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Oddsmakers say Martin Kaymer has a 67 percent chance of winning the 2014 U.S. Open

By Luke Kerr-Dineen

Is Martin Kaymer a sure thing to win the 2014 U.S. Open? He's certainly the overwhelming favorite at this point, but don't give him the trophy just yet.

To get an idea of his chances, we took the odds to win for every player currently inside the top ten and converted them into percentages (rounding to the nearest whole number). So, for example, oddsmakers at the betting website Bovada give Martin Kaymer 1/2 odds of winning the U.S. Open, which equates to a 66.6 percent chance. Here's how the rest of the leader board looks:

Place Player      Score     Chance Of Winning
1 Martin Kaymer -10 67%
2 Brendon Todd -4 5%
T3 Kevin Na -3 3%
T3 Brandt Snedeker -3 4%
T5 Brooks Koepka -2 1%
T5 Dustin Johnson -2 4%
T5 Brendon de Jonge -2 1%
T5 Keegan Bradley -2 3%
T5 Henrik Stenson -2 5%
T10 Matt Kuchar -1 3%
T10 Rory McIlroy -1 6%
T10 Chris Kirk -1 1%
T10 Jordan Spieth -1 4%

And if you're wondering about Phil Mickelson: his odds to win currently stand at 125/1, equal to a less than one percent chance.

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July 28, 2014

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