The US Open takes place next week at the well-known Torrey Pines Golf Course and we’re going to take a look at who is in with a chance at the years third major!
On June 17th, the best golfers in the world meet again at the US Open. The third major of the year is being held at Torrey Pines in California, which they will all be familiar with as it hosts the annual Farmers Insurance Open.
The last time Torrey Pines hosted the US Open, Tiger Woods won in a sudden-death shoot-out against Rocco Mediate. Patrick Reed won the Farmers Insurance Open there recently so will fancy his chances.
Bryson DeChambeau is the current holder of the US Open and will be desperate to retain it and get his hands on the $2,250,000 prize fund.
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US Open 2021 Betting Odds
Jon Rahm – 8/1
The current world number three is the favorite for next week’s major, despite having still not won one in his career. He is having a good year though and has found himself in the top ten, ten times this season. This form has carried over into the majors with a T5 at the Masters and T8 at the PGA Championship.
What else is playing into Rahm’s favor is his record at Torrey Pines. In five visits, he has been in the top ten four times winning once and finishing seventh this year. Unfortunately for Rahm though disaster struck last week at the Memorial Tournament. He was -18 under after the third round with a six-shot lead but had to withdraw at the end due to illness. If he can overcome the illness in time, which he should, and find his usual form around this golf course, he could finally get his hands on a major trophy.
Bryson DeChambeau – 14/1
Whether you agree or disagree with the way Bryson goes about his game, you cant deny that he is entertaining. Right now he is sitting at number five in the world, but he will want to be right at the very top. This year he has had six top tens with two wins. He didn’t play at the Farmers Insurance Open as he took a short break.
His only ever major win was this competition last year where he won finishing six under, the only person to finish under par. He bullied the golf course and took his game to it hitting it as far as he could on every hole. Next week, there are four par 5’s and this is where DeChambeau needs to capitalise on his distance if he wants to retain his US Open.
Dustin Johnson – 14/1
Even when he’s not in great form, DJ is still up there as one of the favorites. He is the world’s number one and has two majors to his name. His first was this back in 2016 and the second was the 2020 Masters. Since then though, he has struggled with only one top-ten finish.
At the recent PGA Championship, DJ didn’t make the cut and will feel the pressure this time to do a lot better. Johnson is the world number one for a reason and when he’s on his A game, there aren’t many better!
Brooks Koepka – 16/1
The two-time US Open winner seems to be getting back to his best lately. Ranked number seven in the world, Koepka is on the road to recovery after surgery on a recent knee injury. In the 2021 season, Koepka has recorded five top tens, one of which was T2 at the recent PGA Championship. He is the man for the big occasions and very rarely has a poor performance at a major.
He didn’t however make the cut at the Farmers Insurance earlier on in the season, but this was before he had surgery. There has been a recent rivalry between him and Bryson DeChambeau that has spilled onto social media and now even result in the PGA getting involved. He would love nothing more than to get on over on Bryson here and take the US Open off of him.
Rory McIlroy (16/1) – Somehow, Rory is still looking for his first major since his PGA Champions in 2014. He has found some form of late and like DJ, if he brings his best next week he can win this no doubt.
Patrick Cantlay (22/1) – The American was the one who capatilised on Rahm pulling out last week as he went on to win The Memorial Tournament. Cantlay has yet to win a major but isn’t far off.
Patrick Reed (25/1) – The fact that he won here earlier on in the season, means he could be a look-in for EW. He has won majors before so knows what it takes to get it over the line.
Phil Mickelson (50/1) – No one gave Mickelson a chance at the PGA Championship and he proved everyone wrong by becoming the oldest major winner at the age of 50, so what’s to say he can’t do it again?
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