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2022 U.S. Open Power Rankings: The Top-50 Players in Brookline

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  • The world's best golfers are in Brookline, Mass., this week for the 2022 U.S. Open.
  • Rory McIlroy is the betting favorite and coming off a PGA TOUR win last week, but how does the field shape up behind him?
  • Jason Sobel ranks the top-50 players at The Country Club.
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2022 U.S. Open Odds

Rory McIlroy+1100
Justin Thomas+1200
Jon Rahm+1400
Scottie Scheffler+1400
Cameron Smith+2200
Patrick Cantlay+2200
Xander Schauffele+2200
Jordan Spieth+2500
Will Zalatoris+2500
Collin Morikawa+2800
Matt Fitzpatrick+2800
Sam Burns+2800
Shane Lowry+3300
Tony Finau+3300
Brooks Koepka+4000
Dustin Johnson+4000
Hideki Matsuyama+4000
Joaquin Niemann+4000
Max Homa+4000
Sungjae Im+4000
Viktor Hovland+4000
Billy Horschel+5000
Cameron Young+5000
Corey Conners+5000
Daniel Berger+5000
Tommy Fleetwood+5000
Davis Riley+6600
Justin Rose+6600
Louis Oosthuizen+6600
Mito Pereira+6600
Aaron Wise+8000
Abraham Ancer+8000
Harold Varner III+8000
Keegan Bradley+8000
Patrick Reed+8000
Tyrrell Hatton+8000
Webb Simpson+8000
Bryson DeChambeau+8000
Seamus Power+10000
Talor Gooch+10000
Adam Scott+12500
Gary Woodland+12500
Jason Kokrak+12500
Kevin Na+12500
Russell Henley+12500
Sergio Garcia+12500
Brian Harman+15000
Francesco Molinari+15000
Luke List+15000
Marc Leishman+15000
Sebastian Munoz+15000
Si Woo Kim+15000
Tom Hoge+15000
Adam Hadwin+15000
Alex Noren+20000
K.H. Lee+20000
Phil Mickelson+20000
Thomas Pieters+20000
Branden Grace+25000
Cameron Tringale+25000
Erik van Rooyen+25000
Harris English+25000
Kevin Kisner+25000
Lucas Herbert+25000
Ryan Fox+25000
Sepp Straka+25000
Denny McCarthy+25000
Adri Arnaus+30000
Joel Dahmen+30000
Lanto Griffin+30000
Mackenzie Hughes+30000
Matthew NeSmith+30000
Sam Horsfield+30000
Scott Stallings+30000
Stewart Cink+30000
Victor Perez+30000
Wyndham Clark+30000
Taylor Montgomery+30000
Nick Taylor+35000
Patrick Rodgers+35000
Troy Merritt+35000
Nick Hardy+35000
Adam Schenk+40000
Andrew Novak+40000
Beau Hossler+40000
Danny Lee+40000
Kevin Chappell+40000
Marcel Schneider+40000
Richard Mansell+40000
Thorbjorn Olesen+40000
Wil Besseling+40000
M.J. Daffue+40000
Sebastian Soderberg+40000
Andrew Putnam+50000
Brian Stuard+50000
Callum Tarren+50000
Guido Migliozzi+50000
Joohyung Kim+50000
Kurt Kitayama+50000
Min Woo Lee+50000
Richard Bland+50000
Rikuya Hoshino+50000
Roger Sloan+50000
Sam Stevens+50000
Satoshi Kodaira+50000
Shaun Norris+50000
Erik Barnes+50000
Joseph Bramlett+50000
David Lingmerth+50000
Bo Hoag+75000
Harry Hall+75000
Hayden Buckley+75000
Jinichiro Kozuma+75000
Kalle Samooja+75000
Keita Nakajima+75000
Sean Crocker+75000
Todd Sinnott+75000
Yannik Paul+75000
Chris Gotterup+75000
Chase Seiffert+75000
Adrien Dumont de Chassart+100000
Austin Greaser+100000
Ben Silverman+100000
Brady Calkins+100000
Brandon Matthews+100000
Chris Naegel+100000
Daijiro Izumida+100000
Fred Biondi+100000
Grayson Murray+100000
Isaiah Salinda+100000
James Piot+100000
Jesse Mueller+100000
Jim Furyk+100000
Jonas Blixt+100000
Keith Greene+100000
Laird Shepherd+100000
Luke Gannon+100000
Matt McCarty+100000
Maxwell Moldovan+100000
Michael Thorbjornsen+100000
Nicholas Dunlap+100000
Ryan Gerard+100000
Sam Bennett+100000
Sean Jacklin+100000
Stewart Hagestad+100000
Tomoyaso Sugiyama+100000
Travis Vick+100000
William Mouw+100000
Chan Kim+100000
Ben Lorenz+150000
Charles Reiter+150000
Davis Shore+150000
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BROOKLINE, Mass. – You know the drill by now. I rank the players, you bookmark this link and troll me Sunday evening about all the big misses.

Let’s get right to it. My ranking for this week’s 122nd U.S. Open Championship.

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1. Shane Lowry

Lowry is playing perhaps the best golf of his life and hasn’t finished worse than 35th in a dozen starts this year, gaining more than a stroke against the field in each one of them. His combination of ball striking and soft hands around the greens should have him hanging with the world’s best on this course.

2. Rory McIlroy

It wasn’t just his victory at the RBC Canadian Open this weekend which was so encouraging; it was that his wedge game on a shorter track looked much improved over what we’ve witnessed for a few years now. When he gets hot, he often stays hot – and he’s running as hot as we’ve seen him in a while.

3. Daniel Berger

Injuries have hampered his year to date, but a T5 in his most recent start at the Memorial Tournament should sound the alarms. His ability to keep the ball in play will be paramount to keeping up with the game’s big hitters, but it’s the putter which will be his most important club in the bag.

4. Justin Thomas

Thomas is not only riding a wave of momentum, but he appears confident in all facets of his game, that bogey-bogey finish while in contention on Sunday notwithstanding. Despite being the first-round leader at Winged Foot two years ago, he’s yet to seriously contend at a U.S. Open, but this should be the week.

5. Matt Fitzpatrick

Expect him to be a popular pick this week – and for good reason. He won the 2013 U.S. Amateur on this course, one of the few players who’s played it in competition, and he’s been one of the most consistent performers throughout the year. Often plays his best golf when the winning score is closer in relation to par.

6. Tony Finau

It wasn’t that long ago when he seemed to be struggling with his game, failing to post anything better than a 19th-place finish in his first 10 starts of the year. He’s clearly found something, with top-fives in three of his last five starts, gaining strokes in 18 of the 20 major categories in those events.

7. Jordan Spieth

We remember the victory at Chambers Bay in 2015, but we forget that he’s failed to finish better than 17th in any of his other nine U.S. Open starts. This one should suit his game better, though, at a thinking-man’s type of track where he can plot his way around and maybe show off some Spieth magic around the greens.

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8. Max Homa

He’s finished in the top 25 in his last four starts and a T5 at the Memorial only helped cement the feeling that his prospects might be most dangerous on a more difficult venue. As a player who undeniably looks more confident with every passing week, contending in a major is the next step in his progression as a pro.

9. Scottie Scheffler

It’s a testament to the all-around talent of the world’s No. 1-ranked player that he ranks inside the top-10 on this list, and yet it still feels way too low. Scheffler seems refocused after a missed cut at last month’s PGA Championship, losing in a playoff at Colonial and finishing T-18 this past weekend.

10. Jon Rahm

While he’s been driving it as well as he always does, the rest of his game hasn’t quite looked completely in sync for much of the year. That said, the defending champion owns a built-in advantage. We often talk about players’ length, but his ability to launch his iron shots offers a massive edge.

Hector Vivas/Getty Images. Pictured: Jon Rahm.

11. Patrick Cantlay

His four worst results in the past years have been at big events, but that offers a buy-low opportunity.

12. Xander Schauffele

A top-20 play feels like easy money, as he’s cashed these tickets in 13 of 20 career major starts.

13. Will Zalatoris

This big-game hunter has shown a propensity for playing his best golf in the most important events.

14. Sungjae Im

Im is very quietly flying under the radar entering this week with four straight finishes of 21st or better.

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15. Sam Burns

One of the world’s best players now, but a T20 at the recent PGA Championship remains his best major result.

16. Hideki Matsuyama

He was tough to pinpoint over the past few months, and that was even before a DQ at the Memorial.

17. Collin Morikawa

His pre-tourney odds are creeping toward a must-play number, where he was before each of his two major wins.

18. Aaron Wise

Wise is finally getting priced accordingly after a runner-up at the Memorial, but he still owns a ton of value.

19. Joaquin Niemann

Like Burns, Niemann is ready to take the next step in his career progression with some better major results.

Michael Owens/Getty Images. Pictured: Joaquin Niemann.

20. Cameron Smith

THE PLAYERS Championship winner has the right combo of short game and guile to win a U.S. Open someday.

21. Justin Rose

Rose is fresh off a final-round 60 on Sunday, and there’s some thought that The Country Club could resemble Merion just a bit.

22. Billy Horschel

Says he’s playing the best golf of his life and proved it with a win at the Memorial in his last start.

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23. Cameron Young

This rookie is the prototypical “not flashy, but gets the job done” type of guy who keeps churning out solid results.

24. Talor Gooch

If you find a “Low LIVer” bet, I like taking a chance on perhaps the most surprising defector.

25. Tommy Fleetwood

Once considered a potential U.S. Open champion, his game is starting to come around once again.

26. Dustin Johnson

If any player is going to be unaffected on the course by the commotion of recent events, it’s gotta be DJ.

27. Keegan Bradley

Bradley should be comfortable playing at home in New England in front of so many fans and friends.

28. Brooks Koepka

Koepka has results of 4th-2nd-1st-1st in his last four U.S. Open starts, but he could fall victim to current form.

Andrew Redington/Getty Images. Pictured: Brooks Koepka.

29. Webb Simpson

After getting hot on the weekend at the PGA, he could sneak his way onto this leaderboard, too.

30. Viktor Hovland

Hovland is one of the game’s best ball-strikers, but he’s also literally dead-last in strokes gained around the greens.

31. Louis Oosthuizen

Oosthuizen hasn’t finished outside the top 25 at a U.S. Open in his last seven starts, including a runner-up last year.

32. Corey Conners

World-class ball striker Corey Conners improved by multiple strokes during each round in his native Canada last week.

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33. Abraham Ancer

In a previous generation, Ancer would’ve been the exact type of player who wins a U.S. Open title.

34. Adri Arnaus

Coming off a T30 at last month’s PGA, the world’s second-ranked Spaniard is improving by the week.

35. Harold Varner III

HV3 has the game to stick around on the leaderboard, for the first couple of days, at least.

David Rosenblum/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images. Pictured: Harold Varner III.

36. Alex Noren

Noren is having a very solid, consistent year with six top-20 finishes, his two recent MCs notwithstanding.

37. Davis Riley

Trust this much: Riley is going to be ranked higher than this on most major lists for the next 10 years.

38. Russell Henley

The ball striking is consistently upper-level; if he makes a few putts, he could post some scores.

39. Jason Kokrak

His two best clubs are his driver and his putter, which is always a dangerous combo.

40. Mito Pereira

It would be a great story if he can bounce back from that PGA heartbreaker to contend again this week.

41. Sepp Straka

The Honda Classic winner is a big, strong dude who fits the profile of recent contenders at this event.

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42. Scott Stallings

Back home in his native Massachusetts, he’s at least a solid narrative play for this one.

43. Beau Hossler

Hossler’s game is gradually getting to the point where we’d all thought it would when he contended for a U.S. Open title as an amateur.

44. Brandon Matthews

One of the longest hitters in pro golf – so long that he often doesn’t carry driver because he hits it too far.

45. Thomas Pieters

Pieters has always owned some obvious firepower and has become more consistent in recent years.

46. Taylor Montgomery

Qualifying for last year’s U.S. Open ultimately kept him from a PGA TOUR promotion, but he’s on track this time.

47. Patrick Reed

Before he moves on to LIV Golf, Reed will try to show his game is trending in the right direction.

Pedro Salado/Quality Sport Images/Getty Images. Pictured: Patrick Reed.

48. Kurt Kitayama

Kitayama is one of the more underrated players around and has a great price for some props and matchup bets.

49. Tom Hoge

Hoge is a solid iron player who’s lost a little shine from his early-year performance but can still do some damage.

50. Luke List

Healthy again, he’s trying to make the U.S. Open cut for the first time in six career starts.

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