Last Updated on 2 Jun 2022 11:07 am (UK Time)
With the Masters and PGA Championship out of the way this year, the next big event for golf fans is the US Open. This is one of the biggest events on the world calendar and will certainly be an event worth watching. This year’s tournament is the 122nd US Open and will take place at the Country Club in Brookline, Massachusetts. This is the first time the tournament has been held at Brookline since 1988, but it’s a great course and one that’s sure to produce plenty of classic moments.
The tournament gets underway on June 16 and will go on for three days, ending on June 19. Until then, there’s plenty of time to get your predictions in and learn more about what to expect. If you’re planning to bet on this year’s US Open, you can find the best golf odds at Betway. It’s always a good idea to familiarise yourself with the golfers taking part and their form. You should also know a bit about the course and how it might affect the play.
The 2022 US Open Course
This year’s US Open will be held at the Country Club in Brookline, Massachusetts. When it comes to iconic sporting grounds in Boston, The Country Club in Brookline is right up there with any other historic sporting arena as a place where great sports history has been made. It was also here in 1999 that the Ryder Cup became a mainstream spectacle sport, and it was also here in 1913 that the most famous outsider win in golf history occurred when an unknown 20-year-old amateur named Francis Ouimet triumphed.
Compared to many modern courses, the greens of the Country Club are very small averaging only 4,388 square feet. This is fairly unusual for a 70 par course, but nothing that should present a problem for most. Still, the course has recently been rerouted and redesigned, with the USGA and the club working together to make things more competitive. The sequence between the fourth and fourteenth holes has shifted noticeably, creating big changes in both short and long-distance play.
Currently, Scottie Scheffler is the favourite to win the tournament, with Jon Rahm, Rory McIlroy and Justin Thomas not far behind in the odds. Jon Rahm is the defending champion, and many would back him to finish high in the rankings once more here.
As the current world number one ranked player, many expect Scheffler to win, but despite a brilliant start to the season, he’s fallen off in the last few weeks. Since winning the Masters in April, Scheffler has failed to perform, recently disappointing in the PGA Championship. In his last three events, he’s finished fifteenth or worse. Additionally, Scheffler has struggled at the US Open in the past, failing to make the cut twice in four attempts.
Justin Thomas is an interesting pick and currently at odds of +1400. The golfer will be attempting to win his second golf major of the season after beating Will Zalatoris for the Wanamaker Trophy. Thomas came back from odds as low as +25000 at the PGA Championship and could put in a similar performance here.
Despite being pipped by Thomas at the PGA Championship, Zalatoris could be a good pick to bounce back here at the US Open. The 27-year-old made history recently, becoming the second golfer to finish in the top ten in five of his first eight tournaments. He’s a big outsider at +2800, but there’s definite value here if you like betting on an underdog. Zalatoris’ main flaw is his putting, but that definitely looked improved during the PGA Championship, and he could finally pull off a major win here.