2014 U.S. Open - Vegas Odds, Free Picks, + Tee Times
The 2014 U.S. Open will be very interesting because it's the first time ever that both the men's and women's championships will be contested on the same venue. And if there is a venue capable of doing so, it's Pinehurst. The famed Pinehurst No.2 in North Carolina will host the U.S. Open for the third time since 1999, last hosting the tournament in 2005. There will be about a month separating the two U.S. Open championships, but it is still something to be talked about in terms of the historical significance.
The U.S. Open at Pinehurst has produced some of the most dramatic finishes in the history of the championship. First round action at the 2014 U.S. Open will get underway on Thursday, June 12th, and conclude on Sunday, June 15th. This will no doubt be the toughest challenge all year for the players. It will be the short game that could be tested the most, with the difficulty of the greens and the false fronts that can be found on nearly every hole.
There will be plenty of 2014 U.S. Open coverage during the days of the tournament. ESPN and NBC will share in the action Thursday and Friday, with NBC then taking it home the rest of the way. 'Live From' The U.S. Open can be seen nightly during U.S. Open week on Golf Channel as well for additional coverage.
Live Network Television Coverage:
- Thursday: 9am - 3pm ET 3pm - 5pm ET 5pm - 6pm ET 6pm - 7pm ET
- Friday: 9am - 3pm ET 3pm - 5pm ET 5pm - 7pm ET
- Saturday: 12pm - 7:30pm ET
- Sunday: 12pm - 7:30pm ET
Pinehurst No.2, Pinehurst, North Carolina
Located in North Carolina, the massive Pinehurst Resort operates eight separate courses. The No. 2 course, however, is the only one known throughout the world of golf. It opened more than a century ago and was designed by Scottish architect Donald Ross.
Stretching 7,495 yards from the pro tees, this par-70 is home to the 2014 U.S. Open. The Open is recognized throughout the U.S. and Europe, and is only open to golfers who meet specific qualifications. In 2013, Justin Rose took home first place. Webb Simpson and Rory McIlroy won in 2012 and 2011, respectively; Tiger Woods boasts three Open victories throughout his career and is more than likely to be favored whenever the golf betting lines are released for this event.
The Carolinian aesthetic is easy to fall prey to given the challenging, long holes at Pinehurst No. 2 with their sweeping greens and deep bunkers. The deadly 17th is a par-3 that plays 190 yards. The green is protected by five bunkers and, even if golfers avoid a wayward long iron from the tee, the ball is likely to get stuck in one of the green's two swales.
With the 2014 U.S. Open being one of the most sought after Major Championship events on the PGA schedule this year there are sure to be numerous betting lines come out during this week. Everything from hole-in-one props down to the odds to win the 2014 U.S. Open (shown below) will be available leading up to the start of the event, but the action will not end when the ball hits the tee on Thursday. Golf betting sites will offer revised U.S. Open Championship odds between rounds and we've even set this page up to display live betting lines (when available) from our leading PGA sportsbook, Bovada; this would also be a great site to turn to for in-round, live golf wagering as well.
The U.S. Open tees off on June 12th at Pinehurst No. 2, though our free picks won't be made public until the conclusion of the FedEx St. Jude Classic the week before. Value picks are golfers with a lot of unseen potential, or those who fly under the radar and could likely take home a win. If the dark horse pick wins, payouts will be big. Keep an eye out for more info closer to the tournament date.
Tee times and pairings for rounds one and two of the 2014 U.S. Open are unavailable until the week before the tournament (June 12 – 15). Postings for the Pinehurst No. 2 event will likely be posted a day and a half before round one. Once public, you'll have access to our free picks and 2- and 3-ball odds. Check back in June!
2013 U.S. Open
Weather played a significant role at Merion all week long, and the final round produced some rainy conditions making the golf course very wet and very long. It looked as if the 2013 U.S. Open might be the year that Phil Mickelson finally broke through to win after five times being a runner-up. But as fate would have it, this day would belong to Justin Rose who won his first Major Championship by two shots over Mickelson despite playing in the group in front of Lefty.
Rose's win marked the second-straight Major where a player with lofty expectations had to wait a long time to get a Major. Adam Scott captured the 2013 Masters, so it seemed fitting that Rose would get his. As for Mickelson, all he did was bounce back to win the 2013 British Open for the first time four weeks later.
2013 U.S. Open - Leaderboard
- Justin Rose +1 (281)
- Phil Mickelson +3 (283)
- Jason Day +3 (283)
- Hunter Mahan +5 (285)
- Billy Horschel +5 (285)