US Open Preview
Fowler and Rahm to go Close at US Open
For the last couple of seasons, pressure has started to mount on Rickie Fowler at every major golf tournament. He has been given the tag “best player to never win a major”, something that he won’t like, and something he would love to get rid of. There is no doubting that Fowler has the ability both physically and mentally to win a major, but has failed to do so.
Fowler has been close on numerous occasions, including when finishing second at the Masters this season, the first major of the season. That was a fantastic performance by Fowler, and best of all for those supporting him, he came to life at the weekend, bringing his best game when he needed it the most. He handled the pressure around Augusta, and it is performances like that which makes people believe he can win a major very soon.
He is one of two players I like this week, and since that performance at Augusta he has remained in good form. 14th at the Fort Worth at the end of May was followed up with an 8th place finish at the Memorial two weeks ago.
If you are looking for someone reliable and solid this week, who is desperate to win a major championship then Rickie Fowler is your man. It would be a big shock if he wasn’t involved towards the top of the leader board when we get to the weekend, as we have seen so many times before. Current best is betvictor at 18/1.
Another player who falls into the reliable and consistent category is Jon Rahm. He played very well at the Masters to finish 4th, but then looked out of form since that performance. The good news for those backing him is that his 5th place finish in the Fort Worth showed signs he was bouncing back to his best. Rahm is an extremely talented player, and very consistent, so hopefully he is back where he belongs going into the US Open. He has finished outside of the top 30 just four times this season, a remarkable record, but three of those four times have been in his last five tournaments.
Those recent performances have given us a slightly better price on Rahm than what he should be, and he provides good value for the US Open. Let’s hope he can show the form he showed at the Fort Worth and the Masters, if he does that then he looks to have a great chance of going close here, and has the type of game needed. Current best price for Lahm is 20/1 with Ladbrokes.
Being a major tournament, the US Open is a tough one to win, but with both Rickie Fowler and Jon Rahm on your side, you have a chance to do well from a betting point of view. I am sure Fowler will eventually win a major, something he certainly deserves to do. This could be the year he does it, he comes here in nice form, while Jon Rahm is great value if he can put together the form he showed at the Masters and Fort Worth recently.
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