An injured Dustin Johnson opens as 2017 U.S. Open favorite
OAKMONT, PA - JUNE 17: Dustin Johnson of the United States and Hideki Matsuyama of Japan walk across the bridge to the ninth tee during the second round of the U.S. Open at Oakmont Country Club on June 17, 2016 in Oakmont, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
Dustin Johnson is recovering in Florida from his Wednesday fall down a staircase, an accident that caused the 32-year-old to withdraw from the Masters. According to his team, Johnson plans to return to golf in May -- possibly at the Wells Fargo Championship -- and the injury is not considered a long-term worry. A sentiment the sharps in Las Vegas seem to share.
Johnson, the world No. 1 and reigning U.S. Open champ, opened as the Westgate Superbook favorite for the 2017 tournament on Monday morning at 8/1. Johnson has won his last three tournaments, and has six top 10s in his last eight majors.
Right behind Johnson is Rory McIlroy (9/1), coming off his fourth consecutive top 10 at Augusta. Since winning the 2011 U.S. Open at Congressional, the event has been a bit of a mixed bag for McIlroy, with two missed cuts and only one top 20. Following suit is Jordan Spieth (10/1), Jason Day (12/1), Hideki Matsuyama (15/1) and Masters runner-up Justin Rose (15/1).
Speaking of the green jacket, Sergio Garcia opens at 25/1, right behind fellow Spaniard Jon Rahm (20/1). Other notables include Rickie Fowler (25/1), Phil Mickelson (30/1), Justin Thomas (30/1) and, yes, Tiger Woods (100/1).
The 2017 U.S. Open begins on June 15. The tournament is making its debut at Erin Hills, located 35 miles outside of Milwaukee.
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