The 2022 U.S. Open at The Country Club in Brookline, Mass., tees off this week and we look at where bettors can find value in prop betting markets.
Golf odds are available for a plethora of markets, including first-round leader, top American, to make the cut and to miss the cut.
McIlroy to Start Strong
Our top pick to win the U.S. Open is Rory McIlroy and we expect him to make a fast start on Thursday.
The Northern Irishman comes off a win at the RBC Canadian Open and he has been getting off to fast starts all year. His problem had been playing well on the weekend, so we like his chances of being near the top of the leaderboard on Day One.
There is an option to back McIlroy to lead after the first round, but we’re taking insurance with top-10 first-round markets. McIlroy pays +300 to be in the top 10 after Thursday’s action and it’s a value bet.
His starting rounds are always top-notch and it gives bettors a good chance to cash early and reinvest with golf live betting markets.
Pick: Rory McIlroy Top 10 First Round +300
Top American for Thomas
Justin Thomas is gunning for back-to-back majors after winning the PGA Championship.
He has shortened in betting markets to be Top American at the U.S. Open and we’re backing him to get the job done.
Confidence is an amazing thing in golf and Thomas is full of it. His calm demeanor at the PGA was a sight to behold and there is no reason why he can’t beat his fellow Americans.
“There are times in a major that I’ve learned that I become a little impatient,” Thomas told Yahoo Sports. “I almost try to force the issue. At the end of a major week that’s how a lot of guys are going to end up losing the tournament.
“I’m trying to get to a point where I don’t do that anymore. I wish it was easy to say, ‘I’m going to stay perfectly in the present and in the moment and I’m not going to let anything affect me,’ but it’s not that easy.”
Playing on a tough course suits Thomas and he made a run at McIlroy in the Canadian Open, so he’s in excellent form and the +700 odds with the sportsbook are too generous to overlook.
Pick: Justin Thomas Top American +700
Varner III to Make the Cut
We have been impressed by Harold Varner III and he deserves to make a deep run at the U.S. Open.
He has had numerous chances to post an excellent result, but has fallen back in the final round. However, in betting on golfers to make the cut, who cares about how they play on the weekend?
Varner III starts well and he has been preparing to contest the top of the leaderboard at a major event. The relaxed player is currently a -150 chance to see the weekend at The Country Club and we’re taking those odds.
Include Varner III in golf picks as he should give a good sight.
Pick: Harold Varner III to Make Cut -150
Reed to Exit Early
Patrick Reed has never been a popular player, and he’s even more disliked now after signing with the LIV Tour.
His form over the last few years has been below his best and we don’t see that changing at the U.S. Open, so he’s our pick to miss the cut at value odds.
The American has had cheating claims mar his career and his switch to the LIV Tour has added fuel to the fire of dislike. Regardless of his personality, Reed’s golf hasn’t been up to par and he needs to improve ten-fold to make the weekend.
We can’t see it happening, so the +110 is a price worth snapping up.
Pick: Patrick Reed to Miss Cut +110
Big 5 vs the Field
The Big 5 include McIlroy, Thomas, Cameron Smith, Jon Rahm and Scottie Scheffler, and we are backing them.
Betting against those five is tough and we think McIlroy and Thomas are the leading players to win the U.S. Open, so we love the insurance of getting Smith, Rahm, and world No. 1 Scheffler.
Bettors get +275 for the Big 5 and we can’t turn down those odds.
Pick: Big 5 vs the Field +275