In America, the 109th edition of the US Open golf tournament is taking place this weekend from the Black Course of Bethpage State Park on Long Island with Tiger Woods looking to defend the title he won at last year's event.

Woods won the second of his three US Open titles the last time this prestigious event was held on the Black Course in 2002 and online bookmakers are offering very good odds on a repeat of this happening.

Punters can get odds of 13/8 from that Woods will defend his US Open title this year while,,,,,,,,,, and are currently offering 7/4. Slightly longer, is listing the 33-year-old Californian at 9/5 alongside while is showing 15/8.

Out of the remaining competitors, Australian Geoff Ogilvy is the bookies' favourite with offering odds of 16/1 alongside,,,,,,, and The 32-year-old Adelaide native won the 2006 US Open when it was held in Mamaroneck, New York, and is 18/1 with,, and for this year's event followed by 19/1 with and

America's Phil Mickelson is also near the top of the bookmakers' lists with, and offering odds of 12/1 followed by and with 14/1. The 39-year-old California resident is 16/1 with,,,, and while is listing odds of 17/1.

Of the rest, American Jim Furyk is the best priced at 16/1 with and while has joined in offering odds of 18/1. The 39-year-old Pennsylvanian won this event in 2003 but is only 20/1 with,,,,, and while, and are offering the even longer 22/1.

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