Dustin Johnson is the betting favorite to win this week’s US Open at Winged Foot Golf Club, but some popular veterans are attracting remarkable action on sports books around the United States
More money has been put on Tiger Woods to win the tournament than has been played on any other golfer at William Hill sportsbooks, while Phil Mickelson has attracted the biggest game.
As of Tuesday night, 18% of the money that had been put on the tournament winner was on Woods, which is listed at 40-1. Johnson is the favorite at 17-2, followed by Jon Rahm (10-1), Xander Schauffele (14-1) and Justin Thomas (14-1).
Mickelson is far down the odds board, but there are some believers in the left-hand side who have never won the US Open. Last week, a player placed a $ 45,000 bet on Mickelson to win the tournament with 75-1
The bet represents the second largest responsibility for an individual golf game in the history of William Hills in the United States, behind only a $ 100,000 bet placed last year on Woods to win all four major tournaments with 100-1 odds.
Mickelson had a 1-shot lead at No. 18 at the 2006 US Open on Winged Foot, but then became double-minded and lost by 1. He joked about the big bet on him on Twitter.
Only Schauffele had attracted more games to win the tournament than Mickelson at the Westgate SuperBook in Las Vegas.
“Phil is our biggest responsibility,” said Jeff Sherman, vice president of risk management for the SuperBook.
Sherman said Woods has attracted a lot of bets, but not a lot of money. “He is a positive position for us, which is rare for a major,” Sherman added.
On FanDuel’s sports books, Woods had attracted more players to miss the cut than any other golfer.