A strong performance at the Memorial Tournament over the weekend wasn’t enough to get Tiger Woods back into the winner’s circle, but it triggered more movement in the betting for next week’s US Open. Tiger has won the second major of the season three times in his illustrious career, in 2000, 2002 and 2008, and he finished sixth or better eight times in 12 editions between 1999 and 2010. Two bogeys on the back nine took him out of contention in Ohio on Sunday evening, but his rounds of 67 and 68 on Friday and Saturday was enough to persuade William Hill to cut him from 20/1 to 16/1 for the US Open.
The tournament returns to Shinnecock Hills for the first time since 2004, when South Africa’s Retief Goosen won from Phil Mickelson and Woods could only finish in a share of 17th place. Dustin Johnson and Rory McIlroy continue to head the betting, with the two men priced at 11/1 with various bookmakers.
|All odds quoted are subject to change|