U.S. Open 2020 Odds: Betting On More Bogeys Than Birdies
The U.S. Open returns to Winged Foot Golf Club just outside New York City. The venue was the site of the 2006 U.S. Open and Phil Mickelson’s double-bogey on the 72nd hole to finish +6 and 1-shot behind the winner.
Incredibly, 50-year-old Phil Mickelson is co-leader in money bet to win this week so far at DraftKings. I’ll update more prior to the event and Thursday’s opening round, but I chipped in come initial coverage and updates at TheLines in my coverage and odds to win the U.S. Open.
Player profiles to follow along with more information you can bet on and picks to win with head-to-head match-ups of interest. Those posted match-ups on these pages are 9-4 since the PGA Tour restart in June.
Tournament favorite Dustin Johnson (+850) won the recent Tour Championship at East Lake and is followed by John Rahm (+900) in odds to win the 2020 U.S. Open (DraftKings). Those two are currently the top two players in the Official World Golf Rankings.
2020 U.S. OPEN GOLF ODDS
70/1 to 80/1: Fowler, Oosthuizen, English, Im, Todd Wolff
85/1 to 100/1: Woodland, Horschel, Kaymer, Kisner, Ancer, Mickelson
110/1 to 125/1: Champ, Garcia, Hughes, Kokrak, Lowry, Munoz, Niemann, Noren, Palmer, Poulter, Reavie, Spieth, Watson
U.S. OPEN: COURSE AND TOURNAMENT INFORMATION
- Course: Winged Foot Golf Club
- Location: Mamaroneck, New York
- Date: Sept. 17-20, 2020
- Par: 70 / Yardage 7,477
- Purse: $12.5 Million / Winner $2.25 Million
- Fairways: Poa Annua and Bentgrass
- Rough: Bluegrass / ryegrass / Poa annua / bentgrass
- Greens: : Poa annua (80%) / bentgrass (20%)
- TV: Golf Channel and NBC (Sat-Sun)
- Live Streaming: NBCports.com. NBC Sports App, USGA Streaming App with live coverage and 30 minute daily recap
- Twitter: @usopengolf
This year’s US Open is at Winged Foot is the quintessential test with very thick rough just off the fairways and tougher scoring conditions. No major championship since the 2006 US Open at Winged Foot has played tougher as there were less than 1.8 birdies per round.
Winged Foot was designed by A. W. Tillinghast in 1923. The course lost 20-25 trees due to Tropical Storm Isaias in August, but that’s not reflected in this hole-by-hole flyover video of the course. There are just two holes where water comes into play (15 and 16), and 76 sand bunkers that can catch balls that miss the fairway or greens.
From 2016-2018, Gil Hanse recaptured the original contours and size of the greens through a design and restoration project that included rebuilt greens, bunkers and new back tees on seven holes to extend the yardage for this year’s US Open to 7,477 yards.
Winged Foot has always presented a difficult challenge when hosting the US Open, as only two players out of 750 that have competed have broke par.
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