The 2020 US Open begins on Thursday at Winged Foot Golf Club in Mamaroneck, New York. 144 of the world’s best golfers take on a demanding course with almost impossible greens to putt on.
Tiger Woods has not played well so far in 2020, but that has not stopped bettors from placing bets on the golf legend this weekend. William Hill has reported that they have received the most bets and the most amount of money on Tiger Woods to win the US Open this weekend.
Woods has won 15 major championships in his PGA Tour career, but he has not won the US Open since 2008. Some sportsbooks such as FanDuel have Woods listed at +5500 to win the US Open, but WIlliam Hill has slashed the odds to +4000 due to the large number of bets.
The US Open has traditionally produced some challenging tests for even the best golfers in the world, and scores are expected to be over-par all weekend. The US Open requires golfers to be extremely accurate off the tee, and they must land balls on the right part of the green.
Dustin Johnson is the betting favorite to win the US Open at FanDuel Sportsbook at +800, but Jon Rahm is right behind him at +900. Other notable names at the top include Rory McIlroy, who has won four major golf championships in his career.
The US Open traditionally takes place on the third weekend of June, but the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic forced the postponement.
Can Mickelson Make Amends
Phil Mickelson is one of the most popular players on the PGA Tour, and many golf fans from around the world will be cheering for “Lefty” this weekend. Mickelson is still one win away from completing the career Grand Slam, and he needs to US Open to finish things off.
Mickelson has five career Major tournament wins, but the US Open has always evaded him. The 50-year-old has won the Masters Tournament three times, to go along with a PGA and Open Championship in his illustrious career.
Mickelson has had plenty of success at the US Open, and he has finished in second place a record six times. One of the most notable second-place finishes actually took place at Winged Foot, where this tournament will be held.
The left-hander appeared poised to win the US Open at Winged Foot in 2006, but a double-bogey on the 18th hole caused him to finish one shot behind the winner, Geoff Ogilvy. This will be Mickelson’s first appearance at Winged Foot since that collapse in 2006, and one bettor is hoping that he gets some revenge on the course.
The WestGate SuperBook in Las Vegas hopes that Mickelson does not get his revenge on the US Open as they have reported that he is their largest liability heading into this weekend. Mickelson has been competing on the PGA Tour Champions Tour this summer and won his first start earlier this year.
Current Odds to Win 2020 US Open
The 2020 US Open Odds have changed several times since they opened, but here is where they stand heading into the tournament’s opening round.
Dustin Johnson +800
Jon Rahm +950
Justin Thomas +1200
Xander Schauffele +1400
Collin Morikawa +1600
Rory McIlroy +1800
Bryson DeChambeau +2500
Webb Simpson +2500
Daniel Berger +2800
Patrick Cantlay +2800
Hideki Matsuyama +3300
Jason Day +3300
Patrick Reed +3300
Tommy Fleetwood +3300
Tony Finau +3300
Adam Scott +4000
Tiger Woods +4000
Tyrrell Hatton +4000
Justin Rose +5000
Matthew Fitzpatrick +5000
Everyone Else +5500 or Higher