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US Open 2022 Odds

Odds via PointsBet starting Sunday at 10:30 p.m. ET.

Golfer Odds
Rory McIlroy +1200
Scottie Scheffler +1300
Justin Thomas +1400
Jon Rahm +1500
Cameron Smith +2000
Xander Schauele +2000
Collin Morikawa +2500
Jordan Spieth +2500
Matthew Fitzpatrick +2500
Patrick Canlay +2500
Will Zalatoris +2500
Victor Hovland +2800
Dustin Johnson +3300
Sam Burns +3300
Brooks Koepka +3500
Hideki Matsuyama +3500
Shane Lowry +3500
Tony Finau +3500
Joaquin Niemann +4000
Cameron Young +4500
Daniel Berger +5000
Max Homa +5000
Billy Horschel +6000
Justin Rose +6000
Sung Jae Im +6000
Tommy Fleetwood +6000
Mito Pereira +6000
Davis Riley +6000
Abraham Ancer +6600
Bryson De Chambeau +6600
Corey Conners +6600
Louis Oosthuizen +6600
Tyrrell Hatton +6600
Jason Kokrak +8000
Marc Leishman +8000
Russell Henley +8000
Sergio Garcia +8000
webb simpson +8000
Talor Gooch +9000
Adam Scott +10000
Gary Woodland +10000
Matthew Wolff +10000
Patrick Roseau +10000
Harold Varner III +10000
Aaron Sage +10000
Seamus Power +10000
Keegan Bradley +10000
If Woo Kim +12500
Sebastien Munoz +12500
Alex Noren +12500
Brian Harman +15000
Erik Van Rooyen +15000
Francesco Molinari +15000
List of Luke +15000
Tom Hoge +15000
Kyoung-Hoon Lee +15000
Thomas Peter +15000
Branden Grace +20000
English Harris +20000
Kevin Kisner +20000
Kevin Na +20000
Phil Mickelson +20000
Ryan Fox +20000
Cameron Tringale +20000
Mackenzie Hughes +20000
Joel Dahmen +20000
Lanto Griffin +20000
Denny McCarthy +20000
Adri Arnaus +20000
Stewart Cink +25000
Victor Perez +25000
Sam Horsfield +25000
Lucas Herbert +25000
Scott Stallings +25000
Sepp Straka +25000
Thorbjorn Olesen +25000
Patrick Rodgers +25000
Matthew Ne Smith +25000
Min Woo Lee +25000
Adam Hadvin +25000
Joo Hyung Kim +25000
Troy Merrit +25000
Guido Migliozzi +30000
Kurt Kitayama +30000
Nick Taylor +40000

After a stellar performance at the RBC Canadian Open and holding off Justin Thomas, Rory McIlroy entered US Open week as a betting favorite.

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On Sunday night, McIlroy was 12-1 at BetMGM and PointsBet, followed by Jon Rahm, Scottie Scheffler and Thomas. PLAYERS Championship winner Cameron Smith was the only other player at 20-1 or less at BetMGM, and he’s joined at 20-1 by Xander Schauffele at PointsBet.

McIlroy was a top-10 finisher at the Masters and PGA Championships, and came to the RBC Canadian Open with three top-10 finishes in his previous four stops. He added to that stellar record with a win in Ontario, defending his tournament title.

Rahm enters the week with three top-10 finishes in his last five starts, including a victory at the Mexican Open last month. His next start was a T48 at the PGA Championship, which Thomas came out of nowhere to win at Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa.

Scheffler’s impressive record as a professional in major championships took a hit when he missed the cut at the PGA Championship. Still, he’s finished in the top 20 in seven of eight major championship starts as a professional, including a T7 last year at Torrey Pines, where Rahm won his first major.

Thomas has been formidable this year, with seven top 10 finishes in 12 RBC Canadian Open starts, and finished eight of 13 with his third place finish. The two-time PGA Championship winner has gone T8 and T19 in his last two US Open starts.

Course overview

The Country Club hasn’t hosted a major tournament since 1988, when Curtis Strange beat Nick Faldo in the playoffs to win the US Open. It hosted the 1999 Ryder Cup, which Justin Leonard won for the United States, and the 2013 US Amateur, which was won by Matt Fitzpatrick.

Unlike previous US Opens, The Country Club will not be a test that involves overwhelming length.

Last year, the south course at Torrey Pines was just under 7,700 yards. Players will face a different test this week with a par-70 track at Brookline.

The Country Club is 7,264 yards, which seems much lighter, but it will present the typical challenges of a US Open. The rough will be penalizing and the greens will be small and lightning fast. Distance won’t play a huge role this week, but players will need to make sure they’re accurate from the start. Otherwise, they will be punished.

Three of the first four holes are par-4s that play at least 490 yards, but players will then hit a par-4 of 310 yards on No. 5. Holes No. 8 and 15 will be par-5s this week. The last two holes are reasonably distant par 4s which are both doglegged to the left.

Past Winners

Last year, Jon Rahm started the final round three shots behind the leaders, but delivered a three-under round that earned him his first major at Torrey Pines. The previous year, Bryson DeChambeau had dominated at Winged Foot en route to a six-stroke victory.

Gary Woodland won at Pebble Beach in 2019 at 13 under, and it was Brooks Koepka who played the previous two years, including a 16-under victory at Erin Hills in 2017.

Although the score could reach double digits, it is a rare occurrence at the US Open. Since the turn of the century, the winning score has been in double digits under par only four times: Tiger Woods in 2000 at Pebble Beach (12 cents for a 15-stroke win), McIlroy in 11 in Congress (16 cents for a in eight stages), Koepka in 2017 (victory in four stages) and Woodland (victory in three stages).

For those of you who really enjoy watching the best in the world suffer, the winning score has been higher than normal five times in the past 16 years. Rahm and DeChambeau have both won at 6 under in the last two US Opens.

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