After Phil Mickelson’s amazing finish at Augusta and now Graeme McDowell’s stunning finish atop the US Open champion odds the only certainty in the golf betting so far this in the Majors has been uncertainty.
The British Open is just around the corner and Players Championship in August and that leaves plenty of time for McDowell to savor his Open champion betting victory –his first Major ever. It was terrific performance on a very difficult course with conditions steadily worsening as the final round played out. The wind at Pebble Beach is notoriously fickle and on Sunday, the final day of the Open Champion odds competition it reared its ugly head.
And while others in the field including the top two golfers (Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson) in the world struggled to close the tournament, McDowell was calm and collected as he played out the final 18 holes and entered the club house as the 2010 US Open champion betting winner.
A native of the gusty north coast of Ireland the breeze presented little problem for McDowell, or at least he handled the challenge much better than the rest of the golf betting field. Scores ballooned on the final day of action and no golfer finished the golf betting Major under par. McDowell came closest with a 4-round total score of Even Par after a final round of 74.
Sunday was set up for a very dramatic finish and crowning of the new US Open Champion betting winner but for all intents and purposes the final round failed to deliver. In a group atop the leader board that consisted of heavyweights like Woods, Mickelson and Ernie Els no of these big name players challenged and McDowell simply went out and played more or less mistake free golf on his way to hoisting the trophy.
Frenchman Greg Havret came out of nowhere to finish second at +1, Els third at +2 and Woods and Mickelson both finished +3 in the US Open champion odds competition.