GOLF’S third major, the US Open, takes place this week at the iconic Pebble Beach course in California.

Sky Sports will provide the coverage, either on their main event or golf channel. The prices for the leading players (together with the relevant each way terms offered by the bookies in question) are as follows:

Rory McIlroy 17/2 (Betvictor: 1/5th odds, 6 places).

Dustin Johnson 9/1 (Betfred: 1/5th odds, 8 places).

Brooks Koepka 9/1 (Skybet: 1/5th odds, 10 places).

Tiger Woods 12/1 (Bet365: 1/5th odds, 8 places).

Patrick Cantlay 18/1 (Bet365/Betfred).

Jordan Speith 22/1 (Bet365).

Justin Rose 28/1 (Bet365).

Rickie Fowler 28/1 (Bet365).

Xander Schauffele 28/1 (Bet365).

The usual influx of markets are available, to highlight but a few: Top GB and Ireland Player (no Scottish golfers have qualified), First Round Leader, Top 10/20 Finish, Will there be a play-off (No is 1/4, Yes 4/1 with Unibet) and Winning Margin.

BBC continue their coverage of the football Women’s World Cup as Group D, England and Scotland’s section, enters the second round of fixtures tomorrow (Friday). Scotland are 150/1 to win the tournament (Bet365; each-way terms ½ odds, 1,2) but more immediately could do with a positive result against Japan (2pm kick-off) to enhance their chances of qualifying for the last 16 stage. However, the bookies forecast a struggle: Japan are 3/5 (Boylesports/Unibet), a draw 3/1 (Unibet) and Scotland 6/1 (Bet365).

England have a stranglehold on the group after edging Scotland out in the first round of matches and they are fancied to dispose easily of an Argentina outfit that are seen as the minnows of the section (8pm kick-off). England are 1/9 (Skybet), a draw 19/2 (Betvictor) and Argentina 40/1 (Betfair Sportsbook).

Theresa May’s imminent departure has allowed the layers to form a ‘Next Prime Minister’ market and the 10 candidates have been priced up as follows: Boris Johnson 4/6 (Betfred/Bet365), Jeremy Hunt 9/2, Andrea Leadsom 9/1, Michael Gove 14/1, Savid Javid 25/1, Rory Stewart 28/1 (Unibet), Dominic Raab 33/1 (Skybet), Matthew Hancock 150/1 (Skybet), Mark Harper 200/1 (Ladbrokes) and Esther McVey 200/1 (Bet365).