weekend before Labor Day in the USA. However because of the Olympic Games going off this year, then it has been brought forward. Landing a win at the tournament means that you never have to qualifying to get back to the Championship and it automatically guarantee you a place in the other three Majors as well. The PGA Championship actually started off as a match play event but this meant that some of the tournament went long, very long and money was starting to be lost so the PGA decided to switch things up and make it a stroke play event, lading the standard of 72 holes in four days. The event has mostly only ever been held in the eastern States,with just ten of the editions going out West. The most editions have been held in New York. The last time that Baltusrol Golf Club (Springfield, New Jersey) hosted the event was back in 2005 when Phil Mickelson with his -4 under par managed to land the victory by just a one stroke margin of Thomas Bjorn and Steve Elkington. Form seems an important indicator for picking out a winner because seven of the ten previous PGA Championship winners had previously put a top ten finish on the board. Three of the last ten had won the event previously. Things between age groups of 20’s and 30’s are evenly split over the last ten editions, five each. Which means that no player actually over the age of 37 has won the US PGA Championship in the last ten years. So as we hinted at above, the most likely winner is going to be on the more youthful side of things as opposed to looking for an experienced veteran to come through. Six of the last ten winners of the tournament have been in the world's top five at the time and nine of the last ten US PGA winners had managed a top ten finish in one of their previous two starts before the tournament. The most wins of the PGA Championship have been by Jack Nicklaus and Walter Hagen, both posting five victories at the tournament. Nicholas incidentally holds the record for the most runner up finishes as well, with four. The biggest winning margin in the PGA Championship since it switched to stroke payer, was Rory McIlroy’s eight stroke win in 2012 while David Toms holds a record of 265 for the lowest 72 hole score (which is actually the lowest ever scored in any major championship). Tiger Woods is the only man to have ever won back to back US PGA Championship titles.

PGA Championship 2016 Golf Betting Predictions

Would fully get behind Sergio Garcia at a quote of 13/2 to land a top five finishes at the event. The stats are kind of with him here to have a charge at the title. Phil Mickelson, the last man to win here is probably worth a flutter as well at 4/1 but he had a big, gruelling effort in The Open recently which may have taken something out of him. As for our outright winner tip, that would have to be Dustin Johnson. He ticks all the boxes to come through and grind his way on a grinding course to victory.
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The Open Championship 2016 Golf Betting Preview & Winner Odds

Golf Betting
Royal Troon is the setting for The Open Championship 2016 golf which will hit its 145th editions this year. The tournament starts on July 14th and wraps itself up on the 17th at the famous Ayrshire golf club in Scotland. This will be the ninth edition of The Open Championship to be held at the Royal Troon Golf Club. The last time the tournament was held there it was Todd Hamilton who walked away with the title, which was back in 2004. As for the current Open Championship holder, that will be Zach Johnson who landed a victory in a four hole play off against Marc Leishman and Louis Oosthuizen at St Andrew's last year. The course will play, as it did in 2004 over 7,175 years for a par 71. Johnson is running at 50/1 to go out and defend his title and not too surprisingly there are some familiar faces at the head of the market. Jason Day and Rory McIlroy are running as joint 15/2 favourites at online betting site Bet365 in The Open Championship 2016 Golf Betting, followed by Jordan Spieth at 8/1. The Open Championship 2016 Golf Infographic Those are the only three players in the field who are coming in at under double figures, with Dustin Johnson sat at 12/1 and then rest of the  20/1 or bigger. John was the winning of the US Open 2016 after having survived a controversial ruling when officials intervened and it was England's Danny Willett who surprisingly walked off with the Masters 2016 title. So that’s one surprise win and one not so much so far in the 2016 Majors. What’s next on the cards? Rory McIlroy hasn’t won a Major since the 2014 PGA Championship and missed the cut at the US Open 2016. In three of his last four Majors (having made the cut) he has landed a top ten finish and that will be a decent way to look at backing him for The Open. He won the tournament back in 2014 but missed out on title defence last year because of injury. On the back of his T10 at the Masters earlier in the year and a recent fight back from a poor start at the French Open, he has the resilience more than anything, to stick a top ten finish. Jason Day carded a T4 at The Open Championship last year, part of the hot streak of Majors form that he is in. He has come home in the top ten now in each of his last five Majors entered, which included his breakthrough win at the 2015 PGA Championship. He is going to be a force to be reckoned with of course just through his form and has been the man of the hour for some time. However, his history at The Open Championship is considerably poor compared to that of the other Majors. Jordan Spieth saw some immense Majors form snapped with a poor T37 at the US Open this year where he never got himself going. Prior to that, the had produced two wins, two second place finishes and one T4 over a run of five Majors. That was the immense form that was expected to guide to him to more Major success this year. It hasn’t happened though and with some average form only on the PGA Tour, he has gone on the drift a little bit compared to McIlroy and Day in The Open Championship 2016 Golf Betting. So once against with the short prices, it’s well worth looking beyond them. Phil Mickelson has had his troubles at Royal Troon before and will probably be more towards the back of punter’s minds. Louis Oosthuizen is never a bad punt when stepping out onto courses like this and the South African will have some big appeal at a big 33/1 punt. You also have Brooks Koepka who bookmakers are completely split over, running anywhere from 35/1 out to 50/1 at some places. Defending champions Zach Johnson is around that 50/1 mark as well. Adam Scott and Justin Rose who are 20/1 and 25/1 respectively but don’t have the track record at The Open to pique a lot of interest, whereas Rickie Fowler may be the one to spark some interest. He hasn’t shown up at a Major for a while now, certainly having fallen a long way short of his epic 2014 season at the big four, but he has carder two top five finishes at The Open in the last five editions and while he has appeal in the Top Ten Market, may not be a bad each way punt at all. Tiger Woods has pulled out.

The Open Championship 2016 Golf Betting Odds

Jason Day 15/2 Rory McIlroy 15/2, Jordan Spieth 8/1, Dustin Johnson 12/1, Adam Scott 20/1, Sergio Garcia 20/1, Justin Rose 25/1, Rickie Fowler 25/1, BRanden Grace 28/1, Henrik Stenson 28/1, Danny Willett 39/1, Louis Oosthuizen 33/1, Brooks Koepka 35/1, 40/1 bar

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The Open Championship 2016 Golf Betting Field

There is no Tiger Woods for the tournament but there are past champions like Phil Mickelson, Ernie Els, Paul Lawrie and Darren Clarke in the field. From the betting perspective the notable past champions are Zach Johnson and Rory McIlroy the last two winners of The Open. The 2004 Winner (the last time that the tournament was held at Royal Troon) Todd Hamilton, is also expected back in the field. The top ten from last year’s tournament, and perhaps some indicator of performance are back for a shot at the tournament namely Jason Day, Sergio Garcia, Brooks Koepka, Marc Leishman, Jordan Niebrugge, Justin Rose, Adam Scott, Jordan Spieth and Danny Willett.

The Open Championship History and Stats

This is the oldest of the four golf Majors and one steeped in heritage and prestige. It sits as the third Major in the calendar year, sandwiched between The US Open and the PGA Championship. Rory McIlroy jointly holds the record for the lowest round of golf ever at The Open Championship, the 63 he carded in the first round in 2010 and that was the joint lowest round in relation to par as well posted in the history of The Open Championship 2016 Golf Betting. Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy are just two of seven players to have even gone wire to wire at The Open. Just one of the last seven editions of The Open Championship 2016 Golf have been won by a margin of more than three strokes. That was Louis Oosthuizen's epic St Andrews win in 2010 when he beat Lee Westwood by seven. There have been four play offs in the last twelve editions of the tournament and this leads you to good The Open Championship 2016 Golf Betting markets such as margin of victory and whether or not there will be a play off. There has been a play off in two of the last three editions of The Open at Royal Troon. You can also look at the winning nationality market. In the last ten editions there have been four US winners, four European and two South African victors. The last time that someone successfully defend an Open title was Padraig Harrington when he won back to back in 2007 and 2008, following Tiger Woods’ back to back wins in 2005 and 2006.

The Open Championship 2016 Golf Betting

We are looking at an each way punt on Louis Oosthuizen at 33/1, a former winner of the Major and runner up last year through a play off. He has the fit to go well in Scotland this month. The other contender would be Rickie Fowler who has some track record at the tournament, which suggests a fit if he can get out of the blocks quickly and who is due to show up at a major. Solid top ten finish punts on both too could return some value in The Open Championship 2016 Golf Betting.
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US Open 2016 Golf Betting Preview & Winner Odds

Golf Betting
The second major of the Golf calendar is underway at Oakmont Country Club in Pennsylvania. The is is the ninth time that the event has been hosted at Oakmont and the par 70 course will play just over 7,200 yards. Jordan Spieth landed the win last year in the US Open and is part of the usual faces running the head of the market at the moment of Jason Day, Jordan Spieth and Rory McIlroy. They are the star power attractions in the game at the moment and they have a tremendous amount of backing in the market, particularly Day who has landed a top ten finish in each of his last four Major tournaments. That’s form for you and he is at the head of the market at 6/1. But then Rory Mcilroy and Jordan Spieth have won the US Open in the last five editions, Spieth claiming the title last year ahead of Dustin Johnson and Louis Oosthuizen. McIlroy’s title can back in 2011 at Bethesda when he crushed Jason Day by eight strokes. McIlroy is up at 12/1 to land the title for the second time in his career, while Spieth is a 9/1 punt on the market. If you are looking at current form both in the regular Tour events and in the Majors it is easy to see why Day is heading up the market. Day’s previous record at the US Open has seen him land four top ten finishes from five previous appearances, two of those a top two finish as well. He is the force to be reckoned with at the moment and why he has been so heavily backed. It may take some stopping to catch him over the four days. Other strong contenders in the field are Dustin Johnson who is around the same mark at Rory McIlroy in the outright winner market and Bubba Watson at around the 16/1 mark. They are the only five players in the US Open 2016 golf betting to start under the 20/1 mark in the outright winner market. Then comes Phil Mickelson (who has had more runner up finishes than any other player in the history of the US Open), Adam Scott, Justin Rose, HIdeki Matsuyama and Henrik Stenson in the mid-thirties range. US Open 2016 Golf Betting Infographic

US Open 2016 Golf Betting Odds

Jason Day 13/2, Jordan Spieth 9/1, Rory McIlroy 12/1, Dustin Johnson 12/1, Bubba Watson 16/1, Phil Mickelson 28/1, Adam Scott 33/1, Justin Rose 33/1, Hideki Matsuyama 33/1, Henrik Stenson 33/1, Matt Kuchar 40/1, Sergio Garcia 40/1, Brooks Koepka 45/1.

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US Open 2016 Golf Stats

The last time that Oakmont hosted the tournament was back in 2007 when Argentina’s Angel Cabrera came through the field to win the event by just the one stroke. The time prior to that Ernie Els triumphed in 1994 at the course in a play off and in 1983 Larry Nelson won by one stroke. So you probably aren't looking at a big margin of victory in US Open 2016 Golf Betting. The Winning Margin market is going to be offering odds of around 2/1 on there being a winner just the one stroke and 7/2 on the 2 stroke option. You have around 13/5 on a play off victory being nailed. In the last twelve editions of the US Open, all but two of them have been settled by a winning margin of two strokes or less. The two exceptions in that sequence (which only produced one play off which Tiger Woods won in 2008 over Rocco Mediate) was 8 stroke victories for Martin Kaymer in 2014 and that 2011 victory for Rory McIlroy. So big wins are very, very rare in the US Open, the largest ever being posted by Tiger Woods with his 15 stroke triumph in 2000 (which is also the all time record for all Majors). Rory McIlroy is just one of five players ever to have carded all four rounds of a US Open under par (Lee Trevino, Tony Jacklin, Lee Janzen and Curtis Strange).

US Open 2016 Golf Betting Predictions

The course is not an easy one so you will need to find a fit. When Angel Cabrera won here in the last hosting of the event, he won it with a score of five over par. Why? Because of some very thick rough, greens which run very quick and fairways that offer no margin for errors. So at the end of the day you're likely going to be looking at the winner this year not coming home under par. This is a real test for even the best players on the planet. Outside of the big four running in the field (Day, McIlroy, Spieth and John) Phil Mickelson has to have some appeal as an each way punt or at least in the top five finish placings. Not only because his numerous runner up spots at the US Open, but he is in decent form at the moment and he is right up there this season on the Tour in putting. Could this be the year he ends his wait for a career Grand Slam? Billy Horschel is coming into good form and at a massive price of 100/1 in the outright market has to be worth an each way bet. He should be a good fit for the course in sticking it on the narrow fairways and only three years ago he was a halfway leader at the US Open. Matt Kuchar is also running on some his best form again at the moment and has the steady hand to make a decent impression in the tournament. Mickelson is a 13/5 poke in the Top Ten Market with Horschel a very good 5/1 option and Kuchar at 2/1. Here's a lot more value there than just punting on the outright market in US Open 2016 Golf Betting.
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