US Open Golf Guide

The US Open is the second major of the year, and features 156 of the top golfers from the PGA Tour, European PGA Tour and Asian Tour. The US Open is a nomadic tournament, taking place at a different golf course in the United States every year.

The US Open is famous for being held on some of the toughest golf courses in the United States, with tournament organisers placing an emphasis on longer courses, hilly greens and a high cut rough. These factors combine to make a US Open win one of the biggest accomplishments in professional golf.

US Open Golf Betting

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As one of the biggest sports events of the year, the US Open is also a popular betting event. Many online sportsbooks open ante-post betting on outright tournament winners months in advance of the US Open, offering high betting odds.

During the US Open Golf Tournament fans can choose from a wide variety of US Open golf betting options, including 3 balls and match bets. The difficulty of the courses used to host the US Open makes it harder to predict outcomes, which in turn inflates some of the odds on offer.

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US Open Golf History

US Open Golf history began in 1895, when the first ever US Open Golf Championship was played over nine holes in Newport, Rhode Island. With tournament golf still in its infancy, the winner of the first US Open golf tournament in history was awarded $150 in cash, along with a gold medal.

The early history of he US Open Golf tournament saw British players dominate, with the tournament producing its first home-grown winner in 1911. John McDermott’s win boosted American interest in the event, and it was not long before the US Open Golf Tournament was assimilated into the majors.
US Open Winners

US Open winners derive a number of benefits from claiming one of golf’s top titles. Along with over a million dollars in prize money, US Open winners qualify for automatic entry to all the majors for the next five years as well as the US Open itself for the following decade.

In recent years the tournament has proved to be a happy hunting ground for players from the Southern Hemisphere. A player from the United States has not claimed the title since 2003, with Southern Hemisphere players claiming five of the seven US Open golf tournaments played since the turn of the millennium.

Useful US Open Resources

2008 US Open Leaderboard
Official US Open Site

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