We don’t do a lot of other sports here… but my bud Dave’s right into golf – here’s his take on the US Open.
The U.S. Open tees off on June 18th at Chambers Bay, which is hosting the second major of the golf season for the first time. In fact, this is only the second time that a big event has been held at Chambers Bay. The first was the U.S. Amateur in 2010, so the majority of the field – if not the entire field – has not played a competitive round on this course. That levels the playing field and makes it a little bit challenging for our picks. At any rate, here are our two favorite golf bets for the U.S. Open in terms of golfers to win it all.
Justin Rose (+1650): Rose also seems to be in the conversation for the lead at most tournaments, and while he lost in a playoff at the Memorial to David Lingmerth, he’ll still be in the mix at Chambers Bay.
Rose won his first major at the U.S. Open in 2013 at Merion Golf Club, he finished in the top 25 in all four last year and then was T-2 at Augusta in April. He has a smooth, solid golf game that translates well to virtually every type of course.
Dustin Johnson (+1815): Everyone loves a comeback story and Johnson would fit that scenario. He had some off-course troubles last year, but Johnson has since had a child, returned to golf, won the WGC-Cadillac Championship, posted six top-tens this season and that includes a T-6 at the Masters.
Johnson’s length off the tee can help him overpower the course, but it has been his putting that has let him down in previous major championships where he has held the lead. With everything that has gone on in his life, Johnson might have better perspective now to help him calm down in pressure situations and we all know he is talented. He’s a solid choice for your golf bets.