US Open golf 2020 betting preview: When is it? Where is it? How to watch? Who will win?

US Open golf 2020 betting preview: When is it? Where is it? How to watch? Who will win?
In-form Dustin Johnson is favourite in the US Open golf betting Credit: Getty

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The second major championship of this year’s abridged golfing schedule is almost upon us and the brilliant recent form of Dustin Johnson has made the 2016 US Open champion favourite to win that crown. 

Johnson’s task, along with that of his rivals, will be easier for the injury-enforced absence of Brooks Koepka, who has finished first, first and second in the last three US Opens.

When is the US Open golf? 

This year’s US Open begins on Thursday 17 September, with the final round taking place on Sunday 20 September. 

Where is the US Open golf this year?

The tournament is taking place at Winged Foot Golf Club in Mamaroneck, New York. It will be the eighth major played at the club, and the first since Geoff Ogilvy landed the US Open there in 2006.

What are the US Open tee times (UK time)?

US Open tee times will be posted here as soon as they’re announced. 

How can I watch the US Open golf in the UK?

The whole tournament will be broadcast live on Sky Sports Golf and SkySports Main Event. Those that don’t subscribe to Sky can watch the action by purchasing a pass from Now TV.

What are the latest US Open golf odds?

The current top 10 in the outright betting with bet365 are as follows. Each-way terms are eight places at 1/5 of the odds. Odds are correct at the time of publication and subject to change.

  • Dustin Johnson – 8/1
  • John Rahm – 10/1
  • Justin Thomas – 12/1
  • Rory McIlroy – 14/1
  • Xander Schauffele – 16/1
  • Collin Morikawa – 18/1
  • Bryson DeChambeau – 22/1
  • Webb Simpson – 28/1
  • Daniel Berger – 30/1
  • Patrick Cantlay – 30/1
  • Others – 35/1 or more

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Who will win the US Open golf? Our betting preview

Our golf betting expert Warren Ashurst talks you through the relative charms of the top 10 in the US Open outright betting.

Dustin Johnson

Last five tournaments (most recent last): T12-T2-1-2-1

The world No 1 is in fantastic form heading into New York, having claimed the Tour Championship and FedEx Cup for the first time on his latest outing, and he looks to be the man to beat this week.

Johnson proved he has what it takes to win this tournament at Oakmont in 2016, and when he tied for second at the US PGA Championship this year it was the fifth time he had finished runner-up in a major championship.

With the bigger hitters expected to have an advantage at Winged Foot, the American, who averaged 311 yards in driving distance in 2019-20, should figure if he can maintain his accuracy off the tee.

Odds: 8/1 with bet365

Jon Rahm

Last five tournaments: T52-T13-T6-1-4

The world No 2 has been knocking on the door when it comes to majors, having recorded four top-10 finishes from his last nine attempts, and he will be hoping for another strong performance.

Rahm was in contention for the FedEx Cup before falling away to finish fourth overall, but he has the raw power to cope with Winged Foot and he was fourth in strokes gained off the tee in 2019-20.

The Spaniard, who was also first in total strokes gained, appears to have a better temperament around the course and his stronger mental game could help him challenge for the spoils on Sunday.

Odds: 10/1 with bet365

Justin Thomas

Last five tournaments: 1-T37-T49-T25-T2

World No 3 Thomas is a big player when it comes to any event, let alone the majors, and he produced a positive performance when claiming a share of second at the Tour Championship.

The American is already a major champion, having won the 2017 PGA Championship, and he was first in strokes gained approaching the green and second in total strokes gained in 2019-20.

One slight concern would be Thomass lack of distance off the tee compared with his rivals (he ranked only 35th in this department) but he is a fierce competitor and can’t be discounted.

Odds: 12/1 with bet365

Rory McIlroy

Last five tournaments: T47-T33-T65-T12-T8

Rewind a few months and McIlroy would have arguably been the favourite for the tournament as he enjoyed a streak of seven straight top-five finishes, but there are doubts about his chances this week.

The Northern Irishman was in poor form before a tied-eighth finish at the Tour Championship hinted that he could be on the way back, and it would be foolish to rule out a player of his calibre.

McIlroy won the tournament in 2011 – the first of his four majors – so there is no doubt he has what it takes to win, but a slightly inconsistent game right now means victory will be difficult in New York.

Odds: 14/1 with bet365

Xander Schauffele

Last five tournaments: T6-T10-T25-T25-T2

Schauffele has really made a name for himself since winning his first PGA Tour title in 2017 and he has already had several near-misses in the Majors, with five top-five finishes in the last three years.

Like Thomas, the American’s relatively short distance compared with the longest hitters is a concern, but he makes up for that in other areas and he was third in total strokes gained in 2019-20.

Odds: 16/1 with bet365

Collin Morikawa

Last five tournaments: T20-1-MC-T20-6

It has been an incredible year for Morikawa, who won his second PGA Tour title at the Workday Charity Open in July before landing his maiden major championship at the US PGA Championship in August on just his second major appearance.

The 23-year-old American dealt with the challenging TPC Harding Park extremely well as others in the field struggled and he is sure to be a major player at the top level for a long time.

The world No 5 was fifth in strokes gained tee to green in 2019-20 and, if he can get the flat stick rolling over the four days of action, he could be in with a shout of claiming the spoils.

Odds: 18/1 with bet365

Bryson DeChambeau

Last five tournaments: T30-T4-MC-50-22

DeChambeau’s recent form has been disappointing and there are questions about whether he will be able to rediscover his best in time for Winged Foot, where the winning score has been below par only once in the five US Opens it has hosted.

The American’s incredible bulk-up during lockdown has certainly added power to his game and he topped driving distance last season, averaging 322.1 yards, but extra distance off the tee has affected his accuracy at times.

This week’s venue is not one where you want to be smashing it all over and DeChambeau will need to concentrate on hitting the fairways more if he is going to break his major duck.

Odds: 22/1 with bet365

Webb Simpson

Last five tournaments: T12-T37-T3-T6-T12

Simpson is one of the most consistent performers on tour with four top-15 finishes from his last five appearances and although not firmly in the mind of punters, he can’t be discounted lightly.

The American knows what it takes to win this tournament, having triumphed in 2012 at Olympic Club with a one-over-par winning score, and he is definitely one to look at if things become a real battle.

Odds: 28/1 with bet365

Patrick Cantlay

Last five tournaments: T32-T35-T43-MC-T12

Cantlay has been making huge strides over the past couple of years and he has 13 major appearances to his name, with a tie for third at the 2019 US PGA Championship his best result.

Having missed out on the Tour Championship, the American has had some time away from competitive action and that may help recharge the batteries for a good go this week.

Odds: 30/1 with bet365

Daniel Berger

Last five tournaments: T2-T13-3-T25-T15

After struggling for a couple of years with a wrist injury, Berger is back to full fitness and he managed to win the Charles Schwab Challenge this year to claim his first title since 2017.

The American was sixth in total strokes gained and scoring average in 2019-20, while he was fifth in birdie average and first in scrambling, an area that could be crucial at Winged Foot.

A solid putter as well, Berger could be ready to break his major duck at the 18th time of asking.

Odds: 30/1 with bet365

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All odds within this article correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change.

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