Golf’s second Major gets underway at Erin Hills this week with a strong field assembling ahead of the US Open. Dustin Johnson is the favourite and reigning champion and while the 32 year old has a sizeable lead at the top of the markets, there are so many choices among the chasing pack.

Picking a winner is going to be tough this week so the side betting might hold more interest and, there is an excellent choice of price boosts from SkyBet to get us through the four days of top class golfing action.

And, if you are a new customer to Paddy Power, you can get an enhanced odds deal on a choice of players to help you in this tricky outright market.


We’ll start with SkyBet where there price boosts are available for all customers with no maximum stake beyond the bookmaker’s usual rules.

The first thing to note is that SkyBet are paying down to a very generous eight places in their Each Way markets so this is one of the best places to be if you’re betting on the US Open. And, they have a double chance price boost with odds of 15/2 on either Dustin Johnson or Rory McIlroy to win it. Johnson is the favourite here at best odds in the overall markets of 8/1 with William Hill while Rory follows at 14/1 with Ladbrokes so this is a positive double chance option from SkyBet to start things off.

Johnson and McIlroy also feature in SkyBet’s first round leader price boost where they are joined by 2015 Champion Jordan Spieth. Pick any of those three players in a special treble chance and this bookmaker will pay at an enhanced 5/1 – even in the event of a tie.

SkyBet finish their set of price boosts with round one options that put golfers up against each other in enhanced odds specials. So, from the early set of players, you can take Jon Rahm to beat Rickie Fowler, Dustin Johnson to beat Jordan Spieth and Hideki Matsuyama to beat Branden Grace and if all three drop in, you can collect at 13/2.

From the later rounds, SkyBet are listing a further treble with Rory McIlroy to beat Jason Day, Sergio Garcia to beat Justin Rose and Adam Scott to beat Henrik Stenson. For this offer, an excellent price of 9/1 is on the table.

Paddy Power

Paddy are also paying down to eight places for the US Open but you can get some great value as a new customer by staking on either of the two favourites to win it. In this bookmaker’s standard betting, Dustin Johnson is listed at 13/2 with Rory McIlroy behind him at 12/1 but with this promotion, you could increase those figures to 25/1 and 33/1 respectively.

To take advantage, you must be a new customer signing up via the link and after registering a few basic details, you should deposit at least £10.00 via a debit or credit card. Those funds should clear immediately and when they are at your disposal, you must make a choice between Dustin Johnson or Rory McIlroy to win the US Open.

If you are successful with your bet, Paddy Power will pay returns at the published standard price back into your account while the balance will come back to you as free bet tokens – up to 25/1 for Johnson and 33/1 with McIlroy.

Please check all terms and conditions for this offer before you proceed and note that with Paddy Power, you have 30 days in which to use those free bet tokens before they expire.

Both Johnson and McIlroy are former champions so they know what it takes to win this event. Erin Hills is a new location for the US Open however so it’s going to be a step into the unknown to an extent. However, while we have seen a raft of first time Major winners in recent tournaments, it’s a week where many will be looking for the big names to stand out so, if you are betting on the US Open this week, here are some excellent price boosts that could lift any potential returns.