The U.S. Open is chronologically the second of the four major men’s golf championships and runs annually in June, hosted by the United States Golf Association. Golf betting action stays in the USA following the coveted Masters Tournament run in April at Augusta. The US Open of golf is part of the PGA Tour and the European Tour and golfing odds favour players with accurate driving ability.
First run in 1895, the tournament was dominated by British golfers until the U.S. Open golf picks started to open up with the 1911 win by American John J. McDermott. American US Open golf winners now have a stranglehold over the competition. Winners of the U.S. Open from the past decade are fully exempt from qualifying as are both the winner and runner-up from the previous year’s U.S. Amateur. There are plenty of other exemption categories for U.S. Open players including winners of each Masters Tournament, Open Championship and PGA Championship from the last five years and the U.S. Senior Open winner the previous year. The previous year’s U.S. Open results also have an impact with the Top 10 finishers and ties also exempt from the current US Open field.
2017 U.S. OPEN RESULTS
- US Open Golf Dates: June 16 – 19, 2017 (Aust. time)
Location: Erin, Wisconsin
- Edition: 117th
- Par: 72
- Length: 7,823 yards (7,153m)
- Field: 156 Players
- Prize Fund: US$12 million
- 2017 U.S. Open Champion: Brooks Koepka (2017)
The US Open 2017 kicked off from Friday June 16 (AEST) and America’s Dustin Johnson was the defending champion and current World No. 1 in the Official World Golf Ranking. The notoriously tough US Open course looked ideal for Johnson who was out to secure back-to-back US Open golfing titles for the first time since Ben Hogan (1950-51), Hogan having enjoyed a total of four US Open titles also taking out the tournament in 1948 and 1953.
Things went amiss for Johnson right from the First Round however when he was derailed by a double bogey on the par-5 14th. American golfers had won the past two US Opens of golf with Jordan Spieth (2015) defeating Dustin Johnson and Louis Oosthuizen two years ago. Johnson lead early US Open odds at $7 followed by Rory McIllroy ($12) and Spieth ($13), who was at the same golfing odds as Aussie Jason Day ($13). Day and McIllroy were terrible in the First Round however, while the eventual upset US Open Golfing champion Brooks Koepka was tied for fourth after Day 1.
After the second round Koepka was in a four-way tie for first place, the first time four players were leading after the second round since 1974. The second round was full of upsets and for the first time since the Official World Golf Raking was introduced in 1986, the top three ranked golfers all missed the cut – Dustin Johnson, Rory McIllroy and Jason Day out. Koepka was tied after the third round before his incredible final round that saw him tie the U.S. Open Scoring Record. Koepka enjoyed his first career major golf championship by four strokes defeating fellow American Brian Harman and Japan’s Hideki Matsuyama. Another US Open Record of Golf was set when 31 players finished under par.
2017 US OPEN FINAL ROUND RESULTS
|Place||Player||Country||Score||To Par||Prize Money ($US)|
|1st||Brooks Koepka||United States||67-70-68-67=272||−16||2,160,000|
|Tied for 2nd||Brian Harman||United States||67-70-67-72=276||−12||1,052,012|
|Tied for 2nd||Hideki Matsuyama||Japan||74-65-71-66=276|
|Tied for 5th||Rickie Fowler||United States||65-73-68-72=278||−10||420,334|
|Tied for 5th||Bill Haas||United States||72-68-69-69=278|
|Tied for 5th||Xander Schauffele||United States||66-73-70-69=278|
|8th||Charley Hoffman||United States||70-70-68-71=279||−9||336,106|
|Tied for 9th||Trey Mullinax||United States||71-72-69-68=280||−8||279,524|
|Tied for 9th||Brandt Snedeker||United States||70-69-70-71=280|
|Tied for 9th||Justin Thomas||United States||74-69-63-75=280|
US OPEN GOLF ODDS & BET TYPES
US Open betting on the outright winner is the most popular of all golf bet types on the major tournament and odds on the US Open Champion are open before the action kicks off. There are a host of other golfing markets offered across the US Open however with some of the major betting types detailed below.
Match Golf Betting
These are head-to-head golf odds offered on ‘matched players’. For example, Adam Scott v Henrik Stenson, and are based on the US Open golf tournament scheduled. Prices on each player to win, plus juicer odds for a tie can be locked in by fans.
Golfing odds offered on nominated players to finish in a certain position after the US Open results are known. Punters can back a golfer for a: Top 5 Finish, Top 10 Finish or Top 20 Finish.
Top Player Betting
Prices offered on golfers based on their nationality. For example, odds are available on the Top American Player and Top Australian Player.
First Round Leader
Golfing fans can lock in early US Open odds on the First Round Leader.
PAST US OPEN GOLF WINNERS
The list of previous U.S. Open Champions goes back to the tournament’s inauguration in 1895 when Englishman Horace Rawlins took out the title. Scottish golfers dominated the early US Open results until the American players took over from 1911 with John McDermott going back-to-back in 1911-12. The first Australian US Open winner was David Graham in 1981 and an Aussie golfer wouldn’t take out the title again until Geoff Ogilvy in 2006.
The U.S. Open result has been decided by sudden-death, introduced in the 1950s, on three occasions (1990, 1994 and 2008). Four players hold the record of most U.S. Open wins (4): Willie Anderson, Bobby Jones, Ben Hogan and Jack Nicklaus.
Most US Open Championships:
- Willie Anderson (1901, 1903, 1904, 1905)
- Bobby Jones (1923, 1926, 1929, 1930)
- Ben Hogan (1948, 1950, 1951, 1953)
- Jack Nicklaus (1962, 1967, 1972, 1980)
See below for the U.S. Open Winners going back to 2000.
|Year||U.S. Open Champion||Winning Country||Venue||Location||Score||Winning Margin||Runner(s)-up||Winner’s Prizemoney|
|2018||TBD||TBD||Shinnecock Hills Golf Club||Shinnecock Hills, New York||TBD||TBD||TBD||TBD|
|2017||Brooks Koepka||United States||Erin Hills||Erin, Wisconsin||272 (-16)||4 strokes||Hideki Matsuyama (JPN)
Brian Harman (US)
|2016||Dustin Johnson||United States||Oakmont Country Club||Oakmont, Pennsylvania||276 (−4)||3 strokes||Jim Furyk (US)
Shane Lowry (ROI)
Scott Piercy (US)
|2015||Jordan Spieth||United States||Chambers Bay||University Place, Washington||275 (−5)||1 stroke||Dustin Johnson (US)
Louis Oosthuizen (ZA)
|2014||Martin Kaymer||Germany||Pinehurst Resort, Course No. 2||Pinehurst, North Carolina||271 (–9)||8 strokes||Erik Compton (US)
Rickie Fowler (US)
|2013||Justin Rose||England||Merion Golf Club, East Course||Ardmore, Pennsylvania||281 (+1)||2 strokes||Jason Day (AUS)
Phil Mickelson (US)
|2012||Webb Simpson||United States||Olympic Club, Lake Course||San Francisco, California||281 (+1)||1 stroke||Graeme McDowell (NIR)
Michael Thompson (US)
|2011||Rory McIlroy||Northern Ireland||Congressional Country Club, Blue Course||Bethesda, Maryland||268 (–16)||8 strokes||Jason Day (AUS)||1,440,000|
|2010||Graeme McDowell||Northern Ireland||Pebble Beach Golf Links||Pebble Beach, California||284 (E)||1 stroke||Grégory Havret (FR)||1,350,000|
|2009||Lucas Glover||United States||Bethpage State Park, Black Course||Farmingdale, New York[N 1]||276 (–4)||2 strokes||Ricky Barnes (US)
David Duval (US)
Phil Mickelson (US)
|2008||Tiger Woods (3rd title)||United States||Torrey Pines Golf Course, South Course||La Jolla, California[N 2]||283 (–1)||Playoff||Rocco Mediate (US)||1,350,000|
|2007||Ángel Cabrera||Argentina||Oakmont Country Club||Oakmont, Pennsylvania||285 (+5)||1 stroke||Jim Furyk (US)
Tiger Woods (US)
|2006||Geoff Ogilvy||Australia||Winged Foot Golf Club, West Course||Mamaroneck, New York||285 (+5)||1 stroke||Jim Furyk (US)
Phil Mickelson (US)
Colin Montgomerie (SCT)
|2005||Michael Campbell||New Zealand||Pinehurst Resort, Course No. 2||Pinehurst, North Carolina||280 (E)||2 strokes||Tiger Woods (US)||1,170,000|
|2004||Retief Goosen (2nd title)||South Africa||Shinnecock Hills Golf Club||Shinnecock Hills, New York||276 (–4)||2 strokes||Phil Mickelson (US)||1,125,000|
|2003||Jim Furyk||United States||Olympia Fields Country Club, North Course||Olympia Fields, Illinois||272 (–8)||3 strokes||Stephen Leaney (AUS)||1,080,000|
|2002||Tiger Woods (2nd title)||United States||Bethpage State Park, Black Course||Farmingdale, New York[N 1]||277 (–3)||3 strokes||Phil Mickelson (US)||1,000,000|
|2001||Retief Goosen||South Africa||Southern Hills Country Club||Tulsa, Oklahoma||276 (–4)||Playoff||Mark Brooks (US)||900,000|
|2000||Tiger Woods||United States||Pebble Beach Golf Links||Pebble Beach, California||272 (–12)||15 strokes||Ernie Els (ZA)
Miguel Ángel Jiménez (ES)