Dustin Johnson the betting favourite on 2018 U.S. Open odds

Dustin Johnson leads the pack on the 2018 U.S. Open odds at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com with the major event set to get underway at Shinnecock Hills on Thursday morning.

Johnson, coming off a victory at the FedEx St. Jude Classic over the weekend, is listed as the +900 betting favourite on the odds to win the US Open this week. Johnson ran away with the FedEx St. Jude Classic tournament title on Sunday, beating second-place Andrew Putnam by six strokes for the victory.

And Johnson will be seeking his second career U.S. Open title this week, after he also claimed the tournament victory back in 2016. That is his only major tournament win to date, and he missed the cut at last year’s U.S. Open. Overall Johnson has played in the event 10 times, finishing amongst the top-five golfers three times including a second-place result in 2015 and a fourth-place finish in 2014.

In his first major outing of 2018 Johnson ended up in a tie for 10th place at the Masters. The South Carolina native has two victories and seven Top-10 finishes in 11 PGA Tour events so far in 2018, and his win at the FedEx St. Jude Classic put him back atop the World Golf Ranking heading into the U.S. Open.

Rory McIlroy is second on the golf betting lines for the US Open this week at +1100, followed by Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas at +1400, and each of Jason Day, Justin Rose, Rickie Fowler, and Tiger Woods at +1600.

Woods last played at the Memorial Tournament at the start of June, turning in a 23rd-place result at that event. In his nine PGA Tour events so far in 2018 Woods has a pair of Top-10 finishes, ending up second at the Valspar Championship in early March and fifth at the Arnold Palmer Invitational a week later.

Woods last finished in the Top 10 at a major tournament at the British Open back in 2013, when he was sixth. His most recent Top-10 result at the U.S. Open came in 2010, when he was fourth. Woods last won a major at the 2008 U.S. Open at Torrey Pines.

Brooks Koepka, the defending U.S. Open champion, sits at +1800 on the odds to win the 2018 U.S. Open at the sportsbooks, with Jon Rahm at +2000, and both Hideki Matsuyama and Phil Mickelson at +2800. Mickelson is coming off a 12th-place finish in the FedEx St. Jude Classic as he seeks his first career U.S. Open victory this week.

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Source:: Sportsnet


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