The US Open is set to be played in June 2016. Golf punter should keep this date in mind when starting to look for American open golf odds. In most cases the American open golf odds start becoming available as the tournament approaches, and as the final lists of players are released. Because there are 156 players that are allowed to compete in this event, there are a number of ways in which players can gain entry into the tournament.
Some players are able to get exemption from qualifying, and are able to gain instant access by qualifying through a range of other events. However, if a player is not able to get this exemption, then they are still able to qualify through various other means. Players must have a certain minimum handicap, and this is to ensure that they can adequately compete with all the other players, as well as ensuring a high standard of play.
Different Golf Betting Odds
The American open golf odds that are offered by bookies will suit a whole range of different punters. These odds will be listed for individual players to win the tournament overall, but there will also be plenty of other betting options for a variety of other sports betting USA types. Punters could decide to wager on the highest placing American player for instance.
This is quite a popular type of bet, and so these American open golf odds are always advertised. Punters might also decide to wager on whether they think the winner will be decided by a playoff, or whether a hole in one will be hit during the event. Some of the bets are quite simple and common, while others get very interesting and complicated.
The American Open has a lot of history behind it, and is one of the reasons why there are so many American open golf odds offered by bookies. The tournament was founded in 1895, and was played in 2015 at University Place, in Washington. The venue for the tournament changes each year, but it is typically played at the same time of year on each occasion.
American Open Playoffs
The American Open is an interesting event, because it is the only one of the 4 Majors that has kept a full 18 hole playoff round, which is played the following day. However, if there is still a tie after this fifth round, the players will then play in a sudden death type of format. Amazingly, this tournament has gone to the sudden death stage a total of three times, in 1990, 1994, and in 2008. In 2008, Tiger Woods came out on top when he was able to beat Rocco Mediate.
There might even be some American open golf odds for this eventuality, and the odds will probably mean punters could get some big winnings. Before the 1950s, when the sudden death system was introduced, a tie in the first additional playoff round was decided by playing more 18 hole rounds. Full details of these rounds might be of interest to the serious golf fanatic.