Odds & Hot Picks

MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN - JULY 30: Corey Pavin watches his tee shot on the 18th hole on his way to his first PGA tour win in 10 years during the fourth round of the US Bank Championship at Brown Deer Park Golf Club on July 30, 2006 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)There are plenty of golfers who have the skill and the ability to tame the Brown Deer Golf Course and lift the 2009 Milwaukee Championship title. However, the field will not be as illustrious as in the past as most of the top-ranked players of both the PGA and European Tour will be in Lancashire, England to compete in the 138th Open Championship.

Sadly this will mean that the up and coming stars will not be on view at Milwaukee in the summer, but spectators will, in all probability, be entertained by the veterans of the game. In the past, legends like Jack Nicklaus and Fred Funk have played in Milwaukee, but years after they were at their prime. Nicklaus was runner-up in 1985, whereas he showed his most prolific form in the 1960s and 70s; and Funk was runner-up in 2004, when the 1990’s were really his most successful period.

Milwaukee Championship Odds: Hot Picks

Herewith our selection of hot picks, in no particular order, to win the 2009 Milwaukee Championship:

  • Rocco Mediate – famous for finishing in second place at the US Open 2008 during which Tiger Woods defeated him in a sudden death playoff. Mediate has won 5 PGA tour titles, his inclusion in the field for the 2009 US Bank Championship in Milwaukee will definitely provide great golfing entertainment as well as betting options.
  • Corey Pavin – winner of two Milwaukee Championships, and best known for his 1995 US Open win. He boasts 27 career wins, and has had an illustrious Ryder Cup campaign for the United States.
  • Fred Funk – Milwaukee Championship runner-up to Carlos Franco in 2004, Funk continues to play on the PGA Tour as well as the more mature, Champions Tour. He boasts 13 professional wins including the 2006 AT&T Championship; and the Turtle Bay Championship and Mayakoba Golf Classic in 2007.
  • Tom Lehman – Runner-up to Carlos Franco at the 1999 Milwaukee Championship, Lehman won the British Open in 1996, but since then has had a bit of a losing streak, which may well make him hungry for another victory at Brown Deer Park.
  • Heath Slocum – runner-up to Kenny Perry at the 2003 Milwaukee Championship, Slocum boasts wins at the Southern Farm Bureau Classic in 2005 and the Chrysler Classic of Tucson in 2003.
  • Scott Verplank – runner-up to Ben Crane in 2005, Verplank has five PGA Tour wins, but he will probably best remember his 2007 EDS Byron Nelson Championship, where he beat England’s Luke Donald by three strokes.
  • Joe Ogilvie – 2007 champion of the Milwaukee Championship, his first PGA Tour win.