One of our golfers, Tony Finau, unfortunately, missed the cut on Friday. We’ll cover Jordan Spieth instead going into the final round. Dustin Johnson, Rory McIlroy and Phil Mickelson’s chances were all alive and well after the conclusion of play on Friday. Saturday is known as moving day on the PGA Tour, and all of our players did need to record a low round to have a chance on Sunday. Do any of our featured players still have a realistic chance going into the final round of the 2019 US Open. Keep reading to find out.
U.S. Open 2019 Favorites
DJ shot an even par 71 on Saturday to finish at two under par for the tournament. He is now nine shots back of the current leader, Gary Woodland. Realistically, Dustin is out of the tournament, barring a miraculous finish on Sunday. SugarHouse puts his odds going into the final day at a distant +150000. Johnson would likely have to shoot a 63 at worst, but he is certainly capable of such a round.
Rory continued his strong play on Saturday, finishing with a one under par 70. This leaves him at six under par for the tournament, five shots back of the lead. McIlroy is certainly in the sort of form that allows him to shoot the mid 60s round that he will need to take home the trophy. SugarHouse puts his odds of winning the championship at +1000.
U.S. Open 2019 Underdogs
Tony Finau missed the cut, so we’ll consider Rahm’s chances of coming away with the trophy tomorrow. He shot a second consecutive one under par 70 on Saturday, leaving him at four under par for the tournament. He has seven shots to make up, which seems like a massive gap. However, Rahm is one of the most talented golfers in the world and is more than capable of going low under pressure. SugarHouse puts his odds at +800.
Phil’s quest to complete the career Grand Slam by winning the 2019 US Open essentially ended on Saturday. He shot a four over par 75 to take himself out of contention. SugarHouse is no longer laying odds on Phil winning the tournament.