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US Open betting tipsUS Open betting tips & predictions – the US Open is the third of the four major championships in this year’s golfing calender. It is an oficial tournament of both the PGA and European Tours.

The tournament is organised by the United States Golf Association (USGA) in mid-June and scheduled so that the final round is played on the third Sunday, which is Father’s Day.

From a course difficulty perspective, the US Open Championship is traditionally the hardest of the four Majors to win.

The tournament is staged at a variety of courses and set up in such a way that scoring is difficult. US Open courses are typically characterised by low scoring, are long, have a high cut of primary rough, undulating greens and tight fairways.

This year the 119th US Open is returning to Pebble Beach Golf Links. Widely regarded as one of the most beautiful courses in the world, it hugs the rugged coastline on the south side of the Monterey Peninsula. It has hosted five US Opens and a PGA Championship.

In February each year Pebble Beach Golf Club hosts the AT&T Pro-Am which is played over a rotation of Spyglass Hill, Monterey Peninsula Country Club and Pebble Beach. Those making the cut play Pebble Beach twice and scoring for the tournament tends to be low as you would expect for a Pro-Am format. Phil Michelson won the tournament earlier this year on a score of -19 (268).

The scoring for the previous US Opens at Pebble Beach are in marked contrast to the AT&T Pro-Am. Scoring is difficult as you would expect from a ‘beefed-upUS Open setup as past results show;

  • 1972 – Jack Nicklaus +2
  • 1982 – Tom Watson -6
  • 1992 – Tom Kite -3
  • 2000 – Tiger Woods -12
  • 2010 – Graeme McDowell Level Par

Tiger Woods victory in 2000 was by a record-setting fifteen strokes. It was during the peak of his golfing powers and is acknowledged as one of the greatest performances in the history of the game.

For the AT&T Pro-Am the course sets up as a 6,800 yard Par 72. However, for the US Open the course is transformed into a 7,000+ yard Par 71 with the 509 yard Par 5 2nd playing as a Par 4.

The course this week will play firm and fast. Fairways will be narrow and the ‘US Open-rough’ will be thick and punishing. Pebble Beach has the smallest greens on the PGA Tour and will be firm and hard to hold.

Good course management will be key this week, particularly if the wind gets up. Players will need to drive well and iron play on approach will need to be in tune with distance and accuracy to hit the small, well-guarded greens. Trying to hit and hold the greens from the rough this week will be near impossible and playing from the bunkers at Pebble is no bargain either.

A US Open setup at Pebble Beach will test every club in the bag

Those with aspirations of winning this year’s US Open will need to bring their ‘A-game‘ for putting and scrambling. An ability to manoeuvre the ball in windy conditions is a definite plus.

The US Open is not a tournament to be arriving at trying to find your game so Current Form is important.

Important factors this week will be good strategy, hitting the right parts of the green and avoid haemorrhaging shots to the field. Links form is definitely worth considering this week

Like with all Majors, it is worth holding back some wager money to have a bet in running after 36 or even 54 holes are completed.

US Open Betting Tips 2019

Dustin Johnson golf betting tipsDustin Johnson 9/1 (Win) – has excellent history in the US Open with his last six results reading T4-T2-1-MC-3 (his victory coming at Oakmont in 2016). A regular at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, his form in the tournament is eye-catching with back-to-back victories in 2009 & 2010. He also has five Top 5 finishes in the tournament since. Has seven Top 10 finishes from ten starts this season including a victory in the WGC Mexico Championship and a runner-up in last month’s PGA Championship. As you would expect from the World No.2, he features in the Top 30 in this week’s Stats Analysis. He is also 13th on Tour for GIR and 1st for Scoring Average. No reason not to expect another big performance from DJ..

 

Webb Simpson golf betting tipsWebb Simpson 40/1 (E/W) – the 2012 US Open Champion (Olympic Club) finished T10 in last year’s edition of the tournament at Shinnecock Hills. Has four Top 10’s among nine Top 25’s this season including a T2 in last week’s RBC Canadian Open. Around Hamilton Golf Club he finished 1st in SG: Putting (9.069 strokes) which is significant in advance of this week’s major. He also only carded carded three bogeys for the week. A rock solid game puts him 2nd in this week’s Stats Analysis table. If his flat-stick stays hot then he could contend. Ticks a lot of boxes at good each way odds.

 

Shane Lowry golf betting tipsShane Lowry 50/1 (E/W) – finished T9 at Chambers Bay in 2015 and followed with a T2 at Oakmont in 2016. Won the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship earlier this year on the European Tour. Followed up a T8 in the PGA Championship with a T2 in last week’s RBC Canadian Open. Around Hamilton Golf Club he was 9th in SG:Tee-To-Green, 3rd in SG:Putting and T14 for Scrambling. The streaky Irishman is on an upswing in form and deserves close attention. Has the short game to rise to the challenges that Pebble will present green-side this week. Will be arriving in confident mood and wouldn’t be surprised to see him in the mix come back-9 Sunday.

 

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