2020 U.S. Open Updated Odds and Market Insights: Dustin Johnson, Justin Thomas and Phil Mickelson Getting Plenty of Support

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Sep 16, 2020, 04:04 PM EDT

The betting market for the 2020 U.S. Open is starting to become clearer by the minute and, believe it or not, Tiger Woods is not going to be the most popular bet on the board at Winged Foot.

Despite the tempting 45-1 odds on Tiger at DraftKings, it seems that bettors don’t trust The Big Cat’s form heading into what should be a challenging weekend in New York. Things could change as more and more money comes into the market, but right now it looks like Tiger will only be the fifth or sixth most popular outright bet at the U.S. Open, while FantasyLabs projects Woods’ ownership to be around 5-8% in DFS this weekend.

So if not Tiger, then who?

Despite having the shortest odds in the field at +850 ($10 bet wins $85), Dustin Johnson is currently the most popular play at DraftKings. The World No. 1 accounts for 9% of the total handle and 6% of the total bets in the outright market.

Johnson is one of two golfers, along with Jon Rahm (+900), with single-digit odds at Winged Foot. Rahm is also getting a considerable amount of support in the market, accounting for 6% of DK’s total handle and 4% of their total bets.

The second-most popular bet in terms of both handle and total bets is the third-choice, Justin Thomas, who sits at +1400 on Wednesday afternoon.

Johnson, Thomas and Rahm are joined by a few of the other favorites like Collin Morikawa (+1800), Xander Schauffele (+1500) and Rory McIlroy (+1700) in the betting popularity contest.

The only real longshot at the top of the list is Phil Mickelson (+9000), who not only accounts for 4% of the total bets at DraftKings but also 7% of the total handle. Needless to say that a Mickelson upset at Winged Foot would be bad news for bookmakers across the country.

Here are the most popular outright bets, in terms of both handle and number of tickets at DraftKings:

Player % Handle % Bets
Dustin Johnson (+850) 9% 6%
Justin Thomas (+1400) 8% 6%
Phil Mickelson (+9000) 7% 4%
Xander Schauffele (+1500) 6% 5%
Jon Rahm (+900) 6% 4%
Collin Morikawa (+1800) 5% 5%
Rory McIlroy (+1700) 4% 3%
Tiger Woods (+4500) 4% 4%
Bryson Dechambeau (+2500) 4% 3%
Tony Finau (+3300) 4% 3%
Daniel Berger (+3300) 3% 3%
Matthew Wolff (+8000) 3% 3%
Webb Simpson (+2800) 3% 3%

A couple of other notable market insights from DraftKings:

  • Thomas Pieters has received some industry buzz as a potential sleeper and that is showing up in the betting market. According to DK, the Big Belgian has taken the most money in any matchup bet on the board. Pieters is currently -134 over Mike Lorenzo-Vera and is all the way out at +22500 to win the U.S. Open.
  • The two most popular First-Round Leader bets in terms of tickets are Tony Finau (+4500) and Brendon Todd (+7000). Finau is always a popular bet across all markets in these big events but it may surprise some casual bettors to see Todd’s name at the top of this list. More seasoned golf punters would point out that “The ToddFather” is a card-carrying member of the Thursday Club on the PGA TOUR. Nobody loves a hot start like Todd lately.
  • If you ever wanted to see how public perception can influence the betting market, look no further than Patrick Reed. Reed is expected to be one of the most chalky DFS plays according to FantasyLabs’ projected ownership tool, but is not getting that same kind of support in the betting market.

Updated 2020 U.S. Open Odds


Odds as of Wednesday at 3:20 p.m. ET and via DraftKings. Get up to a $1,000 sign-up bonus at DraftKings today or see more offers and reviews for the best online sportsbooks.


Player Odds
Dustin Johnson +850
Jon Rahm +900
Justin Thomas +1400
Xander Schauffele +1500
Rory McIlroy +1700
Collin Morikawa +1800
Bryson Dechambeau +2500
Webb Simpson +2800
Daniel Berger +3300
Patrick Reed +3300
Patrick Cantlay +3300
Tony Finau +3300
Tommy Fleetwood +3500
Tyrrell Hatton +3500
Hideki Matsuyama +4000
Jason Day +4000
Justin Rose +4000
Tiger Woods +4500
Adam Scott +4500
Paul Casey +6000
Matthew Fitzpatrick +6000
Viktor Hovland +6000
Harris English +7000
Rickie Fowler +7000
Sungjae Im +8000
Matthew Wolff +8000
Billy Horschel +8000
Kevin Kisner +8000
Abraham Ancer +8500
Phil Mickelson +9000
Louis Oosthuizen +9000
Gary Woodland +9000
Cameron Champ +10000
Sergio Garcia +10000
Mackenzie Hughes +11000
Jason Kokrak +11000
Shane Lowry +11000
Sebastian Munoz +11000
Joaquin Niemann +11000
Alexander Noren +11000
Ryan Palmer +11000
Ian Poulter +11000
Chez Reavie +11000
Jordan Spieth +11000
Brendon Todd +11000
Bubba Watson +11000
Brian Harman +11000
Martin Kaymer +15000
Matt Kuchar +15000
Si Woo Kim +15000
Cameron Smith +15000
Kevin Streelman +15000
Byeong Hun An +16000
Corey Conners +16000
Thomas Detry +16000
Lanto Griffin +16000
Rasmus Hojgaard +16000
Charles Howell III +16000
Zach Johnson +16000
Kevin Na +16000
Matthias Schwab +16000
Henrik Stenson +16000
Will Zalatoris +16000
Erik van Rooyen +16000
Michael Lorenzo-Vera +17500
Christiaan Bezuidenhout +20000
Keegan Bradley +22500
Joel Dahmen +22500
Adam Hadwin +22500
Mark Hubbard +22500
Marc Leishman +22500
Thomas Pieters +22500
Matt Wallace +22500
Lee Westwood +22500
Bernd Wiesberger +22500
Brandon Wu +22500
Chesson Hadley +30000
Justin Harding +30000
Sam Horsfield +30000
Brandt Snedeker +30000
Danny Willett +30000
Rafa Cabrera-Bello +30000
Lucas Glover +30000
Max Homa +40000
Romain Langasque +40000
Danny Lee +40000
Tom Lewis +40000
Adam Long +40000
Robert MacIntyre +40000
Graeme McDowell +40000
Troy Merritt +40000
Victor Perez +40000
J.T. Poston +40000
Davis Riley +40000
Steve Stricker +40000
Andy Sullivan +40000
Connor Syme +40000
Michael Thompson +40000
Paul Barjon +50000
Chan Kim +60000
Tyler Duncan +60000
Ryan Fox +60000
Lucas Herbert +60000
Jim Herman +60000
Lee Hodges +60000
Shugo Imahira +60000
Ryo Ishikawa +60000
Stephan Jaeger +60000
Jazz Janewattananond +60000
Matt Jones +60000
Takumi Kanaya +60000
Kurt Kitayama +60000
Curtis Luck +60000
Adrian Otaegui +60000
Renato Paratore +60000
Taylor Pendrith +60000
Eddie Pepperell +60000
Andrew Putnam +60000
Greyson Sigg +60000
Sung Kang +60000
Davis Thompson +60000
Sami Välimäki +60000
Jimmy Walker +60000
Paul Waring +60000
Richy Werenski +60000
Daniel Balin +60000
Ricky Castillo +110000
Chun-An Yu +110000
Cole Hammer +110000
Scott Hend +110000
Cole Hammer +110000
Scott Hend +110000
Marty Jertson +110000
Dan McCarthy +110000
Lukas Michel +110000
Shaun Norris +110000
Andy Ogletree +110000
John Pak +110000
Andy Ogletree +110000
John Pak +110000
JC Ritchie +110000
Eduard Rousaud +110000

 

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