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US Open 2014: Odds For Top 30 Golfers To Win

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U.S. Open 2014: Odds for Top 30 Golfers to Win

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Several betting web sites have come up with different updated odds for the 2014 U.S. Open, which will kick off on Thursday at Pinehurst No. 2. The odds listed in the slideshow for the top 30 golfers in the tournament appear to be the most accurate based on previous experience in the U.S. Open as well as performance this season. Check out the updated Las Vegas odds for 30 of the top golfers who will play this weekend.

30. Bill Haas

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30. Bill Haas

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Odds to Win U.S. Open: 80/1
Bill Haas, who ranks 34th in the world, has three top-10 finishes and zero tournament wins in 2014. What’s going in his favor is that he has hit 68.6 greens in regulation this season. Unfortunately, his horrendous putting will likely be his downfall.

29. Rickie Fowler

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29. Rickie Fowler

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Odds to Win U.S. Open: 66/1
Rickie Fowler’s poor drive distance (298.8 yards on average) and dismal drive accuracy (59.6 percent) is a big reason why he has yet to win a tournament despite appearing in 18 events this season. With that being said, his 10th place finish at last year’s U.S. Open is reason to believe he could play well this time around too.

28. Louis Oosthuizen

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28. Louis Oosthuizen

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Odds to Win U.S. Open: 66/1
To be perfectly honest, Louis Oosthuizen having 66 to 1 odds to win the U.S. Open seems a bit generous. He hasn’t had much success this season as he’s missed four cuts in 10 opportunities. However, his 306.8 average yards per drive, which ranks fourth on the PGA Tour, will give him a big boost.

27. Keegan Bradley

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27. Keegan Bradley

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Odds to Win U.S. Open: 66/1
Keegan Bradley started off the season strong, but he has been rather inconsistent over the past two months. The 2011 PGA Champion missed the cut at the U.S. Open last season after finishing 68th in 2012. If Bradley can continue his success in bogey avoidance, he could be in the thick of it down the stretch at Pinehurst.

26. Ian Poulter

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26. Ian Poulter

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Odds to Win U.S. Open: 66/1
Ian Poulter’s sixth place finish at the FedEx St. Jude Classic could be the momentum that he needs to have success at the U.S. Open. On the other hand, his inability to consistently hit the long ball well this season could be his worst enemy this weekend.

25. Brandt Snedeker

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25. Brandt Snedeker

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Odds to Win U.S. Open: 66/1
Brandt Snedeker, who fell from ninth in the world to a current ranking of 33rd, has struggled mightily this season. He has only one top-10 finish, which occurred at the Arnold Palmer Invitational over two months ago. His horrendous 42.9 fairway percent and 57.4 greens-in-regulation percent won’t serve him well at Pinehurst.

24. Zach Johnson

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24. Zach Johnson

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Odds to Win U.S. Open: 50/1
Zach Johnson, who won the Masters in 2007, has seen his performance drop off significantly in recent years. A combination of dismal finishes in tournaments this season and bad luck at the U.S. Open in recent years is a big reason for his 50 to 1 odds.

23. Webb Simpson

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23. Webb Simpson

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Odds to Win U.S. Open: 50/1
Webb Simpson won the U.S. Open in 2012, which is why there is plenty of reason to believe he will succeed again. His huge drop in greens-in-regulation average is a major cause for concern. On the other hand, he has six top-10 finishes in 2014, including a win at TPC Summerlin.

22. Steve Stricker

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22. Steve Stricker

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Odds to Win U.S. Open: 50/1
Steve Stricker is one of those well-respected golfers who has never won a major. At 47 years old, the odds of him winning the U.S. Open are definitely not in his favor. However, a sixth place finish at the Memorial Tournament could mean he has found his stroke at the right time. Not to mention, he has finished in the top-25 in four of his last five U.S. Opens.

21. Jimmy Walker

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21. Jimmy Walker

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Odds to Win U.S. Open: 50/1
Jimmy Walker is first in FedEx Cup points and second on the PGA Tour’s money list this season. He also finished eighth at the Masters and has three wins to his name. The reason for his 50 to 1 odds is mostly because he hasn’t appeared in the U.S. Open since 2001. The good news for him is that his stellar driving distance and incredible birdie conversion should allow for a great finish.

20. Hunter Mahan

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20. Hunter Mahan

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Odds to Win U.S. Open: 50/1
Finishing fourth at the U.S. Open last year should give Hunter Mahan plenty of confidence this weekend. Even though he hasn’t found much success since he withdrew at the Arnold Palmer Invitational, Mahan does have four top-10 finishes this season. The 50 to 1 odds are accurate, but don’t be surprised if he makes a run due to his solid use of the driver this year.

19. Charl Schwartzel

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19. Charl Schwartzel

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Odds to Win U.S. Open: 50/1
Charl Schwartzel’s missed cut at the Masters has inspired him to raise his level of play. He has finished in the top 10 in three of his last four tournaments, which means he might just ride the momentum right into a stellar showing at the U.S. Open.

18. Martin Kaymer

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18. Martin Kaymer

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Odds to Win U.S. Open: 40/1
Martin Kaymer, who won the PGA Championship in 2010, is still looking to find the consistency on the Tour that he had that year. The good news for him is that he has made the cut in nine of his 11 events with two top-10 finishes and a win at THE PLAYERS Championship. Kaymer should be prepared for a solid outing at the U.S. Open, but his low-average yards with the driver could be an issue.

17. Jim Furyk

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17. Jim Furyk

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Odds to Win U.S. Open: 40/1
Jim Furyk won the U.S. Open in 2003, and he was the runner-up in the tournament in 2006 and 2007. Even though he has yet to record a win this season, he did finished second at THE PLAYERS Championship and the Wells Fargo Championship. His driving and scrambling are good, but his putting will most likely be his downfall.

16. Jason Dufner

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16. Jason Dufner

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Odds to Win U.S. Open: 40/1
Jason Dufner has tied for fourth in the last two U.S. Open tournaments. On top of that, he had a memorable 2013 season that has been followed up with a decent showing this year, despite missing the cut at the Masters. His recent performance in the U.S. Open is all the evidence needed to believe he will have a strong showing this weekend.

15. Hideki Matsuyama

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15. Hideki Matsuyama

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Odds to Win U.S. Open: 40/1
Hideki Matsuyama continues to impress after his professional debut last season. He finished sixth at the British Open and 10th at the U.S. Open, which is impressive considering it was his first time in either major tournament. A win at the Memorial Tournament should give him all the momentum he needs to make another splash in the U.S. Open.

14. Graeme McDowell

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14. Graeme McDowell

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Odds to Win U.S. Open: 40/1
Graeme McDowell won the U.S. Open back in 2010, the only one of his major victories. His unexpected consistency this season has to give him all the confidence he needs to be successful this weekend. Despite missing the cut at the masters and his struggles as of late, McDowell has made the cut in nine of his 10 events, and he has also finished in the top-10 five times.

13. Sergio Garcia

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13. Sergio Garcia

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Odds to Win U.S. Open: 33/1
Sergio Garcia is a golfer who has a decent game but somehow manages to screw up in the final round of major tournaments. His best finish in the U.S. Open occurred in 2005 when he wound up in third. The good news for him is that he currently leads the PGA Tour in bogey avoidance and adjusted scoring, which means he just might be ready to win his first major.

12. Luke Donald

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12. Luke Donald

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Odds to Win U.S. Open: 33/1
Luke Donald tied for eighth place at last year’s U.S. Open. The former world No. 1 has never won a major, which is why one has to assume he will put forth a good show this weekend. His inconsistencies on the PGA Tour and in European tournaments are a bit alarming, but Donald’s experience should serve him well.

11. Lee Westwood

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11. Lee Westwood

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Odds to Win U.S. Open: 33/1
Lee Westwood’s six consecutive top-25 finishes at the U.S. Open has to give him confidence that 2014 is his year. Unfortunately, missing two cuts in his last three tournaments doesn’t do much for momentum. The good news is he enjoyed success at the Masters and THE PLAYERS Championship, which means don’t be surprised if he places in the top 10 in another big tournament.

10. Dustin Johnson

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10. Dustin Johnson

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Odds to Win U.S. Open: 33/1
Dustin Johnson has been outstanding this season, which is why I believe his 33 to 1 odds should be improved. Of the 13 events he has appeared in, he has made 11 cuts, finished in the top 10 six times, and he won the World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions. On top of that, his ability to crush the ball with his driver should put him in a good position to succeed at Pinehurst.

9. Jason Day

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9. Jason Day

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Odds to Win U.S. Open: 28/1
Two-time U.S. Open runner-up Jason Day is hoping that 2014 is his time to shine. He has only played in six events this season, which means he should be well rested for a top finish this weekend, especially now that his thumb injury is in the rearview mirror. Don’t be surprised if Day emerges victorious.

8. Matt Kuchar

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8. Matt Kuchar

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Odds to Win U.S. Open: 25/1
After a dominant 2010 season, Matt Kuchar has yet to really get back to consistent production. That is, until this season. Kuchar leads the PGA Tour with nine finishes in the top 10. The fact that he decided to rest up for the U.S. Open means that he’s going to give it everything he has. For that reason, Kuchar finishing in the top five wouldn’t be unrealistic.

7. Justin Rose

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7. Justin Rose

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Odds to Win U.S. Open: 25/1
Justin Rose won his first major at the U.S. Open last season, which is why he should be a favorite to win it again this time around. Three top-10 finishes in his last four tournaments, including fourth place at THE PLAYERS Championship, is a sign of good things to come. The fact that he has tremendous success out of the bunker should serve him well at Pinehurst.

6. Jordan Spieth

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6. Jordan Spieth

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Odds to Win U.S. Open: 25/1
Jordan Spieth is the feel-good story of 2014 after his epic second place finish at the Masters. The 2013 PGA Tour Rookie of the Year has 13 top-20 finishes, including 10 of which have fallen in the top 10. He’s well rested and ready to collect his first major win.

5. Henrik Stenson

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5. Henrik Stenson

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Odds to Win U.S. Open: 25/1
Henrik Stenson is the reigning FedEx Cup Champion and Race to Dubai Champion. He also was named the European Golfer of the Year in 2013. Even though he hasn’t enjoyed much success on the PGA Tour this season, he’s been fantastic in European tournaments in which he has four top-10 finishes.

4. Bubba Watson

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4. Bubba Watson

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Odds to Win U.S. Open: 18/1
Fan favorite Bubba Watson is having a great season. Of his 11 events, he has made 10 cuts and finished in the top-10 seven times. Oh yeah, he also won the Masters and took first place at the Northern Trust Open. I would be shocked if Watson didn’t finish in the top three as he has a very good chance to win his third major.

3. Phil Mickelson

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3. Phil Mickelson

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Odds to Win U.S. Open: 14/1
Phil Mickelson will be the fan favorite to win the U.S. Open, as it’s the only one of the four majors that he hasn’t been victorious. In fact, Mickelson has taken second place a whopping six times in the U.S. Open, including a tie for second last year. His all-around game should put him a good position to succeed at Pinehurst.

2. Adam Scott

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2. Adam Scott

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Odds to Win U.S. Open: 12/1
The No. 1 ranked golfer in the world has never played well in the U.S. Open. However, that doesn’t mean Adam Scott can’t succeed at Pinehurst. If he can overcome the long par-3’s and stay true to his game, Scott should be in the running down the stretch.

1. Rory McIlroy

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1. Rory McIlroy

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Odds to Win U.S. Open: 10/1
Rory McIlroy is the odds on favorite to win the 2014 U.S. Open, rightfully so. The 2011 U.S. Open champion knows what it takes to be victorious. He has made the cut in all nine of his event appearances, which includes six top-10 finishes. He also recently won the BMW PGA Championship in Europe. It will be interesting to see if he can conquer Pinehurst when the world expects him to have a stellar showing.