Tiger Woods returned to his best in no uncertain terms most recently at the Masters, as he landed the competition for the fifth time, ending his eleven year wait for another major title. This was a remarkable comeback victory as he returned to the top of the sport.
Next up after the PGA Championship is the 119th edition of the U.S. Open, that is scheduled to be played between June 13-16 at Pebble Beach Golf Links, in Pebble Beach, Calif. Here we cover the favorites heading into the third major of the 2019 season.
Having landed the first major of the season, the 43-year-old now heads in as the player to beat, and is the general 8/1 favorite. This has seen him prove a popular selection for punters using the pointsbet promo code. He has 15 major championship titles, including three in the U.S Open, these coming in 2000, 2002 and 2008. The first of them was the record-breaking 15-stroke victory over Ernie Els and Miguel Angel Jimenez. This remains the most dominating performance of any player in major history.
— Tiger Woods (@TigerWoods) April 15, 2019
Next in the betting at a general 9/1 is the current world No. 1, Dustin Johnson. He is a very consistent player and is usually challenging for major honors, but has certainly not won as many majors as would have been expected. His sole major victory did however come in this tournament back in 2016, as he won the title by three shots from runners-up Shane Lowry, Jim Furyk and Scott Piercy.
At a general 12/1, the world No. 4 heads in as one of the favorites. He has won three of the four majors throughout his career, with just the Masters to complete the set. His victory in the U.S. Open came back in 2011, which was his first major title, as he broke several records in the process. This was due to his stunning performance beating runner up Jason Day by eight strokes. Rory will be expecting to be challenging again in the final round of the competition.
Next in the betting at a general 14/1 is Brooks Koepka, and the 28-year-old has quickly established himself into one of the leading players in the sport in recent years. He currently sits third in the world ranking and already has three major championship titles to his name, including the previous two U.S. Opens. Could he land a third in succession? His other victory came in the 2018 PGA Championship, in which he also posted a 72-hole total of 264, that set a PGA Championship record. He has also followed this up with a tie for runner up in the recent Masters, so must have a strong chance as he continues to challenge in each major tournament.