Betting
August 11, 2020

Koepka and DeChambeau emerge as U.S. Open and Masters betting favorites

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Harry How

Collin Morikawa proved at the PGA Championship that majors can still be won by non-bruisers. But the wise men in the desert still like a pair of bombers for the year’s two final majors.

With the U.S. Open just five weeks away, the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook has listed Brooks Koepka and Bryson DeChambeau as the 12/1 favorites at Winged Foot.

Both Koepka and DeChambeau were in contention heading into Sunday at TPC Harding Park. DeChambeau turned in a final-round 66 to finish T-4, his best showing at a major championship, while a 74 kept Brooks from three-peating at the PGA. Koepka is the No. 7 player in the Official World Golf Ranking, DeChambeau a spot behind.

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There have been three World No. 1s in the past four weeks, and this trio—Jon Rahm, Justin Thomas and Rory McIlroy—are right behind Brooks and Bryson at 16/1. McIlroy is the 2011 U.S. Open champ and finished T-9 at last year’s event in Pebble. Thomas is the prohibitive Player of the Year favorite as the tour gets ready for its postseason, while Rahm has five top 10s (including a win at the Memorial) in 12 worldwide starts in 2020. Dustin Johnson, who held the 54-hole lead at Harding Park, is also listed at 16/1.

Morikawa is next at 20/1. In just his second start as a professional, Morikawa made the cut at last year’s U.S. Open, finishing T-35. He is joined by Patrick Cantaly, who finished T-43 at the PGA Championship.

Tiger Woods, a three-time U.S. Open winner, is listed at 30/1 while Phil Mickelson, returning to the site of his infamous 2006 U.S. Open meltdown, comes in at 150/1.

As for the year’s final major (typing that about the Masters will never not be odd), Koepka and DeChambeau are also the co-favorites for the green jacket at 12/1. McIlroy, Rahm and Thomas follow at 14/1, with last year’s winner, Woods, coming in at 20/1.

The 2020 U.S. Open begins Sept. 17, with the Masters scheduled for Nov. 12.