U.S. Open Golf Betting Guide: Analysis and Tips for the 85 Best Golfers

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It’s U.S. Open week, which means we’ll get plenty of footage of professional golfers stumbling around Shinnecock Hills, the 7,400-yard behemoth playing host.

If you’re planning to bet on the carnage, we’ve compiled breakdowns on the 85 best players in the field below (listed in alphabetical order). Each link includes expert analysis, metrics to know, and the best bets to make if you’re particularly bullish on a player.

Dive in and good luck!

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The Highlights

  • Rory McIlroy enters the U.S. Open struggling with his putter, which is bad news at Shinnecock.
  • Tiger Woods is trending in the right direction, but Shinnecock should test the weakest part of his game: his driver.
  • Dustin Johnson is coming into the U.S. Open in brilliant form. He’s the scariest fade in the entire field.

Byeong Hun An

Don’t Overlook Longshot Byeong Hun An at U.S. Open

Kiradech Aphibarnrat

Kiradech Aphibarnrat Is a Risky U.S. Open Bet

Aaron Baddeley

Stay Far, Far Away from Aaron Baddeley at Shinnecock

Daniel Berger

Many Reasons to Fade Daniel Berger at Shinnecock

Keegan Bradley

Keegan Bradley a Better DFS Play Than Bet at Shinnecock

Sam Burns

Meet Sam Burns, a U.S. Open Longshot to Watch

Rafael Cabrera-Bello

Rafa Cabrera-Bello Has Top-20 Upside at Shinnecock

Patrick Cantlay

Patrick Cantlay Figures to Be a Trendy Pick at Shinnecock

Paul Casey

Will Paul Casey’s Surprising U.S. Open Struggles Continue?

Kevin Chappell

Stay Away from Hobbled Kevin Chappell at Shinnecock

Jason Day

Jason Day’s Inaccurate Driver Could Prove Costly at Shinnecock

Bryson DeChambeau

Time to Buy Bryson DeChambeau’s U.S. Open Chances?

Jason Dufner

Avoid Struggling Jason Dufner at U.S. Open

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Tony Finau

Why Tony Finau Is One of the Top U.S. Open Bargains

Ross Fisher

Ross Fisher’s Short Game Will Hold Him Back at U.S. Open

Matthew Fitzpatrick

Matthew Fitzpatrick’s Length Will Be an Issue at Shinnecock

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Tommy Fleetwood

Why Shinnecock Sets Up Perfectly for Tommy Fleetwood

Rickie Fowler

Expect Rickie Fowler to Again Be in the Hunt at U.S. Open

Dylan Frittelli

Dylan Frittelli Has Potential, But Isn’t a Safe Bet in First U.S. Open

Jim Furyk

Jim Furyk’s Steadiness Will Be an Asset at the U.S. Open

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Sergio Garcia

Don’t Count on Sergio Garcia at the U.S. Open

Brian Gay

Brian Gay Misses Too Many Cuts to Be Worth a U.S. Open Bet

Lucas Glover

Lucas Glover Has Been a Cut-Making Machine Entering U.S. Open

Branden Grace

Branden Grace a High-Floor, Low-Upside Bet at U.S. Open

Emiliano Grillo

Emiliano Grillo Is a Safe DFS Value Play at U.S. Open

Bill Haas

Little Reason to Invest in Bill Haas at U.S. Open

Chesson Hadley

Chesson Hadley Primed to Breakout at U.S. Open

Adam Hadwin

Even at Long Odds, Adam Hadwin Has Little Appeal at U.S. Open

Brian Harman

Brian Harman’s Accuracy Key to U.S. Open Chances

Tyrrell Hatton

Tyrrell Hatton Is in Poor Form, But Shinnecock Will Fit His Eye

Russell Henley

Russell Henley Worth a DFS Flier at U.S. Open

Charley Hoffman

Charley Hoffman a Boom-Or-Bust Bet at U.S. Open

Charles Howell III

What to Expect from Charles Howell III in First U.S. Open Since 2012

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Dustin Johnson

Do You Dare Fade Dustin Johnson in the U.S. Open?

Zach Johnson

Zach Johnson’s Putting Prowess Will Come in Handy at Shinnecock

Andrew Johnston

Andrew Johnston Is an Intriguing Low-Priced DFS Option

Matt Jones

Matt Jones Offers Little Upside at Shinnecock

Martin Kaymer

Little Reason to Think Kaymer Can Recapture U.S. Open Magic

Si Woo Kim

Si Woo Kim Mispriced in U.S. Open Betting, DFS Markets

Kevin Kisner

Ball-Striking Struggles Make Kisner a Stay-Away at U.S. Open

Russell Knox

Russell Knox Doesn’t Have Much Room for Error at Shinnecock

Satoshi Kodaira

Is Satoshi Kodaira’s Recent Form a U.S. Open Deal-Breaker?

Brooks Koepka

Brooks Koepka’s Length Will Come in Handy at Shinnecock

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Matt Kuchar

Looking for a Safe U.S. Open Bet? Matt Kuchar Is Your Guy

Marc Leishman

Windy Weather Would Give Marc Leishman Big U.S. Open Edge

Alexander Levy

Alexander Levy Only Worth DFS Dart Throw at U.S. Open

Haotong Li

You Can Find Better U.S. Open Longshots Than Haotong Li

Luke List

Will Luke List’s Breakout Season Continue at U.S. Open?

Shane Lowry

Shane Lowry’s Balky Putter Is Problematic at Shinnecock

Hideki Matsuyama

Can You Trust Hideki Matsuyama at Shinnecock?

Graeme McDowell

Graeme McDowell Enters U.S. Open Playing His Best Golf in Years

Rory McIlroy

Rory McIlroy’s Putting Woes a Concern Entering U.S. Open

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Phil Mickelson

The Myth About Phil Mickelson’s U.S. Open History

Francesco Molinari

Will Lack of Distance Hurt Molinari’s U.S. Open Chances?

Trey Mullinax

Trey Mullinax Is Long, But Can He Contend at Shinnecock?

Alexander Noren

Don’t Ignore Alexander Noren at Shinnecock

Thorbjorn Olesen

Thorbjorn Olesen Peaking at Right Time Entering U.S. Open

Louis Oosthuizen

Oosthuizen’s Majors Pedigree Gives Him Extra Appeal at U.S. Open

Pat Perez

Why Shinnecock Doesn’t Set Up Well for Pat Perez

Ian Poulter

Is Ian Poulter’s Hot Streak Sustainable at Shinnecock?

Jon Rahm

Short Fuse Could Prove Costly for Rahm at Shinnecock

Chez Reavie

Chez Reavie’s Ball-Striking Will Be a Big Asset at Shinnecock

Patrick Reed

Will Patrick Reed Stay Hot at Shinnecock?

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Justin Rose

No Value in Betting Justin Rose at Current U.S. Open Odds

Xander Schauffele

Is Xander Schauffele a Good Bet to Repeat Last Year’s U.S. Open T-5

Ollie Schniederjans

Stay Away from Struggling Ollie Schniederjans at U.S. Open

Charl Schwartzel

Tough to Count on Schwartzel’s Ball-Striking at U.S. Open

Adam Scott

The Adam Scott U.S. Open Bet to Make

Webb Simpson

Will Webb Simpson’s Game Fit Shinnecock?

Cameron Smith

Shinnecock Should Play to Cameron Smith’s Strengths

Brandt Snedeker

Snedeker’s Shaky Ball-Striking a Deal-Breaker at Shinnecock

Jordan Spieth

Recent Form Makes Jordan Spieth Tough to Trust at U.S. Open

Scott Stallings

Stay Away from the Inconsistent Scott Stallings at Shinnecock

Kyle Stanley

Kyle Stanley Worth a Longshot Bet at U.S. Open

Brendan Steele

Why Brendan Steele Is a Good Bet to Finish Top-20 at U.S. Open

Henrik Stenson

Henrik Stenson Enters U.S. Open on Ball-Striking Hot Streak

Steve Stricker

Bet on Steve Stricker’s Steadiness at Shinnecock?

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Justin Thomas

Justin Thomas Has One of the Highest Floors in U.S. Open Field

Peter Uihlein

Is Peter Uihlein Worth the Hype Entering U.S. Open?

Harold Varner

Inconsistent Irons Will Be Harold Varner’s U.S. Open Downfall

Jhonattan Vegas

Will Jhonattan Vegas Bust Out of His Major Slump at U.S. Open?

Jimmy Walker

Jimmy Walker Worth a Top-25 U.S. Open Bet

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Bubba Watson

Is Bubba Watson a Good Fit for Shinnecock?

Aaron Wise

Why Aaron Wise Has Major Sleeper Potential at Shinnecock

Gary Woodland

Don’t Fall in Love with Gary Woodland’s Distance at Shinnecock

Tiger Woods

Tiger Will Win Soon, But Don’t Bank on it at Shinnecock

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