The PGA Tour is in San Francisco, California for the 112th US Open at The Olympic Club. PGA oddsmakers have listed Tiger Woods as 13/2 favorite to win the 2012 US Open. This year’s Masters winner, Bubba Watson, will be trying for a second consecutive major win, while Rory McIlroy looks to repeat as US Open champ. Be sure to check the 2012 US Open Odds and make your predictions before golfs second Major begins.
Tiger Woods (13/2) Four years. That’s how long it has been since Tiger last won a major — in California, at the U.S. Open. How fitting it would be to resume his chase of Jack Nicklaus in his native state. Even if Tiger doesn’t win, hard to imagine he won’t be in the top 10.
Lee Westwood (11/1) Eventually Westwood has to win a major. In six of his past 10 majors, he’s finished top 5. Been in the top 16 in nine of the past 10. Was T7 at the 1998 U.S. Open at Olympic. No. 1 on TOUR in GIR, No. 15 in Total Driving. It’s his time to shine.
Luke Donald (11/1) He’s had six top-10s in majors — but never at the U.S. Open. Not to worry. The world No. 1 is solid tee to green, ranks first in scrambling and is third in Strokes Gained-Putting, all of which is a recipe for success at Olympic.
Rory McIlroy (14/1) I’m baffled trying to dissect who’s going to win this year, so I’m going with the best available player. No one has repeated since Curtis Strange in 1989, but I like the work McIlroy has done on his game and how he put himself in contention in Memphis.
Phil Mickelson (20/1) The Hall of Famer got in early to Olympic for some work with Dave Pelz, who said Mickelson is sharp and ready. The draw is excellent — Tiger has brought out the best in Phil in recent years. I’m ready to see Phil’s best, too.
SLEEPER PICK: Matt Kuchar (28/1) The last time Kuchar came to Olympic at the U.S. Open (1998) he tied for 14th as an amateur. He’s playing great again (top scoring average on TOUR at 69.80, 10th in GIR) and he plays tough golf courses just as well (T3 at the Masters).
The Bottom Line: All signs point to Tiger this week after winning his second tourney of 2012. Want to dominate the books this season with some of the best PGA Picks experts in the business? Then sign up right now and get PGA Picks Free!
TOP 20 ODDS TO WIN THE 2012 US OPEN:
Tiger Woods 13/2
Lee Westwood 11/1
Luke Donald 11/1
Rory McIlroy 14/1
Phil Mickelson 20/1
Dustin Johnson 25/1
Jason Dufner 25/1
Justin Rose 28/1
Matt Kuchar 28/1
Adam Scott 33/1
Jim Furyk 33/1
Rickie Fowler 33/1
Zach Johnson 33/1
Hunter Mahan 40/1
Sergio Garcia 40/1
Steve Stricker 40/1
Bo Van Pelt 50/1
Bubba Watson 50/1
Charl Schwartzel 50/1
Louis Oosthuizen 50/1
2012 US Open
When: Thursday, June 13th@7:00 AM EST
Pick: Tiger Woods 13/2
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