The US Open betting is always special but this summer it will be extra special as the 2010 edition of the US Open Golf Championships will be held at Pebble Beach. For any sports betting fan that has ever bet on US Open odds knows, this event and this golf course have a very special relationship. In fact, if the US Open betting competition were ever settle on a permanent site instead of the traditional rotation between top courses, there is no doubt that Pebble Beach would be its location of choice.
The US Open betting action holds a special place in the hearts and minds of most golf betting enthusiasts. It is without a doubt the most difficult of any of the Majors and in many years the most difficult layout of any tournament on the golf betting calendar.
This year Pebble Beach will be as beautiful and breathtaking as ever with its sweeping vistas of the rugged Pacific Coast line and its stunning signature holes.
But don’t be fooled by what you see. This is still the US Open betting competition and this is still the toughest course layout of the year. Aside from being as difficult as ever, Pebble Beach will play especially difficult during the US Open betting tournament as the tee boxes will be moved back, pin placements stretched and the competitors will have to cover 7,040 yards in 18 holes after the Arnold Palmer renovations.
Any time you combine that kind of distance with a links style course layout and the potential for wind gust to spray balls in all directions there is very little margin for error.
Obviously when you’re talking about that kind of distance it favors the long ball hitters and all but takes the European-style players out of the golf betting hunt.
It’s little surprising that Tiger Woods is the US Open odds favorite at 6:1. And it’s also no shocker that world #2 Phil Mickelson is second in the US Open odds at roughly 7:1. These two men are clearly the best players in the world and part of an elite group that is both long enough off the tee and precise enough with their wedges to conquer the Pebble Beach course.
Nonetheless, the potential for disaster is so great that even a few bad shots could derail their US Open betting title hopes and that leaves plenty of room for a dark horse contender to emerge in this year’s betting.