2015 US Open odds and props: McIlroy, Spieth are the big favorites

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.

Favorites

Rory McIlroy : 7-1
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. 

Other favorites

Dustin Johnson : 16-1
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.

Fringe favorites

Hideki Matsuyama : 33-1
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

Longshots

Billy Horschel  : 50-1
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.

Props

Will Tiger Woods make the cut?

Yes: +110
No: -140

Wait, Tiger is favored to miss the cut?! I'll definitely bet against that.

Winning nationality

USA: -175
European: +200 
Rest of world: +650

"Rest of world" is the play here with Jason Day involved.

Will there be a playoff?

Yes: +300
No: -450 

There have only been two since 1995 (Woods in 2008, Retief Goosen in 2001).

Rory McIlroy is hiding from your takes. (Getty Images)
Rory McIlroy is hiding from your takes. (Getty Images)

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Kyle Porter began his sports writing career with CBS Sports in 2012. He covers golf, writes poetry about Rory McIlroy's swing, stays ready on Tiger watch and loves the Masters more than anyone you know.... Full Bio

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