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U.S. Open 2021 odds: Xander Schauffele's 'sleeper' days are very much over

Ben Jared

June 14, 2021

On major weeks, the prognosticators have a tendency to label everybody a "sleeper." The pick usually starts one of two ways: 1. "My dark horse this week is ...," or 2. "A guy NOBODY is talking about is..." By Wednesday, someone on television will have labeled Rory McIlroy as "coming in under the radar."

In recent history, nobody has filled this role more perfectly than Xander Schauffele, who has become America's Sleeper at the majors. This despite the fact he's finished in the top 10 in eight of his 16 career major starts (four of those coming in all four of his U.S. Open appearances), won four times on the PGA Tour, including the 2017 Tour Championship, and was named 2017 Rookie of the Year. Hardly sleeper material.

If they weren't over already, Schauffele's sleeper days are long over at Torrey Pines, where all eyes will be on the San Diego native. The home-game angle, in addition to his strong record in the U.S. Open, have made him one of the most popular picks to win. His 20-1 odds, per the William Hill Sportsbook, reflect that, as he's one of the seven betting favorites, checking in alongside Jordan Spieth and McIlroy, who are behind only Jon Rahm (10-1), Dustin Johnson (16-1) and Bryson DeChambeau and Brooks Koepka, both 18-1.

Keep on scrolling down the board, though, and you may actually find some guys who fit the sleeper mold. Guys like Marc Leishman (66-1), a former winner at Torrey Pines. Or somebody like Gary Woodland (80-1), who won the 2019 U.S. Open at Pebble Beach and has shown recent signs of life. Bubba Watson, another former Farmers Insurance Open winner, might garner some attention at his juicy 100-1 number, too.

Below is the complete list of odds for players currently in the field at the 2021 U.S. Open.

(Odds courtesy of William Hill, as of Monday afternoon)

Jon Rahm: 10-1

Dustin Johnson: 16-1

Bryson DeChambeau: 18-1

Brooks Koepka: 18-1

Rory McIlroy: 20-1

Jordan Spieth: 20-1

Xander Schauffele: 20-1

Collin Morikawa: 22-1

Justin Thomas: 22-1

Patrick Cantlay: 25-1

Viktor Hovland: 25-1

Patrick Reed: 25-1

Tony Finau: 25-1

Hideki Matsuyama: 28-1

Paul Casey: 35-1

Tyrrell Hatton: 35-1

Will Zalatoris: 35-1

Webb Simpson: 40-1

Shane Lowry: 40-1

Justin Rose: 40-1

Daniel Berger: 40-1

Louis Oosthuizen: 45-1

Scottie Scheffler: 45-1

Matthew Fitzpatrick: 50-1

Garrick Higgo: 50-1

Cameron Smith: 50-1

Phil Mickelson: 50-1

Tommy Fleetwood: 50-1

Abraham Ancer: 60-1

Corey Conners: 60-1

Joaquin Niemann: 60-1

Jason Kokrak: 60-1

Harris English: 66-1

Marc Leishman: 66-1

Sung-Jae Im: 66-1

Adam Scott: 66-1

Sam Burns: 80-1

Gary Woodland: 80-1

Charley Hoffman: 80-1

Lee Westwood: 80-1

Sergio Garcia: 80-1

Max Homa: 90-1

Bubba Watson: 100-1

Brian Harman: 100-1

Branden Grace: 100-1

Christiaan Bezuidenhout: 100-1

Billy Horschel: 125-1

Ryan Palmer: 125-1

Kevin Streelman: 125-1

Russell Henley: 125-1

Matt Wallace: 125-1

Stewart Cink: 125-1

Si-Woo Kim: 125-1

Kevin Na: 150-1

Robert Macintyre: 150-1

Sebastian Munoz: 150-1

Cameron Champ: 150-1

Matthew Wolff: 150-1

Carlos Ortiz: 150-1

Charl Schwartzel: 150-1

Matt Kuchar: 150-1

Ian Poulter: 150-1

Matt Jones: 150-1

Russell Henley: 175-1

Francesco Molinari: 175-1

Adam Hadwin: 200-1

Zach Johnson: 200-1

Lanto Griffin: 200-1

Kevin Kisner: 200-1

Brendon Todd: 200-1

Bernd Wiesberger: 200-1

Erik Van Rooyen: 200-1

Wilco Nienaber: 200-1

Mackenzie Hughes: 250-1

Brendan Steele: 250-1

Martin Laird: 250-1

Victor Perez: 250-1

Jhonattan Vegas: 250-1

Henrik Stenson: 250-1

Chez Reavie: 250-1

J.T. Poston: 250-1

Thomas Detry: 250-1

Kyoung-Hoon Lee: 250-1

Cameron Young: 250-1

Guido Migliozzi: 250-1

Martin Kaymer: 250-1

Dylan Frittelli: 250-1

Patrick Rodgers: 300-1

Jordan Smith: 300-1

Sung-Hoon Kang: 300-1

Bo Hoag: 300-1

Wyndham Clark: 300-1

Yosuke Asaji: 300-1

Rafa Cabrera Bello: 300-1

Troy Merritt: 300-1

Justin Suh: 300-1

Tom Hoge: 300-1

Adrian Meronk: 350-1

Marcus Armitage: 350-1

Ryo Ishikawa: 400-1

Jimmy Walker: 400-1

Peter Malnati: 400-1

Edoardo Molinari: 400-1

Brian Stuard: 400-1

Richard Bland: 400-1

Johannes Veerman: 400-1

Taylor Pendrith: 400-1

Greyson Sigg: 400-1

John Huh: 400-1

Matthew Southgate: 500-1

Pierceson Coody: 500-1

Sahith Theegala: 500-1

Chan Kim: 500-1

J.J. Spaun: 500-1

Dylan Wu: 500-1

Cole Hammer: 500-1

Robby Shelton: 500-1

Dave Coupland: 500-1

Akshay Bhatia: 500-1

Hayden Buckley: 500-1

Thomas Aiken: 500-1

Sam Ryder: 500-1

Fabian Gomez: 500-1

Taylor Montgomery: 750-1

Ty Strafaci: 750-1

Wade Ormsby: 750-1

Zack Sucher: 750-1

Matthias Schmid: 750-1

Yosuke Asaji: 1000-1

Hayden Springer: 1000-1

Joe Long: 1000-1

Rick Lamb: 1000-1

Paul Barjon: 1000-1

Luis Gagne: 1000-1

Brad Kennedy: 1000-1

Spencer Ralston: 1000-1

Andrew Kozan: 1000-1

Chris Baker: 1000-1

Charles Osborne: 1000-1

Luis Fernando Barco: 1000-1

Rikuya Hoshino: 1000-1

Dylan Meyer: 1000-1

Andy Pope: 1000-1

Alvaro Ortiz: 1000-1

Eric Cole: 1000-1

Zach Zaback: 1000-1

Carson Schaake: 1000-1

Michael Johnson: 1500-1

Christopher Crawford: 1500-1

Matthew Sharpstene: 1500-1

Joe Highsmith: 1500-1

Stephen Allan: 2000-1

Wilson Furr: 2000-1

Mario Carmona: 2000-1

Roy Cootes: 2000-1

Davis Shore: 2000-1

Kyle Westmoreland: 2000-1

James Hervol: 2000-1