About the US Open
The US Open is the second of the four Major golf tournaments in the golfing year. The official name of the tournament is the United States Open Championship and it was first played in 1895. The tournament takes place in the middle of June on a selected course in the US, which is different each year.
The current prize fund for the winner of the US Open is $1.35 million (around £880,000). Famous golfers to win this tournament include Jack Nicklaus, Ben Hogan, Hale Irwin and Tiger Woods.
The US Open golf tournament is notable for its difficult courses which demand accurate driving. The tournament is also the only Masters competition to play a fifth round instead of a playoff in the case of a tie. If a tie still remains after the fifth round, then a playoff is held.
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Previous US Open winners
Unusually for an American tournament, the start of the US Open was dominated by British players, the first winner being the Englishman Horace Rawlins. After that the next 16 winners were either Scottish or English. It was not until 1911 that an American won the competition (John McDermott). From those early games Scotsman Willie Anderson is still the only US Open player to win three consecutive titles. He is also one of only four golfers to win four US Open titles.
Below are winners between 2000 and 2010.
|2010||Pebble Beach, California||Graeme McDowell|
|2009||Farmingdale, New York||Lucas Glover|
|2008||La Jolla, California||Tiger Woods|
|2007||Oakmont, Pennsylvania||Ángel Cabrera|
|2006||Mamaroneck, New York||Geoff Ogilvy|
|2005||Pinehurst, North Carolina||Michael Campbell|
|2004||Shinnecock Hills, New York||Retief Goosen|
|2003||Olympia Fields, Illinois||Jim Furyk|
|2002||Farmingdale, New York||Tiger Woods|
|2001||Tulsa, Oklahoma||Retief Goosen|
|2000||Pebble Beach, California||Tiger Woods|
US Open golf betting
US Open golf betting is another popular event in the calendar of many golf fans. Those who like placing bets on this tournament will have noticed that the international golfers have started their comeback in the US Open. Between 2000 and 2010 six of the winners were international players. This ended years of US dominance in the competition. The US in fact has only produced three different winners between 2000 and 2010 – Tiger Woods (3), Lucas Glover (1) and Jim Furyk (1).
So if you want to take part in US Open golf betting who should you bet on? Well, Tiger Woods is likely to have short odds in the outright winners market, but looking at the stats above, it might be worth looking at an international player to win the tournament. In previous years several of the winners have started the tournament at over 100/1.
Looking at other US Open golf bets, score in relation to par is one that you will get good odds on. Players tend to finish much closer to par than in the other three Majors. This is down to the difficulty of the courses selected for the competition. Tiger Woods broke the record for this in 2000 with -12, but it is not uncommon to see an over par score for a winner of the US Open. Don’t forget than you can also bet on the winners actual score and the margin of victory. These are difficult bets, but you are likely to get good odds on them.
US Open golf betting is very rewarding for those who can spot an outside contender for the title. As with many golf bets, there have been plenty of winners that start with big odds.