U.S. Open Betting Preview

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Phil Mickelson made history last month becoming the oldest golfer to win a major, as the 51-year-old dominated the final round at Kiawah Island to win the PGA Championship. Now Mickelson (+6600 to win) returns to his “home course” at Torrey Pines in La Jolla, California for the 2021 U.S. Open, and despite entering with relatively long odds to win, the public is backing “Lefty” with more championship bets and money wagered than any other golfer in the field. With Mickelson going off at 66/1, the liability on “Lefty” is currently well into the six-figure range. Close behind Mickelson in the eyes of the public is Brooks Koepka (+1800 to win), who finished T2 at the PGA Championship. Although World No. 1 Dustin Johnson (+1400 to win) is tied for the second shortest odds to win, the public is not particularly keen on his chances this weekend. Johnson is outside the top 5 in total bets, and outside the top 10 in total money wagered for the first time in a major tournament in almost two years. Xander Schauffele (+1400 to win), who finished T3 at The Masters and T5 at last year’s U.S. Open, has picked up a good bit of late action with 9% of the championship handle, up from 5% a week prior.

Koepka’s heated rivalry with Bryson DeChambeau (+3300 to win) is expected to take center stage this weekend, and it should come as no surprise that the Koepka-DeChambeau match-up bet is the most popular match-up bet by both total handle and total bets. The public is heavily behind Koepka (+105) to finish higher than DeChambeau (-135), backed by 89% of the handle and 95% of the bets.

Wagering on the first round leader is also a very popular prop bet, and Tommy Fleetwood (+8000 First Round Leader), is backed by 14% of bets, while Tony Finau (+3300) is backed by 11% of the handle.

The largest current U.S. Open wager is a $3,900 bet on Justin Thomas to win (+2200) that will payout $89,700 if Thomas can win his second career major championship this weekend. With less than 24 hours until the first group tees off, the 2021 U.S. Open already has more bets and money wagered than last month’s PGA Championship.

Jon Rahm +1000
Bryson DeChambeau +1400
Dustin Johnson +1400
Xander Schauffele +1400
Brooks Koepka +1800


Phil Mickelson (10.1%)
Brooks Koepka (9.2%)
Xander Schauffele (9%)
Jon Rahm (5.7%)
Bryson DeChambeau (5.5%)

Phil Mickelson (6.1%)
Jon Rahm (5.4%)
Brooks Koepka (5.3%)
Collin Morikawa (3.9%)
Bryson DeChambeau (3.7%)