Phil Mickelson shocked the golf and sports world by winning the PGA Championship on Sunday for his sixth major title. One might think the beloved southpaw who turns 51 years old next month could be an early favorite to at least contend in the upcoming U.S. Open following his recent triumph.
Such individuals would be incorrect.
Less than 24 hours after Mickelson hoisted the PGA Championship trophy, BetOnline.ag listed “Lefty” as a +4000 underdog to win the U.S. Open. He’s -150 to make the tournament’s final cut but only +120 to come up short.
Mickelson fans don’t have to risk money believing he’ll once again turn the clock back as he did Sunday afternoon. He’s +185 to finish the U.S. Open in the top 20 spots, +330 to be in the top 10, and a whopping +800 to be in the top five when all is said and done.
Looking beyond the major that begins June 17 at Torrey Pines in San Diego, Mickelson begins the week as a +500 underdog to win again on the PGA Tour this season. He is, however, at -185 to play in this year’s Ryder Cup.
Be sure to check BetOnline for updated golf and other odds throughout the summer.