BY SPNW Staff 10:00AM 04/13/2015

McIlroy, Spieth favored in Chambers Bay Open

Masters champion Jordan Spieth is the early 8-to-1 second choice to win the 2015 U.S. Open at Chambers Bay June 18-21. Rory McIlroy is the top pick at 6-to-1.

The U.S. Open will be held at Chambers Bay June 18-21. The Super Bowl won’t be, but the trophy is here to stay. / Gary Breedlove, Sportspress Northwest

Following his record-setting performance at the Masters, 21-year-old Jordan Spieth opens as the second favorite to win the 2015 U.S. Open, according to odds posted Monday at the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook. The Open is June 18-21 at Chambers Bay in University Place, near Tacoma.

Spieth is listed at 8-to-1, behind only Rory McIlroy on Westgate’s futures board for the second major of the year. McIlroy, a 6-to-1 choice, finished fourth at the Masters, at 12-under par, six strokes back of Spieth.

Tiger Woods’ solid performance at Augusta went a long way to win over oddsmakers. He’s listed at 15-to-1, behind only McIlroy and Spieth. Other golfers of note:

  • 20-to-1: Adam Scott, Dustin Johnson, Jason Day.
  • 25-to-1: Justin Rose, Henrik Stenson, Phil Mickelson, Rickie Fowler, Bubba Watson.
  • 30-to-1: Sergio Garcia, Matt Kuchar, Martin Kaymer, Patrick Reed.
  • 40-to-1: Jimmy Walker, Hideki Matsuyama, Brandt Snedeker.
  • 50-to-1: Jim Fuyk, Brooks Koepka.

Puyallup’s Ryan Moore, who finished six-under at the Masters, is listed at 60-to-1 on the Westgate board.

 


YourThoughts

  • poulsbogary

    Part of me says yes, the Pacfic Northwest is finally getting some long overdue recognition on the national stage, but then the other part says, be careful what you wish for.

    • art thiel

      Twas ever thus with progress.

  • Capt. Hook

    What are the chances of 4 consecutive days of beautiful weather in mid-June?

    • RadioGuy

      Good question. According to WeatherSpark, the historic (1989-2012) chance of precip on those days is 35-37% with humidity in the high 80′s and temps in the upper 60′s. Bring a windbreaker and wear a ball cap. And enjoy the traffic!

      • art thiel

        I’d go by boat but security for the event goes way out in the Sound.

  • jafabian

    Word is Fred Couples will play.