Odds for the 2017 US Open

Next week the eyes of the golf world focus on tiny Erin, Wisconsin for the 2017 U.S. Open. the town of less than 5000 residence will host one of the biggest golf events in the world. Erin is about a 45 minute drive to the north of Milwaukee. the course, Erin Hills was built specifically for large events such as this. The course itself is just 11 years old. They have hosted a couple of events, the 2008 US Women’s Amateur Public Links and the 2011 US Men’s Amateur. But those events will be like a town carnival compared to the Disney of golf events that will arrive next week! This region of Wisconsin is very familiar with hosting these large events. Whistling Straits in Kohler, WI has hosted 3 PGA Championships (latest in 2015) plus also has the US Ryder Cup coming in 2020. Right up the road from Whistling Straits in Kohler is also Blackwolf Run, the host of two US Women’s Opens. Just to the south of Erin Hills by about a 2 hour drive is Medinah Country Club, the host of 3 U.S. Opens, 2 PGA Championships and the 2012 US Ryder Cup.

After the last two US Opens that have left some of the top Professionals not happy, the USGA really needs for next weeks event to shine. Two years ago the greens at Chambers Bay were highly scrutinized. Then last year the way the final round finished with having to wait to see if leader Dustin Johnson would be penalized and if so how much left everyone wondering what was going on. Though it didn’t seem to make a difference in the end, would players have played the final holes differently if they knew how Johnson’s scoring would have been affected back on the 5th hole. So with that being said can the little town with the brand new course that will look like you are in the middle of Ireland give the USGA the luck of the Irish?

Speaking of the Luck of the Irish, lets take a look at the odds to win the 2017 US Open. Who will top the leader board at the end of next Sunday. Will it be Irishman, Rory McIlroy, last year’s US Open Winner Dustin Johnson, Masters Winner Sergio Garcia or one of the other top players like Jordan Spieth, Jason Day or Dustin Rose. One person that looks like it won’t be is fan favorite, Phil Mickelson. Mickelson has already said that he expects to withdraw from the Open so he can attend his daughter’s Graduation. His daughter is going to present the commencement address and Mickelson says there would be no tee time that would allow him to be at the graduation and also golf the 1st round on Thursday. Unless the graduation gets changed, don’t expect Lefty to be in Wisconsin next week. Here are the Odds to win.

ODDS TO WIN THE 2017 U.S.OPEN
Dustin Johnson +665
Jordan Spieth +1025
Rory McIlroy +1025
Jason Day +1200
Justin Rose +1800
Hideki Matsuyama +1800
Sergio Garcia +2000
Jon Rahm +2200
Henrik Stenson +2500
Adam Scott +2500
Rickie Fowler +2800
Justin Thomas +3300
Branden Grace +3300
Phil Mickelson +4000
Thomas Pieters +4000
Brooks Koepka +4000
Bubba Watson +4000
Patrick Reed +5000
Paul Casey +5500
Louis Oosthuizen +6600
Martin Kaymer +6600
Matt Kuchar +6600
Jason Dufner +6600
Kevin Kisner +6600
Alex Noren +6600
Billy Horschel +6600
Charl Schwartzel +6600
Daniel Berger +7000
Shane Lowry +7500
Jimmy Walker +8000
Matthew Fitzpatrick +8000
Brandt Snedeker +8000
Zach Johnson +8000
Kevin Chappell +8000
Tyrell Hatton +9000
Bill Haas +10000
J.B. Holmes +10000
Tommy Fleetwood +10000
Tony Finau +10000
Russell Knox +10000
Byeong-Hun An +10000
Rafa Cabrera-Bello +12500
Bryson DeChambeau +12500
Ryan Moore +12500
Russell Henley +12500
Francesco Molinari +12500
Graeme McDowell +12500
Danny Willett +12500
Emiliano Grillo +12500
Jim Furyk +12500
Charley Hoffman +12500
Webb Simpson +13500
All other golfers are at least +15000

So who will be your winner. As I like to do with so many other events or futures, I like to spread out my odds by grouping a few possible winners. When it comes to something like a golf tourney where there are so many possible winners, I would tell you to take it easy on what you play. Make this more for fun than for an investment in winning. So looking at the odds I am going to give you 10 golfers to play evenly. If any of the 10 win, you will make a profit. Depending on which one of the 10 will determine how much. I will pass on Dustin Johnson. After winning 3 events in a row in March, DJ had is pre-tourney accident where he fell down stairs at his rented residence at the Masters and had to withdraw. He didn’t play for about a month, In May he returned with a 2nd place finish, but since finished 12th, 13th and then missed the cut at the Memorial last week shooting 8 over. So without DJ on our list we will load up with a couple other favorites. We will start with Jordan Spieth. After missing the cut twice to start May, Spieth has a 2nd place and a 12th in his last two events. Things are back on track for him. Next up we will take Rory McIlroy. Rory has played a limited schedule in the US this year playing just 6 events. He has 4 Top-10 finished and has been paid in all 6 events. We will also add Jason Day to our list of favorites that we will take. Day has made the cut in 7 straight events including a runner-up playoff loss at the Byron Nelson just 3 weeks ago. So who else will we add to our field of 10? Lets start with Jon Rahm. Rahm has made the cut in 14 of 15 events this season including 7 Top-10s and one win. Next up is Henrik Stenson and Adam Scott. These two veterans always have the potential to play their best golf in the biggest events. Rickie Fowler is also on my list of 10. Fowler almost got his 1st major at the Masters before a tough 4th Round. He is also coming off a Runner-up finish at the Memorial and has a win at the Honda. Now lets take 3 longer shots. That starts with Kevin Kisner. This is only Kisner’s 2nd major ever but in his last 2 events he won the DEAN & DELUCA and finished 6th at the Memorial. He has 5 Top-10s this year already. I will also take Brandt Snedeker. He isn’t golfing the best but much like Stenson and Scott, Snedeker can perform big when it counts. My final pick is Jimmy Walker. Walker has been one of the most consistent players on the PGA over the past 5 year. Though he doesn’t jump out at everyone he has made the cut in 11 of 14 events this year and has 6 victories over the past 4 years. So here are my picks. Jordan Spieth, Rory McIlroy, Jason Day, Jon Rahm, Henrik Stenson, Adam Scott, Rickie Fowler, Kevin Kisner, Brandt Snedeker, and Jimmy Walker. While you have a little fun with the golf don’t forget the get all of our RED HOT Baseball and don’t miss out on the little bit of NBA & NHL action that we still have! Purchasing our plays on Freeplays.com, by clicking on Razor Sharp Sports! Plus get free daily winners online there too. Good Luck.

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