In Form Kuchar The Value In Top American Betting At The Open Championship
- 12 Jul 2016
The biggest week of the year for golf is well underway in Scotland with the 2016 Open Championship set to swing into action on Thursday morning and there are a whole host of special betting markets to take a closer look at as always. One of the more popular side bets is sure to be the Top American market with punters looking to pick which player from the other side of the pond is likely to finish highest up the leader-board come Sunday evening. It should be said that Americans have won the Open Championship the last six times it has been played at Royal Troon which means we can expect at least one or two of them to be right in the mix for the Claret Jug so we have taken a closer look at some of the main contenders......
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2016 Open Championship Top USA Player
| Matt Kuchar Top American (Each Way)
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DJ and Spieth The Favourites
It is fair to say that at the moment Dustin Johnson is the hottest player in golf with his win at the US Open last month finally seeing him claim a Major Championship that had been a long time coming for one of the biggest hitters on tour. The big American held his nerve to claim the win at Oakmont and he is sure to be flying high with confidence as a result as he prepares for a tilt at the Claret Jug over the next few days. DJ followed up that success in the US Open with another win at the Bridgestone WGC event and he has a decent record at the Open Championship with two top ten finishes in the event before and it is hard to argue with his price of 7/2 with Coral with that in mind, although that is hardly a working mans price given the quality of the field.
Jordan Spieth (11/2) has to come into consideration here to be the top American with the young man from Dallas second to none when it comes to talent and he is more than capable of having a good week and lifting yet another Major Championship. A US Open and Masters Champion, Spieth went close to the Claret Jug last year when finishing in a tie for 4th at St Andrews and his form this season has been solid enough of late without perhaps being at his very best and plenty will be interested in him in the Top American market for good reason.
Kuchar Heading To Troon In Good Form
Punters looking for a little bit more value further down the top American Betting have a whole host of options including Matt Kuchar who arrives in Scotland with the form and confidence to have a good week. Kuch has had five top ten finishes from his last six tournaments, including a tie for 3rd at the Bridgestone last time out, and his British Open record is a solid enough one having made the cut for the last four years which means that he does appeal at 33/1 with Bet Victor to be the Top American this week.
Rickie Fowler is perhaps considered the best player in the world without a Major to his name at the moment and few would be surprised to see him have a good week in Scotland. Fowler has confirmed himself as a starter for the Olympics this year which will have put in a good frame of mind and he has two top five finishes at the Open Championship to his name in recent years as well which means plenty will be willing to take the plunge on Rickie at around 11/1 to be the Top dog from the United States at Troon.
Zach Johnson (18/1) and Phil Mickelson (16/1) are both former winners of the Claret Jug and have to be respected as a result but neither are in great form heading into this one, whilst similar comments apply to Bubba Watson (25/1) who has the game to win anywhere as we know, but he has shown next to no interest during his career of playing well outside of the United States and he is one to draw a line through as a result of his terrible record in the UK.
There is no doubt that Dustin Johnson and Jordan Spieth are the two most likely players this week to come out top of the American pile but their prices are short enough despite both being in good form, particularly Dustin Johnson who really is flying high at the moment. At the prices there is an obvious option here in the form of Matt Kuchar who has proven to be one of the most consistent players on tour over the past few years and looks ready to have another big week week up in Scotland. His form of late has been ultra consistent which should see him tee it up with plenty of confidence in his swing and at a massive 33/1, he makes loads of appeal to be the Top American.