U.S. Open Matchups Picks

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By Tom Wilkinson

 

Golf takes the national spotlight this week with the U.S. Open taking place at The Country Club in Brookline, Massachusetts. Golf’s third major of the year will have a lot of great storylines and no shortage of contenders. Last week’s winner at the RBC Canadian Open, Rory McIlroy is listed as a slight favorite. A plethora of other players are right behind McIlroy in the golf betting odds, including Justin Thomas, Scottie Scheffler and Jon Rahm. Also getting headlines this week are players who participated in last week’s LIV event. Dustin Johnson and Phil Mickelson are two of the high-profile players who will have to answer questions this week.

 

Let’s look at U.S. Open matchup picks.

 

Defending Champion: Jon Rahm

 

RBC Canadian Open Matchups

Rory McIlroy -142 vs. Scottie Scheffler

Rory McIlroy -130 vs. Justin Thomas

Jon Rahm -120 vs. Scottie Scheffler

Justin Thomas -126 vs. Jon Rahm

Xander Schauffele -120 vs. Patrick Cantlay

Jordan Spieth -120 vs. Cameron Smith

Xander Schauffele -126 vs. Cameron Smith

Patrick Cantlay -142 vs. Jordan Spieth

Will Zalatoris -116 vs. Shane Lowry

Matthew Fitzpatrick -126 vs. Sam Burns

Dustin Johnson -152 vs. Brooks Koepka

Patrick Cantlay -126 vs. Cameron Smith

Keegan Bradley -140 vs. Abraham Ancer

Sam Burns -130 vs. Viktor Hovland

Dustin Johnson -130 vs. Daniel Berger

Matt Fitzpatrick -130 vs. Collin Morikawa

Tommy Fleetwood -130 vs. Justin Rose

Talor Gooch -130 vs. Tyrrell Hatton

Brian Harman -110 vs. Jason Kokrak

Harold Varner -140 vs. Russell Henley

Denny McCarthy -130 vs. Tom Hoge

Joaquin Niemann -120 vs. Max Homa

Billy Horschel -110 vs. Corey Conners

Mackenzie Hughes -130 vs. Nick Taylor

Shane Lowry -120 vs. Sungjae Im

Luke List -110 vs. K.H. Lee

Alex Noren -120 vs. Marc Leishman

Sebastian Munoz -110 vs. Cameron Tringale

Cameron Young -110 vs. Mito Pereira

Aaron Wise -110 vs. Davis Riley

Webb Simpson -130 vs. Adam Scott

Si Woo Kim -130 vs. Gary Woodland

Erik Van Rooyen -120 vs. Kevin Kisner

Will Zalatoris -120 vs. Tony Finau

Collin Morikawa -112 vs. Tony Finau

Joaquin Niemann -130 vs. Viktor Hovland

Xander Schauffele -118 vs. Matthew Fitzpatrick

Will Zalatoris -126 vs. Jordan Spieth

Shane Lowry -126 vs. Sam Burns

Aaron Wise -126 vs. Seamus Power

Collin Morikawa -122 vs. Viktor Hovland

Tony Finau -134 vs. Billy Horschel

Hideki Matsuyama -152 vs. Brooks Koepka

Joaquin Niemann -118 vs. Sungjae Im

Cameron Young -130 vs. Daniel Berger

Dustin Johnson -126 vs. Max Homa

Corey Conners -134 vs. Tommy Fleetwood

Davis Riley -126 vs. Justin Rose

Mito Pereira -126 vs. Louis Oosthuizen

 

Golf Picks

 

Cameron Smith -104 vs. Patrick Cantlay

We know that Smith performs well on the big stage and did you see what he did last week after shooting an opening 76? He rebounded with a 65 to make the cut. Cantlay has yet to show he can do well in majors, as he has just two top 10’s and those were both in 2019. I’ll take Smith at the short price in this matchup.

 

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Daniel Berger +100 vs. Dustin Johnson

You have to think that this course will suit Berger who is strong off the tee and around the green. I don’t know that Johnson is ready to win again, but you never know what you are going to get with DJ. He has to deal with questions about the LIV Tour and he hasn’t really played well in a while. I think Berger is in better form and the right choice in this matchup.

 

Cameron Young -110 vs. Mito Pereira

Young is excellent off the tee, as he ranks 6th on the PGA Tour in total driving. We know that this week will be a combination of distance and accuracy and Young fits really well. He has played well against top competition all season and I think he can contend this week. Pereira has shown flashes of greatness but he is still too inconsistent for me right now. I’ll take Young in this matchup.

 

Corey Conners -134 vs. Tommy Fleetwood

Conners tied for 4th last week and he should feel really good, as he closed with a 62. He is a really good fit for this course with his length and accuracy and strong play around the green. Fleetwood shows up on leaderboards now and then, but he hasn’t really been in top form for a while. I will take Conners in this matchup.

 

Davis Riley -110 vs. Aaron Wise

Have you noticed how often Riley has been on leaderboards this season? He has finished 13th or better in six straight events and he has four top-five finishes this season. He also ranks highly in one of our key stats this week and that is total driving, as he is tied for 8th on the PGA Tour. I’ll take Riley in this matchup against Wise.

 

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