US Open Golf Betting 2018 - 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 Shinnecock Hills for the 2018 renewal starting on 14 June.
US Open Golf Schedule
The US Open takes place at a different American golf course each year and the 2018 tournament is being held at Shinnecock Hills.
The historic New York 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 14 June. There is a halfway cut after the first two days of play before the winner is decided on Sunday 17 June.
US Open Golf Free Bets
The popularity of the US Open is such that the best bookies have put together some special offers for golf fans.
Our site is home to the most generous free bets and new customer offers the bookies have to offer. You can use these free bets to give yourself a better chance of making some profit from the US Open even without risking any of your own money.
Coral have a £50 free bet you can use on the US Open and are paying 10 places. Paddy Power are also paying 10 places with their each-way betting while Boylesports are one of the best bookies when it comes to golf betting offers.
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 Shinnecock Hills. 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 2018.
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 2018 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.