The famed Torrey Pines will be the host for this year’s US Open Championship. This will be the second time that Torrey Pines has hosted the US Open. The only other time was in 2008 when the famous Tiger Woods-Rocco Mediate marathon playoff took place. The South Course at Torrey Pines is a lengthy par-71 course. The lengthy, narrow fairways will make it tough for the golfers this week. The wind could also play a huge part in the tournament results. Torrey Pines will make for a very tough US Open. Let’s have a look at our latest Golf betting update so you can plan your bets against their US Open odds.
Updated 2021 US Open Analysis – PGA Tour Betting
A Closer Look at the Upcoming US Open Tournament
Jon Rahm, Bryson DeChambeau, and Brooks Koepka are three of the top favorites to win this year’s US Open. All three of these golfers hit it long off of the tees. Accuracy can be an issue for these three at times, as they’ve all struggled with driving accuracy in the past. If their drives aren’t hitting the fairways, it could make for a long week for them.
Jon Rahm is coming off of a short layoff. While up six shots at the Memorial at Muirfield Village, the PGA Tour notified him that he had tested positive for COVID-19, and was forced to withdraw from that tournament. Rahm has one career victory at Torrey Pines, winning there in 2017. He doesn’t have the best history at the US Open, but he does have a third-place finish under his belt. If Rahm can keep his drives in the fairway, and can control his temper when things don’t go his way, he has a great shot at winning this tournament.
As for Bryson DeChambeau, he is one of the longest hitters on the tour. Winged Foot, where DeChambeau won his US Open, is much like Torrey Pines. The narrow fairways and rough brush didn’t seem to bother him there. However, DeChambeau doesn’t have the best history at Torrey Pines. DeChambeau has missed his last two cuts in tournaments that he has played there. If he can keep the ball in the fairway, he should be around to challenge for the title on Sunday.
Brooks Koepka knows what it takes to win US Opens. He has two US Open title victories. The main question with Koepka this weekend will be his health. His right knee still isn’t 100%, but he has shown that he can fight through the injury. Koepka has missed the last two cuts at Torrey Pines, so he’ll really want to play well to show everyone that he can win here.
After a brief analysis on Rahm, DeChambeau, and Koepka, the million-dollar question is, who will win this year’s US Open? We’re leaning towards Jon Rahm. Rahm has yet to win a major, but we feel that he has a great shot at solving Torrey Pines. Even though he’s coming off of a short layoff, he was playing great golf prior to having to take time off. If he can drive well and handle the pressure of being one of the favorites to win, we feel that Rahm can outlast this field to win his first major title.