2019 U.S. Open Betting Preview

U.S. Open
June 13 - July 16, 2019
Pebble Beach Golf Links, Pebble Beach, California

The United States Open Championship (also known as the U.S. Open) will take place this week from June 13 through 16 at California's Pebble Beach Golf Links. The course is a stop on the PGA Tour, European Tour, and Japan Golf Tour. $12.5M will be on the line at this 71-par event this week.

Brooks Koepka (+800) won the tournament in 2017 and 2018. A win would make him the first player to three-peat the U.S. Open since Willie Anderson did it from 1903-1905. Koepka would be only the second to ever accomplish the feat.

Koepka beat out Tommy Fleetwood (+3000) by one stroke in 2018. He outshot Hideki Matsuyama (+3000) and Brian Harman by four strokes to win the title in 2017. His score of -16 in 2017 tied McIlroy's record score in 2011.

The 29-year old has had a pretty stellar career. He won the Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year in 2014. He was named the PGA Player of the Year and PGA Tour Player of the Year in 2018 after winning both the U.S. Open and PGA Championship that year. Koepka tied for second place in this year's Master Tournament. He won this year's PGA Championship as well, making it another major tournament where he's gone back-to-back.

Dustin Johnson (+700) and Rory McIlroy (+700) are slight favorites over Koepka to win the event.

Johnson has had a busy year thus far. He won the inaugural Saudi International by two strokes. He then won his third WGC-Mexico Championship. That win marked his sixth World Golf Championship victory and his 20th career PGA Tour win. As previously mentioned, Johnson also finished second along with Brooks Koepka at this year's Masters Tournament. He also finished in second place at the PGA Championship, just two stroked behind Koepka.

Rory McIlroy is coming into the U.S. Open fresh off of a victory. McIlroy entered the Canadian Open for the first time in order to get some quality swings before the U.S. Open. He wound up winning the thing by seven strokes instead. McIlroy became just the sixth player to win national championships in the U.S., Britain, and Canada. A win at the U.S. Open would make him only the third player to win all three in the same season. He won The Players Championship earlier this year.

McIlroy won the U.S. Open in 2011.

Tiger Woods returned to glory earlier this year when he won the Masters Tournament, his first major win since he won the U.S. Open in 2008. He missed the cut in his next big tournament, though he hopes to bounce back this week at Pebble Beach.

Tiger Woods holds the record for the largest margin of victory at the U.S. Open (15 strokes).

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