The event was previously scheduled for June 18th, but we will see a US Open in September as players prepare to leave at the Winged Foot in Mamaroneck, New York. Will Dustin Johnson manage to maintain his winning streak? Is Phil Mickelson’s chance of redemption at the age of 50? What can we expect from Tiger?
As Chris “The Bear” Phalica points out, 13 of the last 18 main winners were first time main winners and 28 of the last 30 main winners were ranked in the top 30. These are the players of the top 20 that fit the criteria ( world rankings in parentheses): Jon Rahm (second), Xander Schauffele (seventh), Bryson DeChambeau (ninth), Patrick Cantlay (11th), Daniel Berger (13th), Tyrrell Hatton (14th), Tommy Fleetwood (15th) ), Tony Finau (16th), Matthew Fitzpatrick (17th), Hideki Matsuyama (18th) and Paul Casey (19th).
Where is smart money located? Which bets and props are worth checking out?
Betting experts Doug Kezirian and Fallica, Deputy Sports Betting Director David Bearman, and Fantasy Analyst Anita Marks offer their best bets for the tournament.
Quotations courtesy of William Hill’s Caesars Sportsbook unless otherwise noted.
Bets to win
Dustin Johnson +850
Bearman: We don’t try to reinvent the wheel here. Johnson is playing better than anyone on tour, with two wins and two runners-up in his last four events. Is there value in taking the favorite? It depends. Do you want someone who you know will be a factor, regardless of price? You could wait and see if it’s a few hits after the first round and get a longer price. The DJ hit has always been “can it end at a great time?” as he has “only” one major win, with 17 top-10s, including five runners-up. For me he silenced him. He just hit golf’s biggest payday and didn’t win the PGA championship last month just because of some fantastic shots from Collin Morikawa. We all know DJ is a tee shot, a ground wedge and a bad three putt away from having four majors, and that’s what caused the doubt, but I expect him to go away with his second US Open win this. weekend.