Thursday begins the 112th US Open Championship, which will take place at the Olympic Club in San Francisco, California. Tiger Woods has been tabbed as the favorite for the US Open at 7-1 odds. The 2012 US Open Start Time and TV Schedule for Thursday is LIVE from noon to 3 p.m. on ESPN. NBC will have coverage from 3 to 5 p.m. and ESPN will have twilight coverage from 5 to 10 p.m. The US Open always one of the best tournaments played in the world and the TV Schedule is always great for this tournament, which is being played in California.
This year's US Open is the 112th playing of the championship and had a field of 156 players. The course is set up to be a par-70 and will play at 7,170 yards. A total of 10 past champions will participate in this year's US Open with Woods, Rory McIlroy (defending champion), Graeme McDowell, Lucas Glover, Angel Cabrera, Geoff Ogilvy, Michael Campbell, Retief Goosen, Jim Furyk and Ernie Els. Of those champions, Els, Goosen and Woods have all won the championship at least twice.
McIlroy enters the tournament on a bit of a tough stretch while Woods is coming off an amazing win at the Memorial Tournament a few weeks ago. Both will by vying to win the United States Open beginning today. Phil Mickelson will also be the people's favorite. Mickelson backed out of the Memorial Tournament because of "mental fatigue" and to get ready for the US Open. Many people considered this to be a slap in the face of Jack Nicklaus, the organizer of the event. Woods ended up winning the event, which was his 73rd career win on the PGA Tour, tying him with Nicklaus for the most all time by a single player.
Woods is projected to finish in the Top 10. Currently the betting odds in Las Vegas for Woods has a cutoff point of 11.5th place. McIlroy's finish position has an over/under of 18.5th place, Mickelson's is at 20.5th place and the highest non-professional (amateur) is set at 35.5th place.
Odds to Win the 2012 U.S. Open: Tigers Woods 7-1, Rory McIlroy 15-1, Luke Donald 12-1, Lee Westwood 12-1, Phil Mickelson 20-1Dustin Johnson 25-1, Rickie Fowler 25-1, Matt Kuchar 25-1, Jason Dufner 25-1, Hunter Mahan 30-1, Adam Scott 30-1, Justin Rose 30-1, Jim Furyk 30-1, Zach Johnson 40-1, Steve Stricker 40-1, Sergio Garcia 40-1, Bubba Watson 40-1, Charl Schwartzel 50-1, Louis Oosthuizen 50-1, Bo Van Pelt 50-1, Martin Kaymer 50-1, Keegan Bradley 50-1, Jason Day 50-1, Jonathan Byrd 60-1, Ian Poulter 60-1, Graeme McDowell 60-1, Webb Simpson 60-1, Padraig Harrington 60-1, Nick Watney 60-1, Ernie Els 60-1, Peter Hanson 60-1, Geoff Ogilvy 80-1, Bill Haas 80-1, Francesco Molinari 80-1, David Toms 100-1, Aaron Baddeley 100-1, Martin Laird 100-1, Brandt Snedeker 100-1, Carl Petterson 100-1, KJ Choi 100-1, John Senden 100-1, Charles Howell III 125-1, Fredrik Jacobson 125-1, Retief Goosen 125-1, Matteo Manassero 125-1, Tim Clark 125-1, Kevin Na 125-1, Ben Crane 125-1, Nicolas Colsaerts 150-1, Angel Cabrera 150-1, Alvaro Quiros 150-1, Vijay Singh 150-1, Ryo Ishikawa 150-1, Trevor Immelman 150-1, YE Yang 150-1, Robert Garrigus 150-1, Thomas Bjorn 150-1, Gary Woodland 150-1, Robert Karlsson 150-1, Mark Wilson 150-1, Stewart Cink 150-1, Kyle Stanely 150-1, Kyung-Tae Kim 200-1, Paul Casey 200-1, Sang-Moon Bae 200-1, Miguel Angel Jimenez 200-1, Lucas Glover 200-1, Patrick Cantlay 200-1, Anders Hansen 250-1, Simon Dyson 250-1, Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano 250-1, Robert Rock 250-1, Kevin Chappell 300-1, Chez Reavie 500-1, Olin Browne 1000-1, Michael Campbell 1000-1, Field (Any Other Player) 12-1
Betting Dork: Lee Phelps, Host, The Punt, William Hill Football Podcast, on Euro 2012 & the 112th U.S. Open:This one is fun. Skyping across the pond with Euro 2012 in full swing, Host Gill Alexander welcomes William Hill Football Podcast Host Lee Phelps to discuss an array of mutual curiosities, including why the British have such low expectations of England's prospects on the international football stage, and the many differences in the gambling cultures of England and the United States. Plus, in a week dominated by both Euro 2012 and U.S. Open Golf, where might the betting value currently lie in both events? Lee offers up his thoughts on both, including which nations might still be the most intriguing futures plays in the former, and which two European golfers ought to be on your radar on the latter. Plus, Premier League value and boxing thoughts, as well, on Monday's international Betting Dork (June 11, 2012).PLAY | DISCUSS | DOWNLOAD (to save: right mouse click, and select "save target as")
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