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2022 US Open Betting Picks; Can Rory go back-to-back?
Updated June 22, 2022
This week sees the third major championship of the year, so with most of the world’s top golfers assembling at Brookline, here we preview the US Open and throw in some free golf betting picks.
There may be a civil war raging in golf at the moment, but there are still going to be 156 of the best players – available – lining up to play the US Open this week.
There are arguments to be had elsewhere, and the LIV Golf Invitational events will continue to dominate the narrative. But we can’t let that detract from the top-quality field that will be in Massachusetts this week to take part in the 122nd edition of this great event.
Scottie Scheffler, Jon Rahm, Rory McIlroy and Justin Thomas are just four of the big names competing this week. And by pure coincidence, they are the four favourites with the best sportsbooks to win this prestigious event.
Depending on who you are betting with, will depend on which of the four is the favourite in the Vegas golf odds.
We’re going with BetOnline, who make the 2022 US Masters champion, Scottie Scheffler their +1200 betting favourite. The latest odds can be found below.
At the start of 2022, Jon Rahm was the favourite with the best online golf betting sites. So far this year, Rahm’s form hasn’t matched expectations. Not only has he lost his favourite tag to Scottie Scheffler for this event, but also the world number 1 ranking he started the year with.
Of the other two main contenders in the betting, Justin Thomas has won the recent US PGA Championship, the second major of his career. While Rory McIlroy is enjoying a great season, with an 8th place finish at the PGA, and a 2nd place finish at the US Masters.
The Northern Irishman’s name has been a constant presence on leaderboards all year. And despite not having won a major since 2014, his form suggests a big win could be just around the corner.
2022 US Open; All You Need To Know
The Country Club in Brookline is one of the oldest golf clubs in America. The club was established in 1882, although the golf course wasn’t built until 1893.
The US Open was first staged here in 1913. With the last time back in 1988. Remarkably, this is only the fourth time The Country Club will have hosted the US Open.
The course is Par 71 with a yardage of 7,033. The course record score is 64.
What; US Open
Where; Brookline, Massachusetts, USA
Course; The Country Club
Date; June 16th – June 19th, 2022
The defending champion is Jon Rahm. The Spaniard shot a final round of 67 to overhaul five players and a 3 shot deficit. Rahm eventually won the title by 1 shot ahead of Louis Oosthuizen.
US Open 2022 Betting Picks
Right, onto our picks, and for this event, I am going to hedge my bets this year. I don’t like the look of 2021 champions Jon Rahm, so I’m looking elsewhere.
Rory McIlroy @ +1100
I don’t normally like going for the guy who won the previous week, so with Rory McIlroy winning the Canadian Open on Sunday, should I be opposing him?
Maybe, but a couple of factors going in Rory’s favor are; 1) The last time he won the week before a major was in 2014, and the following week he went on to win the US Open; 2) Rory seems to be particularly annoyed with Greg Norman and his LIV Golf project, and after winning in Canada, took great pleasure in telling the world he has now won more tour events than the Australian.
Rory McIlroy seems well up for it at the moment and is worth a couple of bucks with BetOnline.
Before the Canadian Open, Finau was a massive +5000. Now his second-place finish has seen his odds dive into +3500. He shot just 126 across the final two days, the lowest score across the final 36 holes.
Despite the cut in odds, I think Finau is excellent value at +3500.
My final pick is Max Homa. The 31-year-old is up to 23rd in the world, his highest world ranking. 40 of the last 41 major winners have come from inside the world’s top 50, so that gives Homa a chance.
He also finished fifth at the recent Memorial Tournament at Muirfield and won the Wells Fargo at the start of May. Homa is in the form of his career and is well worth a small wager to win his first major this week.
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