2017 U.S. Open betting odds update: One week to Erin Hills

Jun 2, 2017; Dublin, OH, USA; Dustin Johnson tees off on the tenth hole during the second round of The Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide golf tournament at Muirfield Village Golf Club. Mandatory Credit: Joe Maiorana-USA TODAY Sports
Jun 2, 2017; Dublin, OH, USA; Dustin Johnson tees off on the tenth hole during the second round of The Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide golf tournament at Muirfield Village Golf Club. Mandatory Credit: Joe Maiorana-USA TODAY Sports /

With Erin Hills one week away, Dustin Johnson is still drawing as the U.S. Open betting favorite.

Last month, we took an early look at the betting favorites for the U.S. Open at Erin Hills. While it’s never too early to see who the smart money is on, we’re now just one week away from the year’s second major. With just this week’s FedEx St. Jude Classic left to add players to the field, there won’t likely be much movement in the lines.

As it was last time, these odds have been provided to us by GolfOdds.com. We are providing them solely for informational and entertainment purposes. That being said, if you’re of age and in a market where this type of thing is legal, by all means, feel free to throw a few dollars down with these lines in mind.

The following odds were updated on June 6th, 2017. Let’s take a look at some of the more notable updates.

Top ten players remain the same, with Spieth, Fowler on the rise.

While you’re not likely to find the most creative bets at the top, there’s a reason these numbers are in place. Most of the time, smart money finds the favorites for a reason. The top ten players in the field this week are the same, with some movement in the numbers.

Jordan Spieth US Open Betting
Jun 4, 2017; Dublin, OH, USA; Jordan Spieth tees off on the ninth hole during the final round of The Memorial Tournament golf tournament at Muirfield Village Golf Club. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports /
  1. Dustin Johnson – 13/2
  2. Jordan Spieth – 10/1
  3. Rory McIlroy – 12/1
  4. Jason Day – 12/1
  5. Rickie Fowler – 15/1
  6. Hideki Matsuyama – 20/1
  7. Jon Rahm – 20/1
  8. Justin Rose – 20/1
  9. Sergio Garcia – 25/1
  10. Adam Scott – 25/1
  11. Henrik Stenson – 25/1

Spieth’s odds remain the same from last month, but strong showings at the Dean & Deluca Invitational and the Memorial Tournament allowed him to overtake Rory McIlroy in second place.

Meanwhile, the Ulsterman was forced to withdraw from both the BMW PGA Championship and the Memorial while rehabbing a rib injury. He says he’s good to go for Erin Hills, but that has definitely affected his standing here.

Rickie Fowler, fresh off a tie for second at Muirfield Village, and no longer flying solo, is in a good place heading into his ninth U.S. Open. He’s missed the cut in each of the last two years, but at 15/1, you’re not going to find a player more on the rise.

Recent worldwide winners are still finding longer odds at Erin Hills.

One of the biggest things to look for in odds setting is a player’s recent form. It makes sense, then, that there’s no better find than recent winners. When it comes to the year’s toughest major, though, that isn’t always enough.

Surprise winners Si Woo Kim (The PLAYERS) and Billy Horschel (AT&T Byron Nelson) are going off at 125/1 and 100/1, respectively. Dean & Deluca Invitational champion Kevin Kisner fares better at 60/1. Jason Dufner, with his victory at the Memorial Tournament, is up to 50/1.

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One of the more interesting picks in the field next week is Alex Noren, also at 50/1. The 34-year-old is ranked No. 8 in the world, despite playing just five tournaments in the United States this year. He took the BMW PGA Championship with a blistering Sunday 62 at Wentworth, and bounced back from an opening 75 to finish T-15 at last week’s Nordea Masters.

Noren missed his last three U.S. Open cuts, but has been playing some stellar golf this year. If any dark horse can topple Dustin Johnson, it could easily be him.

Sectional qualifiers for the U.S. Open feature big names, longer odds.

On Monday, sectional qualifiers for the U.S. Open took place all over the country. Known as the “longest day in golf”, about half of the tournament field typically comes from these events. While anybody with a low enough handicap (no higher than 1.4) can try their hand, many of these spots end up going to pros who haven’t otherwise qualified. This year is no different.

Steve Stricker US Open Betting
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Steve Stricker, who lobbied the USGA for an exemption in his home state of Wisconsin, got in the hard way on Monday. At 100/1, he faces some of the longer odds among the notable names now in the field. Here’s a quick look at the Monday qualifiers.

Keegan Bradley, Bryson DeChambeau, Stewart Cink, Peter Uihlein – 200/1

Harris English, Jordan Niebrugge – 250/1

Andrew “Beef” Johnston – 300/1

Stewart Hagestad (low amateur at The Masters) – 1000/1

Action is heating up on and off the course with the U.S. Open just around the corner. Who is your money on at Erin Hills?

Next: Who is in the U.S. Open field?

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