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US Open Favorites

Posted by BetOnline on 6/16/2016 9:35:06 AM
US Open 2016 favorites

The US Open has a number of favorites to win elite golf tournament

The United States Open takes place this weekend at Oakmont Country Club and there are a lot of dangers that face golfers.

How about 30-yard par three’s, a tough rough, fast greens and more than 200 bunkers? No thanks. But that is what faces golfers in the 116th Open.

Who will survive this?

Here are some of our favorites to win the Open.

Jordan Spieth: He has played the majors better than anyone else the past two seasons and is the defending champion here. He’s won twice and finished second twice and fourth in his fifth major. It is hard to bet against someone who has been pushing the envelope in the big tournaments. He has to feel like the old Tiger Woods in major tournaments.

Rory McIlroy: A different putting grip has helped in the short term and he hopes it carries over to the Open. But the main thing is McElroy is the best driver in the game and Oakmont, like any other US Open course, demands that you hit the fairways. There could also be rain which helps his game.

Jason Day: He hits it long and straight and has a solid short game. That is a perfect ingredient to win here. He destroyed Whistling during the PGA tournament last year with long bombs and confident play. He remains the top dog on the tour.

Mike Van Sickle: He has local ties here, winning a junior tournament here and just missing the Pennsylvania Open.

Bubba Watson: The lefty has been in the mix of majors before and is capable of a magical run.

Shane Lowry: He is burly and could run roughshod over the course. He thrives in the big moment and this could be his time.

Brandt Snedeker: If he can keep out of trouble his superior putting can carry him through.

J.B. Holmes: He missed the cut at the Players however, Holmes can hit it a mile and tied for fourth at the Memorial and the Masters. Don’t fall asleep on this guy.

Phil Mickelson: He is in a bit of a funk but big Phil might be getting his swing back.


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