With the start of the 2017 U.S. Open taking place in just over 48 hours, the big question heading into the second major of the year is whether or not anyone can beat out World No. 1 and prohibitive favorite Dustin Johnson to keep him from winning back-to-back U.S. Open championships.
If you’re getting set to place a few betting bucks on the 2017 U.S. Open and you want to know which golfers look like they’re offering some solid value against their odds to win this year’s title as either a top contender or longer shot selection, then let’s find out now!
2017 US Open Golf Odds & Picks
The 2017 U.S. Open gets underway on Thursday, June 15, live from at Erin Hills Golf Course in Erin, Wisconsin. The complete odds to win the 2017 U.S. Open are at the end of the post.
The Las Vegas Oddsmakers’ Pick – Dustin Johnson 7/1
Dustin Johnson is the prohibitive favorite heading into the 2017 U.S. Open and for good reason. Not only did the World No. 1 win last year’s championship, but he also finished second in 2015 and fourth in 2014. In 10 events this year, Johnson has made the cut nine times, while recording three wins and a half-dozen top 10 finishes.
Johnson won the Genesis Open in February and the World Golf Championships in Mexico a month later but missed his opportunity to challenge for his first win at the Masters in April because of an injury he suffered just before the start of the world’s most coveted golf tournament.
Johnson will be plenty motivated after finishing 12th at The Players Championship and 13th at the AT&T Byron Nelson Classic. Johnson leads the PGA Tour in driving distance (312.02 ypd) and will have a better than average chance of winning his second career major.
The Sharp Pick – Jason Day 12/1
I love the value that World No. 44 Jason Day is offering heading into the U.S. Open despite his erratic year so far. While Day finished tied for 15th at the Memorial but managed to finish second to Billy Horschel at the AT&T Byron Nelson. More importantly, the sweet-swinging Australian has recorded an impressive four, top 10 finishes in the last five U.S. Opens including his second place finish in 2013, fourth place finish in 2014 and eighth-place finish a year ago.
The Longshot Pick – Daniel Berger 60/1
You many not have heard of Daniel Berger, but I have and I’m fully expect him to challenge for the title seeing as how he’s ranked 10th in the world and will enter the U.S. Open coming off his second straight win at the FedEx St. Jude Classic this past weekend and has recorded three other top 10 finishes this year including a pair of top-five finishes.
|Si Woo KIM||300-1||100-1|
|Rafael CABRERA BELLO||125-1||150-1|
|Byeong Hun AN||150-1||150-1|
|Charles HOWELL III||200-1||200-1|