With the 2011 US Open only hours away we thought we should share our predictions for this major golf competition. This years US Open is being held at the Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Maryland and it’s a monster of a course stretching 7574 yards while being a par 71. This means that right from the start we will be able to remove most of the short hitters from our list as they will not be able to be in contention this weekend.
2011 US Open Outright Winner Predictions
When it comes to picked the outright winner of any golf tournament it is like finding a needle in a haystack, but once you find that needle you will be handsomely rewarded.
Steve Stricker at 25-1
Steve Stricker had been struggling for a long time leading up to the weeks before the US Open but now it seems he is back on track with his win in the Memorial this month. Stricker has never won a major but we think it might just be his time to shine this weekend.
Matt Kuchar at 25-1
Matt Kuchar is the kind of guy I love to bet to finish in the top 10 because more often than not he will end up doing just that. Kuchar is one of the most solid players on tour and he will definitely be up there in contention come Sunday afternoon. The 25-1 price is one of the best I have seen in a long time and I’m betting him to win without even blinking.
Nick Watney 38-1
I am putting Nick Watney on my list because of his length from the tee. If he can get that driver to work for him this weekend he will absolutely be one of the guy who could win this thing.
2011 US Open Head to Head Picks
When it comes to head to head bets it’s a whole lot easier to make a profit so I will give you a few good picks for that betting market too.
Retief Goosen vs. Sergio Garcia
In this matchup Retief Goosen is the slightest of favorites and we are getting about even money on a Goosen win. I think that is just great as I can’t see Sergio Garcia finish before Goosen with his current form.
My Pick: Retief Goosen
Lee Westwood vs. Luke Donald
The only reason I didn’t pick Westwood as one of the winners of the whole tournament is that the price had faded all the way down to 12-1 and at that price I will never back a player to win a major (unless it’s Tiger Woods pre-scandal). But I have a strong feeling Lee will be right up there at the top come Sunday and I think he will finish before Luke Donald.
My Pick: Lee Westwood
Martin Kaymer vs. Nick Watney
The previous world number 1, Martin Kaymer might be a good bet on the European Tour but when it comes to playing competitions in the States he is more often than not a huge disappointment and Nick Watney is a lot more stable as a player.
My Pick: Nick Watney