US Open

The US and European tours move to the third major of the season the US Open at the very difficult muni Torrey Pines. Originally designed along with the slightly less difficult north course by William F Bell, son of the more famous William P Bell, his courses have always been highly rated, hosted many championships and home to the annual Farmers event. Winners and solid performers at the Farmers have a great record at the venue. The famous one legged victory of Tiger Woods in a playoff over the unlucky Rocco Mediate was a historic win, Tiger had a broken leg. On the 72nd hole he holed a downhill double breaking putt of over 20’ to tie with Rocco and despite limping and falling down in pain during the playoff Tiger prevailed. His previous record at the Farmers of  five wins is the key perhaps to the tips here this week. It’s a ball strikers course, length, a huge advantage as the tough will be long and more difficult for the shorter players. In 2011 Rees Jones, another son of a famous design father in Robert Trent Jones, a thoughtful student of the game, redesigned the south course which is now  7802 yards (7134m) par 72 with a strong Course rating of 78.8 and a slope of 148. Not many courses reach these heights of difficulty.


On Betfair unless otherwise specified have a quid on these.

Robby Shelton-$1000 talented wildcard

Dave Coupland-$1000 ew on Bet365

JJ Spaun-$1000 coming into form

Jordan Smith-$1000 Euros are unlikely, but miracles happen at the Open

Akshay Bathia-$1000 talented

Martin Laird-$1000 has US OPen and Torrey form

Grayson Sigg-$1000 good record on the way up

KH Lee-$1000 recent winner and well overs

Saheeth Segala-$1000 another kid with ability

John Huh-$1000 Good record here, and has showed some recently

Kevin Na-$670- too good to leave out at these odds

Adam Hadwin-$940 had no difficulty handling pressure

Dylan Fritelli-$700 competed at a recent major and he’s long enough

Francesco Molinari-$600 Open winner and very accurate if ready

Sebastian Munoz-$620 There’s been a Mexican winner before

Charl Schwartzel-$350 back to form and is desperate

Matt Wallace-$270 another believing he can win

Lee Westwood-$210 in the best form, happy and lead the last time 2009

Si Woo Kim-$200 Players champ who believes

Branden Grace-$180 great majors record

Tommy Fleetwood-$130 deserves one and would bring tears for everybody

Charley Hoffman-$110 form player who,prepares for majors

Mark Leishman-$100, a travesty of he doesn’t get at least one major

Corey Connors-$100, showed at the PGA, he’s a real contender.

I’ve got a soft spot for Kokrak-$75, and Shane Lowry-$55, But you cant put them all in. The short priced contenders is a lottery in the US open.

Last week we didn’t have much joy, our best result, Hannah Green running third at the parsimonious odds of $40. The strategy seemed right with our good ball strikers all up in the top 20, but a wildcard Matilda Castren outplayed them all from tee to green and she won’t be $250 again for some time. She had zero form. I might have been able to pluck the runner up, but that wouldn’t have done any good anyway.

Meijer Classic (LPGA)

The LPGA move across the country to the Blythefield Country club in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The course designers not well known, William Langford and Theodore Moreau, But their 6859 (6272m) course is highly regarded. The CR is a respectable 73.4 and slope rating 133 tells the story.

Betfair is thinner than a bees wing, but hang out for these prices or look at bet365

Maria Torres-$930

Linnea Storm-$930

Jong Eun Lee-$930

Ana Belac-$930

Na Yeon Choi-$930

Muni he-$690

Stephanie Meadow-$680

IK KIm-$500

Adit Ashok-$580

Su Oh-$380

Gabriela Ruffels-$270

Jenny Coleman-$280