US Open 2022 | Golf Betting Preview, Odds & Tips
The next leg of golf’s major season takes us to the Country Club in Brookline, Massachusetts for the 122nd US Open, teeing off on Thursday June 16th.
Brookline Country Club will be hosting the US Open for the fourth time, the most recent of which was the 1988 renewal won by Curtis Strange, who won the first of two consecutive US Opens by beating Nick Faldo in an 18-hole play-off.
Since then, the course has undergone some major changes with 250 yards added to the test.
It played host to the 2013 US Amateur (won by England’s Matt Fitzpatrick) and the infamous ‘Battle of Brookline’ Ryder Cup in 1999, at which the Americans staged a remarkable final day comeback to defeat Europe 14½ to 13½.
There will be no repeat of the marathon dual between Strange and Faldo this year as the USGA dispensed with the 18-hole play-off in 2018.
Since then, a two-hole aggregate play-off is in place in the event of players being tied after 72 holes, with sudden death required if that isn’t enough to determine a winner.
However, the US Open hasn’t required a play-off since 2008, when Tiger Woods defeated Rocco Mediate on the 19th extra hole.
Six of the last seven US Opens have produced an American winner,
…with Jon Rahm’s victory last year the only European winner since Martin Kaymer in 2014.
The USA also boasts an impressive 80% strike rate in the biggest four events in recent years, with 16 of the last 20 major championships producing an American winner.
The latest betting for the US Open sees a three-way tie for favouritism.
Scottie Scheffler has enjoyed a meteoric rise up to number 1 in world the rankings this year, culminating in his stunning major breakthrough at The Masters in April.
There was also a maiden major winner in the US Open last year and defending champion Jon Rahm only has Scheffler ahead of him in the current world rankings.
Back in the world’s top ten meanwhile is Rory McIlroy, who has finished 2nd and 8th in both major championships to date this year.
All three are 12/1 shots with BoyleSports, while recent USPGA champion Justin Thomas is not far behind the market leaders at 16/1.
*Prices correct at time of publication
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