Golf Betting Tip: Rickie Fowler looks in dangerous form ahead of Erin Hills test in 2017 US Open GolfPublished June 14, 2017
Golf Betting Tip: RICKIE FOWLER – Each Way at 20/1 with Paddy Power (8 places)
In 2016, Majors bridesmaid Dustin Johnson got the monkey off his back by winning the US Open at Oakmont Country Club and after a few years away.
The USGA have now made the decision to revert to a traditional US Open venue at Erin Hills in Wisconsin for 2017.
The golf betting for the US Open is fiercely competitive, with Dustin Johnson trading as the 8/1 favourite with most bookmakers. Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy is 12/1, Jason Day 14/1 and likewise Jordan Spieth; forming a formidable top 4 in the betting for this famous tournament.
As usual it promises to be a huge test for this field at Erin Hills and it’ll take something special to land the odds and win here in the coming days.
I respect US Open golf and realize it's hard, but damn, some players need to stop their bitch ass whining about conditions. You are a pro!— Sean Salisbury (@SeanUnfiltered) June 14, 2017
Erin Hills in Wisconsin – which has been closed for 10 months in preparation for this year’s US Open – is just shy of 7,700 yards in total length and for the first time since 1992, the US Open will play host to four par 5 holes.
With an emphasis on striking off the tee and the ability to alter tactics with the wind and weather, players will need to be both efficient and adaptable to tackle the 72 par course successfully.
Rory McIlroy (pictured below) hasn’t been active on the course since the Players Championship a month ago, but it’s very much folly to dismiss him from the equation. Backers of McIlroy will know their fate early as it is easy to know when he is really switched on, it is just a guessing game as to know when is the right time to have him on side.
It has been six years since his US Open win back in 2011 and he should be gunning to get back in the winning groove. Jordan Spieth and Jason Day are both capable of winning this tournament, but could you suggest them to be value odds at 14/1 apiece in such a deep field? It is hard to say.
The online bookies are offering a top price of 22/1 about rookie Jon Rahm, who has been a real talking point heading into this on the back of a run of excellent golf. He too is worth keeping an eye on.
Paddy Powers offering a massive EIGHT each way places at 1/5 odds and Rickie Fowler is very tempting at 20/1 given those additional two places, with most firms paying out on only six each way places.
You can also get 22/1 for 6 places and 1/4 odds, so shop around and get what is best for you, but the 28-year old from California could be poised to produce a season best performance this weekend.
In 10 individual events this season, Rickie Fowler has finished in the Top 25 no less than eight times. Since the start of February, he’s been outside the Top 20 just once.
In the last 12 weeks, his average finishing position of 17.6 is second in the US Open field. After a 2016 season in which he missed five cuts and was struggling to find his feet, he has put together a pretty remarkable run of consistency and comes into the US Open in intriguing form.
19 of the 27 winners since 1990 had previously shown Top 10 finishing form in the US Open, so it can pay to side with players who’ve shown previous thirst for going close in the tournament.
As usual, the is a huge choice of players and golf betting markets to express your opinion so be sure to check out the latest offers, prices and even pick up a free golf bet along the way.
At the price of 20/1 with a Paddy Power free bet, we reckon Rickie Fowler could be the one to bet on at the 2017 US Open.