After a near-flawless first two rounds at Congressional, Rory McIlroy
has the US Open in his grasp. Bookmakers are running scared and have his odds at 1/3 to win. Rory is six shots clear, but his nearest competitor YE Yang is still dangerous. Does he represent betting value at 9/1?
Of course McIlroy is perhaps best known for imploding in the final round of the US Masters earlier this year, when he blew a big lead and ultimately shot 80. He has had the lead (or a share of the lead) in a number of recent majors and has yet to win one. So when the third round gets underway later today this could be an excellent punting opportunity thanks to live in-running golf betting.
Yang has come from six shots off the lead to win a major in the past, taking on and beating the previously infallible Tiger Woods. Yang is still extremely dangerous, and McIlroy showed the first signs of vulnerability when he double-bogeyed his 36th hole. Before that he had broken a slew of US Open records for low scoring, and at one stage was 10 shots clear of the field.
Other golfers still in the betting to win this tournament include Matt Kuchar, Sergio Garcia, and Zach Johnson, all of whom are currently -2. At odds of 33/1 they also should not be ignored.
Golf punters can bet live in-play
right now on the US Open at William Hill online