2020 US Open Golf Betting Odds

  • Event: US Open Golf 2020
  • Date: Thursday 17th - Sunday 20th September
  • Venue: Winged Foot Golf Club in New York

The US Open returns in September, stronger than before. The hugely anticipated event recommences on Thursday, 17th September, running until Sunday 20th. The 2020 US Open venue is the impeccable Winged Foot Golf Club in New York. The US Open is the third of the four major golf tournaments, and the third in the USA. The prestigious tournament carries the most substantial purse of all the four majors and the joint highest on the PGA Tour. It typically takes place on varying golf courses in June annually. The 2020 edition of the US Golf Open will take place without on-site spectators.

US Open 2020 Players - Odds

  • Dustin Johnson 11/1
  • Jon Rahm 12/1
  • Collin Morikawa 22/1
  • Rory McIlroy 14/1
  • Brooks Koepka 16/1
  • Justin Thomas 16/1
  • Bryson DeChambeau 16/1
  • Patrick Cantlay 25/1
  • Webb Simpson 30/1
  • Xander Schauffele 22/1
  • Rickie Fowler 50/1
  • Tiger Woods 45/1
  • Jason Day 35/1
  • Hideki Matsuyama 33/1

US Open Betting Tips & Predictions

Here we take a peek at the favorites for the US Open 2020 based on recent form, results, and fitness. Numerous bookies are offering excellent odds on players at the US Open 2020. You can view them here above on the table. Below you can find a few tips and predictions based on the above odds, which may change slightly as the tournament date draws nearer.

Dustin Johnson is a strong contender to win the US Open. With odds of around 11/1, he could prove to be a safe bet. Following his runner-up achievement at the PGA Championship, he won’t be going away after his fantastic 11-shot win at the Northern Trust event. That followed an unfortunate playoff loss at the BMW Championship to Jon Rahm. It is difficult to dismiss a player like Dustin Johnson after he posted four top-four finishes from 2014-2018 on this event.

Hideki Matsuyama is showing promise and seem like a long shot at odds of 33/1; however, his massive 20-1 long shot places him in with a run at the title. If you are seeking a huge payout, backing Matsuyama, despite what the odds imply, you could be in for a windfall. As a five-time PGA Tour winner to go along with his impressive 11 international victories, his style plays well anywhere. The Japanese sensation finished second at the Zozo Championship, plus a third position at the CJ Cup. Besides. He placed fifth at the Genesis Invitational 2020. Matsuyama has a checkered history at the Players Championship, managing to finish 8th in 2019 and 7th in 2016 with five cuts in six appearances. Matsuyama's consistency shows in his stats and results. With a strong track Fe it’s playing at the TPC Sawgrass Stadium Course, he has proved to be sharper than ever. Matsuyama is a rising star in the Players Championship leaderboard in 2020.

Forget about Brooks Koepka’s knee, and missed cuts at regular events, and the trash-talk that backfired. That is the US Majors, and Brooks Koepka’s name will somehow get up on the leaderboard at some point in the event. He did pull out of the FedEx Cup Playoffs, a situation that needs to be monitored, but if Koepka plays, you're not going to do much better than 14-to-1 odds.

Collin Morikawa has been continuing with his breakout season on the PGA Tour, cemented by his victory at the PGA Championships 2020 at TPC Harding Park. That win enabled him to soar to fifth place in the Official World Golf Rankings. That was a historic week at TPC Harding Park for Brooks. He shot a major championship record of 128 over his final 36 holes. That officially places the 23-year-old up there with the game’s elites. Winning his second consecutive major would be a historic feat. Nothing seems to faze Brooks since he turned pro.

Webb Simpson is the 2012 US Open champ, and his irons and putter should be enough to overcome the lack of distance. He recorded five top-three finishes, along with eight top 10 finishes in only 13 starts so far this season. Webb only recorded two top 10 finishes at majors since winning the U.S. Open in 2012. While superb irons and putter, he currently ranks at 84th due to strokes he gained off the tee.

Bryson DeChambeau proved his grip and rip style could hold up in a major tournament at TPC Harding Park. For anyone who thinks his game is just power, he now ranks 8th in strokes gained, and second in the stat since the US Open restarted. His impressive strokes gained approach, and his around-the-green numbers mean he ranks 97th and 127th in those respective categories.

Justin Thomas is arguably one of the front-runners for Player of the Year with his three victories so far. He undoubtedly deserves to be placed among the betting favorites. Since his sole major golf triumph at the 2017 PGAs, Thomas has managed only one top 10 finish in his last eight starts.

Xander Schauffele managed an impressive top 10 finish at TPC Harding Park, making it his 6th top 10 finish in twelve major championship appearances during his career. It’s a matter of when Schauffele will win, not if. There are hardly flaws in his game; nevertheless, others have faltered in similar positions.

Rory McIlroy is the undisputed number one golfer in the world. He will defend his title tooth and nail at the 2020 US Masters. He has been dubbed The Fifth Major, with the wealthiest check of $2.7 million with a PGA Tour exemption for five years. McIlroy claimed victory over Jim Furyk by one stroke. That proved to be a major impetus for Rory to go on and eventually win the FedEx Cup points championship. As the current PGA Tour Player of the Year, McIlroy hasn’t been quite as sharp; however, that means you get decent odds on McIlroy of 14/1.

Popular US Open Betting Markets

Golf betting is widely available at most online bookies. They invariably provide many bet types for golf. The variety and wealth of betting markets available for golf outweigh many other sports.

Outright Winner Bet

Betting on the outright winner of the US Open is the most straightforward option. It can be rewarding if you choose the player based on the previous form and recent results.

Each Way Bet

If your doubt your selection as an outright winner, why not bet each way? That way, your outright pick winner comes within the designated positions for the tournamen.

Three Ball Bet

The Three Ball bet involves choosing one player from a pair to post the best score of the day’s round. It is immaterial how players perform over the entire tournament as long as your pick fares better than the three in your grouping.

Winning Nationality Bet

The bet requires you to choose the winner’s nationality. You don’t have to select a player, just the country of origin of any player who wins. Keep in mind that an American golfer has won the last five years at the US Open. The last non-American was German Martin Kaymer in 2014. Englishman Justin Rose won the year before that.

US Open 2020 Tournament Structure

The US Open is essentially a stroke-play golf event that is played over 72 holes ever since it started in 1898. There is a four-day schedule shooting 18 holes per round. The US Open forms part of the four significant golfing events - The Open Championship, The US Masters, and The PGA Championship. The 2020 US Open takes place from Thursday 17th to Sunday, 20th September. The US Open is a United States Golf Association event with an attractive prize of $12.5 million, making it the highest payout event from all four majors.

History of the US Open

The inaugural US Open was played on 4th October 1895 and played in a day over 36 holes at Newport Country Club, Rhode Island. That initial event attracted eleven participants that included ten professionals and one amateur golfer. 21-year-old Englishman Horace Rawlins won the first US Open, doing exceptionally well at that tournament. His dominance continued until 1911 when John J. McDermott took over the champion’s mantle to become the very first American winner. John McDermott was the youngest ever US Open champion at 19 years and 315 days when he claimed the US Open crown back in 1911.

On the other hand, the oldest player to win was Hale Irwin at 45 years, 15 days in 1990. Tiger Woods recorded the most significant competition margin of victory in the year 2000. He won the event by 15 strokes, thereby fixing a record for all four majors in the process! Players from the United States have consistently won the event over the years.

Past Winners of the Golf US Open

  • 2019 - Gary Woodland
  • 2018 - Brooks Koepka
  • 2017 - Brooks Koepka
  • 2016 - Dustin Johnson
  • 2015 - Jordan Spieth
  • 2014 - Martin Kaymer
  • 2013 - Justin Rose
  • 2012 - Webb Simpson
  • 2011 - Rory McIlroy
  • 2010 - Graeme McDowell