Westwood or Donald? Hole-in-one? Betting fever on US Open

Press release   •   Jun 15, 2011 14:57 BST

Online bookmakers always offer bets on the winner at the US Open, but they are also offering head-to-head bets between golfers. The most interesting is of course Lee Westwood versus Luke Donald. While other markets offered by BetClic include top five finish and hole-in-one.

Like the rest of the sporting world, BetClic has been hooked to golf recently to see the growing battles between Westwood and Donald. Donald recently proved his ability and has gained the top spot in the world after victory at the BMW PGA Championship. He took this spot from none other than Westwood who could not defeat Donald in a play-off at Wentworth to retain his position. While they are not directly competing head-to-head, for both ranking and pride they certainly are.

Donald might well be World Number one but BetClic still see Westwood as the favourite to finish higher than Donald come Sunday evening, priced at 1.85. On the other hand the tight contests between the two players in recent months have been reflected in Donald’s odds being only slightly higher at 1.95.

BetClic does not just offer outright winners, this head-to-head market is only one other market available for this event, other bets include betting on a top 5 finish, with the two Englishmen, Mickleson and McIlroy expected to be close to the top they could be good choices. Westwood available at 3.75 for a top five finish while Mickleson and Donald are available at 4.00 followed by McIlroy at 5.00.

Another fun market offered by the online bookmakers is for a Hole-in-one. They come few and far between but will someone step up and sink it in one of the biggest events in the golf season? No hole-in-one offers 1.60 while BetClic offer 2.20 for a hole-in-one at Maryland.

BetClic Market Odds:                                                        
Winner:                               Place 1-5:
Westwood 13.00                    Westwood 3.75
Donald 13.00                          Donald 4.00
Mickleson 15.00                     Mickleson 4.00
Mahan 20.00                          Mahan 5.00
McIlroy 20.00                         McIlroy 5.00
D. Johnson 25.00                   D. Johnson 6.00
Kuchar 25.00                         Kuchar 6.00
Stricker 25.00                        Stricker 6.00
Kaymer 28.00                        Watney 6.50

Best of Head-To-Head:
Westwood                         Tie                          Donald

1.85                                        18.00                     1.95

Mickleson                           Tie                          McIlroy
1.80                                        18.00                     2.00

Kuchar                                Tie                         Kaymer
1.85                                        18.00                     1.95

: 2.20              No: 1.60

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