2023 U.S. Open Odds, Picks: Hideki and Cam fit LACC

Hideki Matsuyama, 2022 AT&T Byron Nelson,Mandatory Credit: Raymond Carlin III-USA TODAY Sports
Hideki Matsuyama, 2022 AT&T Byron Nelson,Mandatory Credit: Raymond Carlin III-USA TODAY Sports /

The third Major of the year has arrived so let’s take a look at some of my favorite betting picks to win the 2023 U.S. Open at Los Angeles Country Club.

Note: **All odds are a general consensus of a player’s outright and Top 10 number for this week’s U.S. Open and are subject to change.**

2023 U.S. Open: The Best Bets for LACC

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Hideki Matsuyama, 2023 U.S. Open, Los Angeles Country Club, (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images) /

Outright Winner / Top 10 Finish

Cameron Smith (+3000 / +240)

The Australian stud Smith is a threat on any property he comes to. His scintillating final round 64 at last year’s British Open gave him his 1st major, but Smith has had close finishes at other majors (T9 at the PGA this year, T2 at the 2020 Masters, T4 at the 2015 U.S Open).

One of the great iron players in the world, expect the LIV Golf star Smith to navigate the 5 par 3s and maintain his sharp putting prowess in LA.

Hideki Matsuyama (+4500 / +450)

Hideki rolls into the week in good form, off the heels of a T16 at the Memorial, T29 at the PGA Championship, and T23 at the AT&T Byron Nelson.

At the 2022 U.S. Open, Matsuyama made a final round charge to capture solo 4th. A big game hunter, the 2021 Masters champion thrives in majors and seems to be fully recovered from a nagging neck injury.

Hideki ranks #6th on TOUR in “Scrambling” and #21 in “Strokes Gained – Total”, 2 key metrics to lean on in Tinseltown.

Sungjae Im (+5000 / +450)

The South Korean ace checks most of the boxes for a player to succeed at a tough track.

Finding fairways will be paramount, and Im ranks #16 on TOUR in “Driving Accuracy”.

Sungjae has been a tad off recently, but the numbers suggest a bounce back, as he’s ranked #16 in “Strokes Gained – Total”, #14 in “Birdie Average”, and #9 on “Approaches from 225-250 Yards” which is the distance range of most of the par 3s this weekend.

Wyndham Clark (+8500 / +700)

Clark is simply playing the best golf of his career. After picking up his 1st PGA win at the Wells Fargo Championship in May, Wyndham has been a staple on leaderboards all season.

The #10 golfer in the FedEx Cup standings is ranked 12th on TOUR in “Scoring Average”, #18 in “Par 4 Scoring”, and 26th in “Greens in Regulation”. Clark is full of confidence, making him an intriguing longshot gamble at the U.S. Open.

Russell Henley (+11000/ +850)

The Georgia native sits at #32 in the FedEx Cup Standings and is quietly assembling a nice season.

Ranked #1 in “Driving Accuracy” Henley plays from the fairways more than anyone on TOUR. He’s also ranked #9 in “Proximity” so his iron and wedges have been dialed in.

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If the putter can be neutral, dare I say hot, Henley can vault up the leaderboard in LA and is worth a small wager at those odds.