The PGA Tour wrapped up its second major of the season this past weekend. Brooks Koepka asserted himself as one of golf’s top players by going back-to-back at the PGA Championship. While the Open Championship isn’t for another two months, we only have to wait a few weeks for the U.S. Open.
On the DraftKings Sportsbook, there are some early odds specific to golf’s third major tournament. Let’s take a look at the top twelve:
2019 U.S. Open Winner Odds
– Brooks Koepka: +700
– Dustin Johnson: +800
– Tiger Woods: +800
– Rory McIlroy: +1200
– Justin Rose: +1200
– John Rahm: +1400
– Jordan Spieth: +1400
– Justin Thomas: +1400
– Jason Day: +1800
– Bryson Dechambeau: +2000
– Rickie Fowler: +2000
– Phil Mickelson: +2000
Note: All odds provided by DraftKings Sportsbook
Koepka has earned the best odds, as he is now one of three tour golfers with two wins this season. One of those wins occurred Sunday, when Koepka, despite struggling in the final round, outlasted Dustin Johnson by two strokes to defend his PGA Championship trophy. As we approach the U.S. Open, Brooks will look to defend another trophy in that tournament. The only difference being this will mark his third consecutive U.S. Open win if he’s able to pull it off.
We know Koepka’s been winning, but of the 12 golfers listed above, a few arguably have been playing better than him this season. Brooks has finished in the top 10 in five of his 12 (41.7%) tournament appearances. Of the remaining 11 golfers we noted, Rory McIlroy is the leader with nine of 11 (81.8%,) followed by Dustin Johnson with seven of 11 (63.6%) and Justin Rose with five of nine (55.6%.) Even Tiger Woods has a better top-10 than Koepka at 42.9, granted he’s made only seven PGA Tour appearances.
Speaking of Woods (which we always have to do if he’s competing,) he still has the second-best odds to win this upcoming major, regardless of underperforming last weekend and not making the cut. Woods might not be as locked in as we thought after the Masters, but he’s maintaining the tour’s best Greens in Regulation at 73.99. Does that mean he can win at the U.S. Open? Well, he’s done it three times in the past, more than any of the other 11 golfers above. Koepka has won twice, while Dustin Johnson, Rory McIlroy, Justin Rose and Jordan Spieth all have one victory.
Another interesting bit of info is the venue. This season, the U.S. Open will be held at Pebble Beach on the California coast. This will be the third time this tournament has been held here. In 2010, Graeme McDowell was the champion, and in 2000, the victor was none other than Tiger Woods. Moral of the story: As long as Woods is in a major tournament, no one should count him out.
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