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ODDS TO WIN 2008 US OPEN GOLF
TIGER WOODS - PHIL MICKELSON
Golf's 2008 US Open takes place on June 12th at Torrey Pines, overlooking the Pacific Ocean in San Diego California. All eyes will be on the odds on favorite, Tiger Woods as he comes back from arthroscopic surgery on his left knee. Below, we will list the odds to win the 2008 US Open with the current and updated odds of every player in the tournament.
A couple of months ago, most in the golf world were ready to hand the US Open title to Tiger Woods. He was winning everything in site in 2008 and has had some great success at Torrey Pines. But the surgery will surely add some drama this year. As will Phil Mickelson the 2nd betting choice with odds to win of 8-1, which may be a heck of a bargain. Like Woods, Mickelson has had success at Torrey Pines.
Phil Mickelson grew up in San Diego. He played High School matches at Torrey Pines. He has already played Torrey Pines at least half a dozen times this year and he is known for his preperation for all the Majors. He plays the course. Takes notes on each hole. No one prepares like Mickelson. Of course Tiger Woods has had even more success at Torrey Pines but the knee Surgery is the wild card.
Golf is as much mental as it is skill and Physical. Whether you are Tiger Woods or some weekend hack, coming back from a layoff after something as routine as arthroscopic surgery can plant a seed of doubt and affect your game. At this level, there's obviously no room for error. Even if the doubt only affects a few strokes early on, that may be all someone like Mickelson needs. Without question there will be big time drama when the US Open kicks off this year.
From a betting standpoint, there are two ways to approach this in our opinion. As with any match, there's never any value betting on Woods. At 3-2 odds, the price is too high. Especially when you consider the the dynamics of this particular US Open, with the knee surgery and going up against someone like Mickelson at Torrey Pines. With or without those factors, we'd be looking elsewhere.
If we approach this tournament with the mindset that Woods may be a half step behind, opening the door for others, there are two value plays here. One of course, is Mickelson at 8-1 odds. That's a great price with or without the knee surgery. He's our pick to win it. The other play would be to take the field at 4-1 odds, which of course includes Mickelson. We'll play the field for a very small wager with our main play being on Mickelson.
The head to head matchups will be where the real value is at this years US Open. We'll have additional plays on June 10th or 11th on the matchups, so be sure to check back with us.
Here are the current odds to win the 2008 US Open. We will update these odds more frequently as June 12th Approaches.
Tiger Woods 3 - 2