Odds To Win The US Open 2017

Odds To Win The US Open 2017
Erin Hills, site of the 2017 US Open

With the US Open just 138 days away (yes, I counted), here are the currents odds to win the US Open 2017 at Erin Hills.

As an aside, I played Erin Hills last summer and think that it will be an incredible challenge. The course can play very long — up to 7.800 yards, and has as much as 54 feet in elevation changes (that’s a five story building). Rolling fairways, a treeless expanse and seas of fescue should produce a great US Open.

Leading the odds to win the US Open are Jason Day and Rory McIlroy each coming in at 8/1. Both hit the ball a long way, and on a course as long as Erin Hills, that is a decided advantage.

Another long hitter, Dustin Johnson, is in at 9/1. Jordan Spieth, not a notably long hitter, is in at 10/1. His putting and short game should stand him in good stead on Erin Hills tricky greens complexes.

Hideki Matsuyama, whose ball striking may be the best right now on tour, is in at 20/1.

Henrik Stenson and Tiger Woods are in at 25/1. Stenson, I understand. But Tiger? Perhaps his performance in the next four or five weeks will cause me to reassess Tiger’s chances.

Rounding out the top group are Rickie Fowler, Adam Scott and Phil Mickelson at 28/1. Of the three, I think Rickie is actually the most likely, if for no other reason than he’s due. I don’t know what to think about Adam Scott these days. He won the Masters in 2013, but has not been a steady player in Majors since. He had a T3 in the Open and T5 in the PGA in 2013, but since then, his best finish was in 2015 at the US Open when he finished T5. His average finish in Majors since the Masters win has been 21.

Phil is just Phil. I would love to see him win a US Open, but fear that he is destined to be another Sam Snead — ever so close, but just not able to close the deal.

The complete odds to win the US Open 2017 are below, averaged across several betting websites. For more, consult this list of online betting sites.

Jason Day8/1
Rory McIlroy8/1
Dustin Johnson9/1
Jordan Spieth10/1
Hideki Matsuyama20/1
Justin Rose22/1
Henrik Stenson25/1
Tiger Woods25/1
Rickie Fowler28/1
Phil Mickelson 28/1
Adam Scott28/1
Sergio Garcia40/1
Branden Grace40/1
Brooks Koepka40/1
Patrick Reed40/1
Justin Thomas40/1
Bubba Watson40/1
Matt Kuchar50/1
Danny Willett50/1
Louis Oosthuizen55/1
Paul Casey66/1
Brandt Snedeker66/1
Zach Johnson 75/1
Charl Schwartzel75/1
Kevin Chappell80/1
Bryson Dechambeau80/1
Alexander Noren80/1
Jimmy Walker80/1
Matthew Fitzpatrick90/1
Billy Horschel90/1
Lee Westwood90/1
Jason Dufner100/1
Emiliano Grillo100/1
JB Holmes100/1
Russel Knox100/1
Shane Lowry100/1
Marc Leishman100/1
Kevin Na100/1
Scott Piercy100/1
Byeonghun An125/1
Rafael Cabrera Bello125/1
Tony Finau125/1
Bill Haas125/1
Kevin Kisner125/1
Ryan Moore125/1
Keegan Bradley150/1
Luke Donald150/1
Harris English150/1
Tyrell Hatton 150/1
Chris Kirk150/1
David Lingmerth150/1
Francesco Molinari150/1
Ryan Palmer150/1
Webb Simpson150/1
Steve Stricker150/1
Andy Sullivan150/1
Chris Wood150/1
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