We are now just days away from the start of the 2015 US Open at the Chambers Bay course in Washington, which means it’s time to look at which players might be worth teeing off on for a little golf betting action.
If you haven’t heard anything about this relatively new course, the one thing you should know is that it is a links style course by the waters of Puget Sound. That means it may play into the hands of European players who are more accustomed to regularly playing those types of courses across Scotland, England, and Ireland. With that in mind, it’s no real surprise that Rory McIlroy is considered the favorite to post the lowest score by the time all is said and done. The world number 1 has not really been on top of his game of late, but he does tend to get it together when the majors come around.
Taking a Look at the 2015 U.S. Open Preview and Golf Betting Favorites
Predicted Golf Betting Picks for the US Open
21-year old Jordan Spieth became a household name when he won the Masters a couple of months back, and h is rounding back into form at just the right time. He did not play particularly well right after his big win, but much of that is probably down to the fact that the demands on his time were probably a whole lot greater than he is used to. Spieth is number 2 in the world right now, and could take that top spot with a win this weekend.
One player to keep an eye on at the US Open is Dustin Johnson, as this course may well suit his style of play. The fescue grass fairways are expected to be very firm, which means long driver will be able to bomb the ball down the wide open spaces. Johnson leads the PGA in driving distance, and can be in a great position on every hole if he can be long and accurate. The greens on this course are huge, but require a high level of accuracy to get anywhere near the pin from the fairway. A long drive can make the task of getting it close a whole lot easier.
Those are the guys that are likely to be getting most of the money, but you also can’t count out Justin Rose, Adam Scott, or Phil Mickelson. Lefty in particular has a lot to play for, as he will be looking to complete the career Grand Slam with a win here. The US Open has not been kind to Mickelson, as he has had to play second fiddle more often than he would like. At the end of the day, I like Dustin Johnson to get the win.