Betting Odds To Win The US Open - June 3, 2013

Even with his colossal meltdown at The Memorial this past weekend, I am not surprised that Tiger Woods is the bettors favorite to win the 2013 US Open at 7/2, although that effectively says he has a 20% chance to win. Tiger has won. Tiger has, after all, won four times this year, while placing fourth in the Masters.

What I can’t understand, however, is that Rory McIlroy is the second favorite at 16/1. Rory has done nothing this year that would make me believe he is ready to win a tournament that bills itself as the toughest test in golf. Not that he doesn’t have the skills. He does. He has not, however, shown them thus far this year.

Adam Scott is in third at 20/1, based largely, I am sure, on the strength of his win at Augusta. He tied for thirteenth this past weekend at The Memorial, and from the highlights I saw, was playing some pretty good golf.

Then there’s The Memorial Winner, Matt Kuchar. Here, I think, is a really solid pick: Two premier wins (WGC Match Play, The Memorial), six top tens and nine top 25s, while making 14 of 14 cuts. Aside from Woods and Brandt Snedeker, no one has played as well this year.

Speaking of Brant Snedeker … the hottest player in golf in the first month of the season is at 25/1. Snedeker started the season in stellar fashion, winning at Pebble Beach, placing second at the Waste Management and Farmers Insurance Opens, and third at the wind-plagued Tournament of Champions. He has six top tens and seven top 25s.

But. And this is a huge but. Snedeker has been suffering through a bizarre injury bug: a condition known as Low Bone Turnover. What happens is that his bones do not replace older, more brittle bone material with newer, denser cells. Thus, the recurring rib injuries. He’s on medication now, but it makes one wonder how much he’s been able to practice.

Other betters picks at 25/1 are Graeme McDowell, Justin Rose and Phil Mickelson. At one level, I think the window might have closed for Phil, but .. And here’s another huge but: Merion is comparably short and from all accounts places a premium on short game wizardry. If Phil can keep the driver in the bag and conjur up some wedge and putter magic, this just might be his chance.

The rest of the odds are below, courtesy of Bovada.LV:

Betting Odds To Win The US Open 2013
Player Odds
Tiger Woods 7/2
Rory McIlroy 16/1
Adam Scott 20/1
Matt Kuchar 22/1
Brandt Snedeker 25/1
Graeme McDowell 25/1
Justin Rose 25/1
Phil Mickelson 25/1
Charl Schwartzel 28/1
Lee Westwood 28/1
Luke Donald 28/1
Dustin Johnson 33/1
Jason Day 33/1
Jason Dufner 33/1
Sergio Garcia 33/1
Hunter Mahan 40/1
Jim Furyk 40/1
Keegan Bradley 40/1
Louis Oosthuizen 40/1
Steve Stricker 40/1
Rickie Fowler 50/1
Webb Simpson 50/1
Henrik Stenson 55/1
Nick Watney 55/1
Bill Haas 66/1
Bubba Watson 66/1
Ian Poulter 66/1
Martin Kaymer 66/1
Matteo Manassero 66/1
Thorbjørn Olesen 66/1
Zach Johnson 66/1
Angel Cabrera 70/1
Ernie Els 70/1
Padraig Harrington 70/1
Tim Clark 75/1
Bo Van Pelt 80/1
Geoff Ogilvy 80/1
Nicolas Colsaerts 80/1
Peter Hanson 80/1
Fredrik Jacobson 90/1
K.J. Choi 90/1
Charles Howell III 100/1
Francesco Molinari 100/1
Kyle Stanley 100/1
Martin Laird 100/1
Stewart Cink 100/1
Aaron Baddeley 125/1
Ben Crane 125/1
George Coetzee 125/1
Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano 125/1
John Senden 125/1
Russell Henley 125/1
Ryan Moore 125/1
Scott Piercy 125/1
Branden Grace 150/1
Carl Pettersson 150/1
D.A. Points 150/1
David Lynn 150/1
David Toms 150/1
Davis Love III 150/1
Kevin Na 150/1
Lucas Glover 150/1
Miguel Angel Jimenez 150/1
Retief Goosen 150/1
Richard Sterne 150/1
Robert Garrigus 150/1
Thomas Bjorn 150/1
Trevor Immelman 150/1
Vijay Singh 150/1
Y.E. Yang 150/1
Alexander Noren 200/1
Anders Hansen 200/1
Jamie Donaldson 200/1
Peter Lawrie 200/1
Charlie Wi 250/1

1 thought on “Betting Odds To Win The US Open - June 3, 2013”

  1. I agree, I can’t see how Rory based on form would be second favourite. For mine Tiger would be favourite followed by Matt Kuchar and then Adam Scott.

    I picked Brandt Snedeker to win a major this year but I also wonder how this injury is going to hamper his play. Hopefully he can find a way to play through it and bring his best to the golf course.


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