There has been strong support for two of the stars of British golf for next month’s US Open over the weekend, with Rory McIlroy and Justin Rose both shortening in the betting for the event at Shinnecock Hills.
McIlroy was unable to see off the challenge of Francesco Molinari at the BMW PGA Championship on Sunday, but his second place finish at Wentworth was sufficient to persuade most bookies to cut his price from 12/1 in to 10/1.
Rose, who holds a four-shot lead going into his final round at the Fort Worth Invitational at the time of writing, has been trimmed from 22/1 to 18/1 by the majority of firms and in to 16/1 with Paddy Power. Dustin Johnson remains the market leader, at best odds of 10/1 with the Irish bookmaker.
It’s 14 years since Shinnecock Hills last staged the second major of the year, when Retief Goosen defeated Phil Mickelson by two shots to win his second title at the event. The two were the only men to finish under par in difficult conditions, with the greens coming in for particular criticism for being too firm and too fast.
|All odds quoted are subject to change|