The U.S. Open is one of the biggest weeks of the year in the golfing world, and the 2019 U.S. Open at Pebble Beach will be no different. The 2000 U.S. Open, also held at Pebble Beach, was won by Tiger with a 15-shot margin. It seems unlikely to happen again, but you never know. Take a look at this week’s favorites and make sure to check out the underdog picks that we’re going to be following in this column. To learn more about the favorites and underdogs for the 2019 U.S. Open, keep reading.
U.S. Open 2019 Favorites
Dustin Johnson is the favorite this week at +700 (according to SugarHouse). He’s currently the 2nd ranked player in the world, which reflects the excellent level of play that he’s sustained over the last few years. This year, he already has a big win at the WGC Mexico. He also contended at both the Master’s and PGA. As far as past U.S. Opens go, DJ contended last year and won in 2016.
Rory is the second favorite this week, with SugarHouse odds of +800. He’s off a strong start this year, having won both the Player’s Championship and the Canadian Open. However, Rory’s struggles at the U.S. Open have become common knowledge in the golf world. He was cut at the last three U.S. Open tournaments.
U.S. Open 2019 Underdogs
Tony Finau is this week’s first featured underdog. He comes into the 2019 U.S. Open with odds of +5000, according to SugarHouse. Finau has contended at several tournaments this year, with 3 top 5 finished including the Master’s. He also finished 5th at the U.S. Open last year.
Phil is certainly in the twilight of his career. However, a win at this year’s U.S. Open could be his last hurrah. He did win the Pebble Beach Pro-Am earlier this year. He has contended many times at various U.S. Open tournaments, but has never won. SugarHouse puts his odds to win this week at+4000, making him a definite underdog to complete his career grand slam in 2019.