Those of you that say there’s nothing to bet this time of year need to take a better look at your betting board. There’s a lot more than Major League Baseball, including other levels of baseball, NASCAR, boxing, MMA, about 200 soccer games every day, tennis and rugby, just to name a few. Today I’m doubling down on a couple guys I bet on to win the U.S. Open.
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Where: Pebble Beach Golf Links, Pebble Beach, California
Length: 7,040 yards (6,437 meters)
When: June 13th – 16th, 2019
Winner’s Share: $2,200,000
Defending Champion: Brooks Koepka ($2,160,000)
TV Coverage: FS1, FOX
Odds courtesy of America’s Bookie
If you read and followed my U.S. Open article on Wednesday, you know I took 7 golfers. I won’t run through them all, but you can read the article here. Two of the seven were Brooks Koepka and Jim Furyk. I like both of these guys to win their individual 4th round matchups/pairing today.
Brooks Koepka (-205) vs. Chez Reavie (+165)
Brooks Koepka’s play at Majors has been well documented, and even though his odds are a little steep at -205, he’s worth the cheddar. Sunday’s at Majors tend to get interesting, with creative pin placements, a drier/faster course and the end in sight. Anything can happen.
Brooks is proven at Majors. Even though he’s gone 68-70-68 through the first 3 rounds, he didn’t play in the Masters and finished T14 at the PGA Championship. While T14 is a very respectable finish in a Major, he had his worst round on Sunday, shooting 68-71-71-72.
Like I said, the -205 odds are a little higher than I usually mess with, but I’ll make an exception for Brooks. I will be placed a 1-1.5-unit wager on this matchup prop at America’s Bookie.
Jim Furyk (-115) vs. Matthew Fitzpatrick (-105)
I really liked Jim Furyk to win it all, but it’ll take nothing short of 7 miracles for that to happen now, but that doesn’t mean he still can’t make us some money. As I wrote in my Wednesday article, Furyk sits atop the Driving Accuracy Percentage list, is 14th in Strokes Gained: Approach the Green and 7th in GIR%, before play started on Thursday.
Those trends continued this week for Jim, most notably, he is sitting at T7 (76.19%) in fairways hit while Fitzpatrick is T28 (69.05). Those 7% misses may only account for one or two missed fairways, but with this rough at Pebble, it can make a huge difference.
With short odds, I love Jim Furyk in this one, and recommend a 3-unit play on him.
Picks by Joe Berra
Posted June 16th, 2019