U.S. Open 2014 odds: Finding some good bets at Pinehurst

Eileen Blass-USA TODAY

Tiger Woods is always the overwhelming favorite, but with the three-time U.S. Open winner absent, who are some of the top players with good odds or good value early in the week at Pinehurst?

Most people that write these types of posts will tell you, "I am not a gambling man," and then ramble on about who they would bet on. Well, I AM a gambling man. Not to the point where I need to enter a program, but it is fun to bet on big sporting events. In fact, my $50 bet on Jordan Spieth at the Masters was oh-so-close to providing an easy payday.

As of June 10, here are the odds for players in the 2014 U.S. Open. There are several intriguing bets out there. Here are a few.

Rory McIlroy, 10/1 - As of now, he is the favorite. If the course gets some rain, Rory might be able to get something going similar to what he did in 2011 at a very soft Congressional. But this is an entirely different setup and one that hasn't always been the kindest to Rory.

Dustin Johnson, 33/1 - An intriguing pick at 33/1. The course is long which is where DJ makes his money. If his short game is on or even adequate, he will contend.

Sergio Garcia, 33/1 - Sergio is top 5 on Tour in scrambling. If the greens play as tough as some people have predicted, Sergio's scrambling ability could help him bring home his first major. The stats, form, and odds still don't remove the general unease of trying to ride that horse at a major.

Jason Dufner, Graeme McDowell, 40/1 - Duf Daddy has been top 5 the last two U.S. Opens. GMac hits fairways and greens in regulation. Both trends bode well for a high finish this week.

Zach Johnson, 50/1 - These are some odds that can make you some cash. ZJ is accurate with his short irons, which will be imperative this week. Players will need to hit greens to contend.

Miguel Angel Jimenez, 125/1 - Ah, why the hell not? The most interesting man in golf will make your weekend more interesting if he were to win.

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Here are the odds for the field, via Bovada:

Player Odds to Win
Rory McIlroy 10/1
Adam Scott 12/1
Phil Mickelson 14/1
Bubba Watson 18/1
Henrik Stenson 25/1
Jordan Spieth 25/1
Justin Rose 25/1
Matt Kuchar 25/1
Jason Day 28/1
Dustin Johnson 33/1
Lee Westwood 33/1
Luke Donald 33/1
Sergio Garcia 33/1
Graeme McDowell 40/1
Hideki Matsuyama 40/1
Jason Dufner 40/1
Jim Furyk 40/1
Martin Kaymer 40/1
Charl Schwartzel 50/1
Hunter Mahan 50/1
Jimmy Walker 50/1
Steve Stricker 50/1
Webb Simpson 50/1
Zach Johnson 50/1
Brandt Snedeker 66/1
Ian Poulter 66/1
Keegan Bradley 66/1
Louis Oosthuizen 66/1
Rickie Fowler 66/1
Bill Haas 80/1
Billy Horschel 80/1
Gary Woodland 80/1
Harris English 80/1
Jonas Blixt 80/1
Victor Dubuisson 80/1
Brendon Todd 100/1
Ernie Els 100/1
Francesco Molinari 100/1
Graham Delaet 100/1
John Senden 100/1
Kevin Na 100/1
Patrick Reed 100/1
Paul Casey 100/1
Retief Goosen 100/1
Ryan Moore 100/1
J.B. Holmes 125/1
Jamie Donaldson 125/1
Joost Luiten 125/1
Matt Every 125/1
Matt Jones 125/1
Miguel Angel Jimenez 125/1
Shane Lowry 125/1
Angel Cabrera 150/1
Bo Van Pelt 150/1
Brendon De Jonge 150/1
Chris Kirk 150/1
David Toms 150/1
Geoff Ogilvy 150/1
Kevin Stadler 150/1
Nick Watney 150/1
Russell Henley 150/1
Ryan Palmer 150/1
Seung-yul Noh 150/1
Stephen Gallacher 150/1
Boo Weekley 200/1
Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano 200/1
Kevin Streelman 200/1
Luke Guthrie 200/1
Nicolas Colsaerts 200/1
Stewart Cink 200/1
Thongchai Jaidee 200/1
Aaron Baddeley 250/1
Brian Stuard 250/1
Brooks Koepka 250/1
Erik Compton 250/1
Justin Leonard 250/1
Kevin Kisner 250/1
Alex Cejka 300/1
Danny Willett 300/1
Hudson Swafford 300/1
Jeff Maggert 300/1
Lucas Glover 300/1
Marcel Siem 300/1
Pablo Larrazabal 300/1
Robert Allenby 300/1
Roberto Castro 300/1
Scott Langley 300/1
Hyung-Sung Kim 400/1
Justin Thomas 400/1
Mark Wilson 400/1
Yong-Eun Yang 400/1
Billy Hurley III 500/1
Casey Wittenberg 500/1
Cory Whitsett 500/1
D.A. Points 500/1
Daniel Berger 500/1
Darren Clarke 500/1
Garth Mulroy 500/1
Henrik Norlander 500/1
Jim Renner 500/1
Ken Duke 500/1
Kenny Perry 500/1
Kyong-Hoon Lee 500/1
Lucas Bjerregaard 500/1
Matthew Fitzpatrick 500/1
Maximilian Kieffer 500/1
Oliver Fisher 500/1
Oliver Goss 500/1
Robby Shelton 500/1
Rod Pampling 500/1
Ryan Blaum 500/1
Shiv Kapur 500/1
Tom Lewis 500/1
Toru Taniguchi 500/1
Wen-Chong Liang 500/1
Aron Price 750/1
Bobby Gates 750/1
Brady Watt 750/1
Chris Doak 750/1
Graeme Storm 750/1
Hunter Stewart 750/1
Joe Ogilvie 750/1
Niclas Fasth 750/1
Andrea Pavan 1000/1
Andres Echavarria 1000/1
Andrew Dorn 1000/1
Anthony Broussard 1000/1
Azuma Yano 1000/1
Brett Stegmaier 1000/1
Brian Campbell 1000/1
Chris Thompson 1000/1
Clayton Rask 1000/1
Cody Gribble 1000/1
David Gossett 1000/1
David Oh 1000/1
Donald Constable 1000/1
Fran Quinn 1000/1
Kevin Sutherland 1000/1
Kevin Tway 1000/1
Kiyoshi Miyazato 1000/1
Matthew Dobyns 1000/1
Maverick McNealy 1000/1
Nicholas Lindheim 1000/1
Nicholas Mason 1000/1
Rob Oppenheim 1000/1
Simon Griffiths 1000/1
Smylie Kaufman 1000/1
Steven Alker 1000/1
Will Grimmer 1000/1
Zac Blair 1000/1

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