It was an opening round to forget for many players in Pennsylvania and it has had a dramatic effect on their US Open odds.

But for many, like Andrew Landry and Scottie Scheffler, it was a dream introduction to their Major championship careers.

The going wasn’t easy at Oakmont, which is widely considered one of the toughest courses in the world, as three stoppages in play due to heavy downpours halted the momentum of many players.

Only seven players were under par when play was abandoned and there were a few surprise names at the top of the leaderboard and even more shocks towards the lower half.


US Open odds Oakmont

World No 1 Jason Day is now the bookies’ firm favourite, and that’s without even hitting a ball. You can get odds of 6/1 for the Australian who has as only one Major to his name – the 2015 PGA Championship.

The best odds you can get on last year’s runner-up, Dustin Johnson, is 12/1 and he is due to tee it up for the first time today. He is another beneficiary of having not started his opening round before play was abandoned.

Patrick Reed, who is two-over-par through 14, could be worth a flutter at 66-1. The Texan finished a respectable tied-14th at last year’s US Open.

Current leader Andrew Landry, ranked 624th in the world, is at a best price of 150/1, although many will doubt whether he has the experience or consistency to continue his fine start to the tournament.


US Open odds Oakmont

World No 3 Rory Mcllory endured a difficult first day at Oakmont. The Northern Irishman is four-over-par through 13 holes and looked well off his best. He has now dropped to 25-1 to claim his second US Open title.

Masters champion Danny Willett, who is also on four-over but has played just 12 holes, now has surprising odds of 150-1 to bag a second Major crown in succession.

World No 5 Rickie Fowler is now 250-1 to clinch his first Major having posted a six-over-par score through 12 holes.

Safe bets

US Open odds Oakmont

Bubba Watson, who is one stroke behind leader Landry at -2 through 14 holes, is at 12-1 to be the man holding aloft the trophy come the end of the tournament. Decent odds considering his quality.

Six-time runner-up Phil Mickelson is at odds of 30-1, but has yet to step out onto the course.

England’s Matthew Fitzpatrick has enjoyed a solid start to his opening round, sitting level par after 13 holes. A punt at 50-1 on the 21-year-old from Sheffield would be a long shot for the title but is worth considering for an each way bet.

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