US Open Golf Betting 2019 - Betting Tips, Free Bets, Betting Offers and more
The US Open is the second of the year’s major championships in men’s golf. Organised and sanctioned by the USGA, the US Open has always been considered one of the toughest tests in golf. It’s certainly going to be very challenging for the high class field assembled at Pebble Beach for the 2019 renewal starting on 14 June.
US Open Golf Schedule
The US Open takes place at a different American golf course each year and the 2019 tournament is being held at Pebble Beach Golf Links.
The historic California links course has hosted the US Open four times before but has been reworked in recent years to ensure it is challenging even for the world’s best golfers.
Now that final qualifying for the US Open is over, players have begun to assemble to get ready for the start of the tournament on 13 June. There is a halfway cut after the first two days of play before the winner is decided on Sunday 16 June.
US Open Golf Free Bets
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US Open Golf Odds
In order to give yourself the best chance of a healthy return from your US Open golf betting it is important to have options. If you only bet with one bookie you can only hope that they have the best betting value.
If, however, you open up multiple accounts through the links on our site you’ll have the pick of the best US Open golf odds whilst being able to maximise some great free bets.
Although much of the attention will be paid to those towards the top of bookies’ markets for the US Open there have been some long odds winners of the tournament in the past so don’t rule out the chance of another betting upset.
US Open Golf Leaderboard and Favourites
Things can change quickly in the US Open, especially given the punishing nature of the course at Pebble Beach. Some golf fans will be turning off their phones, drawing the curtains and spending some quality time with their sofas during the four days of the US Open but those with things to do will be keeping an eye on the U.S. Open golf leaderboard.
You can access the official leaderboard at the USGA website to keep an eye on the players that you have backed for US Open glory in 2019.
Clearly we’ll see some of the pre-tournament favourites for the US Open struggle but there is every chance that one of the most fancied players will go on to win.
The early betting suggests that Dustin Johnson (10/1 with Ladbrokes), Rory McIlroy (14/1 with Betfred), Justin Thomas (14/1 with Bet365), Justin Rose (16/1 with Boylesports) and Jordan Spieth (16/1 with William Hill) are the players most likely to lift the US Open Trophy on Sunday evening.
Former US Open Golf Winners
The list of previous US Open golf winners includes the great and the good of golf’s history. Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods have won more major championships than anybody else and they’ve both won the US Open multiple times.
Other previous US Open champions in the field include for the 2019 renewal include Rory McIlroy, Dustin Johnson and the defending champion, Brooks Koepka.
The first US Open was won by England’s Horace Rawlins all the way back in 1895 while James Foulis won the second edition in 1896 which was held at Shinnecock Hills.
US Open Golf Tips
Phil Mickelson is one of golf’s greats who has yet to get his hands on the US Open trophy. ‘Lefty’ has had several heart breaking near misses over the years but this could finally be his year.
Mickelson may be approaching 50 now but he is playing better now than for a significant time. He’s tightened up his driving off the tee, is striking the ball brilliantly and his short game remains as good as ever. At odds of 35/1 with Betfred, Mickelson is a name to add to your US Open golf betting options.
Justin Rose (16/1 with Ladbrokes) is another experienced golfer who is playing very well at the moment. The 2013 U.S. Open champion has a real chance of victory as does Branden Grace (40/1 with Betfred) given his ability to score well at links style golf courses.
US Open Betting Updates
Update on 31/05/2019
Final preparations are underway at Pebble Beach Golf Links for the US Open. The historic venue is one of those courses that’s always on the rotation to host the US Open and it is set to bear its teeth once again.
For most of the year, Pebble Beach is a resort course which welcomes hobby golfers from around the world as they tick a course off of their bucket list. It’s a very different beast for the US Open though with the event organisers allowing the rough to grow up very thick and the greens to run as fast as the often blustery conditions allow.
It’s not just the course getting in fine shape for the US Open. The world’s best players and those who have qualified for the tournament are all trying to ensure that their game is up to the challenge of Pebble Beach. The last time it hosted the US Open, Tiger Woods was the only man to break par and he looked much better in the recent Memorial Tournament following a missed cut at the PGA Championship.
Woods competed against some of those at the top of the betting for the US Open at the Memorial. Rory McIlroy still has areas of his game that must be improved if he is to finally win his fifth major championship and Justin Rose is having real difficulties with his game as well as having to break from long term caddie, Mark Fulcher, due to health concerns.
The two men that all the others have to beat though are Brooks Koepka and Dustin Johnson. Both men are firm friends who train together in their Florida homes when not on tour and both play golf in very similar styles. You might think that their ‘grip it and rip it style’ is not exactly well suited to Pebble Beach but they’ve won the last three US Open’s between them and are rightly getting a massive amount of support in the betting.
Update on 21/05/2019
Brooks Koepka was always going to be one of the favourites for the US Open having won the tournament in each of the last two seasons but his price has been cut further still thanks to his incredible win in the PGA Championship.
The 29-year-old American made it four major championship wins in his last eight starts with a performance at Bethpage Black which was immaculate for the first three days. As the weather changed and the pressure cranked up, the usually unflappable Koepka finally showed signs of cracking but he held off the challenge of Dustin Johnson to make a successful defence of the PGA Championship.
Punters who think Koepka will make it three US Opens in a row at Pebble Beach can back him at a best price of 7/1 with Unibet. That looks a fair price given that he is the best player on the planet at the moment but that Pebbly Beach will not play to his strengths in quite the same way as the Black Course at Bethpage State Park.
Johnson (9/1 with Betfair) is the second favourite at the Californian links course whilst Tiger Woods (14/1 with bet365) continues to get support despite the fact that he missed the cut in the PGA Championship. Woods claimed that illness robbed him of the chance to properly prepare for Bethpage and he has already won the US Open at Pebble Beach so could be even shorter come the start of the tournament.
Another player to keep your eye on is Jordan Spieth at 20/1 with Betfred. He has ample high quality links golf form to suggest that he can cope with Pebble Beach when it is set up as tough as possible and his third place at Bethpage marked a very welcome return to form.
Update on 15/04/2019
Tiger Woods completed arguably the greatest comeback in the history of sport with his win in the 2019 Masters. Woods slipped into one of those famous green jackets in Butler Cabin for the fifth time after keeping the challenge of many of the world’s best golfers down the back nine at Augusta National.
The list of setbacks that Woods has suffered over the years is incredibly long including a relationship scandal that made the front pages of newspapers all over the world, a shocking loss of his technical ability and four back surgeries.
Through it all, Woods and his close team maintained their belief that better days were around the corner and no matter what you think of him it was impossible not to be moved when he embraced his children after holing the winning putt on the 18th green.
Tiger Woods is very much back and if the world rankings began since he made his return to competitive action a little over a year ago he would be number one in the world. The next target is getting to Jack Nicklaus’ record of 18 major championships. The betting suggests that Woods can get one closer to that tally in the US Open as he has famously won the tournament at Pebble Beach in 2000 by 15 shots.