8 sleeper picks to win the US Open at Shinnecock Hills


Tommy Fleetwood

On Thursday, the best golfers in the world will head to Shinnecock Hills to face off in the U.S. Open.

Shinnecock Hills is a notoriously difficult course, even for the notoriously difficult tournament — the last time the U.S. Open was held there in 2004, just two players finished their four rounds under par. With wind a potential factor, there’s plenty of room for a bit of chaos on the leaderboard, which can be a boon for bettors.

There’s a ton of ways to bet golf, but the easiest way to put a bit of money down is to bet on four or five golfers to win and hope that at least one or two of them are within striking distance on Sunday. Below we’ve pulled together a list of golfers with medium to long odds to win this weekend, for anyone looking to add a little intrigue to the tournament.

All odds come courtesy of The Action Network.

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Louis Oosthuizen

Current odds: 55/1

World ranking: No. 33

Best U.S. Open finish: T2 — 2015

One thing to know: Louis Oosthuizen is always one to contend at the top of the leaderboard of a major, having won the Open Championship and notched a second or better finish at all three other majors. At 55/1, he’s a good bet for anyone hoping to have long shot to cheer for on Sunday.

Marc Leishman

Current odds: 50/1

World ranking: No. 14

Best U.S. Open finish: T18 — 2016

One thing to know: As The Action Network notes in their preview of the U.S. Open, Leishman is a player who excels in windy conditions with the help of his powerful, low-flying strikes. If conditions prove a nightmare for other players, it could be just the right setting for him to take home his first major.

Tommy Fleetwood

Current odds: 40/1

World ranking: No. 12

Best U.S. Open finish: 4th — 2017

One thing to know: With his massive swing and a fourth-place finish at last year’s tournament, Fleetwood might be the best value bet in the field for bettors looking to bet a little and win big. His third round 6-under at the Masters showed he can put up a huge number even against a treacherous course, and if he can string together a few solid rounds, it would not shock anybody to …read more

Source:: Business Insider

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