PGA Tour 2012 US Open Golf Tournament News And Betting Lines
We are now just hours away from start of the 2012 U.S. Open Golf Tournament. Anticipation is building as 148 of the best pro golfers on the planet, along with another eight amateurs, are set to tee it up from the historic Olympic Club in San Francisco, California, from June 14 to 17. After the Masters, this is the second of four golf majors during the 2012 PGA Tour season.
This is the fifth time the U.S. Open Championship will be held at The Olympic Club with the last time being in 1998 when Lee Janzen won by one stroke (EVEN) over the late great Payne Stewart. In 1987 Scott Simpson posted the lowest total in a U.S. Open held at Olympic with a three under par 277 four round total – a testament to the toughness of this tight track.
Woods And Westwood Top Tournament Favorites
As was the case for Masters back in April (won by Bubba Watson) the usual suspects top the betting board for the 112th edition of the U.S. Open Championship – known simply as Golf’s Toughest Test. Fresh off his two stroke win at the Memorial Tournament, Eldrick Woods leads the field as the pre-tournament favorite with a +400 odds at the TopBet online betting website.
Golf handicappers who figure an underdog can win this tournament receive +600 odds and get the 111 players who are not on the betting board as this offering is the second chalk for the 2012 U.S. Open. Lee Westwood and Luke Donald follow Eldrick with a +1,000 betting line.
Rory McIlroy Seeks Back-to-Back US Open Victories
2011 U.S. Open Champion Rory McIlroy has been tagged with +1,200 odds as he attempts to become the first golfer to win back to back since Curtis Strange turned the trick back in 1988 and 1989. Prior to Strange, no golfer had won two straight since Ben Hogan back in 1950-51.
Phil Mickelson (+1.500) and 2012 Masters Champion Bubba Watson (+4,000) are in a threesome with Eldrick for the first two days as they tee it up at 7:33 AM PT. McIlroy will hit the links with Westwood and Donald as the other terrific trio when they tee off at 1:29 PM PT.