One of the more compelling sports betting events often overlooked by sports fans in this stretch is the US Bank Championship in Milwaukee.
Golf odds fans are spoiled for choice during this part of the year but if you have the chance you should certainly check out the golf betting odds for this event. Hosted by US Bancorp and held at the Brown Deer Park Golf Course it’s a compelling stop on the golf odds tour. And better yet the proceeds of this well-established event go to benefit Wisconsin charities.
Originally held in 1940 it’s been 70 years since the first golf odds event held under this banner was staged. In the early years this event competed head-to-head with the British Open on the golf calendar and obviously lost. That led the organizing committee to wisely try and remarket this golf betting odds tournament which still falls on the same date as the major but draws top golfers nonetheless.
Held on various courses over its decade’s long existence the golf odds tournament moved to Brown Deer in 1994. The world has been very pleased with the location and anyone who’s played the golf betting odds on this tournament can verify just how picturesque this course is. One interesting bit of golf odds trivia surrounding the event is the fact that Tiger Woods made his professional debut here in 1989.
In recent years this golf odds event seems to have lost a bit of its luster in the sports betting world. Although with a $4 million purse and a $720,000 payday for the golf odds winner, it still manages to attract top talent.
Last year little known Richard Johnson played his way to the top of the leader board and captured the golf odds title. Memorable past champions here included well known names like Kenny Perry, Corey Pavin, Loren Roberts and Billy Mayfair. Roberts set the golf odds course record 2006 with an aggregate score of 260. The single round score belongs to Ben Crane and Corey Pavin (-20).
The US Bank Championship golf odds event isn’t the British Open, but it’s a good runner up.