US Open Golf 2020 odds analysis and free betting tips
Welcome to our betting tips, predictions and preview of the second golf major of 2020, the US Open from Winged Foot Golf Club in Mamaroneck, New York.
Of course, in this pandemic-interrupted 2020, only three golf majors will be played, with the British Open abandoned for the year and three US majors pushed back til late in the year.
US player Collin Morikawa rode a wave of great form into the US PGA Championship recently to collect his first major.
So now we head to Winged Foot, which Tiger Woods has described as one of the three toughest courses in the world along Carnoustie in Scotland and Oakmont in Pennsylvania, US.
The US Open was last played at the course in 2006 when sweet-swinging Australian Geoff Ogilvy held his nerve to win as big names such as Phil Mickelson, Colin Montgomerie and Jim Furyk faltered down the stretch.
Since Morikawa’s win at Harding Park in San Franciso, two players stepped up to dominate the Fedex Cup race. Dustin Johnson won the Northern Trust Open and ultimately the TOUR Championship to claim the Fedex Cup title and the truckload of cash that comes with it, while Spanish ace Jon Rahm won the BMW Championship wedged between those two events.
Bookmakers have 2016 US Open champion Johnson and Rahm, regarded by some as the best player not to have won a major, as the two favourites to claim the US Open.
Two-time US Open winner Brooks Koepka won’t be playing at Winged Foot because of injury, while Tigers Woods, who missed the cut for a rare time in a major at the course in 2006, is back for his revenge.
Who will win the 2020 US Open Championship?
We considered a few factors when seeking out our US Open golf predictions, including past performances in this tournament, recent form, overall major performances, the course and the odds on offer.
The course: Winged Foot is as beast of course that can make even battle-hardened pros go weak at the knees. It is par-70 but long, with lush rough that is best avoided. Only one champion has finished under par at a US Open at the course: Fuzzy Zoeller, who tied at four under with Greg Norman in 1984 and won in a play-off.
You need to find a player who hits it long and straight but, even more importantly, has an A-grade short game as the greens are notoriously difficult to hit in regulation.
2020 United States Open odds
$9 Dustin Johnson
$10 Jon Rahm
$15 Justin Thomas, Xander Schauffele
$17 Rory McIlroy, Collin Morikawa
$23 Bryson Dechambeau, Webb Simpson
$29 Patrick Cantlay, Daniel Berger, Hideki Matsuyama, Tony Finau
$31 Tommy Fleetwood
$34 Jason Day, Patrick Reed
* For full markets visit leading bookmaker William Hill.
2019 US Open Championship results
The calm and collected Gary Woodland delivered a front-running master class at the weekend at Pebble Beach, California to hold off two-time winner Brookes Koepka. Woodland took a one-shot lead into the final round from past winner Justin Rose but held his nerve superbly on the final day.
US Open 2019 final leaderboard
-13 Gary Woodland (US) 68-65-69-69 271
-10 Brooks Koepka (US) 69-69-68-68 274
-7 Jon Rahm (Spain) 69-70-70-68 277, Chez Reavie (US) 68-70-68-71 277, Justin Rose (England) 65-70-68-74 277, Xander Schauffele (US) 66-73-71-67 277
-6 Louis Oosthuizen (South Africa) 66-70-70-72 278, Adam Scott (Australia) 70-69-71-68 278
-5 Chesson Hadley (US) 68-70-70-71 279, Rory McIlroy (Northern Ireland) 68-69-70-72 279, Henrik Stenson (Sweden) 68-71-70-70 279
Free tips for the 2020 US Open
There is no question Dustin Johnson and Jon Rahm are the two hottest golfers on the planet heading into this tournament. The bookies have acknowledged that by making them clear favourites to take the top prize. They are both long drivers, powerful iron players and boast stellar short games, which is a must to win at Winged Foot. But this is a major and we have sought out a little more value in our selections. Here are our free US Open Betting Tips:
Tony Finau to win at $29
Shop around the best international betting sites for the best price. Finau has a wonderful jauntiness to his game. He hits it long, has a wonderful iron game and can be magical around the greens. His incredible record of high finishes in majors as compared to his results other less meaningful tournaments is testament to his mindset. Now he just has to break through for that elusive win.
Jason Day at $34 each-way
The Australian was right in the hunt in the US PGA Championship but just made a few too many mistakes. He has had an odd couple of injury-interrupted years but we feel he is getting back close to his dominant best. He also seems to have matured in his game and also has put more of a focus on doing well in the tournaments that really matter. Day is a wonderful putter at his best and we feel that ability to hole eight-footers for nerve-jangling pars will hold him in good stead around this difficult course.
New dates for golf’s majors in 2020
Champion: Collin Morikawa
New dates: August 6-9
Original dates: May 14-17
Location: TPC Harding Park, San Francisco
United States Open
New dates: September 17-20
Original dates: June 18-21
Location: Winged Foot Golf Club, Mamaroneck, New York
New dates: November 12-15
Original dates: April 9-12
Location: Augusta National Golf Club, Augusta, Georgia
British Open Championship
Cancelled. The R&A announced on April 6 that the 149th British Open would not be held in 2020. Royal St George’s will still host the 149th, in July 2021. The 150th Open will be at the home of golf, St Andrews, in 2022.
Original dates: July 16-19
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