Gambling
July 06, 2020

Bryson DeChambeau is now the betting favorite to win all three majors this year

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After winning as a heavy favorite at the Rocket Mortgage Classic, Bryson DeChambeau has moved to the top of the betting board for all three major championships in 2020.

Westgate Las Vegas Superbook's Jeff Sherman shared this major odds adjustment following DeChambeau's three-shot victory at Detroit Golf Club. DeChambeau overpowered the Donald Ross course by averaging more than 350 yards off the tee.

Since bulking up beginning in the off-season, DeChambeau has posted seven consecutive top 10s on the PGA Tour, including his sixth career win on Sunday. The 26-year-old is a combined 69 under par in the four events since play resumed on tour last month. And now, according to Vegas, he's the man to beat when major championships resume next month in San Francisco with the postponed PGA Championship at TPC Harding Park.

Previously, World No. 1 Rory McIlroy was the favorite in all three majors in 2020. The fourth, the Open Championship, was canceled due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

"It's really exciting to be able to get the job done here and it's a lot of momentum for the majors," DeChambeau told reporters in Detroit after his win. "I feel like it's a good test run for me hitting drives in some tight areas. No. 7 wasn't easy this week and I hit great drives there all week, so—18, I've been hitting a great job at 18 when I had to, absolutely had to. If I hit it in the water or a little left or a little right, I'm struggling to make par, but I was able to give myself a little wedge shot in there. So it gives me a lot of confidence going forward that I'm heading in the right direction with my driving and my game."

DeChambeau, who moved up to No. 7 in the OWGR with the win, hopes to maintain that right direction next month. Following the PGA Championship Aug. 6-9, the U.S. Open is scheduled for Sept. 17-20 at Winged Foot, and the Masters for Nov. 12-15.

If these lines hold, it will be the first time DeChambeau is favored in a major championship. Of course, he cares a lot more about actually winning a first major, and even just contending in one would be a good start.

Despite all his success, DeChambeau has had a relatively disappointing—albeit a pretty small sample size—track record in golf's four biggest events. In 14 career major starts, he has just three top 25s and zero top 10s with his best finish being a T-15 at the 2016 U.S. Open—his first major start as a pro.

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