The US Open 2022 Preview, Picks and Predictions

As you will know if you follow golf, two of the sport’s major championships have been and gone. However, we have number three coming up – the 2022 US Open – and golf betting fans will be looking to start getting those bets in early.

The US Open 2022 Preview, Picks and Predictions

This tournament will be held at The Country Club, Brookline, Massachusetts and starts on Thursday 16th June. Here, we will look at some of the favourites this year.

Who to Watch

Unsurprisingly, the favourite to win is World No 1, Scottie Scheffler, who many expect to win his second major this season after having earned a green jacket back in April. Then, there is the Spaniard, Jon Rahm, who became the first US Open winner last year to birdie the last two holes of the tournament since Tom Watson back in 1982.

Other names that will be thrown into the mix include Justin Thomas, Rory McIlroy and Colin Morikawa, who are all deemed to be pretty even in terms of chances.

About The 2022 US Open

The 2022 edition of the United States Open Championship will be the 122nd US Open – the official national open golf tournament in the US of A. The championship is a 72 hole stroke play tournament that is scheduled to be played between the 16th and the 19th of June  2022 at The Country Club in Brookline, which is a suburb west of Boston, Massachusetts. This will be the fourth time that it will be held at this venue.

The field will be made up of players who have gained entry through qualifying events alongside those who are exempt from qualifying. Those who are exempt would include recent major champions, winners of any major amateur event and those players who lead in the world rankings.

The Top US Open 2022 Predictions

So, will Scottie Scheffler manage to get his second win? Well, although on paper he seems a likely candidate, there are some arguments against it. But what? Well, undeniably, this is a player that has been on fore so far this golf season. He has managed to produce four wins and seven top 10 finishes, with his victory at Augusta being the highlight. However, his flame seems to be dwindling a bit in the past few weeks.

In fact, in his last three events, the highest position he has managed is 15th – and he even missed the cut at the PGA Championship. Moreover, he has never really had great success at the US Open – having missed the cut twice out of his last four tries. So, is he really as much value for odds as he first appears? Maybe not.

Our Top 10 US Open Betting Favourites

Here are our top 10 players in terms of betting odds who are considered to have the best chance of walking away with the US Open title in 2022:

  1. Scottie Scheffler
  2. Jon Rahm
  3. Rory McIlroy
  4. Justin Thomas
  5. Collin Morikawa
  6. Dustin Johnson
  7. Cameron Smith
  8. Xander Schauffele
  9. Brooks Koepka
  10. Patrick Cantlay

Surprise Value?

Someone who may well offer value, however, is Viktor Hovland. There are certain facts that suggest he has a better chance of winning than his odds would suggest. Hovland is always given value odds in major championships because he hasn’t had much success in these tournaments to date. As of now, he has failed to finish in the top 10 in a major and has already ended up outside the top 40 at the PGA Championship this year. Having said that, he has been inside the top 15 in the US Open twice, including back in 2019 – as a low amateur.

He started this season with a victory at the World Wide Technology Championship at Mayakoba – and then added a second place to his tally at the Arnold Palmer Invitation. Moreover, he has only missed the cut once this season. This makes him ideal for a long-shot bet. He also ranks third on the PGA Tour in shots gained approaching the green. All this suggests that he is in with a chance of US Open success.

Making a US Open 2022 Pick

The incredible and appealing thing about golf betting is the opportunity afforded to punters to get a value wager. There are always a variety of different players that could potentially win a major tournament. Very rarely is there a runaway favourite that is all but guaranteed to win the title. This means that with your knowledge and our tips, you can get real value for your money when making your US Open wager.

So, who will win the US Open 2022? Will there be a long shot that stuns the golfing world? Check out our odds, do your research and take note of our tips and you’re in the very best position to make your bet!