2014 U.S. Open Odds

The 2014 U.S Open, the second golf major of the year, is set to begin on Thursday, June 12 at the No.2 course of the Pinehurst Resort in North Carolina. This will be the 114th playing of the tournament and although the normal buzz around a golf major is lacking due to the absence of Tiger Woods (back injury), there’s still a deep and talented field of players. This major has seen its fair share of longshots winning and below we take a look at the odds at the most recent winners of the U.S. Open:

Year Player Odds to Win
2013 Justin Rose +2500
2012 Webb Simpson +5000
2011 Rory McIlroy +1400
2010 Graeme McDowell +8000
2009 Lucas Glover +25000
2008 Tiger Woods +170
2007 Angel Cabrera +20000
2006 Geoff Ogilvy +8000
2005 Michael Campbell +50000
2004 Retief Goosen +15000
2003 Jim Furyk +3300

Below shows the opening and current 2014 U.S. Open odds via Sportsbook.com:

Updated 6/9/14 at 12:00 pm ET

Golfer Sportsbook Open Sportsbook Current
McIlroy +1000 +900
Scott +1500 +1400
Mickelson +1600 +1400
Spieth +2000 +1800
Watson +2000 +2000
Kuchar +2300 +2300
Rose +2600 +2500
Day +2600 +2500
Stenson +3000 +3000
Westwood +3500 +3500
McDowell +3500 +3500
Garcia +3500 +3500
Dufner +3500 +3500
D. Johnson +3500 +3500
Furyk +3500 +3000
Donald +3500 +4000
Kaymer +4000 +4000
Snedeker +4500 +5000
Z. Johnson +4500 +4500
Mahan +4500 +5000
Fowler +5500 +5500
Simpson +5500 +5500
Schwartzel +5500 +5500
Bradley +5500 +5500
Stricker +5500 +5500
Walker +5500 +5000

There’s yet to be any major odds moves on a winner, but Rory McIlroy is the favorite throughout the market, priced around +1000. After his recent split with fiancee and tennis pro Caroline Wozniacki, he won the European PGA Championship and is in good form. Usual powers like Phil Mickelson and Adam Scott are lurking among the top favorites, but it’s up-and-coming Jordan Spieth at +1800 who is currently drawing the highest number of future bets at CRIS. This is consistent with bettors in Vegas, who have been all over Spieth as well:

Spieth is worth watching and could be a household name even to casual golf viewers soon. Despite no Tiger in the field, young talents like Spieth and McIlroy make for some very interesting opening round and tournament matchups to bet:

Bovada 1st round 3-ball matchups (Wagers are no-actioned if players finish tie for low score):

Mickelson +110, Rose +120, Fitzpatrick +500

McIlroy +135, McDowell +185, Simpson +220

Stenson +165, Kuchar +175, Westwood +185

Spieth +150, Matsuyama +180, Fowler +200

CRIS tournament matchups:

McIlroy -130 vs Scott +110

Scott -110 vs. Mickelson -110

McIlroy -120 vs. Mickelson +100

Spieth -110 vs. Kuchar -110

Garcia -110 vs. Watson -110

D. Johnson -120 vs. Dufner +100

Westwood -110 vs. Garcia -110

With a lot of proven golfers at a good price, is there anyone in particular you like to win this year’s U.S. Open? Feel free to leave your comments below.

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Dan McGuire

Dan McGuire is the Operations Manager and soccer specialist at Sports Insights. He can be reached at dan.mcguire@sportsinsights.com.

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