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Us Open Golf 2011 Betting Guide

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If you have decided to place a bet on US Open, you can follow this easy steps that will help you place a bet on a favorite player.

STEP 1 - Find a trusted bookmaker and open a betting account - Below you can find a selection of the most popular bookmakers where you can place a bet on the US Open Tournament. All you have to do is click the "Open an Account" button and after signing up on the bookmaker's page and making your first deposit, you are ready to bet.

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STEP 2 - Find the US Open betting page and pick your tournament and favorite golfer

After you opened an account at a bookmaker, you need to find the event page for the US Open Tournament. This page can be found by locating the golf, or other sports section, and selecting US Open Golf Tournament or nearer to the time of the tournament many bookmakers feature a direct link on the main page to the US Open Golf Tournament Betting page.

We offer the best odds from a large selection of the top bookmakers, so you can be sure you will get the best value for your bet.

Below you can find betting terms and useful information so you can get used to betting and also help you decide on the player you will put your money on.
 - Betting stake

The betting stake is the amount of money you are willing to put on your favorite golfer

 - Types of betting

Usually when betting on a golf tournament, you will find the following betting types:

Outright: Very straightforward - the odds for a particular player to win a golf tournament.


Match Betting: There are two forms of Match Betting:

1) A spread betting market for head to head competition between two golfers over 18 holes.

2) 72 Hole Match Betting offered by a one or two fixed odds bookies.


Top 5 Finish: Based on a golfers finishing position in a golf tournament.

Group Betting: Some bookmakers offer this market, with odds on which of 5 golfers in the group will perform best in a particular golf tournament.

 - Placing a bet

To place a bet, simply locate the player you want to bet on from the bookmaker's offer, place your stake (usually is minimum £2), and select which bet you are placing from the markets available.

If you win a bet on a player, the amount you win, will be automatically credited to your betting account. You can then use the money to place future bets, or you can withdraw the money from your betting account (subject to terms and conditions) and the money will be credited to your credit or debit card.


US Open Golf Tournament


*** US Open Golf Tournament*** - U.S. Open, is the annual open golf tournament of the United States. It is the second of the four major championships in golf and is on the official schedule of both the PGA Tour and the European Tour. It is staged by the United States Golf Association (USGA) in mid-June, scheduled so that, if there are no weather delays, the final round is played on the third Sunday.

The U.S. Open is staged at a variety of courses, set up in such a way that scoring is very difficult with a premium placed on accurate driving. U.S. Open play is characterized by tight scoring at or around par by the leaders, with the winner emerging at around even par. A U.S. Open course is seldom beaten severely, and there have been many over-par wins.

Tournament information:

Location: United States
Established: 1895
Course(s): Congressional Country Club in 2011
Par: 71 in 2011
Length: 7,574 yards in 2011
Tour(s): PGA Tour, PGA European Tour, Japan Golf Tour
Format: Stroke play
Prize fund: $7,500,000 in 2010
Month played: June

US Golf Tournament players info

Below you can find useful information about the top 5 favorites, according to the bookmakers odds.

Player Picture Birth date Birthplace Age Height Weight Home College Turned pro
Luke Donald

December 6, 1977

Hempstead, England




Evanston, Ill.



Lee Westwood April 24, 1973 Worksop, England 38 6-0 205 Worksop, England   1993
Phil Mickelson June 16, 1970 San Diego, California 40 6-3 200 Rancho Santa Fe, California Arizona State 1992
Tiger Woods December 29, 1975
Cypress, California 35 6-1 185 Windermere, Fla. Stanford 1996
Rory McIlroy April 5, 1989 Holywood, Northern Ireland 22 5-9 161 Holywood, Northern Ireland   2007

US Golf Tournament past winners

Here you have some information about the past winners of the US Open Golf Tournament.

Year Champion Country Venue Location Score
2010 Graeme McDowell Northern Ireland Pebble Beach Golf Links Pebble Beach, California 284 (E)
2009 Lucas Glover United States Bethpage State Park, Black Course Farmingdale, New York 276 (-4)
2008 Tiger Woods United States Torrey Pines Golf Course, South Course La Jolla, California 283 (-1)
2007 Ángel Cabrera Argentina Oakmont Country Club Oakmont, Pennsylvania 285 (+5)
2006 Geoff Ogilvy Australia Winged Foot Golf Club, West Course Mamaroneck, New York 285 (+5)

Top 5 favorites US Golf Tournament

In the next table, you will find statistics about how the top 5 favorites performed in this tournament over the years.

Player First US Open US Opens Played Best Round Best Finish This year's prediction
Luke Donald 2002 (Bethpage) 7 R1-69 (2005 Pinehurst); R2-69 (2006 Winged Foot) T12 (2006 Winged Foot) Best odds 15 - Tied for the first place in the top 5 favorites with Lee Westwood, the bookmakers are seeing this two players as top contenders. The trophy can go either way.
Lee Westwood 1997 (Congressional) 11 R2-66 (2009 Bethpage) 3 (2008 Torrey Pines) Best odds 15 - Same best odd as Luke Donald, it really will depend on the form of the moment of these two contenders.
Phil Mickelson 1990 (Medinah) 20 R2-66 (2004 Shinnecock Hills; 2010 Pebble Beach) 2 (1999 Pinehurst; 2002 Bethpage; 2004 Shinnecock Hills); T2 (2006 Winged Foot; 2009 Bethpage) Best odds 15.68 - Close to the first two contenders, Phil Mickelson can gave a good chance to win this trophy, with a bit of luck.
Tiger Woods 1995 (Shinnecock Hills) 16 R1-65 (2000 Pebble Beach) 1 (2000 Pebble Beach, 2002 Bethpage State Park, 2008 Torrey Pines) Best odds 19.95 - Even if Tiger Woods's play is not like it used to be, he still remains one of the top contenders in any tournament. He can easily win this tournament, if he can concentrate.
Rory McIlroy 2009 (Bethpage) 2 R4-68 (2009 Bethpage) T-10 (2009 Bethpage) Best odds 21 - The youngest of the top 5 favorites, Rory McIlroy still lack the concentration needed for such long tournaments. He is very talented, and if he can keep his concentration up for the whole tournament, he can have a chance to the trophy.


TOP 3 US Open Golf Tournament favorites: Luke Donald, best odd 15, Lee Westwood, best odd 15 and Phil Mickelson with a best odd 15.68

STEP 3 - Place a bet on players using an odds comparison service
If you decided to bet on a player, simply click the odd you have chosen and you will be directed to the bookmaker's page, so you can place your bet.

We sincerely hope that this US Open Golf Tournament betting guide will help both beginners in online betting as well experienced betters decide on how to place money on bets and win money.

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