2016 US Women's Open Betting Preview

The 2016 US Women's Open moves from the East Coast to the West Coast of America as the tournament takes place in California for the first time since 1982. The third major of the season will get underway at the CordeValle Golf Club, which previously hosted the Frys.com Open on the men's PGA Tour, on Thursday and it promises to be a cracking four days of golf as Lydia Ko bids to confirm her status as the world number one...

  • Lydia Ko has won 4 tournaments this year
  • Ko has won 3 of the last 4 events she has played in California

7th July - 10th July Odds Won/Lost Bet

US Women's Open
Lydia Ko to win  
Best Bet
@ 11 / 2  
Bo Mee Lee (each way) @ 40 / 1  
Haru Nomura (each way) @ 50 / 1  
Mo Martin (each way) @ 125 / 1  

Ko A Worthy Favourite

Ko is yet to win the LPGA's oldest major but the change to the West Coast could see her fortunes alter as she has won six of her thirteen LPGA titles on the West Coast, while she has won three of her last four visits to California - a place she compares to her New Zealand home. The New Zealander is already a two-time major winner and it is very difficult to oppose a player who has won four times already this year, including in Arkansas last time out.

The 19-year-old is an 11/2 favourite this week (Betfred) and she quite simply sets the standard for the rest, particularly if the 6,752 yard track plays as expected. This if often a real tactical test as scrambling and par-4 scoring were major statistics when the Frys.com Open was held here from 2010 until 2013, albeit the lengths will obviously differ for the women's game.
Tip #1: Lydia Ko to win @ 11/2 with Betfred.

The Leading Fancies

Brooke Henderson is currently the world number two after following her maiden major success at the KPMG PGA Championship last month with victory at the Portland Classic last time out and the 18-year-old can be backed at 14/1 (Betfred).

Lexi Thompson has also been in good touch this year, winning twice, and the highest-ranked American is an 18/1 shot, while Portland Classic runner-up, Stacy Lewis, is a 20/1 chance.

Other players to take note of are the Thai sensation, Aniya Jutanugarn (22/1), albeit her form has cooled since winning three tournaments in a row in May, and defending champion US Open champion In Gee Chun (25/1), who has tapered off a touch since securing five top-five finishes earlier this year.

The Each-Way Selections

Meanwhile, Bo Mee Lee is well worth considering as she has been in sensational form, mainly in Japan, racking up twelve successive top-ten finishes prior to her recent victory at the Earth Mondatmin Cup. That run of form included a top-ten in the LPGA's ANA Inspiration in California and she can excel again when returning to the Golden State.
Tip #2: Bo Mee Lee (each way) @ 40/1 with Boylesports.

Haru Nomura is another who has been impressive this year as the Australian Open champion won the Swinging Skirts Classic in California in April. Nomura showed an appetite for the big occasion when beating Ko by three shots in Australia earlier this year and she has been admirably consistent in securing seven other top-20 finishes this year. Nomura is more than capable of competing with the very best in the world on her day and the Japanese star is well worth considering here.
Tip #3: Haru Nomura (each way) @ 50/1 with Boylesports.

Finally, Mo Martin will be relishing a major in her home state as she was born, went to college and resides in California. Martin is another very consistent player who has missed just one cut in sixteen starts worldwide, securing nine top-25 finishes, and she should know how the courses in this part of the world play. Accurate off the tee and a very decent scrambler, the 33-year-old could defy a triple-figure price when bidding to win a second major crown following her 2014 British Open success.
Tip #4: Mo Martin (each way) @ 125/1 with Coral.

2016 US Women's Open Odds