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Koepka cut to 33s for Birkdale

claret-jug-oddsBrooks Koepka’s odds for next month’s Open Championship have been halved after he secured his first major title with a brilliant four-shot US Open victory at Erin Hills. The American, who spent several years honing his skills on the European Tour, posted a wonderful final round of 67 to match Rory McIlroy’s record for the best ever total in a US Open, landing odds of 35/1 for anyone who backed him ahead of the tournament’s opening round last week.

Koepka, who was second at the Texas Open a couple months ago, has jumped into the world’s top 10 for the first time on the back of his success in Wisconsin – and certainly has the game to add more majors in the future. He has three previous top five finishes at the majors, including each of the last two PGA Championships and he also finished in 10th place at The Open Championship at St Andrews two years ago.

William Hill were quoting 66/1 for Koepka to win at Royal Birkdale in 4 weeks’ time, but cut him to 33/1 on Saturday before shortening him further to 22/1 after his win.

But Paddy Power are still offering 33s with six places for each-way bets, while he is the same price with Sky Bet for the PGA Championship at Quail Hollow in August.