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US Open Odds and Betting Guide

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The US Open is one of the best tournaments of the season for golf betting because there is rarely a wire-to-wire winner. Fluctuations in the scoring mean changes in the US Open odds for an event with an average winning margin of about three shots between 2013 and 2022.

US Open Odds and Betting Markets

The US Open is the third of the four major championships in golf. It takes place in the middle of June in rotation on some of the most famous championship courses in the United States. 

This event is organized by the USPGA, whose philosophy says: “A course for the US Open must test shot-making in all forms, physical endurance and mental tenacity under extreme pressure conditions found in major championship golf.”

The fearsome nature of the test is reflected in the golf markets, which are described below.

Moneyline Winner

The most popular bet in golf is on the winner of an event, especially at a major like the US Open because the best players in the world participate. The leading contenders in the next US Open odds might be as follows:

Rory McIlroy +1000

Jon Rahm +1200

Scottie Scheffler +1200

Justin Thomas +1400

Sportsbooks might include Tiger Woods in their lists at a best price of +8000, although injury means there is no guarantee he will take part.

Place Only

You can back your favorite golfer to make a place in the US Open. The number of places varies by the sportsbook, but for the majors, it can be as many as eight. The place-only odds are generally about one-fifth the win odds. However, there is a trade-off between the number of places and these odds. 

18 Holes Matches

In the first two rounds of the US Open, players compete in groups of three. You are betting on the player to post the lowest score over 18 holes, making this a three-way market.

Typical US Open odds for 18-hole matches over the first two rounds are as follows:

Rory McIlroy +125

Will Zalatoris +175

Cameron Smith +225

72 Holes Matches

The objective is to predict which player in a head-to-head match will record the lowest score over four rounds.  

Here is an example of US Open odds in a 72-hole match:

Rory McIlroy -140

Matt Fitzpatrick +120

Winning Score

This is an Over/Under Totals market, and the US Open winning score from 2018 to 2022 was: +1, -13, -6, -6, and -6. 

Winning Margin

Another market expressed in Over/Under Totals with a five-year record of 1,3,6,1, and 1.  

US Open Odds For Future

Sportsbooks issue US Open futures betting almost immediately after the previous year’s event. You might get good odds, but there is ‘action’ if the backed player withdraws.

Live Betting

During the US Open, you can place live bets as the action unfolds. Most sportsbooks allow cash-out betting to guarantee a profit or limit any loss before the end of the championship.

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