The golf world has been rooting for Tiger Woods to return to his old habit of winning big tournaments, and sportsbooks are no different.
A Tiger that wins big tournaments is good for business and with four wins in eight starts this year, business is booming for golf bettors.
So when you combine his improved play with his transdendant personality, it's no surprise Woods is the favorite on US Open odds menu across the planet.
The113th US Open goes at Merion Golf Club, just outside of Philadelphia, this weekend.
As of early this week, Bovada was listing Woods at 9/2 to win this US Open.
But might golf bettors be wise to look elsewhere for their wagering choices for this weekend? Rather than Tiger, should we look to someone from the field to win this weekend?
Well, just look at some of members of that field.
Adam Scott has been the best Majors player in the world the last couple of years. He just won the Masters, nearly won a couple of Majors before that, and he's still got possession of the long putter. Expect Scott to be in the mix Sunday afternoon at Merion.
As of earlier this week, Bovada was offering odds of 20/1 on Scott winning this weekend.
Lefty Mickelson has won the Masters thee times previously, and just finished second in the St. Jude's Classic last weekend. He's also getting 20/1 to win this weekend.
Matt Kuchar just won the Memorial, won the World Match Play back in February and hasn't missed a cut this year; he's also getting 20/1 to win this weekend.
Graeme McDowell won the Open three years ago at Pebble Beach, finished tied for second last year, and he's won twice already this season. He's getting 22/1 to win this weekend.
Lee Westwood has finished in the top ten in three of the last five US Opens; he's getting 28/1 to win this weekend.
And Angel Cabrera, who nearly just won his third Major at the Masters, is getting 80/1 to win this weekend.
All that's not to mention Rory McIlroy (getting 20/1), Justin Rose (25/1), Luke Donald (33/1), Dustin Johnson (40/1) and Ernie Els (66/1), among many others.
As for this weekend's venue Merion, by US Open standards, is not a long course, and its abbreviated length should allow more players, especially those who don't bomb the ball off the tee, to stay in contention. That could be especially true if the grounds are as wet as they're expected to be this weekend.
For various reasons Merion, one of the great old courses on the Eastern Seaboard, hasn't hosted a PGA event since the 1981 US Open, won by David Graham.
The only player in this week's field with competitive experience at Merion is Ricky Fowler, who won all four of his matches in leading the US Walker Cup team to victory there in 2009.
Fowler is getting 66/1 to win his first Major tournament this weekend. See the full slate of US Open betting options before action kicks off this week.