US Open Golf Free Bets For New Customers
Not got many betting accounts? Then check out the free bets available for new customers when you open an account and bet on the US Open golf tournament. To take advantage of these promotions you will need to be a new customer and have never placed a bet with the relevant bookmaker before.
What Kind of Offers Can You Expect for the US Open?
You will often see many bookmakers offering extra places for each way bets during major golf tournaments like the US open. It is not unheard of for the likes of Coral to offer as many as 10 places on the US open. Often the odds are slightly poorer when extra places are offered, but the tradeoff is that you have a far greater chance of hitting the each way part of your bet when more places are paid out on.
Money Back if 2nd or 3rd
When you back your player to win the US Open, you’ll receive your stake back as a free bet if your selection comes 2nd or 3rd. There are differing permutations of this offer, normally revolving around where your player needs to finish in order to trigger the refund. Some offers will require your player to finish 2nd, whilst others will be more generous, perhaps even 3rd and 4th.
Money Back as a Free Bet If Your Player Loses in a Playoff
It doesn’t happen that often, but when it does, it pays to have some insurance. The money back if your selection loses in a playoff offers just that. The US Open now operates a sudden death playoff format, so most offers will say something along the lines of, get your money back as a free bet if your player loses in a sudden death playoff.
Tiger Woods US Open Specials
Even though he hasn’t won a major for over 10 years. He is still probably still the most famous golfer on the planet. Bookies try and capitalise on this, so don’t be surprised if you see some money back specials that include Tiger Woods. For other major golf tournaments we have seen promotions like “money back if Tiger wins”. Although unlikely to happen, they do offer some insurance on your bet, just in case the old timer makes a resurgence.
US Open History
The US Open was first played in 1895 at Newport Country Club in Newport, Rhode Island. The original competition was only 32 holes, but was increased to a 72 hole competition in 1898 consisting of 4 rounds of 18 holes.
The first winner of the US Open was Horace Rawlins. His prize for winning the competition was $150 and a $50 gold medal.
The US open, unsurprisingly has been dominated by US players in recent years. Only six other nation’s players have been lucky enough to win the tournament since 1950. That said, American players won the tournament only 3 times between 2004 and 2014.
The US Open is staged on a different courses,unlike the Masters, which is always played at Augusta. Courses selected are meant to be challenging, with scoring meant to be more difficult than on other Championship courses.
Who Plays at The US Open
The US open forms part of both the PGA tour and the European tour. As a result you can expect to see all the major golf players attending. The fact that it is a major championship means that it is one of the most coveted prizes in the golf calendar.
Being an Open tournament, it is not just open to professional golfers. The winner and runner up from last year’s Amateur tournament are invited to participate, as is the winner of the previous year’s Amateur Championship. There are other amateur golfers invited to attend as well, depending on their success in other tournaments.
US Open Prize Money
The total purse for the US Open is over $12 million, with $2.16 million going to the eventual winner. The winner will also automatically receive an invitation to take part in the other golf majors for the next five years. This aspect alone makes it an enticing competition to win for any golfer.