The Golden State Warriors are champions for the second time in three years.
The Pittsburg Penguins are back-to-back Stanley Cup winners.
How do you follow that up?
The U.S. Open…of course!
The 2017 U.S. Open getting underway on June 15th, live from at Erin Hills Golf Course in Hartford, Wisconsin. The oddsmakers at 5Dimes have installed enigmatic Dustin Johson as the 7-1 favorite. Following him are Rory (9-1), Spieth (10-1), Day (12-1) & Rose (15-1).
With the start of the 2017 U.S. Open taking place in just over 48 hours, the big question heading into the second major of the year is whether or not anyone can beat out World No. 1 and prohibitive favorite Dustin Johnson to keep him from winning back-to-back U.S. Open championships.
If you’re getting set to place a few betting bucks on the 2017 U.S. Open and you want to know which golfers look like they’re offering some solid value against their odds to win this year’s title as either a top contender or longer shot selection, then let’s find out now!
2017 US Open Golf Odds & Picks
The 2017 U.S. Open gets underway on Thursday, June 15, live from at Erin Hills Golf Course in Erin, Wisconsin. The complete odds to win the 2017 U.S. Open are at the end of the post.
The Las Vegas Oddsmakers’ Pick – Dustin Johnson 7/1
Dustin Johnson is the prohibitive favorite heading into the 2017 U.S. Open and for good reason. Not only did the World No. 1 win last year’s championship, but he also finished second in 2015 and fourth in 2014. In 10 events this year, Johnson has made the cut nine times, while recording three wins and a half-dozen top 10 finishes.
Johnson won the Genesis Open in February and the World Golf Championships in Mexico a month later but missed his opportunity to challenge for his first win at the Masters in April because of an injury he suffered just before the start of the world’s most coveted golf tournament.
Johnson will be plenty motivated after finishing 12th at The Players Championship and 13th at the AT&T Byron Nelson Classic. Johnson leads the PGA Tour in driving distance (312.02 ypd) and will have a better than average chance of winning his second career major.
The Sharp Pick – Jason Day 12/1
I love the value that World No. 44 Jason Day is offering heading into the U.S. Open despite his erratic year so far. While Day finished tied for 15th at the Memorial but managed to finish second to Billy Horschel at the AT&T Byron Nelson. More importantly, the sweet-swinging Australian has recorded an impressive four, top 10 finishes in the last five U.S. Opens including his second place finish in 2013, fourth place finish in 2014 and eighth-place finish a year ago.
The Longshot Pick – Daniel Berger 60/1
You many not have heard of Daniel Berger, but I have and I’m fully expect him to challenge for the title seeing as how he’s ranked 10th in the world and will enter the U.S. Open coming off his second straight win at the FedEx St. Jude Classic this past weekend and has recorded three other top 10 finishes this year including a pair of top-five finishes.
The event features two amazing championship fights. At the top of the card, Stipe Miocic (-140) making his second title defense against former heavyweight king Junior dos Santos (+110). The two met at UFC on FOX13 in 2014 and the challenger won on the scorecards. Now for the rematch!
In the co-main, UFC women’s strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk (-185) will face former bantamweight Jessica Andrade (+150).
The Players Championship is the best golfing event that’s not a major.
Why? The stacked field and $10.5 million purse to start.
Participants and odds
Dustin Johnson: 7-1
Rory McIlroy: 10-1
Jordan Spieth: 12-1
Jon Rahm: 12-1
Sergio Garcia: 18-1
Hideki Matsuyama: 22-1
Rickie Fowler: 22-1
Justin Rose: 25-1
Jason Day: 25-1
This year’s Players Championship tees off on Thursday at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. The first round at 7:10 a.m. ET and continuing until the final group at 2:47 p.m. Players are grouped into trios, either teeing from the No. 1 or No. 10 hole depending on their grouping.
A year ago, veteran golfer Danny Willett shocked the world to win the 2016 Masters with a stellar five-under-par 67 on the final day while 2015 champion Jordan Spieth collapsed during a captivating final round.
Willett won his first major by three shots to become the first British winner in two decades. Spieth, 22, led by five shots as he approached the 10th hole at Augusta, but the American superstar fell completely apart by dropping six shots in three holes.
This year, for the first time fan favorite Dustin Johnson is favored to win the Masters at 11-2. Trailing Johnson are Jordan Spieth and Rory McIlroy, who are each 7-1 and are the only others with single-digit odds.
The over/under on winning score opened at 281.5, 6.5-under par.
Odds To Win The 2017 Masters
Odds To Win The Masters
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As we enter the waning days of 2016 and join our families for the holidays, let’s not forget what December was made for.
College Bowl Season!!!
The 2016-17 college football bowl season is underway. This college bowl season features several compelling matchups leading up to the College Football Playoff championship game on Jan. 9th in Tampa, Florida. Some bowl odds won’t offer much value — Alabama is by far the odds-on favorite to win the title — but others will have the excitement we expect throughout the rest of the season.
The College Football Playoff semifinals will be played on New Year’s Eve night. No. 1 Alabama is favored by 15-points to beat No. 4 Washington in the Peach Bowl, while No. 3 Ohio State is listed at -3.5 to beat No. 2 Clemson in the Fiesta Bowl.
2016-17 College Football Playoff Semifinal Odds
Date, Time (ET)
No. 1 Alabama vs. No. 4 Washington
Dec. 31, 3 p.m.
No. 2 Clemson vs. No. 3 Ohio State
Dec. 31, 7 p.m.
The New Year = The Return Of Tiger
The New Year is upon us and we have had a Tiger Woods sighting.
Woods finished in 15th in an 18-player field at the Hero World Challenge in early December, closing with a 4-over 76 in his first competitive tournament in 15 months.
That was enough to send the golf betting world into a dizzy and a flurry of action on his odds to win next year’s Masters. Woods’ odds to win the 2017 Masters were as low as 16-1.
Matsuyama’s (the Hero World Challenge Winner) odds to win the Masters were down to 15-1 earlier this month. He was one of five golfers with better odds than Woods.Jason Day and Jordan Spieth were 8-1 co-favorites to win the Masters, with Rory McIlroy at 9-1.
Tiger was listed at 20-1.The Masters will take place April 6-9 in Augusta, Georgia.
First, golf’s final major of the season tees off. This also marks the launching point for many of the sports top athletes to their gold medal dreams in Rio2016.
PGA Championship Odds
If that isn’t enough to tickle your fancy, this weekend the UFC World Welterweight title is on the line when Lawler faces Woodley. This is not only a championship fight, its also a rubber match to decide which of the two fighters will go down in history as the better figher.
Choose from a huge selection of wagering options on the most popular golfers including Day, Spieth, McIlroy, Bubba, and of course Lefty.
Jason Day: 13-2
Jordan Spieth: 15-2
Rory McIlroy: 15-2
Bubba Watson: 10-1
Adam Scott: 11-1
Rickie Fowler: 16-1
Phil Mickelson: 20-1
Dustin Johnson: 22-1
Justin Rose: 28-1
Louis Oosthuizen: 28-1
Charl Schwartzel: 28-1
Henrik Stenson: 30-1
Hideki Matsuyama: 35-1
Brandt Snedeker: 45-1
Patrick Reed: 50-1
Paul Casey: 55-1
Sergio Garcia: 55-1
Marc Leishman: 55-1
Danny Willett: 55-1
Brooks Koepka: 60-1
Branden Grace: 65-1
Justin Thomas: 65-1
Zach Johnson: 66-1
Matt Kuchar: 80-1
Jimmy Walker: 80-1
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