Johnson Leads Spieth, McIlroy on 2017 U.S. Open Odds

Johnson Leads Spieth, McIlroy on 2017 U.S. Open Odds


Johnson Leads Spieth, McIlroy on 2017 U.S. Open Odds

Dustin Johnson broke through with his first victory at a major tournament in the U.S. Open at Oakmont Country Club last year. With the event moving to Erin Hills this year Johnson is set as the betting favorite on the odds to win the U.S. Open over Jordan Spieth and Rory McIlroy.

Johnson is the +750 favorite on the 2017 U.S. Open odds, after he topped the trio of Jim Furyk, Shane Lowry, and Scott Piercy by three strokes at the tournament last year. Johnson followed up that result by finishing ninth at the British Open and missing the cut at the PGA Championship, and missed the Masters in April after injuring his back in a staircase accident.

Overall, though, Johnson has finished in the Top 10 in six of his last eight appearances at a major tournament on the PGA Tour, and has finished among the top four golfers at the U.S. Open in each of the past three years – he was tied for fourth at the tournament at Pinehurst in 2014 and he was tied for second at Chambers Bay in 2015, one stroke back of winner Spieth.

Spieth is set at +1200 on the U.S. Open odds for this year, and he's cooled down at major tournaments since a run between the 2015 Masters and the 2016 Masters that saw him finish first, first, fourth, second, and second in majors. Spieth tied for 37th place at the U.S. Open last year, and was then tied for 30th at the British Open, and tied for 13th at the PGA Championship. Spieth fared slightly better at the Masters back in April, finishing in 11th place.

Tied with Spieth at +1200 is Rory McIlroy, who also has one U.S. Open victory on his resume – but that came back in 2011 at Congressional Country Club. Since then McIlroy has missed the cut twice at the tournament – including last year – while also finishing tied for 41st, tied for 23rd, and tied for ninth at the event. McIlroy was tied for seventh place at the Masters in April.

And looking to break through with his first U.S. Open victory this week is Jason Day, who sits at +1400 on the odds. Day has finished ninth or better at the U.S. Open in five of the last six years, including second-place results in both 2011 and 2013. Day ended up in eighth place at the U.S. Open behind Johnson last year, and he was tied for 22nd place at this year's Masters.

Jon Rahm and Rickie Fowler are both at +2000 on the odds to win the U.S. Open, followed by Justin Rose and Sergio Garcia at +2200, and Hideki Matsuyama and Henrik Stenson at +2800. Adam Scott is set at +3000, with Justin Thomas at +3300, and each of Brooks Koepka, Branden Grace, and Thomas Pieters at +4000. Paul Casey, Alex Noren, Charl Schwartzel, and Louis Oosthuizen round out the top of the U.S. Open odds at a line of +5000.