US Open 2020 betting tips: 2nd-round three-balls

US Open 2020 betting tips: 2nd-round three-balls
Our expert tipster picks the best US Open second-round three-balls bets Credit: Getty

Our expert tipster has three of the best US Open three ball tips for the second round at Winged Foot Golf Club in New York State

The 2020 US Open second round takes place today at Winged Foot Golf Club in New York State and a few players stand out in the three-ball market for this rescheduled major.

US Open 2020 2nd-round three-balls predictions and betting tips (all times BST)

Odds correct at time of publishing and subject to change.

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Westwood eyes major chance

Lee Westwood is bang in contention for the top prize after the first round having managed five birdies in a three-under-par round of 67 on Thursday.

The 47-year-old has been placed with two-time major winner Bubba Watson and amateur James Sugrue in his three-ball for the opening two rounds and can come out on top again as he seeks his maiden major triumph.

Westwood’s putting can occasionally be an issue, but he seemed to be on form on the greens in round one and the former world No 1 has the tee-to-green game to be a real threat on the tricky Winged Foot course.

Watson may be a two-time major winner but he has enjoyed little success at the US Open, missing the cut eight times in 13 attempts so far.

The American has only ever secured one top-ten finish in the event, way back in 2007, and sits seven shots off the pace set by Justin Thomas after a first round of 72.

Watson managed just one birdie in his opening round and we may see a response from him on Friday, but Westwood should still have the quality to come through.

As for Sugrue, he is a real outsider and really struggled with the demands of the course in the opening round. The Irishman shot an eight-over-par 78 on Thursday with eight bogeys and this three-ball match-up, who start from the 1st tee at 12.34pm (BST), seems to be a straight fight between Westwood and Watson, with the former expected to emerge victorious.

Tip: Lee Westwood to win 12.34pm three-ball @ 4/5 with bet365

Todd to hit the right note

Brendon Todd has started to emerge as a big player over the last 18 months or so after an unremarkable start to his professional career and could be a decent outside bet for the top prize in New York.

The American is a 45/1 chance to win the US Open outright with bet365 if that does take your fancy, and the 23/20 for him to win his three-ball tussle with Harris English and Davis Thompson appeals on Friday. The trio start from the 10th tee at 5.54pm (BST).

The 35-year-old picked up two PGA Tour wins last year and produced a strong opening round on Thursday with four birdies in a round of 68, leaving him just three shots behind early pacesetter and compatriot Justin Thomas.

Admittedly there wasn’t a lot to split Todd, English and Thompson on Thursday and it could be another close three-ball in the second round.

English also carded a two-under-par 68 but inconsistency has been an issue and the US Open hasn’t been a happy hunting ground for him previously so Todd has the edge.

Thompson opened up with a fine round of 69 but the amateur did have three bogeys in his final six holes and the demands of the course could be an issue.

Tip: Brendon Todd to win 5.54pm three-ball @ 23/20 with bet365

Wolff on the hunt in New York

Matthew Wolff made a big impression in his first appearance at a major when he finished in a tie for fourth at the PGA Championship in August.

The 21-year-old looks set to show that was more than beginner's luck at Winged Foot as he sits just one shot off the pace in a three-way tie for second.

Wolff has been grouped with Rickie Fowler and Victor Hovland in the opening two rounds and if he can pick up where he left off on Thursday, he can outperform the duo again. They start from the 10th tee at 1.18pm (BST).

Fowler made a blistering start with two birdies, but managed just one more and this course perhaps doesn’t suit his game, while Hovland had birdies on the 5th and 6th but bogeyed the 7th and 8th and he finished his first round one over par.

The momentum seems to be with Wolff here and he should be able to come out on top in this three-ball match-up.

Tip: Matthew Wolff to win 1.18pm three ball @ 6/4 with bet365

All odds within this article correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change.

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