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Golf Betting Tips

US Open 2010, Pebble Beach

OK, the season running total is -54.75. Time to pick some big price winners! This year's US Open will be played at Pebble Beach, a course which normally hosts the AT&T pro-am event in February but will now be set up as a 7,040 yard par 71. The rough will be set up thickly, especially around the small greens and, with the course likely to be playing much faster and harder than normal, there will be a premium on accurate iron play and good scrambling skills. Scoring is likely to be high especially if the wind gets up, which does not look too likely, zero rain is expected and seasonal winds should be moderate at worst. With past winners of this event including Watson, Nicklaus and Woods history points to a top quality ball striker being the likely winner this week. Also players with a good British Open record tend to go well at Pebble.

KJ Choi has a perfect record of 13 cuts made from 13 starts this year. He has 7 top 25's including a T4 at the Masters and a T21st in the AT&T at Pebble Beach in February. He ranks 11th in ball striking and 5th in greens hit. He is my 1st selection at 66/1.

Allenby looks a big price at 100/1. He is number 1 in all round ranking and has a great draw with Scott and Ogilvy. I like his chances if the putter holds up under pressure on the slick greens.

One of my most tipped players is Matt Kuchar. He is playing so solid and can putt his way in to contention here at 80/1.

Ben Crane plays tough courses well, an all round excellent player and has the patience to get involved.

I would like to recommend Jimenez too as he finished an excellent 2nd to Woods last time the US Open was played here. His accuracy can be rewarded in these conditions but unfortunately others also thought that and the initial quote of 200/1 has been trimmed into 125/1, a little too short for me considering he has barely been seen since winning in Dubai in February.

Seung Yul Noh could be the future of golf. An incredible player. He hits it as far as anyone and even at the age of 18 he can step up and be noticed on the biggest stage of all. Have an interest at 500/1.

US Open 2010.

2 pts each way KJ Choi @ 66/1
1 pt each way Robert Allenby @ 100/1
1 pt each way Ben Crane @ 80/1
0.5 pts each way Seung Yul Noh @ 500/1