Expert Golf Betting Preview & Pick for 2018 US Open

Posted by Henry Watkins on Monday,June 11, 2018 12:29, EDT in

The PGA Tour will roll into the iconic Shinnecock Hills course in Long Island for the second major tournament of the year. It will be Brooks Koepka who will be there trying to defend his US Open crown, but he is going to have a tough task ahead of him, as all the world’s top players and usual golf betting favorites will be descending on the 7,440-yard Par 70 course from Thursday, June 14 through Sunday, June 17.

There will be a lot of storylines to follow over the course of the 4 days, but perhaps none bigger than the return of Tiger Woods, who will be making just his 2nd US Open appearance in 5 years. Can he turn back the clock and come up with the win, or will it be someone else who reigns supreme on Sunday? Let’s take a look at some of the favorites betting odds for the 2018 US Open.

Expert Golf Betting Preview & Pick for 2018 US Open

  • When: June 14–17, 2018
  • Where: Shinnecock Hills, New York
  • Course: Shinnecock Hills Golf Club
  • Tour: PGA, European & Japan
  • Par: 70
  • Length: 7,445 yards (6,808 m)
  • Field: 156 players

Dustin Johnson

  • Golf Betting Odds: +800

If you like to play the player with the hot hand on the tour, you might want to take a look at Dustin Johnson. He is coming off a spectacular win at the St. Jude Classic, where he decimated the field, going -19 and winning by 6 strokes. He really couldn’t have asked for a better warm-up to the US Open, and it’s easy to see why the bookies have installed him as the early favorite.

If Johnson can get in the same groove that he was in last weekend, he is going to be tough to catch. He now has 2 wins on the season and 7 top 10 finishes.

Rory McIlroy

  • Golf Betting Odds: +1400

After a slow start to the 2018 season, the Irishman is now rounding into form, winning his first tournament of the season at the Arnold Palmer Invitational and landing in the top 5 at the Masters in recent weeks. He did miss the cut at the Players Championship but rebounded nicely with a top 10 finish at the last tournament he played prior to this one.

McIlroy is a player who always finds a way to raise his game at the bigger events, and I like him to land on top here. I think he wins it in a tight battle at the top of the leaderboard.

Justin Rose

  • Golf Betting Odds: +1600

We are still in the midst of the 2018 season, but Rose is already on pace to have a career year, with his 2 wins on the tour this year matching his personal best, which came back in 2010. Rose has been the model of consistency this season and now finds himself ranked 3rd in the world and the FedEx Cup standings.

Justin Rose is among the Golf Betting favorites to win the 2018 US Open.

He is also a man in form, winning at the Forth Worth Invitational a couple of weeks back, and then following that up with a top 10 finish at his last event. Definitely a player to keep an eye on.

Justin Thomas

  • Golf Betting Odds: +1600

The #1 player in the world is rolling right now. He had a career year in 2017, winning 5 tournaments, and he is off to another great start to this season, winning twice and getting into the top 10 on no less than 6 different occasions.

His last performance prior to this event came a couple of weeks ago at the Memorial Tournament, where Thomas once again finished in the top 10. He would like to be playing better coming into this major, but he will find a way to be close to the top of the leaderboard heading into the weekend.

Last 10 US Open Winners

  • 2017: Brooks Koepka
  • 2016: Dustin Johnson
  • 2015: Jordan Spieth
  • 2014: Martin Kaymer
  • 2013: Justin Rose
  • 2012: Webb Simpson
  • 2011: Rory McIlroy
  • 2010: Graeme McDowell
  • 2009: Lucas Glover
  • 2008: Tiger Woods