2017 U.S. Open odds: World No. 1 Dustin Johnson still opens as favorite
The U.S. Open at Erin Hills is just two months away, and the No. 1 golfer in the world is the frontrunner
The Masters is over, and the next major championship is the 2017 U.S. Open. The favorite, to nobody’s surprise, is the No. 1 golfer in the world, Dustin Johnson.
D.J. missed the Masters with a last-minute freak back injury that rendered him useless for the week but with no-long term damage. Erin Hills, site of this year’s U.S. Open, is also nearly 8,000 yards long, which means Johnson will have a built-in advantage because of his length.
Here are the current top 10 favorites, according to Westgate Super Book.
- Dustin Johnson: 8-1
- Rory McIlroy: 9-1
- Jordan Spieth: 10-1
- Jason Day: 12-1
- Hideki Matsuyama: 15-1
- Justin Rose: 15-1
- Jon Rahm: 20-1
- Sergio Garcia: 25-1
- Adam Scott: 25-1
- Rickie Fowler: 25-1
- Henrik Stenson: 25-1
I like the value of those last four at 25-1 quite a bit. Fowler will eventually win one of the Opens, Garcia is on a heater and Scott and Stenson both have a decent recent history at this event. Any one of them could very easily win it.
If I had to pick somebody with these numbers right now, I would probably go Rose or Fowler. Both are long and straight enough to win it and both are playing some of the best golf of their careers.
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