2012 US Open Golf Props and Odds: Will Non-American Win
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
by Bovada Sportsbook
A foreign-born player has won the U.S. Open golf tournament 33 times overall (27 players) but also the past two seasons. Will that trend continue as this weekend’s Open at Olympic Club in San Francisco? An American player winning golf’s second major of the year is a -138 favorite on Bovada Sportsbook’s Las Vegas 2012 US Open Golf Props.
Since 2005, a player from the USA has won this tournament five times, with three of those by Tiger Woods. His last major win came in the U.S. Open, an epic 19-hole Monday playoff win over Rocco Mediate in 2008. American Lucas Glover won the next year at Bethpage but Northern Ireland’s Graeme McDowell and Rory McIlroy have taken America’s championship the past two years.
A European player winning again this year is at +170. The favorite to be the top European finisher are world No. 1 Luke Donald and No. 3 Lee Westwood at 7/2. Both are looking for their first championship. McIlroy is at 4/1 to be the top European but he is struggling big-time entering this event. The top continental European finisher favorite is Spain’s Sergio Garcia at 5/1 – Sergio also is looking for his first major.
Could the 2012 winner come from Australasia (that pays at +1400)? Only three times has a player from that region won the U.S. Open: Australia’s Geoff Ogilvy in 2006, New Zealand’s Michael Campbell in 2005 and Aussie David Graham in 1981. The favorite to be the top Australian this year is Adam Scott at 7/4, followed by Jason Day at 11/4.
Finally, could a player from the rest of the world (Asia, rest of North America, South America, Africa, etc.) win this tournament? That prop is at +600. An Asian has never won this tournament, but a South African has five times, the last Retief Goosen when he won his second Open in 2004. Charl Schwartzel, the 2010 Masters winner, is favored to be the top South African finisher this year at 11/4. And Argentina’s Angel Cabrera took the 2007 Open.
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