The US Open Betting Guide 2022
The third major to be played in the golfing calendar year is hotly anticipated and the field is starting to take shape in terms of who is exempt and those that are in the process of qualification. 156 golfers and caddies of the highest order will grace the lush fairways and putting greens where this year the US Open will be hosted for the fourth time by The Country Club, Brookline, Massachusetts. With the onset of the height of summer in New England the four round of 18 holes competition will take place starting from Thursday 16 June and ending Sunday 19 June. Millions of people will be tuning in to watch the 122nd US Open tournament and the numbers of viewers and spectators will increase as the competition closes in on its finale, creating an amazing atmosphere while increasing the pressure on those placed atop the leader board.
Check as the players and their caddies study the lay of the greens and fairways, get caught in bunkers and the rough, or fire a pressure shot within a few feet of the hole to create a birdie chance. There is much to play for with prize money totalling $12,000,000 and the winner holing out for a lofty $2,250,000.
Potential Featured Players at the US Open 2022
A man who knows how to win a US Open having taken the title twice in 2017 and 2018 and finishing runner up in 2019. Koepka has slipped from grace somewhat with a current world ranking of 19 having been world number one for nearly a whole year during 2018. Koepka also has a PGA Championship title against his name from 2018 and 2019. His drop in world rankings may be attributable to injuries that resulted in surgery. So far in 2008 he has played 8 tournaments with his best finish being third, one top ten and missing cuts on three occasions.
The world number 2 is the currently the holder of the US Open, winning last year finishing one shot ahead of Louis Oosthuizen. He is the first European to win since 2014, not to mention the first ever Spanish golfer to achieve this accolade. A tied third position in the Open Championship 2021 was also very respectable. This year he has featured in 8 tour events with one second and third place finish and two further top 10 finishes. Reasonable form but not quite clicking yet, will the US Open re-ignite the magic touch?
A fine golf player who showed tremendous form during 2020 and 2021 helping him rise up his highest world ranking of two. He has dropped back down the third in the world due to an indifferent start to 2022. 2020 and 2021 saw Morikawa win the Open Championship and the PGA Championship, with a solid tied 4th place in last years US Open. Out of seven tournaments played in 2022 he has finished second once and in the top ten twice. Things are yet as fluid as the last two years.
Since winning the US Open back in 2015 and showing great form through to 2017. Speith topped the world rankings for 26 weeks after winning the US Open and having a fine summer. Since then, Speith’s form wavered to the extent he dropped out of the worlds top 50. This was despite still being able to show glimpses of what he could. A return to winning ways last year at the Valero Texas Open and tied third at the Open Championship. Seven starts this year has seen one second place finish but no sign of his qualities and consistency returning just yet.
A PGA Championship win back in 2017 and strong form thereafter saw Justin Thomas rise to the top of the world rankings for five weeks in 2018. Since then he has dropped back to seventh in the world with a fourth place in the 2020 Masters and a victory in the 2021 Players Championship. With seven events under his belt in 2022 there are signs of reasonable consistency with a third place finish and 3 top 10 finishes, without missing any cuts.
Currently the world number 10 Xander has a reasonable liking to the US Open having finished 5th on two occasions in 2017 and 2020. He has finished on the leader board in all the majors in the past with the exception of the PGA Championship. Coming close to challenging for the Masters in 2021 and an Olympic Gold medal Xander needs to rediscover his 2021 form. After 8 events in 2022 there is no sign of this yet with only one third place finish and nothing else in the top ten.
The winner of the US Open in 2020, will Bryson be able to come back and repeat his achievement at Brookline? In 2021 there was a championship win at the Arnold Palmer Invitational but other than that, 2022 has started by Bryson playing four events and not troubling the leader board finishing outside the top ten on each occasion.
Without doubt the current form player in the world and acknowledged by his rise to world number one. Still young at 25 years of age will his recent professional experience help him to move and challenge for one of the majors in 2022? Last year, he was tied seventh in the US Open and going into 2022 he already has three tournament wins out of seven starts including the Arnold Palmer Invitational. The player to watch and if his form continues, how he will handle the greater expectations of the US Open.
A winner of the US Open in 2016 and winner of the Masters in 2020, Dustin Johnson has shown the pedigree in all the majors that he can challenge for the big titles. 2021 saw his second victory at the Saudi International and played in the Ryder Cup winning team. A relatively ambling start to 2022 with three top ten finishes in 6 events played.
We hope you have found our guide to betting at the US Open to be valuable and informative. At this stage you should note some players are still in the qualification phase for the tournament. Those listed in this blog are exempt and have automatic pass to play in the tournament. There will be other opportunities to study their form in the lead up to the US Open, most notably the Masters.