2020 U.S. Open Betting Odds Preview
It’s a few months later than usual, but the U.S. Open finally gets going this week, returning to Winged Foot Golf Club in Mamaroneck, New York.
After winning the FedExCup in dominating fashion, Dustin Johnson is the U.S. Open favorite at Bovada Sportsbook at +800. Johnson has won or finished second in his last four tournaments, which includes tying for second in the season’s first major, the PGA Championship. Johnson’s lone major win came in the U.S. Open in 2016 at Oakmont.
With two-time U.S. Open champion Brooks Koepka withdrawing from this year’s tournament, next up after Johnson on the odds list at Bovada is Jon Rahm at +1000 and Justin Thomas at +1200.
Johnson, Rahm, Thomas top three on U.S. Open odds list
Rahm continues to search for his first major victory. He’s finished in the top six in his last six tournaments, including a victory at the BMW Championship. At last year’s U.S. Open, he tied for third place after missing the cut the previous two years.
Thomas finished as the runner-up to Johnson in the FedExCup standings. He’ll be looking to improve on a disappointing U.S. Open performance last year when he missed the cut.
For those who forget, the defending champion of the U.S. Open is Gary Woodland. He shot 13 under par at Pebble Beach last year to best Koepka by three strokes and win his first career major. Woodland hasn’t won on the tour since his U.S. Open victory and he has only one top-five finish since March. That’s why he’s a +5000 underdog to repeat.
Tiger +4000 to win his fourth U.S. Open championship
Winged Foot hasn’t hosted the U.S. Open since 2006. Geoff Ogilvy won that year, but he won’t be back in 2020. One interesting note about the 2006 U.S. Open: it was a tough time for Tiger Woods, who missed the cut. Woods, a three-time U.S. Open champion, is a +4000 underdog to win his first since 2008.
The odds on a few other former U.S. Open champions at Bovada this week include Rory McIlroy at +1400, Webb Simpson at +2500, Justin Rose at +5000, and Martin Kaymer and Jordan Spieth, both at +12500.
If bettors are looking for a value pick, a good one might be Xander Schauffele. He has yet to win a major but he’s been in contention numerous times at the U.S. Open. Last year he tied for third, which followed tying for sixth in 2018 and tying for fifth in 2017.