Back Justin Rose to land US Open

Back Justin Rose to land US Open

by 13th June 2017

This week we have a major golf tournament taking place in America, the US Open. I fancy Justin Rose, and his fantastic temperament to lift the trophy at the Erin Hills golf course. The course is long and will be the second longest course to ever host this event, and it is also open to the elements.

With only a handful of trees for protection, this course will be like playing a links course if the wind gets up, meaning you will need a cool head to get around here, something Justin Rose certainly has. Rose can be backed with a number of big bookmakers at 25/1 and represents good value in this strong field.

Rose won the US Open in 2013, he knows what it takes to win this event and it is certainly one that he targets. He has only played two events since the Masters, enough to keep him busy and he rests up before what is a busy summer period coming up.

He came second in the Masters and looked the likely winner on his way up the back nine on the final day before Sergio Garcia pipped him in a playoff. If I know Justin Rose, that will have only made him even hungrier for success here.

It wasn’t just the Masters where Rose played well, he has another second in the Sony Open to his name, as well as two fourth place finishes and a further two top 15 finishes, he has been close and it only looks a matter of time before he picks up a win, hopefully this weekend for us.

Elsewhere at much bigger prices, Louis Oosthuizen can be backed at 66/1 with a few bookmakers including SkyBet, Ladbrokes and Coral. He is another player who can hit the ball long and has had success on links type courses in the past.

I don’t think he is as good as what he was a few years ago but has been playing well recently, a fact highlighted by his second place finish at The Players Championship in May. Since then he has finished 18th at the Byron Nelson and would have been much closer was it not for a slightly poor final round. At a big price, he should give you a run for your money.

The final player I am going to mention can be backed at an even bigger price and that is Bubba Watson, who is available at a generous 90/1 with William Hill and Betfred. Bubba is another very long hitter who will be able to take advantage of this course if the wind doesn’t get up too much.

Watson is a little erratic and putting four good rounds together is tough for him, but he has done it a couple of times recently. A sixth place finish in the Memorial on his last start and a fifth place finish at the Zurich Classic in April give me hope he can at least give us a run for out money this weekend.