Assemble the greatest golfers on the planet on a majestic plot of land overlooking the Pacific Ocean while competing for a major championship, and the betting opportunities start to flow. The PGA Tour gathers at Pebble Beach Golf Links this week for the 119th playing of the U.S. Open. And what’s a major without Tiger Woods. The Big Cats is ready after missing the cut at the PGA Championship. That followed his green jacket ceremony at The Masters, so which player will we see this week? We also have Brooks “Major” Koepka, who has three titles in the last five major tournaments, and looks to become just the second to three-peat at the U.S. Open.
There are, of course, the usual pick the winner and matchup bets. And the major championship tournaments bring out a host of additional wagering options. If you’re looking for a little side action, BookMaker is the right place. Let’s take a look at some of the prop bet options and find out where you can make additional coin while wagering on the U.S. Open.
U.S. Open Prop Bets at BookMaker.eu
If you’re not feeling too confident about your pick to win the tournament you can throw down on a top-5 or top-10 showing. If you want to get in on the action before the weekend there is a prop available for the first round leader.
2019 U.S. Open First Round Leader
Dustin Johnson +1450
Brooks Koepka +1625
Rory McIlroy +1950
Tiger Woods +2502
Jordan Spieth +2502
The top five favorites to hold the lead after 18 holes are shown above, but there is a complete list for every betting category available at BookMaker. And what fun is it to always play the favorites? This is a major and some of the golfers not expected to win the event can sure put on a show in the early rounds. One who has done that consistently this season is Matt Kuchar, who leads the Tour in first round scoring with an average of 68.07. Kooch comes off at +5774 to hold the lead after the opening 18 holes and the numbers back that he’s a decent option. He’s a half-shot better per opening round than Justin Thomas, who can be bought at +3302.
2019 U.S. Open Top 5 Finish
Dustin Johnson +171
Rory McIlroy +227
Brooks Koepka +257
Tiger Woods +314
Patrick Cantlay +354
2019 U.S. Open Top 10 Finish
Rory McIlroy +115
Dustin Johnson +115
Brooks Koepka +135
Tiger Woods +185
Patrick Cantlay +185
Using these plays is a nice contingency plan if you’re hesitant to pick a winner. There are no guarantees, that’s why it’s called gambling, and with such a strong field of players it’s tough to pick a winner. But if you want to hedge your bets you can at BookMaker by wagering on a top-5 and a top-10 finish. You won’t find anyone more consistent this season than Rory McIlroy, who earned his second win and ninth top-10 with his runaway victory last week in Canada. And six of those endings were among the top-5, making him a virtual lock.
BookMaker also offers up each trio to wager in three-ball competition. Each member of the group competes against the other two in match play scoring. Three of the top nine favorites are joined together with Masters champ Woods, 2017 Pebble Beach Pro-Am winner Jordan Spieth and reigning FedExCup champion Justin Rose going off on Thursday. BookMaker has odds for every trio.
First Round Odds to Win 3-Ball at 2019 U.S. Open
Tiger Woods +180
Justin Rose +185
Jordan Spieth +195
Will there be a Hole-in-One at 2019 U.S. Open?
The most exciting shot in golf is the hole-in-one. You’d know what I’m talking about if you scored one. However, aces have been scarce at the U.S. Open with players combining to make just 44 in the history of the tournament. And that’s a long history considering the first event was played back in 1895. We’ve witnessed just four aces this decade and none in the last four U.S. Opens. Don’t fret, though. Pebble Beach is built for the money shot with seven aces in the previous five U.S. Open hostings. The payout isn’t grand but I like for one these guys to nail it.
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