The 2018 U.S. Open tees off this Thursday for golf’s ultimate test. This year’s host is Shinnecock Hills Golf Course located in the town of Southampton on Long Island, New York. Dustin Johnson is the clear-cut betting favorite to win the US Open at +800. Following him are the trio of Rory McIlroy +1300, Justin Thomas +1380 and Justin Rose +1380.
PGA Tour, European Tour
Date: Jun 14–17, 2018
Course: Shinnecock Hills Golf Course
Watch on: FS1, FOX
U.S. Open Odds & Picks
- D. Johnson +800
- R. McIlroy +1300
- J. Thomas +1380
- J. Rose +1380
- J. Day +1530
- J. Spieth +1750
- R. Fowler +1665
- T. Woods +2300
- B. Koepka +2165
- J. Rahm +1950
- H. Stenson +2865
2018 5Dimes’ U.S. Open Betting Favorite: Dustin Johnson +800
The No. 1 golfer in the world further claimed his stake as the US Open favorite after a six-shot win at last week’s FedEx St. Jude Classic.
“Winning this week, I think, is a bigger confidence booster than being number one in the world,” he said. “For me, playing the way I did all week, playing the way I did today knowing everything that was on the line, gives me a lot of confidence going into next week. I think it was a big win, it was a big statement by myself and I’m proud of the way I played, the way I handled it.”
Now Dustin Johnson faces a 7,500-yard par 70 course that seems designed specifically for him. DJ ranks 1st in both Strokes Gained: Tee-to-Green and SG: Off-the-Tee. On top of that, he is in the top 10 in driving distance.
2018 U.S. Open Smart Pick: Justin Thomas +1380
J.T. was heading into the U.S. Open as the top-ranked golfer in the world. He would have been the seventh No. 1 player in the world in the last seven U.S. Opens. Then DJ lit up Memphis last week.
Thomas will be playing with an edge to regain his top ranking. He’s a better pick over guys like Rory, Spieth, Day and Fowler for simply that reason.
2018 U.S. Open Long Shot Pick: Tiger Woods +2300
Tiger Woods has won three U.S. Opens in his career. Can he win his fourth at Shinnecock? Woods has played some his best golf in a long time this year. He has drastically improved his short game. The fairways are wider this year. If he hits the ball strong from the tee Woods can be dangerous.