What could have been.
Our Golf tipping team were on the brink of a spectacular weekend, but the ‘Graveyard of great golfers’ struck and we were ultimately denied the home run. Despite the disappointment, it was still an impressively profitable weekend for the team, who tipped seven winners from ten selections.
40/1 tip Furyk traded odds on in his final round, but his effort petered out on the back nine. He still held on for some place money. Tiger Woods (8/1) had the tournament seemingly at his mercy, before his own weekend collapse.
Westwood was again consistent, and Dufner finished well to coast into the top 10 places.
Our tip for the winning score to be 279 or lower (13/8) was very well backed going in to the tournament, eventually being sent off at 5/6. Unfortunately the course simply played too tough in the opening rounds and we were always on the back foot. Our tip for the tournament to be won by a solitary stroke came home in style though.
Rose placed fourth in the GB & Ireland group, while our ‘Five to Follow’ players all scored well, with all players placing in the top 27.
US Open betting tips
Tiger Woods to win the US Open at 8/1: T21
Jim Furyk ew at 40/1 (Betfred) 1/4 first 6: T4
2pts Lee Westwood Top 10 at 5/4: T10
Jason Dufner at Top 10 at 11/4: T4
Justin Rose Top GB and Ireland ew at 7/1: 4th
Sergio Garcia Top Continental European at 11/2: Lost
Winning Score to be 279 & Under at 13/8: Lost (281)
Winning Margin to be One Stroke at 14/5: WON
Rose to beat Fowler in 72-hole match at 5/6: WON T21 v T41
Els to beat Oosthuizen & Shwartzel at 2/1: WON (9th v MC v T38)
Already Advised: Luke Donald to win the US Open at 18/1: Lost
Five to Follow
Tiger Woods 8/1: T21
Jim Furyk 40/1: T4
Ernie Els 80/1: 9th
Justin Rose 33/1: T21
Matt Kuchar 30/1: T27
Five to Oppose
Rickie Fowler 30/1: T41
Francesco Molinari 50/1: T29
Bo Van Pelt 50/1: T60
David Toms 80/1: T4
Louis Oosthuizen 40/1: MC