So you’ve thought to hell with it – ‘I’m putting my money on Tiger, he can’t possibly follow up an 85 with another terrible round?’ – well you’ve let yourself down.
Tiger carded his worst US Open round in the Chambers Bay opener with a 10-over par 80.
The former World Number One made eight bogeys and a treble but it could have been even worse.
If you’ve got the mettle Tiger is now available at generous 1500/1…
US Open 2015: Tee times
The new favourites
After terrible opening day for some (just ask Rickie Fowler…) we’ve got a new set of front runners.
Dustin Johnson 5/1
The big hitting American is enjoying the links style and frankly disproving many by carding a 5-under 65. Proving that it is possible for low scoring rounds on such a mixed course.
Jordan Spieth 6/1
He’s 21, he putts like a demon and the casual golf fan will have Augusta fresh in their memories. A two-under opening round is steady at this early stage.
Henrik Stenson 6/1
The big Swede currently shares the lead with Dustin Johnson, and has flattered to deceive in his recent outings. Maybe this is his Major breakthrough year? Vested interest for this writer as he’s a sweepstake pick, so that means he can’t possibly win.
Patrick Reed 14/1
Good price for the man who claims he should be in the World Top 5. Bold statement from the tubby 24-year old, he polarises golf fans and he is currently sitting third on the leaderboard.
US Open 2015: The short history of Chambers Bay
Best of the rest
Rory McIlroy 20/1
The World Number One has the ability to run laps around the field. Turn the lights off and go home. But a slightly shakey start from the Northern Irishman puts him seven shots off the lead after the opening days play.
Phil Mickelson 18/1
We just want Phil to win it now. Enough with the near misses, a direct hit is needed now for the 45-year old with opportunities surely running out for the short game genius?
The unique Chambers Bay
Justin Rose 40/1
A former winner and is becoming ice-cool in almost every event in recent memory. Augusta will be fresh in Rose’s memory and will surely fuel the Englishman to challenge come championship Sunday?
Hideki Matsuyama 50/1
One for the purists of the old school backswing. The 23-year old from Japan packs some power, but will need to ensure he follows up his steady opening round (70) to remain in contention.
Tempting each-way bets
Shane Lowry 80/1
The big bearded Irishman is a big hitter and has all the capabilities of a top six finish. Definitely worth a bet at this updated price.
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Kevin Na 125/1
Hung in there at towards the top of the leaderboard at Augusta. Slow and steady play suits the American to the ground, and Chambers Bay will definitely offer that.
Tiger’s woes continue after his worst ever US Open round
Colin Montgomerie 400/1
Contain your laughter. Monty has performed well so far, can he maintain it? I’m still not certain, but his Senior Major success proves the Scotsman can still win. But I’m rooting for him if only so he can’t step in the commentators booth this weekend…
Full leaderboard details can be found here.
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