We are just about a week away from the start of the 121st U.S. Open in Brookline, Massachusetts. The third major of the year will be one of the toughest tests this season at The Country Club, the site for this year’s tournament. Who will be the one to walk away at the end of the week with the U.S. Open trophy?
Let’s look at the top three US Open Betting Odds that you can bet on and what players you can find sitting with those odds.
Early U.S. Open Odds: Top 3 | Golf Betting Analysis
Scottie Scheffler has since cooled off from his outrageous run of wins, including The Masters earlier this season. He did lose in a playoff recently to Sam Burns at the Charles Schwab Challenge, but he is tied for the best odds for the U.S. Open.
Scheffler set the golf world on fire at the beginning of the season when he won four tournaments in six starts. He had a poor performance at the second major of the year, the PGA Championship when he missed the cut. Scheffler will be looking for a bounce-back performance and for his fifth win this season.
Jon Rahm knows a thing or two about raising up the U.S. Open trophy as he won his first major last year at Torrey Pines. Rahm is currently the second-best player in the world and could reclaim the number one spot with a win next week. Rahm would be the first back-to-back winner since Brooks Koepka at the 2017 and 2018 U.S. Opens.
Justin Thomas, the two-time major winner, is tied with Rahm for the second-best odds in the tournament. Thomas is coming off a big win at the PGA Championship earlier this year and would love to add to his major championship resume. He has played in just one tournament since his big win, which would allow his game to be in good shape for next week.
You can get a lot of bang for your buck at +1400 odds. Both Rory McIlroy and Collin Morikawa share the third-best odds in the tournament. McIlroy, the seasoned veteran, and Morikawa, the rising start within the PGA Tour, both could use a big win to boost their status and points this season.
Collin Morikawa is a two-time major winner but is looking for his first U.S. Open victory. His best finish in the U.S. Open was a T-4 finish last year at Torrey Pines. A win could boost Morikawa up the world ranking board as well.
This has not been the best of seasons so far for Morikawa, as he has only managed four top 10 performances with two missed cuts. The rising star has collected at least one win in each of the last three years but is still looking for his first this season.
Lastly, Rory McIlroy is looking for his second U.S. Open Championship with a win this week at The Country Club. McIlroy has had a successful season in the last four tournaments, which includes three top 10 finishes.
McIlroy previously won the U.S. Open in 2011 at Congressional Country Club. It was his first major title when he had the eight-shot victory over the field.
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