IT’S US Open time – pain for the players, joy for one champion… and hopefully some extra cash in your back pocket.
This season’s third major is an excellent chance to make some money.
And even if your bet misses the cut, at least you can enjoy the scenery of Pebble Beach.
But no one wants that, so here are SunSport’s top tips for golf’s most brutal tournament.
US Open 2019 odds
8-1 Rory McIlroy, Brooks Koepka
9-1 Dustin Johnson
10-1 Tiger Woods
16-1 Jordan Spieth
20-1 Patrick Cantlay
22-1 Justin Rose
25-1 Jon Rahm, Xander Schauffele, Rickie Fowler
30-1 Justin Thomas
33-1 Adam Scott
US Open 2019 tips
Everything points to DJ winning at Pebble.
Everything, except the fact he blew it so spectacularly in 2010.
The monster-hitting American led by three going into the final round but fell apart with a closing 11-over 82.
He is a different man now, though, having conquered his demons to lift the US Open trophy in 2016.
And he loves the course, finishing inside the top ten a whopping ten times in 13 events. He’s also brilliant at putting on Poa Annua greens and has success playing in California.
A combination of poor putting and bad driving has seen the three-time major winner plummet to 28th in the world ranking.
But he is turning the corner with the trusty putter and finished third at the PGA Championship last month before two more top tens.
A street fighter with a big heart, Spieth has the guts to win another US Open crown having captured his first in 2015.
Slow play aside, there is a lot to love about 27-year-old Cantlay’s game.
He picked up his second PGA Tour title by winning the Memorial earlier this month with a red-hot closing round of 64.
The American finished tied-ninth at the Masters and in a share of third at the PGA Championship.
His US Open form is not great – one top-25 as an amateur in 2011 – but he is a grinder with exactly the sort of temperament needed to win this tough test.