Looking Ahead...
April 08, 2018

Jordan Spieth, Rory McIlroy & Dustin Johnson open as U.S. Open co-favorites

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Andrew Redington

Jordan Spieth, Rory McIlroy, and Dustin Johnson all finished in the top 10 at the 2018 Masters. Not surprisingly, they're all expected to contend at she season's next major as well.

Following Sunday's final round at Augusta National, Westgate Las Vegas Superbook released its opening odds for the 2018 U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills, and this trio of stars -- who also shared favorite status entering the Masters -- share the top spot on the betting board at 10-to-1 odds. Reigning PGA Tour Player of the Year Justin Thomas is next at 12/1, followed by Jason Day at 14/1 and Rickie Fowler, fresh off his Masters runner-up, and Jon Rahm at 16/1.

Newly green jacketed Patrick Reed checks in at 30/1. Reed has the same odds as Sergio Garcia, Henrik Stenson, and six-time U.S. Open runner-up Phil Mickelson, who will once again try to complete the career Grand Slam. Mickelson had one of those six close calls at Shinnecock Hills in the 2004 U.S. Open, which was won by Retief Goosen. Mickelson missed last year's U.S. Open to attend the high school graduation of his daughter, Amanda.

Tiger Woods is listed at a semi-reasonable 25/1. At least, for now. In the weeks leading up to the Masters, Woods' odds were particularly volatile as sportsbooks quickly adjusted his line -- Westgate changed it twice during his second round at the Valspar Championship -- to reflect his surprisingly good play and protect their liability.

The 2018 U.S. Open is set for June 14-17 in Southampton, N.Y.


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