2022 U.S. Open Golf Picks as Max Plays blaze at 88%

My golf picks are up +$29K the past two years and this week, I am playing from the tips as the U.S. Open Championship tees off from The Country Club in Brookline, Massachusetts. Picks are ready on Wednesday and you do not want to miss this ticket.

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Rory McIlroy, four-time major champion, is listed at 10-1 in U.S. Open odds, fresh off his win at St. George’s G&CC where he shot 8-under 62 in the final round

2022 U.S. Open Odds and Golf Picks

The 2022 U.S. Open Championship tees off on Thursday with 156 top-flight golfers, including Justin Thomas, Scottie Scheffler and defending champ Jon Rahm. Those three, along with Rory McIlroy, are installed as the favorites.

Top listed favorites to win the 2022 U.S. Open are as follows:

McIlroy +1015 (Note: McIlroy was 14-1 before winning the Canadian Open)
Justin Thomas +1215
Scottie Scheffler +1345
Jon Rahm +1415
Cameron Smith +1815

My golf picks are 17-5 (77%) for a hefty +$23K gain so far this year, and America’s championship is on tap, with picks ready on Wednesday – Order my U.S. Open golf picks today!


Where is the U.S. Open this year?

In 2021, the Open was played at Torrey Pines Golf Course in San Diego overlooking the Pacific Ocean. This year’s Open moved 3,000 miles to the Northeast at The Country Club in Brookline, Massachusetts, almost one booming Scott Stallings drive to the Atlantic Ocean.

It’s the first time since 1988 that the U.S. Open will be played here with no top-level golf action at The Country Club since the 1999 Ryder Cup. And the course has had a major makeover since then after architect Gil Hanse made changes in 2009. It will be a challenging weekend even for the best golfers. There are ample blind approaches, demanding short holes, difficult pin positions, along with expanded bunkers. The par-3 11th hole is just 131 yards squeezed by sand on the left, while the 14th is a 619-yard par-5…uphill! In addition, there’s dense fairway rough leading to greens that are smaller than average running fast. Some keys are proper approach, patience, and accurate iron play.  

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Sneak Preview

After the makeover, the USGA hosted the U.S. Amateur Championship at The Country Club in 2013 to assess how the course plays. Some of the participants from 2013 will be here this weekend including Scheffler, Thomas, Xander Schauffele, Bryson DeChambeau, Corey Conners, and Matt Fitzpatrick, who won the 2013 tournament as an 18-year-old.

Seeing a surprise golfer winning this would be par for the course as since 2009, 10 of 13 U.S. Open 13 champions had never won a major title. Rahm triumphed last year as the 9-to-1 favorite, his first major title. Rahm has had four Top 10 finishes this season. He won the Mexico Open last month, and finished second at the Sentry Tournament of Champions and third in the Farmers Insurance Open, both in January.

Golf Picks in the Running

Along with the favorites listed above, the golf betting market is primed with some big-name contenders. My golf picks for this and every other tournament are based on head-to-head matchups, but I also give insight on favorites and long shots with a good chance to win.

In the PGA Championship, I listed Justin Thomas to win at 18-1 odds along with my official golf picks, and Thomas stormed from seven shots back in the final round to win outright

The next group of golfers I’ll be handicapping with my U.S. Open golf picks includes:

Jordan Spieth +2050
Xander Schauffele +2050
Patrick Cantlay +2300
Collin Morikawa +2850
Matthew Fitzpatrick +2550

McIlroy was initially listed in the second tier before his impressive performance over the weekend, but the oddsmakers made adjustments. McIlroy has seven Top 13 finishes in ten tournaments this year, winning The CJ Cup along with a second-place finish at the Masters. In fact, in his last four outings, McIlroy has finished first, second, fifth, and eighth.

Conversely, Morikawa had a strong start to the season but has tailed off finishing No. 26, No. 29, No. 55, and No. 40 in his last four tournaments.

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Golf Handicapping Tips for U.S. Open

With abundant bunkers, narrow fairways, and water hazards, Greens-in-Regulation is one key component to examine. The current Top 10 list in Greens-in-Regulation finds Rahm No. 1, followed by Russell Knox, Scheffler, Mito Pereira, Sungjae Im, Seamus Power, Will Zalatoris, Charles Howell III, Cameron Smith, and Schauffele. Incidentally, No. 11 on that list is Corey Conners, who was runner-up to Fitzpatrick on this course at the 2013 U.S. Amateur Championship tournament.  

Struggling Bryson DeChambeau is at +8050 to win, despite missing the cut in his past three-straight PGA sanctioned events. He’s at No. 213 in the FedEx Cup but won the 2020 U.S. Open played at Winged Foot, New York.

Brooks Koepka is at No. 84 in the FedEx rankings missing the cut in six of his last 12 tournaments. He did finish third at the Phoenix Open and ninth at the Hero Challenge. Koepka will be getting some attention as he’s had success in northern climates, winning the U.S. Open twice in 2017 at Erin Hills, Wisconsin, and in 2018 at Shinnecock Hills, New York. Could he join the rare trifecta company? Hale Irwin won the U.S. Open three times (1974, 1979, and 1990), as did Tiger Woods (2000, 2002, and 2008). Impressive, but let’s not forget that Ben Hogan and Jack Nicklaus each won it four times.

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