Online Sportsbooks Fill the Board With 2019 US Open Betting Options
Father’s Day weekend may celebrate dads all across the country, but this holiday has come to signify one main thing for avid sports betting dads; professional golf’s US Open. This will be the third Major of the season after the PGA Championship moved from August to May. It is also the hardest Major to win given how the USGA traditionally sets up the course to be the toughest test of golf the pros face all year long.
This year’s US Open returns to famed Pebble Beach Golf Links in California with opening round play slated for Thursday, June 13. It runs through Sunday with four thrilling rounds of competition over 72 holes. This creates an excellent opportunity for dads who love to bet on sports to spend their honorary day with some serious action on the final round.
All the top online sportsbooks taking action on this year’s event will build out their betting board with any number of ways to wager on this event. While betting on the outright winner is probably the most popular bet placed, it is a very low percentage wager given the depth and quality of a US Open field. The ‘best of the best’ around the world are all lining up to prove that they have what it takes to win professional golf’s toughest event.
This year’s tournament also features a golfer that can make history at Pebble Beach after winning the past two US Opens at Erin Hills in Wisconsin and Shinnecock Hills in New York. He matched Curtis Strange (1988 and 1989) as the only other golfer to win back-to-back titles going all the way Ben Hogan in the early 1950’s. You would have to go all the way back to 1905 to find the only golfer (Willie Anderson) to win three-straight US Open tournaments.
Betting his +800 odds to pull off the threepeat as the favorite on the list does offer quite a bit of value when you consider what Koepka has been able to accomplish in Majors over the past few years. Along with successfully defending his first US Open title last year at Shinnecock, he recently posted back-to-back victories in the PGA Championship with last month’s victory on the Black Course at Bethpage State Park. This followed the previous year’s win at Bellerive Country Club.
As mentioned in his Wikipedia listing online, Koepka has now made the cut in 20 of the 22 Majors he has already played.
Dustin Johnson is another popular choice as a +900 second-favorite along with Rory McIlroy. Tiger Woods created some major buzz with his victory in April’s Masters at Augusta National. This was his 15th title in a Major over the course of his illustrious career. His odds to win at Pebble Beach are fourth-best on the board at +1200.
Along with a full list of betting props for this year’s US Open, some of the best betting value can be found in the posted odds for head-to-head matchups between golf’s biggest names. The actual betting odds are usually released closer to the start of the opening round on a Thursday. The best value in the odds for head-to-head matchups lies in the fact that you only have to bet on which golfer has the better finishing order among the two. This is far easier to do than betting one golfer against the field.
Another good way to squeeze value out of US Open odds is betting on a Top 5, Top 10 and Top 20 finish. The return will not be as high as betting on an outright winner, but this is a much higher percentage way to cash a few winners at Pebble Beach this week.