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Golf Betting - US Open June 17-20

Golf betting fans are getting ready for the excitement and drama of one of the premier online golf betting events of 2010 with the US Open from Pebble Beach.

Golf betting excitement will focus on one of the four major online golf betting events of the year as the world’s best will compete from California at the Pebble Beach Links.

The 2010 US Open will feature golf betting action that has a total purse of $7.5 million and a winning share of $1.35 million.  A total of 600 FedExCup points are at stake and the defending champion is Lucas Glover.

Pebble Beach is one of the most respected, historic, and famed sites for those who like sports betting golf action and this year should be loaded with great stories and plenty of wagering opportunities.

Tiger Woods will be one of the online golf betting favorites for the US Open despite not playing well at all this year.  He was won a total of three previous US Open titles.

Woods’ rival Phil Mickelson will also be one of the sports betting golf favorites in the event.  Mickelson often struggles in majors and has never won the US Open, a vacancy he would love to “Phil.”  Mickelson is currently 3rd in the FedExCup standings and won a memorable championship at The Masters this past April.

Jack Nicklaus, Bobby Jones, Ben Hogan, and Willie Anderson are all tied for the most betting golf wins at the US Open with 4 titles each.  Curtis Strange was the last man to win back to back titles as he pulled it off in 1988 and 1989.

Ernie Ells may not get the golf betting attention of Woods or Mickelson but he may bring better overall board value as he leads the FedExCup standings and has 2 wins and 5 top 10 finishes in 12 events this year.

Another potentially good value to make a golf bet with for the US Open would be Jim Furyk, who is 2nd in the FedExCup standings with 2 wins and 4 top 10 finishes. 

Rounding out the top 10 in the FedEx Cup race is 4th place Anthony Kim followed by Ben Crane, Tim Clark, Robert Allenby, Dustin Johnson, Steve Stricker, and Camilo Villegas.