On Thursday, the best golfers in the world will head to Shinnecock Hills to face off in the U.S. Open.
Shinnecock Hills is a notoriously difficult course, even for the notoriously difficult tournament — the last time the U.S. Open was held there in 2004, just two players finished their four rounds under par. With wind a potential factor, there’s plenty of room for a bit of chaos on the leaderboard, which can be a boon for bettors.
There’s a ton of ways to bet golf, but the easiest way to put a bit of money down is to bet on four or five golfers to win and hope that at least one or two of them are within striking distance on Sunday. Below we’ve pulled together a list of golfers with medium to long odds to win this weekend, for anyone looking to add a little intrigue to the tournament.
All odds come courtesy of The Action Network.
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Current odds: 55/1
World ranking: No. 33
Best U.S. Open finish: T2 — 2015
One thing to know: Louis Oosthuizen is always one to contend at the top of the leaderboard of a major, having won the Open Championship and notched a second or better finish at all three other majors. At 55/1, he’s a good bet for anyone hoping to have long shot to cheer for on Sunday.
Current odds: 50/1
World ranking: No. 14
Best U.S. Open finish: T18 — 2016
One thing to know: As The Action Network notes in their preview of the U.S. Open, Leishman is a player who excels in windy conditions with the help of his powerful, low-flying strikes. If conditions prove a nightmare for …read more
Source:: Business Insider