2015 US Open odds and props: McIlroy, Spieth are the big favorites
Tiger Woods is a long shot to win the US Open. I repeat, Tiger Woods is 50-1 favorite to win a tournament he's won three times.
The two best golfers in the world have long been the favorites for the US Open. With Rory McIlroy having missed his last two cuts, Vegas has narrowed the gap between his odds and Jordan Spieth's odds. Here's a look at the favorites to win Chambers Bay as well as some prop bets (there aren't many).
All odds via Bovada.
Jordan Spieth : 8-1
Spieth is the better bet here. McIlroy has struggled on links courses in the past (both recent and not-so-recent). He's also struggled in US Opens not played on the soft grounds of Congressional.
Phil Mickelson : 18-1
Justin Rose : 18-1
Rickie Fowler : 18-1
Henrik Stenson : 25-1
Adam Scott : 28-1
Bubba Watson : 28-1
I like Fowler and Rose at 18-1 here. I don't really like any of the others. DJ should contend, but the third-biggest favorite at a tournament where his mental acumen will be tested? Nah.
Jason Day : 33-1
Sergio Garcia : 33-1
Jimmy Walker : 33-1
Jim Furyk : 33-1
Martin Kaymer : 40-1
Matt Kuchar : 40-1
Patrick Reed : 40-1
Who do I like here (besides everyone)? I love Day at 33-1 despite his bad form of late. He's been top five in three of the last four US Opens. I also like Walker and Matsuyama a lot.
Brandt Snedeker : 50-1
Brooks Koepka : 50-1
Tiger Woods : 50-1
There's a lot going on here. Big Cat's odds should be more like 200-1. Koepka's should be more like 35-1. Horschel's could literally be anything and I would believe it.
Will Tiger Woods make the cut?
Wait, Tiger is favored to miss the cut?! I'll definitely bet against that.
Rest of world: +650
"Rest of world" is the play here with Jason Day involved.
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There have only been two since 1995 (Woods in 2008, Retief Goosen in 2001).
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