U.S. Open Odds 2020: Brooks Koepka & Dustin Johnson Are Betting Favorites
One of the top tournaments each year in golf is the US Open. From Tiger Woods’ domination in 2000 to Brooks Koepka winning back-to-back in 2017 and 2018, the US Open has always been fun to watch. Even with coronavirus concerns in 2020, the PGA Tour fully expects the US Open to play. Let’s take a look at the betting odds, schedule, and some US Open history dating back over 100 years.
The 120th U.S. Open has been rescheduled for Sept. 17-20, 2020, at Winged Foot Golf Club.
— U.S. Open (USGA) (@usopengolf) April 6, 2020
2020 US Open Schedule
120th US Open Championship
Course: Winged Foot Golf Club Mamaroneck, NY
Date: September 17-20, 2020
Watch on TV: Fox Sports
2020 US Open Betting Odds
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The above list is the top 20 golfers in terms of US Open odds on DraftKings Sportsbook. The favorite is two-time champion and last year’s runner-up Brooks Koepka, followed closely by Dustin Johnson, Rory McIlroy, and Jon Rahm. Tiger Woods’ odds are +1400, then the rest of the field is either 20:1 or lower including Justin Thomas, Rickie Fowler, Jordan Spieth and more. The odds to win the US Open have some very similar prices as the Masters odds, which indicate that sportsbooks are handicapping odds very similarly for the 2020 PGA season.
For the full list, go to DraftKings Sportsbook.
Brooks Koepka Favored to Win 2020 US Open at +800
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Can a playoff win be considered dominant? Bob Jones showed it could with his 1929 win over Al Espinosa
— U.S. Open (USGA) (@usopengolf) April 20, 2020
On DraftKings Sportsbook in mid-April, there was no golfer with better odds than Brooks Koepka at +800 to win the US Open. Koepka is ahead of Dustin Johnson, Rory McIlroy, and Jon Rahm who all stand at +1000. Of course, Koepka won the US Open in 2017 and 2018, and finished second to Gary Woodland in the 2019 US Open. There is no doubt that the US Open is an event Koepka has dominated in recent years, so can the favorite win again in 2020? Time will tell, but bettors and books alike certainly like Koepka as the favorite.
Tigers Woods Odds to Win The US Open Set at +1400
Tiger Woods’ odds to win the US Open is the same as it is to win the Masters at +1400. Of course, Tiger Woods has a history at the US Open as he has won the tournament three times including the famous 2000 US Open where Tiger Woods won by fifteen strokes over Miguel Ángel Jiménez and Ernie Els. While the 272 final score was not a US Open record, the overwhelming dominance of a player to win by 15 strokes is incredible. The above video details just that in the “Perfection at Pebble”. You can bet on Tiger Woods to win the US Open at DraftKings Sportsbook.
Latest 2020 PGA Tour Schedule
Of course the PGA Tour schedule is subject to change on a week to week basis, but as of today there are 54 days till play returns.
— Ron Mintz (@MintzGolf) April 19, 2020
In early April, the PGA Tour laid out the updated Masters and PGA Tour schedule:
- U.S. Open: Sept. 17-20
- The Open: Canceled
- PGA Championship: Aug. 6-9
- Ryder Cup: Still Sept. 25-27
- The Masters: Nov 12-15
- FedEx playoffs pushed back one week
The first event after the coronavirus pandemic is expected to be the Fort Worth Invitational on June 11th at the Colonial Golf Course. That will be followed by the RBC Heritage and the Travelers Championship. As you can see in the updated schedule, betting on golf and the PGA will return soon! It’s been since The PLAYERS since we have been excited about golf, but unfortunately that event was cancelled and what started the beginning of PGA Tour suspending the schedule.
US Open Champions By Year
What a way finish for Gary Woodland! 👏🏻
He is the US Open champion! 🏆
— Sky Sports Golf (@SkySportsGolf) June 17, 2019
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All Time PGA US Open Records
In 1990, Hale Irwin won the US Open at 45 years old, making him the oldest champion.
In 1911, John J. McDermott won the US Open at 19 years old.
Youngest to Make Cut
In 2012, Beau Hossler was the youngest player to make the cut in the US Open at 17 years old.
Oldest to Make Cut
61 – Sam Snead (1973)
In 2012, Andy Zhang was 14 years old when he competed in the US Open.
4 – Willie Anderson, Bob Jones, Ben Hogan, Jack Nicklaus
3 – Hale Irwin, Tiger Woods
Lowest Score by Tournament
268 – Rory McIlroy (2011)
271 – Martin Kaymer (2014)
272 – Jack Nicklaus, Lee Janzen, Tiger Woods, Jim Furyk, Brooks Koepka
Lowest Score by Round
63 – Justin Thomas, Johnny Miller, Tommy Fleetwood, Jack Nicklaus, Tom Weiskopf, Vijay Singh
Nine Under – Justin Thomas (2017)
Eight Under – Johnny Miller (1973)
All records information from USOpen.com