After the Masters in April where Bubba Watson picked up his first major title and a coveted green jacket the world of golf now turns its’ attention to the second major of the year, the US Open which starts in San Francisco on Thursday and StanJames.com have decided to go top price on the top five in the market this afternoon.
The firm's Rory Jiwani says, "We thought we'd try and get some early interest going in the US Open which looks set to be a fantastic event. Tiger Woods and Lee Westwood come into the event on the back of victories while world number one Luke Donald is his usual consistent self."
"Defending champion Rory McIlroy returned to form at last week's St Jude Classic while Phil Mickelson had been playing well before pulling out of the Memorial complaining of being distracted by spectators snapping him on their mobile phones."
"At present, Woods is the 17/2 favourite with Westwood 13/1, Donald 14/1, McIlroy 18/1 and Mickelson 23/1. It's 25/1 bar and we're paying out six places each-way for the second major of 2012."