Now that Tiger has withdrawn, I thought it would be interesting to revisit the odds for the 2011 US Open. In the absence of the striped one, Lee Westwood emerged as the bettor’s favorite, at 10/1. He’s closely followed by World #1 Luke Donald, and The Man Who Would Be King, Phil Mickelson. Rory McIlroy (16/1), Martin Kaymer (20/1), Dustin Johnson and Steve Stricker (22/1); Hunter Mahan and Matt Kuchar (25/1) and Graeme McDowell and Nick Watney (28/1) round out the top of the field.
Phil’s game has been looking more positive these days, and I should think that no one would want to win the US Open more. Anyone, that is, other than Lee Westwood, who needs a Major Championship to get the monkey off his back. Without one, he’s the guy who backed into the World #1 position by winning the Greater Southeaster Asia Polo Club Pro Am. Or Dustin Johnson, who would like to shed the cross of “Gave Away Two Majors.” Or Rory McIlroy, who’d like to not be perpetually labeled as a final round choke artist. Or Graeme McDowell, who’d like to prove that last year wasn’t a fluke. Or Matt Kuchar, Mr. Close But No Cigar. Or… Or…
Hey. Who doesn’t want to win the US Open? (Hint: his initials are VS).
For the complete odds, see the list below.
|Miguel Angel Jimenez||100/1|
|Bo Van Pelt||125/1|