Another European Win at the US Open?

The next few weeks are going to be very interesting in the golfing world. There’s the launch of the controversial LIV events and possible sanctions against those taking part of it. From June 16 to 19 though, all eyes will be on the US Open in Massachusetts. Who might win the third Major of the year, might it be a European this time?

Betting on golf is never an easy task. The recent US PGA tournament proved that with some unlikely players in contention before Justin Thomas won the title after a play-off. The US Open may well again see some surprises.

Jon Rahm is the defending champion but only once this century has a player successfully retained this title. That was Brooks Koepka who won the title in both 2017 and 2018. Rahm is the current world number two and is 14/1 at Coral to win this title. He’s had two disappointing Majors so far this year with a highest placing of tied 27th in the Masters. He did win the Mexican Open two tournaments ago, so can’t be ruled out.

Before the Spanish golfer won the 2021 US Open, American golfers had won the title five years in a row. Justin Thomas made a great final round comeback to win the US PGA. Before that he was tied eighth in the Masters so with odds of 16/1 at Boylesports, he’s a good each-way bet. Thomas followed up his PGA win by missing the cut in his next tournament but he’s sure to put in a bold effort to win a second successive Major.

The world number one is Scottie Scheffler and he won the Masters this year. He missed the cut at the PGA but then finished second in the Schwarb Challenge. He’s won four titles this year and the 12/1 at Paddy Power looks worth taking.

Can you believe that Rory McIlroy hasn’t won a Major since 2014? One must be due soon and he’s 14/1 at Betfair to win the US Open. He’s had two top ten finishes in Majors this year but must turn good positions into tournament wins. That’s illustrated by the fact the PGA was his third straight top ten finish but he’s still without a tournament victory this year.

England’s Matthew Fitzpatrick finished tied fifth at the PGA. Now he heads to Brookline for the US Open and he has fond memories of the course. He won the US Amateur Open there nine years ago. You can get odds of 33/1 at William Hill on him winning the professional version of the title in what should be a fascinating tournament.

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