The 114th US Open takes place from the 12th to 15th June at Pinehurst as Justin Rose looks to defend his title against a field of incredible class despite the absence through injury of Tiger Woods.
Pinehurst is a tough yet fair challenge where long, straight hitting is essential at the 7,562 yard par 70 track in North Carolina. The leading contenders for the outright winner market are the usual suspects, with Rory McIlroy the bookies’ favourite at betting odds of 10/1 with most firms, Adam Scott, the world number one, at 12/1 with Bet365, Phil Mickleson at 18/1 on the betting exchanges and Bubba Watson at 22/1, again with Bet365.
Watson won at Augusta earlier in the year and hits the ball a long, long way and given he finished third at the Memorial recently, his fifth top three of the season, he has to be respected. The likeable Floridian’s best finish at the US Open is a tie for fifth back in 2007 but two US Masters titles in the last three seasons are indicative of the improvement in his game and we think he is worth an each way punt in the outright winner market, especially with many bookies offering enhanced terms.
With our betting tips we like to offer up something at longer odds too and the US Open with its history of leftfield winners is great for that. Victor Dubuisson should really like Pinehurst No. 2 and the Frenchman has really impressed us this year. At 20 in the world rankings and with a tie for second in his last outing, odds of 100/1 in the outright winner market with Sky Bet are just too big to turn down.Google+