US Open (Thursday 15th June to Sunday 18th June)
Justin Rose obliged for us last week with a place in the Canadian Open at 18/1, so a profitable return for those who followed our free selections.
The third Major of the golf calendar takes place this week and the Los Angeles Country Club will be entertaining the best golfers in the world. One major note is that they will have very little prior knowledge of this course making it an intriguing betting heat.
As a result, this year’s US Open is expected to be a tough one for all the players and low scoring isn’t likely to be the way this tournament is going to play out. A tough course means it’s most likely to be the best in the world that are able to adapt their game, with great short game accuracy, along with expert putting when it matters most.
Matt Fitzpatrick will aim to defend his title at 35/1 with Bet Victor and he is quite capable of being in the mix at the business end of the tournament having run into some decent form coming into this Major.
Unsurprisingly its Scottie Scheffler at 7/1 with Betfred at the top of the betting, who took a week off after his 3rd place finish in the Memorial Tournament and is in excellent form. Prior to this 3rd place finish, Scheffler was 3rd in Charles Schwab challenge, then 2nd in the PGA Championship. If you are looking at any golfer to be able to cope with this type of course, it’s Scheffler.
John Rahm, Masters winner is 10/1 with Betfred. He comes into this tournament fresher than most and this could be a huge factor come the final round of the event.
Brooks Koepka, 12/1 with Bet Victor, is another player who is highly likely to be involved at the later stages of the tournament, given his super strong Major form, which includes the PGA Championship win a few months ago, performing extremely well in the final round to fend off all the late challengers.
A notable mention goes to Victor Hovland, who won the Memorial Tournament two weeks ago, after a super final round and a play-off win. Hovland is another big tournament player, oozes class and consistency and at 18/1 with Bet Victor is another to watch and see how he performs in the opening two rounds as, if he is within striking distance, the young talent will be as dangerous as anyone.
Best Each-Way Odds
Looking at the best each-way odds in the market, we have 1/5 the odds 12 places with Betfair and Coral, 1/5 the odds 10 places with Ladbrokes and 1/5 the odds 8 places generally with Paddy Power, William Hill, SkyBet and Boylesports.
All bets are recommended each-way
Scottie Scheffler at 6/1 with bet365 (1/5 the odds, 8 places) – 1.5pts e/w
Our main pick is Scottie Scheffler. Given his superb performances this year – he is always in the top 10 when it matters – and his last few tournaments, Scheffler can be trusted to come good when it’s moving day. After a few 2nd and 3rd place finishes, now is the time for Scheffler grab that win and, with the consistency he is showing, it’s surprising we are seeing 7/1 and not a few points shorter.
Brookes Koepka at 11/1 with Betfred (1/5 the odds, 8 places) – 1pt e/w
Our second pick is PGA Tour Championship winner Brooks Koepka. Off the back of the PGA Championship Major win, Koepka can follow up with another big trophy this week. These tough courses can suit the most experienced as four tough rounds of golf will test the mind as well as the body, thus the cream will rise to the top and Koepka can be the one to shine brightest.