The 2017 US Open gets underway at Erin Hills in Wisconsin on Friday morning (AEST) and we are set for another very intriguing major.
Dustin Johnson missed The Masters with a back injury, but he is a clear favourite at a quote of $7 to win the US Open from Jordan Spieth ($11), Rory Mcilroy ($11) and Jason Day ($13), while The Masters winner Sergio Garcia is available at a juicy quote of $26.
Can Dustin Johnson win the US Open for the second year in a row or will there be a US Open? We have analysed the entire field and our 2017 US Open tips can be found below.
US Open Best Bets
Dustin Johnson ($7)
The Erin Hills course really does look very well-suited to the game of Dustin Johnson and he goes into the 2017 US Open as a deserving favourite.
His record at the US Open in recent has been nothing short of outstanding and he is an excellent chance to become the first golfer since Curtis Strange in 1989 to win the US Open in back-to-back years.
Johnson sits on top of a number of key statistical indicators on the PGA Tour this year – including driving distance, greens in regulation percentage and shots gained from tee to green – and most importantly he has now proven that he is capable of winning a Major.
Hideki Matsuyama ($26)
Hideki Matsuyama keeps knocking on the door at the Majors and a big tournament win is surely just around the corner.
Matsuyama was thereabouts at The Masters and he is another player that should be suited by the conditions at Erin Hills.
The par 5s are arguably the most important holes on this course and nobody on the PGA Tour has a better record on Par 5s than Matsuyama this season.
Brooks Koepka ($41)
Brooks Koepka is in a similar mould to Matsuyama and has three top ten Major finishes to his name.
Koepka is another golfer that has an excellent record on par 5s and this season he has been one of the most consistent long-drivers on tour.
He really does represent excellent value at the current price of $41.
Pat Perez ($151)
Pat Perez is far from the most consistent player on the USPGA Tour and his record at The Majors isn’t great, but he has shown in the past couple of years that he can compete with the big guns when he is on his game.
Whether he has the mental toughness to win a major is highly debateable, but I think he will be in contention at some point and he is well and truly over the odds at $151.