Rory McIlroy

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Alfred Dunhill Links Championship 2017 Golf Winner Odds & Preview

Golf Betting
This is the last event on the European Tour for the year as the popular pro-am tees off. This is a hugely popular tournament which is once again played across three venues. There is the Old Course at St Andrews, Carnoustie and Kingsbarns and it is a fascinating spectacle. A pro player is paired up with an amateur partner, and they play one round of each course over the first three days of the tournament and then the top sixty players after all that go off again on Sunday back at St Andrew's. There will be a different test over the different courses and the star attraction at the tournament is Rory McIlroy which is a huge attraction and coup for the event. He is the 6/1 outright favourite at Boylesports to win the tournament and not only is he the only player going into the tournament in single figures, at 5/1 he is the only one that is shorter than 20/1. He will probably want to go out with some kind of splash here as this is his final tournament of the year according to him.

Alfred Dunhill Links Championship 2017 Golf Winner Odds

Rory McIlroy 5/1, Shane Lowry 20/1, Tyrrell Hatton 20/1, Tommy Fleetwood 20/1, Branden Grace 20/1, Matthew Fitzpatrick 22/1, Paul Dunne 28/1, Chris Wood 28/1, Lee Westwood 28/1, Thorbjorn Olesen 40/1, Martin Kaymer 40/1, Lucas Bjerregaard 40/1, bar 45/1 McIlroy put in a good shift at the British Masters to finish second as he was just held off byPaul Dunne. That was the best performance in a while that we have seen from McIlroy whose year has been troubled greatly by injury. That’s why he has planned to finish the season early to get himself fit and strong for next year. However, at such a short price and with him taking on Carnoustie, the tightest of the course and with bad weather expected on the opening day, he is well worth swerving. The Northern Ireland star does have three top two finishes in his last three attempts at the tournament. The tournament is so hard to predict and that makes it fun as there have been huge priced winners recently, as many as there has been favourites coming through the field. Shane Lowry is trading at 20/1 with Boylesports and much better value therefore in the outright market. He has performed well in the tournament before and he has come home inside the top-twenty in each of his last four trips to the Pro-Am so that’s firm consistency. Last week he booked himself a top ten finish at the British Masters and so is carrying current form too. Tommy Fleetwood at 20/1 as well is also running with some appeal. He has some strong form at the Alfred Dunhill too with three top five and five top fifteen finishes in his last six visits there. Tyrrell Hatton goes back as the reigning champion after coming from nowhere last season to claim the title. Richard Sterne is an appealing 55/1 each way punt at Boylesports because he has two top ten finishes in his last two attempts at the tournament, which includes his second-place finish last season. Looking for even bigger value? Joakim Lagergren has finished fourth in each of the last two tournaments and at 90/1 is worth a little flutter on the back of that. Martin Kaymer has a bit of a record at the Alfred Dunhill after a sixth place finish last season. He was a winner of the tournament back in 2010 after finishing second the previous year and that could have been better but he did have a slow start. Thorbjorn Olesen has a first and a second place in his last five runs at the tournament as well and at 40/1 is appealing.

Predictions

It is worth skipping over Mcilroy on the toughest course and with the weather not being on his side for his opening round. His form last week was in good weather conditions and he may not get that this week. Lowry is stacks of value as he should go in as one of the best players in form at the moment and with a good run of form at the Alfred Dunhill too, while Tommy Fleetwood has enough to pull himself into contention at the tournament.
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British Masters 2017 Golf Winner Odds & Preview

Matthew Fitzpatrick (ENG)
The British Masters takes centre stage this week in Newcastle over The Colt Course at Close House. The course was only opened in 2011 with Lee Westwood part of the design team which created the Northumberland course. This is the last event in England for the 2017 European Tour season and there is a strong field heading to Tyneside to battle it out as well. The two star attractions arriving on Tyneside are Rory McIlroy and Sergio Garcia and they are the two shortest priced options in the outright market. They are the only players in the entire British Masters field who are trading in single figures with McIlroy at 7/1 and Garcia at 8/1. However, punters will probably be looking at this and considering a pass on both of them. That is because injuries have been bothering both of them and has had an effect on their output. McIlroy has not won for 12 months now and will be heading off to take a break from the game so that he can get back strong for a better 2018. He is running out of chances to avoid producing his first winless season for the first time in nearly ten years. Garcia has managed only the one top five finish since getting his hands on the Masters back in April, the Spaniard's season having been disrupted by injury.

British Masters Odds

Rory McIlroy 7/1, Sergio Garcia 8/1, Alex Noren 14/1, Matthew Fitzpatrick 22/1, Bernd Wiesberger 22/1, Shane Lowry 25/1, Lee Westwood 25/1, Ian Poulter 28/1, Tyrrell Hatton 33/1, Chris Wood 40/1, Eddie Pepperell 40/1, David Lingmerth 40/1, Martin Kaymer 40/1, bar 50/1 But Garcia does look better value than McIlroy because he has consistency and has two top-fifteen finishes in his last two outings. The Colt Course will demand plenty of long-accuracy and so some solid consistency is going to key over the four days. Matthew Fitzpatrick looks to be a pretty good fit for this one at a price of 22/1 and he won his last outing on the European Tour as well. Not only that, he has previously won the British Masters as well. Digging down the odds a little more, Eddie Pepperell is trending very strong at the moment with a fifth and two third place finishes in his last three tournaments. He has been steaming along lately and is certainly worth an each way put you would feel at a price of 35/1 with bet365. Lee Westwood is at 20/1 after a third place finish in his last outing, and South Africa’s George Coetzee has been trending decently with back to back top ten finishes.

British Masters Odds Tips

Looking at the top ten finish market with bet365 which always carries plenty of appeal, Matthew Fitzpatrick at 13/8 and Eddie Pepperell at 3/1 are our tips for the tournament, while the latter takes a fancy at each way in the outright winner market.
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PGA Championship Betting 2017 – Golf Winner Odds & Predictions

Golf Betting
Quail Hollow is the setting of the 2017 PGA Championship, the third major of the year. This is the first time that a major has been held at the popular course and the event goes from August 10th through the 13th. The course, located in Charlotte, North Carolina is the host of the Wells Fargo Championship, so it is a course that is familiar to a lot of the players who will be turning up and having a crack at the Major. The 156 man field is set and the course is playing at par 71 over 7,600 yards. Much of the course remains the same but there have been some slight changes with some new hold, such as the first and second being combined for one hole and the old fifth hole being split into two. New turf on the greens has been added too. This is the 99th edition of the PGA Championship and returning as champion is Jimmy Walker after his celebrated success last year. The tournament was actually first a match play event, but in 1958 turned to a stroke play contest. It is a tournament which has been totally dominated by US winners. Since the very first PGA Championships, the USA has produced 56 different winners for a total of 78 wins. The next most successful nation is Australia with five different players having won the event. Not too surprising then you will find a heavy clutch of American players at the head of the betting market for the tournament, and their charge is being led by Jordan Spieth, who stormed his way recently to The Open title at Royal Birkdale. Along with the formidable Dustin Johnson and Rickie Fowler right up there in the market at under-twenties, you are looking at a price of even money at Sky bet on an American being the Winning Nationality at the PGA Championship 2017.

PGA Championship Golf Winner Odds

PlayerBetting Odds
Rory McIlroy13/2
Jordan Spieth9/1
Hideki Matsuyama11/1
Dustin Johnson12/1
Rickie Fowler16/1
Jon Rahm22/1
Brooks Koepka22/1
Jason Day28/1
Justin Rose35/1
Sergio Garcia40/1
Adam Scott40/1
Paul Casey40/1
Henrik Stenson40/1
Justin Thomas40/1
bar50/1
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Rory McIlroy

Despite the heavy American presence in the field, it is Rory McIlroy who is running as the favourite. He is a firm favourite of the course because he has won the Wells Fargo Championship twice and two years ago fired off a course record 61 around Quail Hollow. The fairways are a bit narrower than this year’s US Open and drivers didn’t really get a chance to unleash their weapons at Royal Birkdale. But McIlroy is such a good fit here with long accurate drives the order of the day and he has proven time and again he can handle the pressure of the Green Mile. McIlroy carries good form in with a top five at the Open and at the WGC Bridgestone. He is a strong contender for a third success at the USPGA.

Jordan Spieth

Spieth will have plenty of backers after that victory at Royal Birkdale to lift the Claret Jug. The American now has the chance to become the youngest player ever to complete the career grand slam. You would imagine that he will be in contention out in Charlotte. This is such a big moment for him and you would imagine that it would be the kind of extra pressure that could make a man buckle. But Spieth is so focused and driven that it’s hard to see him not at least going close to getting his hands on the title. Cool under pressure and in form. Top ten banker surely.

Dustin Johnson

DJ just hasn’t quite been his best since the Masters really and after his immense dominance over the first part of the year, he is just struggling to get back there. However, he is a brilliant driver of the ball with distance and accuracy and that should get him in the picture here. There really aren’t many better drivers around than him, so maybe the course will help him discover a bit of form in this one. Can't be counted out and if his driver is true to form then he could easily pull himself into the picture.

Hideki Matsuyama

With a cruise of a victory at the Bridgestone, Matsuyama fired his way to the top of the FedExCup Standings. The Japanese star has had a fantastic season with three victories on the Tour so far this year, having claimed the West Management Phoenix Open along with the HSBC Champions and that Bridgestone Invitational. He has remained under the radar pretty much though. On top of his wins, he has also landed three second place finishes this season and six other top tens. After a T2 at the US Open and a T14 at The Open, he is primed.

Rickie Fowler

Will he get there? Will he be able to land that elusive Major? Eight of the last nine PGA Championships have gone to a first-time winner and that puts Fowler in the frame. He has been in the hunt for so many titles this season and goes to Quail Hollow on the back of a top ten finish at the Bridgestone Invitational and that T5 back at the US Open in mid-June will keep his beliefs high that he can finally make a breakthrough. He can’t be far away.

Jon Rahm

He is another one looking to snap a major duck in gold. What the Spaniard has done this season is phenomenal. From a low ranked amateur, the 22 year old broke through with that win at the Farmers Insurance this year and he has carded seven top ten finishes this season. He has just slipped back in terms of results though and his missed cut at the US Open will have potentially hurt. Needs to come out swinging for some confidence, but if he finds it, he could a good top ten finish player.

Brooks Koepka

This year’s US Open winner has had a good season with six other top ten finishes. He followed up that win at the US Open with a top six at The Open and then went out last week for a T17 at the Bridgestone Invitations. That’s some strong form trending from him and he can quietly go about his business and make an impression as well.

PGA Championships 2017 Prediction

Anyone who has won the PGA Championships since 2009 aside from McIlroy has done so by one stroke only or in a play off. So if it’s not him then you can expect a title battle with that trend going on. There is a temptation to avoid McIlroy as strong as he is supposed to go here. That whole McIlroy/Spieth dynamic is huge heading into Quail Hollow but there is some appeal down the field in Charley Hoffman at a big 55/1 each way punt with Coral. He’s carrying some form with a second at the RBC Canadian Open and a third at the Bridgestone Invitational in his last two outings and he went well at the US Open too. He will be our each way shot and the as a winner, Matsuyama or Fowler has to have big appeal right now. Over the past 40 years, the PGA has produced more first time major winners than the other three.
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The Open Championship Betting 2017 – Golf Winner Odds & Predictions (British Open)

Golf Betting
The 146th edition of The Open will be contested later this week as once again Royal Birkdale hosts the Major. This is the 10th time that the course has played host to the British Open, making it the joint-most used venue for the tournament. The last time it was held at Royal Birkdale was back in 2008 when Padraig Harrington managed to successfully defend the title that he had won in 2007 at Carnoustie. But not since Nick Faldo’s triumph back in 1990 has an Englishman managed to win their home Major and no Englishman has ever won it at Royal Birkdale. But with Justin Rose and Tommy Fleetwood both trading well in The Open 2017 betting market at 18/1 and 22/1 at Sky Bet respectively, will we see a home winner? Up at the head of the market, the bookmakers are having a hard time spitting American trio Dustin Johnson, Jordan Spieth and Rickie Fowler who are all at 14/1 with Sky Bet. This is the third major Major of the season with Sergio Garcia having collected The Masters and Brooks Koepka having swept his way to the US Open title. So it’s all eyes now on Royal Birkdale. Who will come out on top at the Southport course, which is flatter than most?

The Open Championship Betting 2017 Odds

Dustin Johnson 14/1, Jordan Spieth 14/1, Rickie Fowler 14/1, Jon Rahm 16/1, Sergio Garcia 16/1, Rory McIlroy 18/1, Justin Rose 18/1, Hideki Matsuyama 20/1, Tommy Fleetwood 22/1, Henrik Stenson 25/1, Adam Scott 28/1, Jason Day 30/1, Brooks Koepka 30/1, Paul Casey 35/1, bar 50/1.

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The Open Championship Preview

So this should be a really competitive open and what makes it more interesting is that some of the big guns in the field are not running in hot form at the moment. Neither Dustin Johnson or Rory McIlroy are exactly firing on all cylinders at the moment ahead of this links challenge. So that should afford punters the chance to look a little deeper into the field at Royal Birkdale and here we preview some of the main contenders and dark horse challengers for the tournament.

Dustin Johnson 14/1

DJ has gone and missed the last two cuts this season so he has just tripped out of form. But of course, because of the strong season that he has had overall, it won’t stop punters having a wager on him. Johnston does have eight top-ten finishes in the last four years of Majors and he ran home for a ninth place finish twelve months ago at The Open. That is one of three top ten finishes in his last six attempts but only one in his last four. His best finish at The Open was T2 back in 2011. This will be Johnson's first outing since June as well, so while that’s been a good rest period, will he have been missing out on posting current form?

Jordan Spieth 14/1

What will attract more interesting back on Spieth is his recent win at River Highlands for the Travelers Championship. That was his second win of the season after claiming the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro Am back in early February. So that sees a bit of a return to form for him and will boost his confidence ahead of this one. Spieth's best finish at The Open was a T4 back in 2014 but other than that, he hasn’t been in the top 25 in any of his three other visits and was T30 last year. His current form suggests he is getting back though after two missed cuts he has two top-two finishes, a top 20 and T35 in his last four outings.

Rickie Fowler 14/1

Flower, unlike Johnson and McIlroy, is holding from pretty well at the moment. The links challenge won’t phase him as he is one of the better players over them. His current form is there with a top six in three of his last four starts and one of those was a T5 at the US Open. he seems to be getting closer and closer to landing that elusive Major and shouldn’t be ignored in The Open 2017 golf betting at Sky Bet. Fowler has two top five finishes at The Open in his career, his best being a T2 in 2014. Can he find an extra edge to build on that T5 at Erin Hills? He was T11 at The Masters this year and should be in the frame.

Sergio Garcia 16/1

Why wouldn’t the Spaniard be full of confidence heading into this one? He will turn up on Merseyside looking to win his second Major of the year after having won The Masters. With the two most successful Majors for Europeans being this one at The Masters then he could line up well here. Garcia has recorded ten top-ten finishes at The Open in his career and so nearly won it back in 2007 at Carnoustie, but he missed a put on the final green and then went on to lose against Padraig Harrington in a play off. That is one of two runners up places he has claimed at The Open. He has come home in the top six in each of his last three appearances at The Open and he has five top ten finishes in the last four years of Majors. He has to play his way into contention here.

Jon Rahm 16/1

Another tempting proposition for The Open 2017. His form at the Irish Open to win by six strokes was fantastic and he showed all the mettle and nerve for the big occasion on Sunday there. So he will have plenty of backing in the action at Royal Birkdale. He has continued to look impressive and as long as he can hold his nerve for the big occasion, he can make quite a splash. There’s no reason he can’t come through such a competitive field.

Rory McIlroy 18/1

After a missed cut at the Scottish Open, McIlroy's struggles continued a bit. He is without a win on the PGA Tour this season and with a missed cut at the US Open to boot, then punters will be a bit cautious about backing him at these odds. Obviously, he has it in him to pull it all together but in a strong field, it may be worth skipping over him. He has more top ten finishes in the last four years of Majors than any other player and is going to be short value at 15/8 for a top ten finish at The Open, which is actually more appealing than backing him outright. There is of course, with there is, of course, the coverage from Sky Bet on ten places for each way betting. McIlroy is a winner of The Open, taking the title in 2014 and carded a T5 last year.

Justin Rose 18/1

Like Fowler, Rose should go well on the links at Royal Birkdale. After competing with Garcia for The Masters and he carries a little form from a top five finish in Ireland recently. That was his only outing since the US Open where he missed the cut. His record at The Open isn’t fantastic but a T6 in 2015 will raise some interest for this challenge. He is in decent form and out of the leading pack he has as good of a chance as any of them. Rose has the fourth lowest average position in the last four years of Majors. A decent each way punt.

Tommy Fleetwood 22/1

What a time Tommy Fleetwood is having at the moment. This is his home tournament in his hometown of Southport so will be looking forward to this. He has gone with four straight top ten finishes for his current form and that’s on both sides of the pond and a recent win in France has raised his stock further. He is just going so well at the moment it’s hard not to have a flutter on him to come good in this open field. He has missed the cut in his three previous British Open challenges. Should go way better than that though.

Henrik Stenson 25/1

Stenson is the reigning champion at The Open and that is part of a decent track record at The Open. He has four top three finishes in his last eight appearances at The Open, so there is no reason why he can’t get back in the mix again for this one. That having been said, he announced in an interview this week that he pretty much dismissed his own chances of retaining his title. At the Scottish Open, he put up six birdies in his nine holes on the final round, but then bogeyed two of the last four. If he can cut out that inconsistency, his scoring is strong enough to contend.

Dark Horses

Ian Poulter, who has survived a lot this year, having almost lost his playing right in the USA and having had to go through qualification to get his chance to play at Royal Birkdale frankly just has nothing to lose and he likes playing on the edge. He has kept his PGA Tour card and he was leading after three rounds of the Scottish Open. Poulter is 13/2 at Sky Bet for a top ten finish. Note that none of the previous winners of The Open at Royal Birkdale have been over 100/1 and Poulter comes in under at 75/1. A decent links player is Thorbjorn Olesen who is out at a massive 200/1 to win if you do want to look as some big opening odds, and at least that offers each way value. He’s inconsistent but can deliver on the links.
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Boylesports Irish Open Free Bet and 7 Places Golf betting

Boylesports
With the build-up to The Open continuing, the important Irish Open is being contested this week and the tournament has a headline star in attendance with Rory McIlroy turning up at the event once again. McIlroy is heavy 13/2 odds on favourite for the tournament at Boylesports and he is the reigning champion after triumphing by three strokes at The K Club last year. The tournament moves on to Portstewart in Londonderry for this one and former winner Shane Lowry is in there at a price of 30/1, while the closest contender to McIlroy's supremacy in the betting market is Hideki Matsuyama at 10/1. Tommy Fleetwood, fresh off his Tour victory at the French Open will have appeal to punters as well.

Irish Open 7 Places

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Money Back if 2nd or 3rd

On top of the extra places that Boylesports are giving out, they will refund lost stakes on the outright winner market if your selection comes home second or third. This does include ties so you are well covered through this great offer and it applies to bets placed prior to the start of the tournament on the outright winner market only.

Irish Open £2 for 2

There is more as well though, because if you bet £20 or more on pre-tournament outright and receive a £2 free bet from Boylesports every time your player scores a 2 in the Irish Open. Applies to win singles only, singles in multi-bets will not qualify. Only one qualifying bet per customer (first bet placed on pre-tournament outright) and cashed out bets will not qualify. Please note that the maximum combined free bet refund on this event from the Money Back if 2nd or 3rd and Bet £20, Get £2 offer, is at £20 per customer. The offers are open to both new and existing customers and if you need to sign up, place a bet of £10 or more at odds of EVENS (2.0) or greater, and receive £30 in FREE BETS as a welcome bonus.
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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

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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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Ladbrokes offer Bet £20, Get £5 Free Bet Each Day at US Open 2017

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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

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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

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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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