US Open 2023 Each Way Tips – Best Betting Predictions

As June seemingly flies by, we’re now into what can only be surprised as the prime golfing season. Two majors have come and gone in the blink of the eye, and the third rapidly approaches. It’s time for the US Open, which will be hosted at Los Angeles Country Club, in Los Angeles, California.

Arguably the toughest major to win, the US Open is always a test of precision play and most importantly, mental strength. To win a US Open, you need to be accurate, sure, but you need to minimise mistakes and really grind it out, so being mentally tough is a huge plus. Which of the best players in the world will hold it together this time around?

We’re going to take a look at some of the best each-way bets ahead of the tournament, looking at players with slightly bigger odds who have have a good chance of embracing this gruelling test and challenging for success.

What is Each-Way Betting?

Before we get into those bet, let’s first look at what each-way betting is. If you don’t already know, an each-way bet is one bet that is split into two parts. In other words, it’s one bet larger bet made up of a two smaller ones.

For example, in golf, the first part of the each-way bet bet goes on the golfer to win, the other part of the bet goes on the golfer to finish in one of the places, allocated by the bookmaker. Theses places typically include the first five, six, or seven. It’s important to check bookmaker place terms before placing your bet, and remember to shop around, as some bookmakers pay out on more places than others. It’s not uncommon to find some bookies offering TEN places on the majors.

So, let’s say you bet on a golfer and he wins. Happy days, you win both bets. However, if the golfer places, finishing in one of the nominated placed beyond first, you will lose the win part of the bet, but win the place part of the bet, making a profit as long as the odds allow. Usually, for big golf tournaments like the US Open, the place part of the bet pays out at one quarter of the full odds.

Here’s an example:

Say you place a £10 each way bet on a golfer at 20/1 to win the US Open. £10 to win, £10 to place. If the golfer wins, you’ll be paid out on both bets. Should the golfer miss out on first place but still finish in one of the allotted places, say fourth, you’ll lose the first £10, but will be paid out on the second £10. In this example, you’d get £10 at 5/1, leaving you with a £60 return. Why? Because 5/1 is a quarter of 20/1 (£10 @ 5/1 = £60).

Each-Way Betting Tips

Who rates as an each-way player this year? Which golfer catches the eye at a nice price? Here are our US Open each-way betting tips for 2023:

US Open betting tips
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Tony Finau @ 33/1

I can’t help but feel that there’s some value to be had by backing Tony Finau each-way at 33/1 this week. Sure, he doesn’t arrive here in scintillating form, which may be a worry to some, but we shouldn’t forget that he’s no stranger to performing well on the biggest stage on all, while his twice finished inside the first eight at the US Open in recent times, finishing 5th in 2018 and 8th in 2020.

We also know that Finau has had that vital taste of victory this season, and he’s won twice, winning the Houston Open back in November and the Mexico Open in late April. This tells us that he’s becoming more accustomed to getting the job done.

As touched on above, the US Open is played on quite tight courses. The North Course at Los Angeles Country Club features slightly wider fairways than many previous US Open courses, which should suit Finau, but even without that help, the man from Utah looks equipped to deal with this test. Strokes gained: tee-to-green is always key at this tournament, and right now, only three players rank better than him in that are, while he’s the fifth best on tour for strokes gained: approach, which is also likely to be an important metric this week.

Another important aspect of US Open play is saving shots around the green. Those who do that well will give themselves a chance. Finau is currently the best player on tour for ‘Scrambling from the Fringe’. Don’t be surprised if that part of his game helps elevate the six-time PGA Tour winner to near the top of the leader board here.

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