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2022 U.S. Open Odds, Market Report: Public Backing Rory McIlroy, Justin Thomas, Scottie Scheffler

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We’re a day out from the start of a storyline-filled U.S. Open at the Country Club in Brookline, Mass., and bettors are liking their chances with players that performed well last week on the PGA TOUR.

Of course, there were two important golf tournaments played last week, but it appears that the public is putting more faith in the TOUR’s battle last week at the RBC Canadian Open between Rory McIlroy and Justin Thomas.

Only three golfers have won the week before a major and the ensuing major since 2000: Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and McIlroy.

Scottie Scheffler didn’t contend for the win last week in Canada, but his T18 finish combined with his Masters win and three other PGA TOUR victories in 2022 has earned him bettors’ backing, as well.

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Last week’s champion McIlRoy accounts for 5.7% of the betting tickets and 8.0% of the handle at BetMGM, while Thomas is getting 5.8% of tickets and 8.3% of the handle. Scheffler slots in behind them at 5.3% and 6.6%.

LIV Golf’s most notable player, Dustin Johnson, is attracting 2.1% of the betting tickets and 2.2% of the handle.

In terms of entertainment value, this should be one of the most followed major championships in recent years as the continued fight between the PGA Tour and LIV Golf continues to go on.

It’s not just the executives that are getting in on the bickering, but also the players, who have been given chances to say their piece on the matter.

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We’re in for a real treat of a golf tournament, and if betting percentages are any indication, the public is siding with the PGA Tour.

Let’s see how everything unfolds.

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