Bubba Watson Odds to Win the 2012 US Open After the Masters
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
by Bovada Sportsbook
It’s next to impossible for a golfer to win a Masters and a U.S. Open in his career, much less in the same season. But only Bubba Watson has that opportunity this year as the Masters champ is a 50/1 long shot on Bovada Sportsbook’s golf odds to win this weekend’s U.S. Open at the Olympic Club in San Francisco.
Only 15 players in history have won golf’s first two majors of the year and only four have won them in the same season: Craig Wood in 1941, Ben Hogan in 1951 and ’53, Jack Nicklaus in 1972 and Tiger Woods in 2002. Watson has played five U.S. Opens in his career with a best finish of T5 in 2007 for his only Top-10 finish. He was T63 a year ago. Watson is 10/1 to finish in the top five this year on Bovada Sportsbook player props and +300 to earn his second Top-10 result (-450 to finish outside).
Watson hasn’t played much since donning that green jacket at Augusta back in early April. He finished T18 three weeks later in New Orleans but missed the cut two weeks ago at the Memorial after rounds of 75-74. Watson to be the first-round leader this week is at 40/1 at Bovada Sportsbook. He is well down the list to be the top American finisher this week at 20/1. Could Watson miss the cut? He has done so twice in his five U.S. Opens. Watson making the cut at Olympic is at -275, while missing out is +300.
You can also bet a head-to-head prop on Watson vs. 2010 British Open champion Louis Oosthuizen, with both golfers at -115. This is only Oosthuizen’s third U.S. Open: he finished T9 a year ago and missed the cut in 2010.
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