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The 2022 US Open Golf Championship will be the 122nd edition of this great event. It wil take place at the Country Club At Brookline in Massachusetts on the 16th June, with a full field of 156 players looking to write themselves into the history books and win one of Golf’s four Major titles. Below we take you through the US Open, with a look at the history, the course and the world’s top professionals who are likely to feature in this event, which was won last year by Jon Rahm at Torrey Pines. Plus we pick ou a few selections to back, with our friends at Boylesport, who are offering a massive 11 places on the event!
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The U.S. Open Championship is the third Major of the year and our friends at Boylesport will be continuing their excellent coverage of the event, with multiple markets available each day, the best pricing around and extra places available for those backing pre-event.
With eleven places available on the US Open and a Bet £10 – Get £20 sign-up offer, it pays to look further down the tournament for extra value, alongside an outright pick. With that in mind, check three of our picks below, worth looking to back, as an outright and each-way selections.
For the Outright, Rory McIlory, is ticking the majority of boxes at 9/1, with the Northern Irishman coming into this event off the back of a win in the RBC Canadian Open, heading the field by 2 strokes. He has been strong in Majors this year too, with a 2nd in the Masters and an 8th in the PGA Championship, whilst statistically leading the Tour in SG: Tee-to-Green and adjusted scoring. He ended his Canadian win, with a round of 62 last Sunday and if he continues in that vein, he will be tough to beat.
The first of two longer priced, each-way selections is Corey Conners at 40/1. The Canadian finished sixth in the RBC Canadian Open last week and actually matched Rory McIlroy’s round of 62 on the Sunday, as he finished his home event in style. He has placed in the Top 20 in five of the last eight events played, including three Top 10’s and ranks 4th on Tour for Greens In Regulation, 13th in Scoring Average and 19th in Shots Gained: Total. If he continues his upward trend here, he is very likely to feature.
The second of two each-way picks is Mexican, Abraham Ancer at 50/1. Although form has been a little up and down for the former FedEx St Jude Invitational winner, he has grabbed a Top 10 in two Majors, including the recent PGA Championship. His biggest strength is his Driving Accuracy, for which he ranks 3rd on Tour and on a tight track like Brookline, this could well be a boon. He has room to improve, but he has the right mentality for Majors and could well feature on Sunday, with the big price worthy of some interest.
US Open Golf Championship Form Guide
The current World Number 1 and joint favourite for the event is Scottie Scheffler, with the American in fine form this year, winning three of his last eight events, including the U.S. Masters at August National, when three strokes clear of the field.
It’s not diffcult to see why he ranks at the top of the pile and leads the FedEx standings, when he ranks 2nd on Tour for Greens In Regulation (GIR), 3rd in Birdie Average and 5th in Putting Average. he is the very definition of a “machine” at the moment and if he is on his game, he will be almost impossible to beat.
One man who will fancy their chances is the other joint favourite and current World Number 2, Jon Rahm. The Spaniard won this event last year, beating Louis Oosthuizen by a stroke at Torrey Pines and has two events wins since, taking the Tour Championship and the Mexico Open last month. He picked up a Top 10 finish at the Memorial Tourament a fortnight ago and will be raring to go, as he lookes to defend his title.
His all-round game is super strong and he leads the Tour in SG: Off The Tee and ranks 5th for SG: Total, which is no mean feat and is helped by leading the Tour for GIR and 5th placed ranking for Driving Distance. It really would not be a surprise to see Rahm and Scheffler being the final pairing on Sunday.
The betting market usually reflects form well and thats no different, when you see the trio of players just behind the aforementioned two. Collin Morikawa won the Open Championship last year and despite fluctuating form, a fifth at the U.S. Masters showed he is clearly a big game player. Statistically he ranks highly in Driving Accuracy and Scoring Average and SG: Approach The Green, with that consistency key to his successes so far..
The next of our five is Aussie, Cameron Smith, who has won twice this year, including the Players Championship and T3 in the recent U.S. Masters. It surely looks a case of when, rather than if, the mullet haired star wins a Major and this looks a course that will suit his game.
Lastly, Northern Ireland’s very own Rory McIlroy looks back to his best this year, having placed 2nd at Augusta and then 8th in the USPGA Championship. He may not have won this year, but he keeps knocking at the door and off the back of those strong Major performances, the man from Holywood, County Down could bag a fifth major and second US Open title.
US Open Golf Championship Trends and Betting Insight
It can be difficult picking through the 156 player field, but there are some general trends within the US Open that offer a little help in whittling down the list of potential players to back for the event.
Dating back to 2010, nine of the last eleven winners of the US Open Golf Championship have resided in the World’s Top 25 ranked players. Experience of this event is crucial too, with all previous winners since 2010, previously finishing in the Top 25 in this tournament, while nine of those had played at least three US Open’s before winning.
As well as experience, form of sorts does play a key role, with nine of those eleven previous victors, winning an event on Tour within the current season or in the season prior. This can help to a degree, while previous performances in the Farmers Insurance Open can also be a guide, with this event played at Torrey Pines every year. Looking at that event alone, suggests Spaniard Jon Rahm could be a dark horse for the tournament, having won the Farmers event in 2017 and runner-up in 2020.
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Who Won the 2021 Event?
Spaniard Jon Rahm won the event, with a late surge to beat South African golfer, Louis Oosthuizen to the title. Rahm birdied the final two holes of the tournament to take the victory and the coveted prize.
US Open Golf Championship Defending Champions
Defending champions have had a tough time trying to retain their title, with only three players in the history of the event winning back to back US Open’s: Brooks Koepka (2017,2018), Curtis Strange (1988, 1999) and one Willie Anderson, who is the only player to win three in a row (1903,1904, 1905). Anderson himself also joins Bobby Jones, Ben Hogan and Jack Nicklaus as four-time winners.
And it’s not great for runners-up either, with Phil Mickelson missing out on the top spot by one place on six occasions!
What are the Best US Open betting markets?
Outside of the Outright winner market, there are plenty of interesting betting options on the US Open, with the Each-way market a valuable option for bettors looking for bigger odds. A lot of bookmakers offer extended places for these events, with some offering as many as 10 places prior to the tournament, giving players more betting options from the 156 man field.
Over interesting markets are the Three-Ball Market usually attributed to the first and second rounds. These basically create a mini competition between the players of the various groupings throughout the opening few days, with players betting on who scores the lowest round of the group (usually 3 players). This gives bettors an extra dynamic to the betting on the tournament, with the focus away from the top players.
Other bets include a Top 20 Finish at the end of a tournament, a Make The Cut bet, for a player to qualify for the weekend’s play and The Top American, European or British player market, which narrows the field by nationality or region, through to Prop bets on everything from a Hole In One being scored to a player Parring every single hole in a round. In the week prior to the US Open, it is wise to keep an eye on your favourite bookmaker for specials and enhancements to further the value of your selections
The US Open Golf Championship History
The first ever US Open Golf Championship was played in one day on October 4, 1895 over 36 holes at the Newport Country Club in Newport, Rhode Island. Just eleven players entered the event, with ten pros and an amatuer. The first ever winner was Englishman Horace Rawlins, which started a period of British dominance in the event, winning all editions through to 1911, when John McDermott became the first ever “home” champion.
The American domination has continued throughout, ever since, with the remaining 104 editions of the US Open to 2020, won just 19 times by non-American players, with South Africa winning five tournaments, via Gary Player, Ernie Els and Retief Goosen
The Country Club at Brookline
Known simply as “The Country Club” and located in Brookline, Massachusetts, this is venue is one of five founding clubs that helped to set up the United States Golf Association, with the golf played here in 1893, when six holes were originally built by Willie Campbell
It took a while for the course to grow, but now houses a total of 27 holes, split into three nine-hole courses called Squirrel, Clyde and Primrose. A combination of holes from these three smaller track, makes up the Championship course that will be used for this years U.S. Open tournament. The first ever event held here was the U.S. Women’s Amateur event, back in 1902 and this will be the fourteenth time, the course has been used for a large tournament, with this being the fourth ever U.S. Open to be held here, having previously hosted in 1913, 1963 and 1988.
The course is probably most famous for its hosting of the Ryder Cup in 1999, which was labelled the “battle of Brookline” due to rather contentious behaviour by the US team during the match and rather unsavoury behaviour by the gallery, which met with widespread condemnation.
For the 2022 U.S. Open, the course will change slightly, with a Par 4 hole, replaced by a Par 3, thus changing from the usual Par 71, to a Par of 70 and playing to around 7,312 yards.
US Open Betting Tips FAQ
- Who are the best bookies for the US Open Golf Championship tournament?
The majority of bookmakers tend to offer plenty of enhancements and extra places on the US Open Golf Championship, but in particular, the likes of Boylesport, Sky Bet, Paddy Power and bet365 tend to go that extra mile for bettors, offering the most extra places compared to other bookmakers, along with plenty of other markets and prop bets on the event. In the week leading up to the tournament, these bookmakers also offer enhanced specials on the biggest names involved in the event
- How can I watch the US Open Golf Championship in the UK?
The US Open Golf Championship is usually shown live on Sky Sports Golf in the UK and Ireland, with the BBC showing highlights of the event too. Coverage is also available on radio across the BBC, while most bookmakers and news outlets will have rolling updates on their website, with the likes of bet365 potentially offering live streaming via their website.
- Who is the favourite to win the 2021 US Open Golf Championship
The joint favourite to win the event at the time of writing are Scottie Scheffler and Jon Rahm (12/1). The players are World Ranked 1 and 2, with Scheffler recently winnng the Masters at August National, while Jon Rahm, who recently won the Mexico Open is looking to regain the title, he won last year. Behind those: Collin Morikawa, Justin Thomas, Rory McIlroy and Cameron Smith, all wait in the wings.
- Where is the US Open Golf Championship held?
The US Open Golf Championship will be held at the Championship course at The Country Club, Brookline, Massachusetts and will be the fourth time this course has hosted the event, since Curtis Strange beat Nick Faldo in a play-off back in 1988. The course is made of a combination of holes from three nine-hole courses, called Squirrel, Clyde and Primrose.