In the third major of the year, the U.S. Open is set for its 121st year and the fourth year at The Country Club in Brookline, Massachusetts. This is set to be an interesting one following all the controversy surrounding players leaving for the LIV and the suspensions that went along with it, as well the news of Tiger Woods sitting out due to healing his body for the next major.
Following last week’s play, let’s dive into the most updated top three US Open Betting Lines and see what players have the best chance to pull off a win at the 2022 U.S. Open.
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+900 Rory McIlroy
Coming into the tournament as the current favorite to win, Rory McIlroy looks for his second career U.S. Open championship win. McIlroy pulled off a fantastic win in the RBC Canadian Open which boosted him to the top as this week’s favorite. McIlroy has done well this year finishing in the top ten at both the Masters and PGA Championship and prior to the RBC Canadian Open, he had three top-ten finishes in his previous four tournaments.
McIlroy will be chasing his second U.S. Open win just eleven years after winning his first at the Congressional Country Club which was also his first major win. Look for him to stay hot during this impressive season.
+1050 Justin Thomas
Like McIlroy, had a strong showing at the RBC Canadian Open with a third-place finish and now finds himself with the second-best odds to win the U.S. Open. Thomas is looking for his second major win of the season as he previously won the PGA Championship in May. He followed up this win with a surprising cut at the 2022 Charles Schwab Challenge but has since got right back on track.
Thomas has finished in the top five in three of his last four tournaments and in the top ten in four of the last six. Look for Justin Thomas to sustain this form heading into the U.S. Open.
+1200 Scottie Scheffler
Prior to the RBC Canadian Open, Scottie Scheffler was the favorite for the U.S. Open and now finds himself with the third-best odds. That shouldn’t trouble fans as Scheffler still has a great chance of winning this tournament as he looks for his fifth win of the season. Although he missed the cut at the PGA Championship, Scheffler has been impressive this year with four tournament wins (including The Masters), a second-place finish at the 2022 Charles Schwab Challenge and T18 in the RBC Canadian Open.
Scheffler finished T7 in the previous U.S. Open and looks for his second major win of the season. He has eight top 20 finishes and looks to add another for the win.
2022 U.S. Open – Other Names To Consider
+1325 John Rahm – The 2021 U.S. Open winner, John Rahm, enters the week with three top-10 finishes in his last five tournaments including a win in the Mexico Open in May. Looking to defend his title, Rahm also looks for his second major win of his career.
+1800 Cameron Smith – The Australian native has been impressive this season with the win in The Players Championship and a T3 finish in The Masters. Lately, he has struggled a bit as he hasn’t cracked the top ten in his last six tournaments, including missing the cut in the RBC Heritage. He will be looking for a bounce-back heading into the U.S. Open as he finished T48 in the RBC Canadian Open.
+1950 Xander Schauffele – Following a seventh-place finish in the 2021 U.S. Open, Xander Schaufele looks to continue his great play as he looks for his fourth straight tournament with a top 20 finish. In his last five tournaments, Schauffele has one top-five finish and has qualified for weekend play in three straight.
With all the interesting news of the LIV and players leaving/getting suspended, this U.S. Open is really wide open for anyone to take. The names above are just some of the names flying around for potential winners. With strong play from many golfers this season, this has a chance to be the most entertaining major tournament of the year. McIlroy and Thomas could pull this off following their impressive play last weekend but will be challenged by Scheffler and others who look for bouncebacks into their impressive forms. Check out the latest US Open Odds and be ready for a great 2022 U.S. Open.