McIlroy leads once again

2011 us open second round odds to win rory mcilroy

BETHESDA, Maryland (TheSpread) – In a scene we have seen before, Rory McIlroy emerged with a sizeable lead after the first round of a major, as he has a three-stoke lead at the 2011 U.S. Open.

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McIlroy shot a 6-under 65 on Thursday to take a three-shot lead on the likes of Y.E. Yang and Charl Schwartzel, who both shot 68’s on Thursday.

According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bodog, McIlroy now is the clear favorite to win the U.S. Open with 2/1 odds. Schwartzel now has 12/1 odds while Yang has 16/1 odds and Matt Kuchar has 18/1 odds.

McIlroy may have the lead in the Open, but he also led after the first three rounds of the Masters before shooting a final-round 80 to finish in 15th place. On Thursday, McIlroy went without a bogey in his round.

Schwartzel won the Masters this past year and he opened his round on Thursday with a bogey before shooting 4-under on the back 9 to post a 68.

Yang shot a 68 on Thursday and he posted five birdies and two bogies in his round. Yang has one major championship to his credit.

Kuchar shot a 1-over 72 on Thursday to finish tied for 34th place, but Kuchar is still among the favorites due to his consistent style of play. Kuchar had five birdies, three bogies, and one double bogey on his round.

The 2011 U.S. Open will be played at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Maryland and continues Friday, June 17 and runs until Sunday, June 19.

2011 U.S. Open Second Round Odds to Win - Who Will Win U.S. Open?

Rory McIlroy 2/1

Charl Schwartzel 12/1

Y-E Yang 16/1

Matt Kuchar 18/1

Graeme McDowell 20/1

Sergio Garcia 20/1

Bubba Watson 25/1

Phil Mickelson 25/1

Louis Oosthuizen 28/1

Brandt Snedeker 33/1

Jason Day 33/1

Lee Westwood 33/1

Alvaro Quiros 40/1

Luke Donald 40/1

Padraig Harrington 40/1

Stewart Cink 40/1

Aaron Baddeley 50/1

Angel Cabrera 50/1

Hunter Mahan 50/1

Rickie Fowler 50/1

Ryan Palmer 50/1

Zach Johnson 50/1

Adam Scott 66/1

Davis Love III 66/1

Dustin Johnson 66/1

Kyung-Tae Kim 66/1

Martin Kaymer 66/1

Martin Laird 66/1

Rory Sabbatini 66/1

Steve Stricker 66/1

Francesco Molinari 80/1

Jeff Overtonn 80/1

Johan Edfors 80/1

John Senden 80/1

Matteo Manassero 80/1

Retief Goosen 80/1

Robert Rock 80/1

Anthony Kim 100/1

Bo Van Pelt 100/1

Brandt Jobe 100/1

David Toms 100/1

Ernie Els 100/1

Gary Woodland 100/1

Jim Furyk 100/1

Lucas Glover 100/1

Nick Watney 100/1

Paul Casey 100/1

Peter Hanson 100/1

Robert Allenby 100/1

Robert Garrigus 100/1

Ryan Moore 100/1

Scott Hend 100/1

Bill Haas 125/1

Charley Hoffman 125/1

Chez Reavie 125/1

Edoardo Molinari 125/1

Geoff Ogilvy 125/1

Ian Poulter 125/1

Justin Rose 125/1

K.J. Choi 125/1

Alexander Noren 150/1

Kevin Na 150/1

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