Just in

The US Open

With the Euros and T20 World Cup centre stage, the US Open has slipped under the radar. Yet they say it is the tourney that the Pros like to win.

It begins at Pinehurst today, a demanding par 70 course which Martin Kaymer destroyed 10 years ago.

In researching and deciding my staking plan, I believe you cannot look beyond Scottie Scheffler, who has already won the Masters and might have won the PGA but for the fracas with the local police and has triumphed in 5 out of the last 8 tournaments.

However the odds are skinny so, with most bookmakers paying 10 places, I have backed Schefffler to win and Matsuyama, Wyndham Lewis, Sahith Theegala, Cameron Smith and DeChambeau each way.

I swerved the T20 World Cup, but have backed France to win the Euros – and Belgium each way.

I cannot imagine why England are favourites given our deficiencies in central defence and at left back.

Crucially, England still do not have that ruthless winning tournament mentality.

Avatar photo
About John Pargiter

John Pargiter’s biggest claim to fame is his first-ever work experience job, as ‘legs’ (or runner) for Henry Longhurst. For many years he worked in insurance at Lloyds. After retiring he has returned to his favourite sport of golf and is a keen recreational sailor and grandparent. More Posts