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US Open Predictions

Written by:
Payton
Published on:
Apr/15/2019

The US Open, short for United States Open Championship is an annual golf tournament and one of the four majors. It is one of the most popular and most lucrative as well – as of 2019, it has a prize purse of $12 million. The Players Championship is the only tournament in front of the US Open in terms of prize with $12,5 million. This year’s edition will be the 119th US Open. It will be played from 13 to 16th June in Pebble Beach, California.

Last year, Brooks Koepka managed to win the US Open for the second year in a row to the delight of his fans and the surprise of many. This year, however, he’s not the bookie favorite. With the tournament fast approaching, betting sites such as totesport have already begun offering odds on the outright favorites. The list is pretty long and it’s a crowd at the top, promising a tournament for the ages.

Who’s the Biggest Favorite?

Dustin Johnson seems to be the biggest favorite for this year’s edition of the US Open. Johnson regained the top spot after winning the World Golf Championship recently, but it’s unclear whether he’ll stay at the top. His closest finish to the top ten came in 2007 when Johnson was 12th in the rankings. Even though a bit inconsistent, he’s still the bookie’s top favorite for the upcoming US Open.

Johnson’s odds are somewhere in the range of 10/1. He’s slightly ahead of fan-favorites Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods. The legendary American and Irish golfers have a good shot at lifting the trophy in June according to many experts. Even though bookies have made Johnson the main favorite, Tiger and Rory are a good choice if you’re planning on betting on the US Open winner.

Even though his last major came in 2008 right at the US Open, Tiger Woods is among the top favorites in any tournament he enters. You know how they say – form is temporary, class is permanent. Woods’ game is surely classy, and even though he’s not the top player he used to be, he can still snatch a title from his younger peers.

McIlroy will definitely be looking to add to his collection of majors this year at the US Open. The Northern Irish golfer is always one to watch. This year, bookies are giving him and Tiger Woods equal chances to win the US Open and we couldn’t separate them as well.

When it comes to defending champion Brooks Koepka, he’s behind Dustin Johnson, Woods, and McIlroy in the pecking order. Bookies are giving Koepka odds of 14/1 to repeat last year’s success, so he’s not the biggest favorite. However, Koepka won the US Open two years in a row, and he wasn’t the major favorite before these tournaments as well. He’s only the 7th player in the history of golf to win back-to-back US Open tournaments, so he may be a good choice from a punter’s point of view.

What about the Other Top-Ranked Players?

Apart from the leading quartet, Justin Thomas, Justin Rose, and Jordan Spieth are considered the biggest favorites for the US Open trophy. All three have odds of 16/1 and are in front of Jason Day (20/1), Rickie Fowler, Bryson DeChambeau, and Phil Mickelson (all at 22/1), Jon Rahm (25/1), and Tommy Fleetwood at 28/1.

Punters are more likely to earn money by picking a winner from the top four favorites. We’re not saying that all other players are huge underdogs. Rose already has a US Open in his trophy cabinet, just like McIlroy and Spieth. This means that everyone could win the major, and that we’re in for a pretty exciting tournament.

 

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