Betting Odds To Win The 2011 US Open

The most interesting thing I found in the odds for the US Open this week are the long shots. As in fifteen hundred to one. Take a look at this: Beau Hossler, Bennet Blakeman, Brian Locke, Cheng-Tsung Pan, Christo Greyling, John Ellis, Michael Tobiason Jr. and Ty Tryon are all 1500/1 underdogs.

I’ve at least heard of Ty Tyron.

And then there’s the crowd at 1000/1: Adam Hadwin, Adam Long, Alexandre Rocha, Andreas Harto, Andres Gonzales, Brad Benjamin, Brett Patterson, Chris Wilson, Christopher Deforest,
David Chung, David May, Elliot Gealy, Geoffrey Sisk, Jesse Hutchins, Joey Lamielle, Matthew Edwards, Matthew Richardson, Michael Barbosa, Michael Smith, Robert Dinwiddie, Russell Henley, Scott Barr, Scott Pinckney, Steven Irwin, Wes Heffernan and Will Wilcox.

I haven’t heard of any of these guys, but I’ve half a mind to find a bookie and drop ten bucks on one of the fifteen hundred to one players.

On the more positive side, Lee Westwood is the favorite at 11/1, followed closely by Luke Donald at 12/1. Phil Mickelson—my personal favorite because I think he’s due—is at 14/1. Rory McIlroy is at 16/1. He’s not going to win, so forget it. But Dustin Johnson—who nearly won two majors last year—is there at 25/1 along with a pile of other guys: Hunter Mahan, Martin Kaymer, Matt Kuchar, Nick Watney and Steve Stricker.

My fondness for Phil aside, I think the ultimate winner will come out of that 25/1 crowd.

The complete betting odds for the 2011 US Open are below, courtesy of Bodog, the world’s largest betting destination.

Player Odds
Lee Westwood  11/1  
Luke Donald  12/1  
Phil Mickelson  14/1  
Rory McIlroy  16/1  
Dustin Johnson  25/1  
Hunter Mahan  25/1  
Martin Kaymer  25/1  
Matt Kuchar  25/1  
Nick Watney  25/1  
Steve Stricker  25/1  
K.J. Choi  28/1  
Bubba Watson  40/1  
Jason Day  40/1  
Graeme McDowell  45/1  
Adam Scott  50/1  
Brandt Snedeker  50/1  
Charl Schwartzel  50/1  
David Toms  50/1  
Ian Poulter  50/1  
Jim Furyk  50/1  
Padraig Harrington  50/1  
Retief Goosen  50/1  
Robert Karlsson  50/1  
Aaron Baddeley  66/1  
Angel Cabrera  66/1  
Ernie Els  66/1  
Francesco Molinari  66/1  
Geoff Ogilvy  66/1  
Justin Rose  66/1  
Lucas Glover  66/1  
Matteo Manassero  66/1  
Paul Casey  66/1  
Rickie Fowler  66/1  
Sergio Garcia  66/1  
Zach Johnson  66/1  
Alvaro Quiros  80/1  
Bill Haas  80/1  
Camilo Villegas  80/1  
Gary Woodland  80/1  
Jonathan Byrd  80/1  
Ryan Moore  80/1  
Stewart Cink  80/1  
Anthony Kim  100/1  
Martin Laird  100/1  
Robert Allenby  100/1  
Rory Sabbatini  100/1  
Webb Simpson  100/1  
Y-E Yang  100/1  
Ben Crane  125/1  
Bo Van Pelt  125/1  
Chad Campbell  125/1  
Edoardo Molinari  125/1  
Jeff Overton  125/1  
Louis Oosthuizen  125/1  
Mark Wilson  125/1  
Miguel Angel Jimenez  125/1  
Peter Hanson  125/1  
Ryan Palmer  125/1  
Trevor Immelman  125/1  
Alexander Noren  150/1  
Charley Hoffman  150/1  
Davis Love III  150/1  
Kevin Na  150/1  
Seung-yul Noh  150/1  
Anders Hansen  175/1  
Brandt Jobe  175/1  
Chez Reavie  175/1  
D-A Points  175/1  
Greg Chalmers  175/1  
Gregory Havret  175/1  
Johan Edfors  175/1  
Kevin Streelman  175/1  
Marc Leishman  175/1  
Nicolas Colsaerts  175/1  
Ryo Ishikawa  175/1  
Shane Lowry  175/1  
Harrison Frazar  200/1  
Henrik Stenson  200/1  
Kyung-Tae Kim  200/1  
Robert Rock  200/1  
Stephen Gallacher  200/1  
Tim Petrovic  200/1  
Briny Baird  400/1  
David Howell  400/1  
Hiroyuki Fujita  400/1  
Kevin Chappell  400/1  
Maarten Lafeber  400/1  
Scott Piercy  400/1  
Thomas Levet  400/1  
Do-Hoon Kim  500/1  
Fred Funk  500/1  
Justin Hicks  500/1  
Kenichi Kuboya  500/1  
Kirk Triplett  500/1  
Marc Turnesa  500/1  
Michael Campbell  500/1  
Michael Putnam  500/1  
Sam Saunders  500/1  
Scott Hend  500/1  
Sunghoon Kang  500/1  
Todd Hamilton  500/1  
Bubba Dickerson  750/1  
Chris WIlliams  750/1  
Jon Mills  750/1  
Marcel Siem  750/1  
Peter Uihlein  750/1  
Adam Hadwin  1000/1  
Adam Long  1000/1  
Alexandre Rocha  1000/1  
Andreas Harto  1000/1  
Andres Gonzales  1000/1  
Brad Benjamin  1000/1  
Brett Patterson  1000/1  
Chris Wilson  1000/1  
Christopher Deforest  1000/1  
David Chung  1000/1  
David May  1000/1  
Elliot Gealy  1000/1  
Geoffrey Sisk  1000/1  
Jesse Hutchins  1000/1  
Joey Lamielle  1000/1  
Matthew Edwards  1000/1  
Matthew Richardson  1000/1  
Michael Barbosa  1000/1  
Michael Smith  1000/1  
Robert Dinwiddie  1000/1  
Russell Henley  1000/1  
Scott Barr  1000/1  
Scott Pinckney  1000/1  
Steven Irwin  1000/1  
Wes Heffernan  1000/1  
Will Wilcox  1000/1  
Beau Hossler  1500/1  
Bennet Blakeman  1500/1  
Brian Locke  1500/1  
Cheng-Tsung Pan  1500/1  
Christo Greyling  1500/1  
John Ellis  1500/1  
Michael Tobiason Jr.  1500/1  
Ty Tryon  1500/1  

1 thought on “Betting Odds To Win The 2011 US Open”

  1. Here are my fantasy picks-
    Phil, Luke, Bubba, Rory McIllroy, Adam Scott, Byrd, Padraig, YE

    I did some shuffling, I had Graeme and Brandt in there instead of Scott and Byrd, but then I remembered that Steve Williams is going to be on Scott’s bag for the Open – that combined with the granny putter, something could happen.  So I had to do a little shuffling to get Scott in there under my $20m cap.  Brandt and Graeme I think are my longer shots, outside of YE Yang, but Yang is cheap like Padraig – both are bargains, with better odds than their salaries would show.

    G-Mac and Brandt, they are who I would want to win outside of Phil, but honestly their salaries are a little high for what I think their chances are – But then again, both are cheaper than Ben Crane, so I don’t even know what to make of that.  Phil is way overpriced, but I am still going with him – and by Saturday, his salary is so high I can drop him and almost pick up anyone – only Sticker, Else, Johnson, Furyk and Kutcher will be out of my reach.


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