US Open betting: Back Jordan Spieth and Henrik Stenson to shine at OakmontPublished June 15, 2016
The Oakmont Country Club is the only course its’ designer ever came up with and is very much one every player at the 2016 US Open will have both respect and admiration for. This tournament has been staged here 8 times (but not since 2007) and is regarded as one of the toughest courses in the world.
Oakmont starts and finishes with two really tough par four holes which have averaged at least half a stroke over par. Respective Greens In Regulation stats were 35.2% and 33.6% so around two thirds of all second shots on those two holes failed to find the putting surfaces! Oakmont has two drivable par fours – the second and the 17th – and two par fives – the fourth and the 12th and there are four par threes in total, where the 8th is another real tester at nearly 300 yards.
The top three players in the world – Jason Day, Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth are also assigned in such an order by the betting market. Number one Jason Day comes on the back of a win at TPC Sawgrass a month ago and has a huge chance despite reports of illness in recent weeks. But Spieth is the defending champion and with a cool head on his young shoulders, he can go a long way in regaining his place as the top player in the world by landing the first prize.
The bookies are of course going all out with enhanced each-way terms and places, but bet365’s six places at 1/4 the odds is one of the best. Jordan Spieth is 10/1, a fair price for such an talented young man. He will be looking to put the despair of the Masters firmly behind him here.
If his game off the tee is on point, Henrik Stenson can also be a factor. Second in total driving (ninth in accuracy) on tour, and seventh in greens hit to boot. A long list of top 5 efforts support his claims and at 7/1 for a Top 5 finish, he rates as a decent value bet.