I'm kicking off our US Open coverage with tips I put in today's Daily Record. Later in the week site regular and golf fan Bruce Robertson will post his thoughts

TIGER WOODS has been prowling Merion wondering how on earth he can conquer a little gem that hasn’t hosted the event since 1981.

The East Course doesn’t demand big hitting although the four par threes measure more than 225 yards and the key attribute will be keeping the ball on the fairway.

Woods has won four of the six PGA stroke-play events he has entered this year and is top of the money list and FedEx Cup rankings but still hasn’t won a Major since his victory in the US Open at Torrey Pines in 2008.
He headed the market for Augusta in April and flopped and again could be lay (oppose).

Woods is short at a best 11-2 with Paddy Power when you consider Rory McIlroy is second favourite at 18-1 (Paddy Power) with Adam Scott third at 22-1 with William Hill and Paddy Power.

To have a chance Woods will have to put away the driver and make sure he stays on the short stuff.
There is better each-way value but McIlroy, the 2011 champion, isn’t one of them and while his form has improved he’s nowhere near the golfer he was before he switched to Nike clubs.

Woods, McIlroy and Masters champions Adam Scott have been paired in the first two rounds and it’s the Aussie who could impress most after ending his Major drought. Only twice this year has Scott fired rounds over par.
Irish ace Graeme McDowell has a US Open title and a 2013 PGA Tour win under his belt and can’t be ruled out at 28-1.

He’s been talking a good game and the tournament seems to be one of his favourites after tying for second last year.

American Matt Kuchar will give each-way backers a run for their money. He has finished in the top 30 at the last three US Opens including sixth in 2010. My one worry though is his lack of a Major and while he’s been close a number of times the first one is the hardest to bag.

So while Kuchar is tempting at 25-1 with Coral I’d be taking him each way with Ladbrokes and Paddy Power who are offering places on the first six.

Finally, if the course plays as soft as they say then Phile Mickelson, joint second last week, could become factor due to his exceptional short game. If he can fire the ball at flags from close range then watch out. He is 22-1 (various).

Recommended Bets

McDowell ew 28-1
Kuchar ew 25-1
Lay Woods @ 7.2 (Betfair)
Lay Woods 7.2 (Betfair)

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26 Comments
  1. Milesey 6 years ago

    US OPEN

    GRAEME McDOWELL @ 2.16 to finish in the top 20….. get on before it’s gone !

    Milesey

    • Milesey 6 years ago

      US OPEN GOLF PICKS

      Phil Mickelson @ 30.0

      Graeme McDowell @ 32.0

      Ernie Els @ 110.0

      David Toms @ 300.0

      Milesey

    • Walms 6 years ago

      My three off the tee:

      Charl Swartzel 40/1 hopefully dries out but not necessary.
      Bubba Watson 100/1 especially with the recent rain!
      Stenson 85/1

  2. Ellis 6 years ago

    you back now milesy?

  3. Raves 6 years ago

    Hi milesey,

    I would like to thank you for all your feedback about trading in sports, I really like the way u explain it to me.

    I have read the book which you told me to read and like it.

    Any other books which u think is good to read which improve the skills or anything that keep me going.

    Can you tell me what is trading technic for horse racing ? Like lay the field and all sort of that option?

    I was very upset when I heard that u left the site.

    • Milesey 6 years ago

      Might pop up now and then with a few tips, apart from that, got my own thing going on, email me and i’ll sort you out info and if your interested in betangel or geeks toy may be able to get you a good deal.

      Milesey

  4. Lord Clegg 6 years ago

    I don’t play golf but I once got a hole in one at the local putting green- 6th hole- beautiful putt- right between the daisies. Anyway- here’s my tenner each way picks which were placed today-
    Matt Kuchar 25/1(always do him- always goes close)
    Steve Stricker 50/1 shot
    Tim Clarke 80/1 (we have one in our office)
    Jim Furyk

  5. jasper 6 years ago

    Has milesey come grovelling back.
    I thought he had more self respect.
    If he has, an apology for his abuse would maybe calm the waters.
    Have to say his racing input is a miss.
    The fact he monitors this site shows he is missing the banter.

    • Milesey 6 years ago

      hahaha, not back, just a couple of tips, i’m only here to help the people and that’s it, that’s how it’s always been, you have people who come on just for a free bet, you never see me play the competitions, i’d rather set them up, like the racing competition and get people free bets, going to get something going myself, and give away some free bets etc….. but be nothing like this site, i’m more for backing, laying, trading on the exchange, for that is how i bet, maybe some dutching, hedgeing bets.

      Milesey

    • Sean Ireland 6 years ago

      Jasper im pretty sure others wont thank you if they miss out on a winning lucky 15 because you mouthing off prevented him from posting some tips

    • Milesey 6 years ago

      Just the placepot and one outsider today at the moment…………. even though i have a couple more leaping out at me tonight, one especially looks good on handicap debut, doesn’t look like the handicappers took a lot of notice of it’s last run, looks very well treated and at a nice price.

      SALISBURY
      PLACEPOT
      14:00 2, 3
      14:30 6, 10
      15:00 8, 13
      15:30 4
      16:05 1, 10
      16:35 2, 3

      RESULTS
      14:00 6, 1, 3
      14:30 2, 10
      15:00 7, 10, 13
      15:30 6, 4
      16:05 7, 1, 12
      16:35 3, 2

      PLACEPOT LANDED!
      *****************
      Outsider For Tuesday 5.05 Salisbury SUNNY FUTURE @ 10/1 ** 1ST **
      *****************

      placepot and outsider found on twitter @ MILESEY1978

      Milesey

    • Conor 6 years ago

      whats the one thats jumping out at you tonight?

  6. daryl cruickshank 6 years ago

    I’m on Mcdowell, Streelman, Stenson, Manassero and Weekley

  7. Guy.L 6 years ago

    woh. any tips are good tips. ta for advice milesy.

  8. Bob H 6 years ago

    Whoa …what’s going on with the full-on abuse here

    If you don’t like someone’s tips …ignore them ….it’s not that difficult.

    Must be the silly season with no proper footie to keep the interest going ;-)

  9. thechief 6 years ago

    Guys just wanna point out if you haven’t done your bets yet if you bet with Paddy Power, they going 7 places MOBILE ONLY.

    Good to read your thoughts Milesey, I’m on a couple of yours, but I’m taking advantage of pp offer and going E/W at some good odds.

  10. thechief 6 years ago

    So my five to follow are

    22/1 Mickleson
    35/1 Schwartzel
    80/1 Zach Johnson
    90/1 Tim Clark
    125/1 Streelman

    I’m backing the above with Paddy Power who pay 7 places.

    Good luck if your having a bet

    • Mr Fixit 6 years ago

      thechief, PP paying 7 places for betting via mobiles and as Bryan says Stan James and BetVictor going 7 places too.

  11. Alan 6 years ago

    us open golf

    extremely long shot

    chris doak

    e/w 1000 / 1 with betfred

  12. Bryan 6 years ago

    Stan James also paying 7 places on mobile.

  13. Bryan 6 years ago

    Victor Chandler paying 7 places as well.

  14. thechief 6 years ago

    Oh there all at it then, thought pp were the only ones when I logged in.

    good luck with him Alan

  15. Aaron McCormack 6 years ago

    World top 4 to miss the cut is 700/1 with bet365

    • Mr Fixit 6 years ago

      Aaron, it’s 700-1 for a reason. Tiger should at least make the cut.

  16. Raves 6 years ago

    Hi milesey,

    Thanks for your kind words and hey I don’t have your email , if u don’t mind can I have ur email so
    That you can email me or sow thing. Or we can be in touch.

    Regards ,

    Raves.

  17. Aaron mccormack 6 years ago

    Yeah i know but all 4 apart from kuchar have missed cuts recently its worth £1 surely ?? I mean ive took kuchar to win but still put £1 on it !

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