Seven helpful notes for seven U.S. Open prop bets

The second major of the golf calendar gets underway Thursday at Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pennsylvania.

A mix of conditions left by Tropical Storm Andrea and the short track at Merion could mean that we may see some uncharacteristically low scores in the U.S. Open.

With the possibility of some record setting scores in mind, here is a look at seven prop bets for the 2013 edition of the United States Open courtesy of the LVH..

WINNING SCORE:

OVER        270.5  -110
UNDER       270.5  -110

In 2011, Rory McIlroy recorded the lowest 72-hole score in the U.S. Open with 268. Nobody else in the history of the Open has shot less than 272 over four round.

WILL THERE BE A HOLE IN ONE?


YES                +160
NO                 -180

There have been 39 holes-in-one throughout the history of the U.S. Open. There haven't been any aces at Merion Golf Club in the four times the event has been hosted there (1934, 1950, 1971, 1981).

WILL THERE BE A PLAYOFF?

YES                +250
NO                 -300

The last time the U.S. Open went to a playoff was in 2008 when Tiger Woods won at Torrey Pines against Rocco Mediate. Two of the four times that Merion has hosted the event it has gone to a playoff (1971, 1950).

LOWEST COMPLETED ROUND SHOT BY:  ANY GOLFER

OVER         64.5  +110
UNDER        64.5  -130

The lowest round in the history of the U.S. Open is a 63. Johnny Miller (1973), Jack Nicklaus (1980), Tom Weiskopf (1980) and Vijay Singh (2003) share the record.

FINISH POSITION BY:  TIGER WOODS

OVER          8.5  -110
UNDER         8.5  -110

Tiger finished T21 at the 2012 U.S. Open. From 2007 to 2010, Woods has recorded a finish of T2, 1, T6, T4 respectively.

WILL SERGIO GARCIA MAKE THE CUT?

YES                -300
NO                 +250

Sergio has missed the cut in the U.S. Open two times (2006, 2007). He was T38 in 2012.

1ST ROUND SCORE BY:  WEBB SIMPSON


OVER         70.5  -110
UNDER        70.5  -110

Last year's champ Webb Simpson shot a two-over 72 in the opening round of the 2012 U.S. Open at the Olympic Club in San Francisco.

Here is a look at some tournament matchup odds courtesy of the LVH:

PHIL MICKELSON              +220
TIGER WOODS                  -260
 
MATT KUCHAR                  +110
ADAM SCOTT                    -130
 
GRAEME McDOWELL        -110
LEE WESTWOOD              -110
 
JUSTIN ROSE                    -125
CHARL SCHWARTZEL      +105
 
KEEGAN BRADLEY           +105
LUKE DONALD                   -125
 
WEBB SIMPSON                -125
BRANDT SNEDEKER         +105
 
JIM FURYK                         -130
STEVE STRICKER              +110
 
JASON DAY                        -110
DUSTIN JOHNSON              -110
 
JASON DUFNER                 -120
HUNTER MAHAN                EVEN
 
RICKIE FOWLER                -110
BUBBA WATSON               -110
 
BILL HAAS                        -125
ZACH JOHNSON               +105
 
ERNIE ELS                        -135
MARTIN KAYMER              +115
 
FREDDIE JACOBSON        EVEN
HENRIK STENSON             -120
 
K.J. CHOI                          EVEN
RYAN MOORE                   -120
 
GEORGE COETZEE           -140
BRANDEN GRACE            +120

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