⛳ Complete US Open Preview

The 124th playing of the US Open returns to Pinehurst #2, as the top golfers in the world battle on one of golf's best courses. Several players teed off this morning but it's not too late to get some bets in 🤝 (3 min read)

The 2024 US Open Championship

Pinehurst Resort Course #2 once again serves as the host for the third major of the year. The golf season looks long on paper but somehow we’ve already made it to the US Open. We have plenty of storylines heading into the week which could very well make this a major championship to remember 👇

  • Scottie Scheffler will be going for his 6th win in 9 starts as he looks to continue his historic season

  • Rory McIlroy will be looking to win his first major in 10 years

  • One of LIV Golf’s biggest stars, Jon Rahm, has withdrawn with a foot injury

Pinehurst #2 is playing host to the US Open for the fourth time in the past 25 years, and it’s not your typical US Open style course. Rather than thick rough protecting the greens, there are shortly mowed run offs, making distance control crucial 👀

  • Course Info: Pinehurst #2 is a par-70 measuring 7,548 yards

  • Defending US Open Champion: Wyndham Clark

  • The 2014 US Open held at Pinehurst was won by Martin Kaymer 🏆

  • Scottie Scheffler: +280

  • Xander Schauffele: +1000

  • Rory McIlroy: +1000

  • Collin Morikawa: +1400

  • Viktor Hovland: +1800

  • Bryson DeChambeau: +2000

  • Brooks Koepka: +2000

All Eyes on Scottie Scheffler

Dominance is fun to watch in sports and we are currently in the midst of a season we haven’t seen since Tiger Woods in 2006. Scheffler is going for his second major of the year as well as his 6th overall win. He has finished inside the top-10 in all of his previous 11 events played 😮‍💨

It’s worth noting, the only two events he has lost in the past couple months were the PGA Championship (when he was literally in jail on Friday morning) and the Charles Schwab Challenge (when his wife went into labor that same week). Judging by the below numbers, I’d say he’s the favorite for a reason 👇

Trivia Question: What famed golfer, who now has a statue at the course, won the US Open at Pinehurst back in 1999?

Favorite Outright Bets

While Scottie may be the obvious choice to win, it isn’t always the best move to bet a golfer at odds that low. Below are a few others who should fit nicely for this week 💰

⛳ Collin Morikawa (+1400)

The two time major champion has been in great form entering this week. Dating back to The Masters, Morikawa hasn’t finished worse than 23rd, including five top-10s. He is one of the premier iron players in the world, which will be needed around Pinehurst this week

⛳ Cam Smith (+4000)

This LIV golfer is set up well for this course. Other than iron play, short game will be crucial with all of the run offs around the greens. When looking for golfers with premier short games, Cam Smith tends to make his way to the top of the list. If chipping is as important as it appears to be, 40/1 is great value for this expert wedge player

⛳ Sahith Theegala (+5000)

If you’ve been following these major previews, you know that this isn’t the first time Theegala’s name has made it in. He is coming off the heels of a strong 12th place finish last week, as well as tying for 12th at the previous major. Creativity, short game and premier iron play all fit the mold of Sahith Theegala

With several players teeing off earlier this morning, it’s not too late to get some bets in. The purse for this weekend’s tournament is $20M…lot of money on the line 🍞

For My Parlay Gurus

We’re going to piece together some top-20 bets for this week’s parlay. It really is Scottie’s championship to lose, but that doesn’t mean we can’t hit some other bets in the process. Take a look 👇

  • Collin Morikawa Top-20 Finish: -185

  • Brooks Koepka Top-20 Finish: -135

  • Max Homa Top-20 Finish: +150

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Trivia Answer: Payne Stewart outdueled Phil Mickelson to win the 1999 US Open Championship. There is now a statue built of his famous fist pump after hitting the winning putt

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