Tiger Woods has Much Better Odds to Win US Open Than Phil Mickelson

Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson have submitted their applications to compete at the 2022 US Open.
Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson have submitted their applications to compete at the 2022 US Open. / Ezra Shaw/GettyImages

Just days after the first major golf tournament of the year, news broke that both Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson have submitted their entries to compete in this year's US Open in June.

The two golfers could not be at more different points in their career, and they both have extremely intriguing storylines heading into the summer. With that being said, let's take a look at the odds for each golfer to win the Major, and then we'll dive further into their chances.

Odds below are via WynnBET Sportsbook.

Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson US Open Odds

  • Tiger Woods +5000
  • Phil Mickelson +8000

Will Tiger Woods Compete at the US Open?

The only other golf tournament that Tiger Woods committed too after his improbable showing at the Masters, was this year's Open Championship, largely due to it being hosted at Saint Andrews which is wildly known to be Tiger's favorite course. He also already has two major victories at that track, so Tiger is beyond excited to get back there.

After a promising showing in round one of the Masters, Tiger stumbled as the weekend went on. Can he actually win the US Open if he decides to compete? It's hard to count out anything about Tiger, but this would only be the second time that he will have competed at the Country Club, with the first time being all the way back at the 1999 Ryder Cup.

If Tiger is to win another Major, it's going to be at a course that he has experience at and knows how to play. So if he does compete at the US Open, I'd stay away from betting on him, even at +5000 odds.

With that being said, I'd rather bet on him than Phil Mickelson.

Will Phil Mickelson Compete at the US Open?

Phil Mickelson has been off the grid since making distasteful comments surrounding the potential of moving to the upcoming Saudi Golf League. Whether or not his time away from the sport was his call, or if it was an undisclosed suspension from the PGA Tour, is yet to be seen. He didn't make an appearance at the Masters this year, but given his application, he's likely aiming to return to play in time to compete at the US Open.

It would make sense considering Mickelson is still trying to complete the career grand slam. He only needs a win at the US Open to do it, and he's come close more times than you can count.

Yes, he won the PGA Championship at 50 years old last year, but that was really the only tournament all season that he performed well at. I would need similar odds to what they were then, which was 250/1, to even think about betting on him to win this year's US Open.

I am begging and pleading with you to not bet on Mickelson at 80/1.