It’s one of those weeks where anybody and everybody can have an impact on the 123rd US Open.
The tournament will be played at Los Angeles Country Club, home to plenty of stars of movie and TV fame. That changes this week as the golf tournament will see the bright spotlight shift to the PGA Tour’s stars.
We’re digging deep on US Open betting with six prop bets to help bettors have a little more fun while watching the third major unfold.
Best US Open Betting Props
Justin Rose Top-10 Finish
Odds: +320 at DraftKings
Justin Rose has been around as a pro golfer forever, but recently his game has hit its stride for the second or third time in his career.
A top-10 finish at +320 is a solid bet this week.
Rose has a victory at the AT&T Pebble Beach tournament, and comes into this week off a T-9 at the PGA Championship, a T-12 at the Charles Schwab Challenge, and last week’s solo eighth at the RBC Canadian Open.
He’s coming in playing well and has always run hot and cold. Ride the hot play right now.
Winner Birdies 72nd Hole
Odds: +800 at BetMGM
This is one of those bets that hardly ever pays off, but it certainly can with the caliber of players here this week.
We’re looking at the winner finishing off his US Open title run with a birdie on the 72nd hole at +800. We hope the winner is standing on the 72nd hole with dreams of hoisting that impressive trophy and then goes on to roll in a birdie putt for the eventual winning margin.
Can it happen? Absolutely. Will it happen? We’re betting on it.
There Will be a Playoff
Odds: +300 at DraftKings
Why not have three straight PGA Tour events go into a playoff? At +300, it’s a solid value with a caveat: Just two US Opens have gone to a playoff since 2000.
If bettors are looking to get a little more value for their buck–as well as gambling with the odds a little more–a three-way playoff can be had for +1100, and four or more players in a playoff is set at +6500.
Now while the last two events have gone to extra holes, both featured just two players and neither was a major.
Viktor Hovland beat Denny McCarthy on the first playoff hole at the Memorial two weeks ago. This past week, Canada’s own, Nick Taylor, holed a 70-plus foot eagle putt on the fourth playoff hole to beat Tommy Fleetwood.
One other point to ponder: In the 2001 Nissan Open (now the Genesis Invitational), the tournament went to a playoff with six players taking part. Robert Allenby won the playoff as he was the only player to birdie the extra hole, the 18th. It was just the second birdie of the day on that hole.
Like we say, stranger things have happened.
Brooks Koepka in Final Group
Odds: +500 at BetMGM
We like him to win his second major of the year, and everyone knows he is laser-focused on these four tournaments.
At +500, we like the chances of him being not only in the hunt for major No. 6, but in the final group with everything unfolding right in front of him. If he’s in that last group, that means he’s either leading or within striking distance of the lead.
Two words when that happens: Watch out.
Schauffele-Koepka-Fitzpatrick Triple-Winner Prop
Odds: +500 at DraftKings
There are a myriad of triple-winner prop options. You get three golfers to win the US Open against the field.
The payout isn’t nearly as great as picking a solo winner but with three options, it’s a nice way to hedge your bet.
In this bet we like the trio of Xander Schauffele, Brooks Koepka, and Matt Fitzpatrick at +500. In our tournament overview, we picked Koepka and Fitzpatrick as two of our solo winners and with this bet we get to add Schauffele into the picture.
The reasons are fairly simple: Koepka is Mr. Major and has five of them on his resume including the most recent one, the PGA Championship, last month.
Defending champion Fitzpatrick is playing solid golf coming in, and has the chance to make it two in a row. Koepka turned the trick in 2017 and 2018.
PGA Championship betting with seven prop bets We’re getting Schauffele in this grouping, and it’s a great time for him to get that first major.
There Won’t be a Hole-In-One
Odds: +115 at BetMGM
This is one time we’re thinking there might be no aces during a tournament. Go with the “No” at +115.
The par-3s at Los Angeles Country Club are brutally tough. There are five of them on the course, but two of them are going to be challenging for the pros to just make par on them.
The shortest of the par-3s, No. 15, comes in at around 125 yards, but it’s shaped like a reverse comma and surrounded by sand everywhere. This is going to be the pros’ best shot at an ace, but the green shape and bunkering will make flag-hunting tough.
The other par-3s come in at 228 yards (4th), 284 yards (7th), 171 yards (9th), and 290 yards (11th).
The fourth and 11th would be tough holes if they were par-4s at their length. As par-3s, take your par and move on.