2017 U.S. Open odds: World No. 1 Dustin Johnson still opens as favorite

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.

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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Kyle Porter began his sports writing career with CBS Sports in 2012. He covers golf, writes poetry about Rory McIlroy's swing, stays ready on Tiger watch and loves the Masters more than anyone you know.... Full Bio

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