2022 U.S. Open betting guide

The U.S. Open is always one of the more interesting events because of the way you can qualify for it from the grassroots circuit and how it involves larger fields than most events. This year we have the whole LIV Golf vs. the PGA angle too.

Even with all of the off-the-course stuff, we are getting a good field on what should be a challenging course too. We all know there is some animosity between some people out there, but I am not sure that really comes to the surface on the course.

There are several intriguing options this week, including Brook Koepka (see below). He is not having a good season, but there is no doubt that the U.S. Open brings the best out of him — he has won it twice and has a second-place finish. 

With Rory McIlroy in good form at the top of the odds table, you can get some good golfers at much better values than what we have seen most of the season so far. 

Event info

Dates: June 16-19
The Country Club, Brookline, Massachusetts

Top odds

  • Rory McIlroy 10-1
  • Justin Thomas 12-1
  • Scottie Scheffler 12-1
  • Jon Rahm 12-1
  • Cameron Smith 14-1
  • Jordan Spieth 20-1
  • Collin Morikawa 22-1
  • Matthew Fitzpatrick 22-1
  • Patrick Cantlay 22-1
  • Xander Schauffele 22-1
  • Will Zalatoris 22-1
  • Shane Lowry 25-1
  • Viktor Hovland 25-1
  • Sam Burns 25-1
  • Joaquin Niemann 25-1
  • Tony Finau 30-1
  • Brooks Koepka 30-1
  • Hideki Matsuyama 35-1
  • Cameron Young 35-1
  • Billy Horschel 40-1
  • Daniel Berger 40-1
  • Max Homa 40-1
  • Dustin Johnson 40-1
  • Sungjae Im 40-1
  • Tommy Fleetwood 40-1

Bets to consider 

Justin Thomas (12-1)

McIlroy won the last event, the Canadian Open, but Thomas won the most recent major, so I like the extra value with him between a couple of players who are in good form. Thomas was third at the Canadian Open too, so it is not like he is struggling coming into the event. 

Jon Rahm (12-1)

Rahm won the event last year, propelling him to the top of the World Golf Rankings. Since then, he has served a lot of time at the top. On one of the more technical courses, he is a good bet because of his all-around game. 

Brooks Koepka (30-1)

You definitely need to shop for this one as I have seen close to double the odds in some markets. This event moves around, but there is obviously something about it that gets Koepka to play his best. Last year, he finished a lowly fourth, his worst finish since 2016. You can buy low on him right now. 

Patrick Cantlay (22-1)

Cantlay might be the best golfer on the Tour who hasn’t won a major. He was lousy at the last one, but in other recent events, he has been very competitive — a second and a third at the Heritage and the Memorial. If you have been on him before you don’t want to miss it when he finally cashes, right?

Matthew Fitzpatrick (22-1)

He is still looking for that first PGA Tour win too but he is in great form with three top-10 finishes in his last four events, including the PGA Championship. One thing I do like is that he won at Brookline as an amateur years ago. That is as close any anyone gets to having experience on this course. 

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