Jordan Spieth defends his US Open title and is among the favourites after second-placed finish in The Masters
Between 16-19 June, the world’s best golf players will head to Pennsylvania to compete in the 116th US Open and we’re hoping for a repeat of the drama and excitement that we enjoyed at Augusta in April.
Jordan Spieth looked set for a consecutive Green Jacket during his final round of The Masters, although the young Texan hit the buffers and paved the way for Danny Willett to claim the title instead.
Spieth clearly has mental resolve and he’s a 7/1 chance with Ladbrokes to enjoy a second US Open success at Oakmont Country Club. The American might have been in the box seat at Augusta but also had several erratic shots and that has been the story of his year.
Danny Willett will be in attendance after his Masters victory and bet365 offer 33/1 about the man from Sheffield achieving a successive major title and he will go to Oakmont with plenty of confidence.
Nevertheless, there will be others better backed and Jason Day is enticing at odds of 10/1, with the Australian having broken his major duck at the PGA Championship and he wasn’t too far away in The Masters.
Rory McIlroy just wasn’t consistent enough at Augusta over the four days despite being in the final pairing on the Saturday and partnering Spieth. The Northern Irishman is 7/1 with Sky Bet to get things right.
Dustin Johnson is a 20/1 shot with Ladbrokes and the American continues to get into contention for these major tournaments, while Rickie Fowler is the same price to bounce back from his horror show in the Masters.
While Tiger Woods is a fading star, the game of golf has never been in ruder health, with Hideki Matsuyama looking an interesting pick at 33/1 considering the Japanese player showed some fine touches at Augusta.