The second major of the 2017 Golf Season will be the 117th U.S. Open, which will be held this year at Erin Hills in Erin, Wisconsin on June 15th to the 18th.† This will be the first time that the state of Wisconsin has been honored with hosting the U.S. Open, and this yearsí purse will total $12 million, with the winnerís share exceeding $2 million, which is a record amount for a major.
Last year Dustin Johnson won the U.S. Open at Oakmont Country Club, in Oakmont Pennsylvania. Trying to repeat in a Golf Major Tournament is extremely difficult considering there is such a large field of players competing against one another, and also since the U.S. Open is played at a completely different course each year.† Johnson is the early favorite to win the U.S. Open at +550.† Another golfer to keep an eye on is Sergio Garcia, who just recently won the Masters, which was the first major of the year, and his odds to win are +1800.
The best bookie website software has all the outright winner odds for each golfer to win the U.S. Open. Most of the odds are around +3500 for a specific golfer to win, which may seem high but there are a total of 156 players that will represent the field of golfers with a chance to win.† In addition all bets are action and after the second round nearly half of the golfers are cut.† Lastly as a bookie it may seem a bit scary to be taking wagers of 100 to win $3,500 on a player such as Matt Kuchar who is +3500, but there is a reason why these odds are so high, which is because they rarely ever win. As a good rule of thumb, the winners in all major sporting events are 99% of the time one of the teams or players that were in the top 10 of the favorites in terms of odds.
In addition to having odds to win, a bookie software will have available round by round matchups, and then a bunch of tournament specials, such as odds to finish in the top 5 or top 10, top American finisher, top European, top Asian, and many more. These types of bets are available to bet the week of the tournament, along with updated live odds to win the tournament after each round †is completed.† All of these wagers are a great way for a bookie to get their†players interested in betting golf, because golf has tournaments almost every week of the year to wager on, which means pay per head players betting all year round instead of just during the football season.† More betting means more profits for the bookie.