US Open Golf - Tiger Woods Still Favourite Despite Shooting 74

US Open venue Pebble Beech was criticised by Tiger Woods after the World number one struggled with his putting on the super fast greens

US Open venue Pebble Beech was criticised by Tiger Woods after the World number one struggled with his putting on the super fast greens .
Woods did not make any birdies during his round and trails Englishman Paul Casey by five shots . Pre tournament Woods was available at 10/1 which was the highest price he has been to win a Major since 1998 . It is somewhat suprising then that having shot three over Woods is still favourite and best priced 15/2 with Sportingbet .
Phil Mickelson also struggled with his putting , and failed to make any birdies eventually posting a four over par 75 .
The Pebble Beach course is one of Tiger Woods favourite course’s having won the US Open there ten years ago by an astonishing 15 shots .
Woods will certainly find it more difficult this time but he could well be in contention on the final day if his putting stroke improves .
Ian Poulter who has a decent record this year is just one off the lead and Lee Westwood recovered from a nightmare start to finish at three over par .
Paul Casey is 12/1 with Paddy Power to hang on to his lead for all four days .