Anehein, CA (PressExposure) June 19, 2009 -- The US Open golfers scrambled today to change flight plans, as it doesnât look like those who make the cut will be heading anywhere but back to the course on Monday morning. Online sportsbook closed the betting window early Thursday morning for Day 1 of US Open betting, as the first players started their opening rounds. However, no one was destined to spend much time on the course, as rain poured down. Players were called off the course for the day, pushing everything back.
The golf odds [http://www.sportsbetting.com/content/golf-betting/]that were put up heading into the big tournament obviously had Tiger Woods as the huge betting favorite, with Phil Mickelson number two. The sports betting world are anticipating a duel between the Worldâs #1 and #2 ranked players, and it still might develop. Neither player has had the chance to get going. Tiger is sitting at +1 after completing six holes and like most players Iâm sure, was wishing he had an afternoon tee time and didnât have to play in the rough weather conditions.
SPORTSBETTING.com oddsmakers stated that they took in a lot of Tiger Golf Betting [http://www.sportsbetting.com/content/golf-betting/0519/us-open-odds.html] action, as usual, but there was good steady volume on Mickelson to win the tournament as well. Late money also came in on Sergio Garcia and US standout Anthony Kim at the sportsbook.
Tiger Woods Odds: Tiger started to the tournament as a huge favorite to win it all at SPORTSBETTING.com. He was also -425 in his head-to-head matchup with Mickelson. The only two players that oddsmakers would put Tiger up against in matchups was Mickelson and Geoff Ogilvy.
Phil has yet to tee off, but will do so Friday morning.
More of the same, weather-wise, is expected over the next four days, which will almost assuredly result in the tournament being pushed into Monday and perhaps even Tuesday.
Playoffs aside, no US Open in 108 years has gone past a Monday morning finish. The odds are it will happen this year.
Tiger Woods, trying to defend his title, didnât start the way he would have liked. His first tee shot was an ugly duck hook. But after missing the fairway WAY left, as he so often does, he saved par.
The US Open is just getting started. You can check SPORTSBETTING.com for all the updated golf odds and golf betting options throughout the tournament.
Enjoy the golf.