- The 2021 US Open is set to tee off this week from Torrey Pines where Jon Rahm is the pre tournament favorite at +1000 betting odds.
- Other top golfers topping the odds before the major tournament include Brooks Koepka (+1600), Bryson DeChambeau (+1600), Dustin Johnson (+1600), and Jordan Spieth (+1600).
SAN DEIGO – The best the game of golf has to offer gear up for the challenge at Torrey Pines this year for the 2021 US Open.
The storylines write themselves this week as Jon Rahm returns to the field after being forced to withdraw from COVID-19 at the Memorial, the rivalry between Bryson DeChambeau and Brooks Koepka heats up, and Phil Mickelson goes for the career grand slam.
Odds To Win 2021 U.S. Open – Favorites
- Jon Rahm +1000
- Brooks Koepka +1600
- Bryson DeChambeau +1600
- Dustin Johnson +1600
- Jordan Spieth +1600
- Xander Schauffele +1600
- Rory McIlroy +2000
- Collin Morikawa +2200
- Justin Thomas +2200
- Patrick Cantlay +2500
- Viktor Hovland +2500
- Patrick Reed +2800
- Tony Finau +2800
- Hideki Matsuyama +3300
- Scottie Scheffler +4000
- Tyrrell Hatton +4000
- Will Zalatoris +4000
Sitting atop the board is Jon Rahm, who will be making his return to Torrey Pines where he previously won the 2017 Farmers Open Championship.
Rahm was forced to withdraw from the Memorial Tournament while in the lead two weeks ago due to a positive COVID result.
Rahm was playing tremendous golf at Muirfield Village before his removal, so it only makes sense that he would be the pre-tournament favorite at a golf course he has won at in the past.
Just behind Rahm at +1600 are a group of top golfers with lots of potential: Brooks Koepka, Bryson DeChambeau, Dustin Johnson, Jordan Spieth, and Xander Schauffele.
Koepka has shown that he can get up off the couch and compete at a major tournament. One of the most impressive outings of his career came in his runner-up finish to Mickelson at the PGA Championship just a few weeks ago, a tournament he entered while nursing a knee injury.
— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) June 9, 2021
For DeChambeau, he is the defending champion of the US Open and would love to bomb his way around the links at Torrey Pines. DeChambeau will always be a factor at large courses like this and knows how to play the US Open field better than most.
Those who bet on golf know that DJ is always a decent play, but with his form as of late slighting fading, he could be the wrong horse to back out of this lead group.
That leaves Spieth and Schauffele. While Spieth has been rejuvenated over the last half-year or so, he has yet to show it at a major tournament. Schauffele is still in his rut of being the bridesmaid but never the bride.
It is recommended that these two are avoided, with any money instead going on some more valuable picks further down the board.
Justin Thomas is available for a discount at +2200, when he is usually found amongst the shortest five prices. While this course is long, JT has shown he can turn it on at any course in the world.
Other names to watch include Viktor Hovland at +2500, Cam Smith at +5000, Corey Conners at +6600, and Sungjae Im at +10000.
Hovland and Smith are two of the best young players in the world who could be looking to claim their first major. Corey Connors has evolved into an elite player over the last year while Sungjae Im is simply too good to be available at the +10000 price tag.
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