US Open Betting Tips
|Patrick Cantlay||22/1||Paddy Power|
|Viktor Hovland||25/1||William Hill||Max Homa||100/1||888Sport|
It's the third major of the season as the US Open takes place at Torrey Pines in Calafornia. The event is one of the most prestigious majors in golf and has been won by some top-class golfers such as Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth, Dustin Johnson and Brooks Koepka in the past.
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Patrick Can Break Major Duck
After struggling to find his form of late, Patrick Cantlay bounced back in style with an impressive victory over Collin Morikawa at the Memorial Tournament a fortnight ago. Albeit the World No.7 was fortunate to claim the honours after Jon Rahm had to withdraw due to a positive Covid-19 test when holding a six-shot lead going into the final round.
Cantlay has yet to taste major success but he's been in the mix several times. His cool temperament, combined with his exceptional all-round game, should be tailor-made for Torrey Pines. The Californian will enjoy a return to his home state where he has shown his best form, including a win at the Zozo Championship last year and back-to-back top-5 finishes on the West Coast at the beginning of the season. It seems to be a case of when and not if Cantlay breaks his major duck and the current price of 22/1, with Paddy Power paying a huge 10 each-way places, is too tempting to resist.
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Viktor to Relish US Open Test Again
After picking up a brace of wins on just his second year on the PGA Tour last season, Viktor Hovland has taken his game to another level this year. The Norwegian has finished inside the top-5 on five occasions this year and the performance that's of interest the most was his runner-up finish at the Farmers Insurance Open in January, as that tournament is held at the same venue as this year's US Open. Hovland shot the lowest score in the field with a 65 on the Torrey Pines South Course on the Friday of that event, so it's fair to say he has fond memories of this testing track, which can't be said for too many others.
Viktor Hovland's 65 on Friday at the Farmers Insurance Open is as impressive as it gets.https://t.co/mWjm8JRoji— GOLF.com (@GOLF_com) January 30, 2021
The 23-year-old has already finished inside the top 15 on both his US Open appearances to date and with a scoring average rank of 6th on the PGA Tour, he should be competitive this week. The 25/1 available with William Hill, who are paying 9 places, looks very fair and Hovland should relish getting back onto a course he excelled at recently.
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Homa Can Thrive on Home Soil
Max Homa may not be a household name to many, but the 30-year-old has impressed on the PGA Tour so far this year. The highlight was his playoff victory over Tony Finau at the Genesis Invitational in February. His recent performances at the Memorial Tournament and the Valspar Championship also offer plenty of encouragement heading in this year's third major.
Report and highlights from a thrilling finish to the Genesis Invitational, where Max Homa denied Tony Finau in a play-off.— Sky Sports Golf (@SkySportsGolf) February 22, 2021
Like Cantlay, Homa is Californian and also enjoyed a superb run of form on the West Coast at the start of the year, when finishing 21st, 18th, 7th, and 1st in four consecutive Californian events. The 100/1 price with 888Sport, who are paying 8 each-way places, looks like a standout bet as Homa aims to take another step forward in his golfing career.
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