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US Open Championship 2020 Predictions & Tips

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The 120th U.S. Open Golf Championship takes place at the Winged Foot Golf Club in Mamaroneck, New York from September 17, having been rescheduled from its regular June slot after the PGA Tour was placed on hiatus.

U.S. Open Championship 2020 (17th – 20th September)

The 120th U.S. Open Golf Championship takes place at the Winged Foot Golf Club in Mamaroneck, New York on September 17th – 20th, having been rescheduled from its regular June slot, after the PGA Tour was placed on hiatus.

The event will be played on the West course of the Winged Foot GC, playing some 7,477 yards to a Par 70, as Gary Woodland looks to retain his 2019 title, in which he stopped Brooks Koepka from sealing three successive victories. This is the first US Open the course has hosted since 2006, when Geoff Ogilvy won with a score of +5, in one of the craziest endings ever witnessed on the final day. If we can have something as exciting as that event, fans will be in for a treat!

U.S. Open Prediction & Tips: Top Pick

It’s difficult to exclude world number one, Dustin Johnson, the FedEx and Tour Championship winner, considering his form. The American is red hot at the moment, with the last four events seeing him finish: T2nd ,1st, 2nd and 1st.

Unsurprisingly, the tour stats also back up his results: he currently resides 7th in Birdies, 8th in Scoring Average, 11th SG: Off the Tee and 9th SG: Tee to Green, oh and third in Putting Average. He is as close to a machine as there is on tour now and it would not be a surprise to see him blow the competition away, especially if he gets a strong opening round, under his belt.

U.S. Open Prediction & Tips: Value Potential

With so many top players in this event, finding genuine value is a lot tougher, as is demonstrated by the two selections here. First up is Webb Simpson, a regular on the list over the last few months and a man who rarely lets backers down.

A previous winner of this event in 2012, Simpson has looked positive in his play, since the restart and lead the tour in adjusted scoring, par-4 scoring, putts per GIR and bogey avoidance, which Is quite the feat. A win, three top 10’s and two top 20’s in the last eight events, show a consistency that bodes well around this course.

Our next selection is Tony Finau, who has finished in the top 10 on four occasions, in the last seven events, including a fifth in the BMW Championship. He enjoys the big events and boasts a record of eight top 15 finishes in Majors. He ranks 11th SG: Tee to Green and 21st in SG Approach the Green and 23rd in Putting Average. Strong claims if he brings his A-game.

U.S. Open Prediction & Tips: Outsider

For the outsider selection, we go for Harris English, who comes in at a nice 60/1 shot for the event. His form arguably belies his pricing, with a second in the Northern Trust, amongst a run of six top 20 finishes in the last eight events. He ranks 18th in both SG: Putting and SG: Tee to Green, while 3rd in Bogey Avoidance. Form looks good and he could go close. Well worth some each-way backing.