Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth favourites ahead of US Open
Rory McIlroy is the slight favourite with Coral going into the US Open, priced at 8/1 though Jordan Spieth who dominated the US Masters from start to finish is definitely worth considering at 17/2.
It appears Spieth is well suited to the big stage, and looked unruffled throughout the duration at Augusta. A big crowd, global television audience plus the advantage of home soil seems to serve him well.
However, it appears world number one, McIlroy could challenge him all the way, after the Northern Irishman revealed he is back on top form.
“My game’s in great shape. I took a whole week off after the Irish Open there a few weeks back and now this week I’ve had a good few days of practice back home in Florida,” McIlroy said. “I feel like I can have a summer not too dissimilar to last year.”
McIlroy, who has been paired with reigning champion Martin Kaymer for the tournament, will be hoping to display the kind of form that he started to produce this time last year, which led him to winning two majors; the US PGA and The Open.
At 18/1 Justin Rose, who won the tournament in 2013, is well-priced at 18/1 and is in the form of his life, having pushed Spieth as hard as he could at the season’s first major, to finish second.
As ever, Tiger Woods will come under scrutiny, though his 66/1 price pits him firmly as an outsider, despite a good showing at Augusta. Having arrived early to familiarise himself with the particularly hilly course at Chambers Bay, Woods played nine holes and was in good spirits afterwards.
“Every hole seems like it is uphill,” he joked. “Feels like we played 18 today.”
One of his biggest rivals, Phil Mickelson, meanwhile is available at 20/1 having also finished tied in second with Rose at Augusta and if his short game is at his best, he could well be the biggest challenger.
Coral recommended tip: Jordan Spieth @ 17/2