US Open 2022 Odds
Odds via PointsBet starting Sunday at 10:30 p.m. ET.
|Sung Jae Im||+6000|
|Bryson De Chambeau||+6600|
|Harold Varner III||+10000|
|If Woo Kim||+12500|
|Erik Van Rooyen||+15000|
|List of Luke||+15000|
|Matthew Ne Smith||+25000|
|Min Woo Lee||+25000|
|Joo Hyung Kim||+25000|
After a stellar performance at the RBC Canadian Open and holding off Justin Thomas, Rory McIlroy entered US Open week as a betting favorite.
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.
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.
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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