U.S. Open Odds and Picks

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PUBLISHED: Monday, September 14th, 2020
LAST UPDATE: 12:34 pm, Mon, September 14, 2020

U.S. Open Odds and Picks
Are you ready for a golf major in the month of September? The U.S. Open will take place this week and actually be part of the 2020-2021 PGA Tour schedule. Let’s look at U.S. Open odds and U.S. Open picks.

Location
Winged Foot Golf Club (West Course)
Media Coverage
NBC and Golf Channel

Are you ready for a golf major in the month of September? The U.S. Open will take place this week and actually be part of the 2020-2021 PGA Tour schedule. And it will not be the only U.S. Open as part of the schedule, as the 2021 U.S. Open will take place in June. The same thing will happen with the Masters, as it will be held in November and then again in April.  Dustin Johnson is coming off a win in the TOUR Championship just two weeks ago and he is listed as the favorite in U.S. Open odds. Let’s look at U.S. Open odds and U.S. Open picks.

Course: Winged Foot Golf Club (West Course)

This course in New York is a par 70 that measures 7,477 yards. It is known for very difficult rough and tough greens. It hosted the U.S. Open in 2006 and the winning score by Geoff Ogilvy was 5-over par.

Defending Champion: Gary Woodland

TV Coverage: NBC and Golf Channel

U.S. Open Odds

Dustin Johnson 9-1

Jon Rahm 11-1

Justin Thomas 13-1

Rory McIlroy 15-1

Xander Schauffele 15-1

Collin Morikawa 17-1

Bryson DeChambeau 21-1

Webb Simpson 26-1

Daniel Berger 29-1

Patrick Cantlay 29-1

Tommy Fleetwood 31-1

Hideki Matsuyama 34-1

Patrick Reed 34-1

Tony Finau 34-1

Jason Day 36-1

Tyrrell Hatton 36-1

Tiger Woods 41-1

Adam Scott 41-1

Justin Rose 46-1

Viktor Hovland 51-1

Rickie Fowler 51-1

Paul Casey 51-1

Matthew Fitzpatrick 51-1

Matthew Wolff 56-1

Harris English 61-1

Gary Woodland 67-1

Louis Oosthuizen 71-1

Shane Lowry 71-1

Sungjae Im 71-1

Sergio Garcia 81-1

Brendon Todd 81-1

Abraham Ancer 81-1

Phil Mickelson 81-1

Jordan Spieth 81-1

Kevin Kisner 81-1

All other players are listed at odds of 100-1 or more or they are part of the field.

Favorite

Dustin Johnson 9-1

One of the rare times that I actually backed a favorite was two weeks ago when I liked Johnson to win the TOUR Championship. Even though I made a rare exception and took Johnson two weeks ago, I rarely back golf favorites. And I am getting back to normal this week and not taking Johnson. I know he is playing great, but I can see him having a letdown. I know it sounds weird, but Johnson was really motivated to win the FedExCup and I just can’t see him having the same focus this week.  Johnson is talented enough to prove me wrong, but I am looking elsewhere.

Value Plays

Xander Schauffele 15-1

Xander Schauffele has become a regular for me in value plays, but this past season he disappointed. He played well, but simply didn’t get over the hump. He has played well in his previous U.S. Opens, with sixth or better finishes in three of six tries. He is a player who should win a major and this might be the week.

Daniel Berger 29-1

One of the best players in the world right now is Berger and he is starting to get some respect from the oddsmakers. He has the right type of game to win on a tough course and his temperament is excellent. This week’s course is going to be tough and a great all-around game is going to be needed to win. I’ll take Berger at 29-1.

Patrick Reed 34-1

One player who always seems to shine when the play is tough is Reed. He has played well in New York in the past and he ranks highly in a number of key categories for this week. He is usually straight off the tee and he is an excellent scrambler. He is also capable of getting hot with the putter. I think he has a lot of value at these odds.

Adam Scott 41-1

I said a few weeks ago that I though Scott needed some time to get his game back in form and he surprised me by playing well. He is another player who has the right type of game for this course and he won’t be scared by the big stage.

Brendon Todd 81-1

I am really surprised the odds for Todd are this high. He had a really good season and proved he knows how to win, taking multiple titles. He does everything well and there is no way he should be listed at odds of more than 80-1. I’ll take him as my longshot this week.

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