The third major golf tournament of the year is here, and it’s time to cash some winning tickets with our US Open best bets and predictions.
Major tournaments bring out the best in sportsbooks with extended menus of props that aren’t typically available for standard events. We’ll be using odds from FanDuel unless otherwise noted, but always compare the odds being offered at other top-rated sports betting apps to ensure the best prices for your plays.
Best Win Bets for US Open 2023
Let’s take a look at the best US Open win bets by category: favorite, value pick, and longshot.
Betting chalk sucks, but we wanted to include this category to try and identify one player at low odds who’ll cross the finish line first at Los Angeles Country Club. That player is Brooks Koepka (+1100). Take Koepka over the likes of Jon Rahm, Scottie Scheffler, Rory McIlroy, Viktor Hovland, and other players priced at +2000 odds or lower.
Koepka’s career renaissance culminated with a victory in the 2023 PGA Championship at Oak Hill. Don’t forget about his T-2 finish at the Masters, either. He’s also got a victory on the LIV Tour this season, but mere mention of that brings us into the realm of golf politics. Let’s move on.
Now back to full health, Koepka is most deserving of your money as a favorite this week. It’d be no surprise to see him walk away with a third US Open title (2017 & 2018), just as he did with a third PGA Championship trophy last month.
Side bet: Koepka Top-10 Finish (+120 at DraftKings)
This category is more challenging, given that so many mid-range priced players are in excellent form. Ultimately, we settled on an Englishman not named Matt Fitzpatrick.
Fitzpatrick (+3400), of course, is the defending US Open champion. But we favor a punt on Tyrell Hatton at those same odds. Hatton is playing some of the best golf of his career.
Hatton finished T-3 at last week’s Canadian Open, and could have won the event save for an untimely double bogey on No. 8 in Sunday’s final round. He still finished with a round of 64, and one shot behind winner Nick Taylor, the first Canadian winner of the event since 1954.
In his last five starts, Hatton has three top-fives overall with the others coming in the Wells Fargo (T-3) and AT&T Byron Nelson (T-5).
Side bet: Hatton Top English/Irish Finisher (+350 at DraftKings)
Denny McCarthy (+10000) isn’t a household name on the PGA Tour, but he does own the distinction of being the best putter. You saw evidence of that if you watched his most recent outing at The Memorial two weeks ago.
McCarthy should have won the designated event, but he finished solo second after losing to Viktor Hovland in a playoff. He’s worth a toss at these triple-digit odds.
Side bet: McCarthy Top-20 Finish (+300 at Caesars)
Predictions on US Open’s Top Canadian Finisher
If the US Open delivers the same drama and fireworks as this past weekend’s Canadian Open, we’re in for another thrilling ride. As a tip of the cap to our Neighbors to the North, let’s explore the betting options for top Canadian finisher in the US Open.
Corey Connors (+200) is the betting favorite at DraftKings. Connors got off to a great start in the Canadian Open but faded to a T-20 finish over the weekend. He’s the most obvious choice here.
But we’re rolling with Adam Hadwin (+450), who appeared to be fine after getting tackled by security during the 18th-hole celebration of Taylor’s win on Sunday.
Hadwin was the highest-finishing Canadian aside from Taylor in 11th place at the Canadian Open. He also finished T-7 in last year’s US Open at The Country Club in Brookline, Massachusetts. Not too shabby, eh?