06/06/2013

Courtesy of Bovada, here is a listing of the most current betting odds for the 113th playing of the United States Open Championship. The tournament starts this coming week, June 11-16th.

Hosted at Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, PA (outside of Philly), the U.S. Open is perenially recognized as the most difficult tournament in the world, featuring thick roughs, fast putting surfaces and tricky hole designs.

Merion hasn’t hosted a U.S. Open since 1981, but the two most famous Opens it hosted were the 1953 U.S. Open where Ben Hogan won, hitting his picturesque 1-iron into the 18th green and the 1971 U.S. Open where Lee Trevino beat Jack Nicklaus in a Monday playoff. The key between the two, they were tremendous ball strikers.

When making bets for the tournament (which as Rick Reilly tells us, BETTING IS WRONG!), take a look at the ball striking statistics and pick players with great ball striking statistics as well as a great wedge game. Also, make sure they are a great putter. Majors are won by the flatsticks.

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Also, 4 of the last 6 champions have won via the recently banned usage of the anchored putting stroke. Maybe it will continue this week?

Aaron Baddeley 125/1
Adam Scott 20/1
Alexander Noren 200/1
Anders Hansen 200/1
Angel Cabrera 70/1
Ben Crane 125/1
Bill Haas 66/1
Bo Van Pelt 80/1
Branden Grace 150/1
Brandt Snedeker 25/1
Bubba Watson 66/1
Charles Howell III 100/1
Carl Pettersson 150/1
Charl Schwartzel 28/1
Charlie Wi 250/1
D.A. Points 150/1
David Lynn 150/1
David Toms 150/1
Davis Love III 150/1
Dustin Johnson 33/1
Ernie Els 70/1
Francesco Molinari 100/1
Fredrik Jacobson 90/1
Geoff Ogilvy 80/1
George Coetzee 125/1
Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano 125/1
Graeme McDowell 25/1
Henrik Stenson 55/1
Hunter Mahan 40/1
Ian Poulter 66/1
Jamie Donaldson 200/1
Jason Day 33/1
Jason Dufner 33/1
Jim Furyk 40/1
John Senden 125/1
Justin Rose 25/1
K.J. Choi 90/1
Keegan Bradley 40/1
Kevin Na 150/1
Kyle Stanley 100/1
Lee Westwood 28/1
Louis Oosthuizen 40/1
Lucas Glover 150/1
Luke Donald 28/1
Martin Kaymer 66/1
Martin Laird 100/1
Matt Kuchar 22/1
Matteo Manassero 66/1
Miguel Angel Jimenez 150/1
Nick Watney 55/1
Nicolas Colsaerts 80/1
Padraig Harrington 70/1
Peter Hanson 80/1
Peter Lawrie 200/1
Phil Mickelson 25/1
Retief Goosen 150/1
Richard Sterne 150/1
Rickie Fowler 50/1
Robert Garrigus 150/1
Rory McIlroy 16/1
Russell Henley 125/1
Ryan Moore 125/1
Scott Piercy 125/1
Sergio Garcia 33/1
Steve Stricker 40/1
Stewart Cink 100/1
Thomas Bjorn 150/1
Thorbj�rn Olesen 66/1
Tiger Woods 7/2
Tim Clark 75/1
Trevor Immelman 150/1
Vijay Singh 150/1
Webb Simpson 50/1
Y.E. Yang 150/1
Zach Johnson 66/1

Troy Klongerbo

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