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Tiger Woods and other PGA notables have packed their bags for a trip to the city of brotherly love for golfâ€™s second major tournament of the year.
The 2013 U.S. Open takes place in Merion Golf Clubâ€™s East Course, a course right outside of Philadelphia.
Just like the Masters, letâ€™s take a look at The Sports Bankâ€™s five best bets to win the near $1.5 million prize this weekend.
5.) Tim Clark â€“ No Major Championships
Odds â€“ 80/1
Lowdown â€“ If you want to make bank on the U.S. Open, put it all on Clark to win. The South African finished tied for third at the 2005 Open and has made the cut in each of the last four years. The course will play to his strengths to make him one of the most popular darkhorse candidates.
4.) Tiger Woods â€“ 14 time Major Champion (Three U.S. Open victories; 2000, 2002 and 2008)
Odds â€“ 4/1 (betting favorite)
Lowdown â€“ It would be downright easy to pick Woods to win straight up, but there comes a time when he has to stop being theÂ odds-on favorite. The 2008 U.S. ...
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The USGA has dropped their latest ad, and it features none other than Tiger Woods. Check out the quick PSA which is in favor of folks not lagging on the golf course. Decently creative creative for a group of folks who arenâ€™t known to be so.
We wonder if Sergio Garcia has seen this.
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When Tiger Woods started his second round of the US Open he was 3 strokes over par. When he finished his second round of the US Open he would still be 3 stokes over par. Tiger Woods didnâ€™t make up any strokes to par, but he did advance in the field and will make the projected cut which is expected to be 4 over par to play the weekend. Woods is still in this tournament. No one has...
Â With severe weather already delaying play at the U.S. Open on Thursday at the Merion Golf Club, I guess we have to improvise in order to get our golf fix in any way possible. So how about a delightful piece of photographic whimsy showing Tiger Woods gearing up to flick friendly rival Rory McIlroy [...]The post Did Tiger flick Roryâ€™s ear during the U.S. Open champions dinner...
Tiger Woods used to win golf tournaments, even majors, with his B-game.
He stopped admitting to such things once he realized that pronouncements like that really annoyed his fellow professionals.
They were, after all, trying hard and only won when they were at their absolute best, and for most of them even that wasn't enough.
But that doesn't mean Woods stopped beating...
If youâ€™ve never been in a Tiger Woods news conference, itâ€™s quite a scene. Woods is generally the only golfer who draws enough journalists to fill up the interview room under the press tent, and even then there are usually more throngs still standing in the back. Moreover, every reporter wants to get their question in, and only a small fraction get answered.
So, it probably helps...
The day after Sergio Garcia sought out Tiger Woods on the Merion driving range to speak about the racially-stereotyped â€śfried chickenâ€™â€™ comment he made last month, the Spaniard left a hand-written note of apology in Woodsâ€™ locker.
â€śYeah, I did leave him a note, a handwritten note,â€™â€™ said Garcia about the Dear Tiger letter on Tuesday. â€śHopefully he can take a look...
Tiger Woods and Sergio Garcia seem to be playing nicely together again as the two shook hands Monday on the U.S. Open practice range at Merion. The two have been in a bit of a feud for the past few months, and at least for the time being all seems to be calm.
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The golf world has been rooting for Tiger Woods to return to his old habit of winning big tournaments, and sportsbooks are no different.
A Tiger that wins big tournaments is good for business and with four wins in eight starts this year, business is booming for golf bettors.
So when you combine his improved play with his transdendant personality, it's no surprise Woods is the...
Tiger Woods' rain-shortened first round at the US Open one to
(Eds: Adds AP Photos.) By JIM LITKE AP Sports Columnist ''Hello, Merion Golf Club. May I help you?''
''Yes. Can I speak to a rules official from the U.S. Golf Association, please. I saw a twig move.''
''Sir, thousands of twigs get tossed around here every day. It's a golf course.''
''Yeah, but this one was moved by Tiger...
Tournament: United States Open
Location: Merion GC, Ardmore, PA
Dates: 6/13/13 â€“ 6/16/13
This week marks the start of the second major of the 2013 season, better known as the US Open. I thought I would go through and highlight some of the top guys to keep an eye on this week.
And everyone wants to know, who am I picking?
Well, to start the year, I picked Tiger....
With the tease of an ace on each tee shot, golfers count down to the 13th hole.
It's where the shortest hole at Merion Golf Club waits.
And at the U.S. Open, that makes 13 the life of the 18-hole party, the off-campus bash down the block from the staid library.
Playing in his second U.S. Open, unheralded Scott Langley and Morgan Hoffmann noticed they were turning into Tiger...
Will not be served at Merion this weekend.
We are not ******* around today, people.Â It is one of those days where we get everything off of our barrel chests.Â It has been awhile since my normally mild-mannered and civilized self has done this but after watching a few hours of Chris Berman make sweaty, drunk, and gross love with Roger Maltbie yesterday, I am all out of sorts.Â ...
Photo Credit: CHARLIE RIEDEL/AP
Itâ€™s the start of the U.S. Open. The best day of the year for most golfers because it means youâ€™re even-par and tied with the rest of the field for at least a bit. But some golfers might as well go home now to save the embarrassment. Even though technically everyone in the field has the chance to raise the trophy on Sunday, only a select few really...