IT’S a four-way tie at the top going into the final day of the US Open and expect more fireworks at Chambers Bay tonight.
Players have been critical of the course and sub-standard greens but it’s made for a thrilling spectacle with plenty of birdies, bogeys and double bogeys.
It’s unlikely anyone will run away with this tournament and it could all the way to the final putt on an 18th green which will be played as a par five after player pressure forced organisers to change it from an unpopular par four.
Masters champion Jordan Spieth is 11-5 favourite with boylesports and while he started superbly yesterday and reached seven under he struggled as the ground hardened and finished with a 71 for four under.
That total was matched by long-hitting Dustin Johnson who’s been eating up some of the toughest holes, South African Brendan Grace who I tipped at 14-1 ew at halfway and Aussie Jason Day who is battling a tough track as well as vertigo.
For me it’s now between Spieth and Johnson who is 3-1 at BetVictor. Grace is 13-2 at Skybet and I hope he stays involved while Day would be an amazing winner considering he collapsed on the course on Friday and stunned everyone by teeing it up on Saturday. Day is a best 9-2 at Coral.
Another amazing winner would be Louis Oosthuizen who is three back but 10 under for his last 34 holes after being nine over at one stage while playing with Tiger Woods. He is the only long shot I’d consider at 22-1 ew with bet365.
Next in the betting is Ireland’s Shane Lowry and America’s JB Holmes who are both 33-1 at Coral.
For some match bets I like Sergio Garcia to beat young Scot Jimmy Gunn, Geoff Ogilvy to outscore a tiring Colin Montgomerie and Rory McIlroy to beat John Senden. McIlroy played superbly yesterday but couldn’t hole any putts.
Match betting treble
Ogilvy to beat Montgomerie (6.40pm)
Garcia to beat Gunn (7.36pm)
McIlroy to beat Senden (8.24pm)