Tiger Woods is favoured by the bookies to win the U.S. Open, golf’s next major championship, even though he hasn’t claimed a title for almost 18 months!
Woods, a three-time U.S. Open winner, is 6/1 favorite at Bet365 to win this year’s tournament, which is scheduled for June 16-19 at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Maryland.
Woods tied for fourth place at the Masters last week in Augusta, Georgia, after taking a share of the lead in the final round. It was the best finish in six events this year for Woods. That success, along with his overall popularity, makes him the clear favourite at this stage.
Phil Mickelson is the second favorite at 10/1, followed by Lee Westwood and Rory McIlroy at 16/1. Defending U.S. Open champion has odds of 33/1, while Masters winner Charl Schwartzel is out at 40/1.
The last of Woods’s 14 major championship titles came at the 2008 U.S. Open at Torrey Pines in La Jolla, California. His last victory was at the Australian Masters in November 2009. He remains winless since returning from his self-imposed break following the events that led to his divorce last year.