US Open Golf Odds: Tiger Favored to Miss Cut at Chambers Bay
The year's second golf major is set to tee off from Chambers Bay and players are already blasting the course and its layout. With three of the longest par-4s in US Open history, golfers will face a litany of challenges through the weekend and the winner will have earned this victory.
So who will hoist the US Open Championship trophy in 2015?
According to the oddsmakers at Bovada, young guns Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth are the favorites and followed closely by Phil Mickelson, Dustin Johnson, Justin Rose and Rickie Fowler. Here are the top 15 contenders based on odds to win:
You're probably wondering about three-time US Open champion Tiger Woods. Following a career-worst 85 on Saturday at the Memorial Tournament, Woods finds himself with some of the worst odds of his career, and they might even be generous at 50-1.
But if you can't lay off wagering some money on Woods for nostalgia's sake, let us recommend this prop bet. Oddsmakers currently have the 15-time major winner as a favorite to MISS the cut. That's right, you can get a better return just playing Woods to hang around for the weekend.
We have one more recommendation for you. As we mentioned earlier, this course is playing extremely difficult. Not only do you have a challenging layout, but you also have to deal with strong winds coming off the Puget Sound, which are constantly changing directions.
With that said, you can get pretty good odds that there won't be a hole-in-one all weekend. If there's a safe bet, that might be it.