More bets were placed on Phil Mickelson to win this week at Torrey Pines than was placed on any other golfer in several US sportsbooks. At William Hill’s Caesars Sportsbook, Mickelson has drawn nearly twice as many bets as any other golfer, and by the time Thursday’s first round begins, the bookmaker says he expects to have some responsibility at “Seven digits” on the long 50-1 shoot.
“I think the single biggest responsibility in a recent golf major was when Tiger [Woods] came back from all those injuries and won the  Masters, ”said Nick Bogdanovich, director of trading for William Hill US this week.
At the end of May, Mickelson was out of shape and his chances of winning the US Open were in triple digits. This was before he stunned the golfing world by winning the PGA Championship and triggering a wave of betting interest on the 51-year-old, who would end his Grand Slam career by winning his first US Open.
Mickelson attracted the most bets of all golfers at FanDuel and the SuperBook in Las Vegas. Most of the action on Mickelson is small, but not all of it. The day after his PGA Championship win, a punter with William Hill in Nevada bet $ 2,100 on Mickelson to win the US Open at odds of 85-1. The bet would net a net amount of $ 178,500.
Mickelson, who lives nearby, has won three times at Torrey Pines and has by far the most golf experience of any golfer on the course. He finished second at the US Open, a record six times.
To win his first US Open, Mickelson will have to count on the tournament’s top favorite, Jon Rahm, who has parted ways in the betting market. Rahm is 9-1 to win this week at Caesars / William Hill. As of Wednesday morning, no other golfer had single-digit odds.
Jeff Sherman, golf odds specialist for the SuperBook, said Rahm solidified his status as a US Open favorite with his performance at the Memorial Tournament despite his withdrawal after the third round after testing positive for COVID-19.
« [Rahm] had such a wide margin on the last day until he couldn’t play anymore, ”Sherman, vice president of risk at SuperBook, told ESPN. “The other guys just aren’t accelerating enough. All of those other guys behind him have a problem that wouldn’t lend them to what we see from Rahm. “
Dustin Johnson, Bryson DeChambeau and Brooks Koepka were each 18-1, followed by Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth and Xander Scheatele at 20-1, according to Caesars Sportsbook by William Hill.