U.S. Open Betting Odds Preview
The U.S. Open makes its return to the Country Club in Brookline, Massachusetts, this weekend for the first time since 1988.
It may have been 34 years since the U.S. Open has been played at the Country Club, but there will still be plenty of golfers in this week’s field who have experience playing there.
Before we look at some of the recent history of the Country Club, let’s look at this week’s favorites. At Bovada Sportsbook, the U.S. Open odds favorite is Rory McIlroy at +1000.
McIlroy coming off victory in RBC Canadian Open
McIlroy, the 2011 U.S. Open champion, is coming off an impressive win in the RBC Canadian Open last week. McIlroy posted a blistering 62 in the final round in Canada to finish two strokes ahead of Tony Finau. That was McIlroy’s first win of 2022 and his fifth top-10 finish.
Following McIlroy on the odds list at Bovada are Justin Thomas at +1200 and Scottie Scheffler at +1400.
Thomas won his second career major earlier this year at the PGA Championship. He finished second in Canada last week for his sixth top-five finish of the year and ninth top-10. Thomas has cracked the top 10 at the U.S. Open twice, with his best career finish coming in 2020 when he tied for eighth.
World No. 1 Scheffler listed third on oddsboard
Scheffler, this year’s Masters champion, is ranked No. 1 in the Official World Golf Rankings. Including his win at the Masters, Scheffler has four victories this season and two other finishes in the top seven. This will be his fifth U.S. Open and his best finish in the major was a seventh-place tie last year.
Thomas and Scheffler are two of several golfers in this week’s field who have some history with the Country Club. In 2013, the club hosted the U.S. Amateur. Both Thomas and Scheffler played in that event along with Matthew Fitzpatrick, who won it. Fitzpatrick is listed at +2500 to win again this week at Bovada. A few other notable names who took part in the 2013 U.S. Amateur include Corey Conners (+5000), Xander Schauffele (+2200), 2020 U.S. Open winner Bryson DeChambeau (+10000), Wyndham Clark (+25000), Will Zalatoris (+2500) and Talor Gooch (+10000).
The 1999 Ryder Cup was also played at the Country Club, but the only golfers from that event who will be back in Massachusetts this weekend are Sergio Garcia (+15000), Jim Furyk (+50000) and Phil Mickelson (+15000).
Rahm +1600 to repeat as U.S. Open champ
The defending U.S. Open champion is Jon Rahm. He shot 6 under par at Torrey Pines last year to finish one stroke ahead of Louis Oosthuizen. Rahm is listed at +1600 at Bovada to repeat as champion.
A few other former U.S. Open winners are in the field this weekend: 2019 winner Gary Woodland (+15000), two-time winner Brooks Koepka (+4000), 2016 winner Dustin Johnson (+4000), 2015 winner Jordan Spieth (+2500), 2013 winner Justin Rose (+6600) and 2012 winner Webb Simpson (+10000).