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How to bet on the U.S. Open

Major golf tournaments do not come tougher than the U.S. Open. This is a demanding test of an elite golfer’s skill and resilience. With a tournament purse of over $12.5 million, it’s always gripping to watch and fantastic to bet on, with sportsbooks offering an enormous number of ways to get involved.

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What is the U.S. Open?

The U.S. Open is the ultimate examination of the world’s finest golfers. Staged in mid-June, it is the third Major of the year has the highest prize money total of any Major.

Any winner earns every cent. U.S. Open courses are set up to be particularly tough, and the tournament is often won by a score close to level par.

The courses are characterized by long holes with narrow fairways bordered by punishing rough, while the greens are slick and tricky.

Betting on the U.S. Open is always popular as bettors try to work out which player will cope best with the special demands of the tournament.

The U.S. Open: Previous winner

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2021 champion

Jon Rahm

With a birdie on each of the final two holes, Rahm went on to become the first U.S. Open champion from Spain and claim his first major championship. The Spaniard finished one shot ahead of South African Louis Oosthuizen, who had held a share of the lead going into the final round.

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Spaniard Jon Rahm established himself as one of golf’s leading players in 2021, winning the U.S. Open and finishing in the top eight in the other three Majors. But as ever in this sport, there are a host of contenders worth checking out in the U.S. Open golf odds.

Despite Rahm’s victory, American golfers have dominated this tournament recently – winning the previous six editions before Rahm. With that in mind, it is worth researching which of the home favorites is in good form coming into the tournament.

Dustin Johnson will be an extremely popular choice. He was the star performer at the 2021 Ryder Cup and will be eyeing up a third Major of his career. Other previous home winners such as Justin Thomas, Bryson DeChambeau and Brooks Koepka must be taken into consideration – while Xander Schauffele, Justin Thomas and Collin Morikawa offer greater value, but still look good.

Alongside Rahm, the overseas challenge at The Country Club is likely to be led by Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy – he’s made the top nine in each of the last three U.S. Opens and won the trophy back in 2011.

Golf bets explained

Tournament Winner

The simplest golf bet you can make – although the size of the fields does add to the challenge. Who will win the tournament? Just decide on the player you think will record the lowest score over the four rounds and wager on them accordingly.

In-play betting on the U.S. Open

Golf is a sport that is perfect for in-play betting. The changes in fortunes, and the breaks between shots, mean there is plenty of time to wager while the action continues.

Digital technology has advanced so far in recent years that U.S. Open golf odds can be updated instantly according to the state of play.

That means, even though the tournament is under way, you can still place a bet. For instance, if Tiger Woods is three over par after nine holes of his first round, you can still wager on him to make the cut, or even to win the event, likely at much higher odds than he would have been before the tournament began.

U.S. Open betting tips

However you want to enjoy U.S. Open betting, you are sure to find a way to get closer to the action that suits you and your betting strategy.

The level of interest in Major tournaments means there are a host of options when it comes to U.S. Open golf betting online. It’s essential to do some research to find out which players are in form, and which play well at the host club.

It’s also advisable to look out for good offers and promotions for new and existing customers around such a prestigious tournament. A good sportsbook will have a wide variety of markets and will return a greater proportion of stakes to bettors. Always compare odds to see where the prices are more in your favor.

New customers are often offered a free bet to make their first experience of U.S. Open golf betting even more enjoyable.

U.S. Open betting promotions

Sign-up bonus

Many U.S. Open betting sites will offer generous bonuses for new customers who sign up to wager on the tournament. When you place your first bet, a multiple of that stake will be added to your account. Check the terms and conditions for full details and any restrictions.

2nd/3rd insurance

Selecting the winner from a field of more than 100 top golfers is a serious challenge. If your chosen player finishes second, or even third, on the leaderboard at the end of the tournament, some U.S. Open golf betting sites will refund your stake, or a proportion of it.

Extra places

Like all Majors, the U.S. Open is contested by the best of the best, but the scores at the end of the tournament are often so close, one shot could make all the difference between first and second. Therefore, it’s always wise to keep an eye out for sportsbooks offering up to 10 extra places on each-way bets for the event.

Where will the 2022 U.S. Open be held?

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The Country Club, Brookline, Massachusetts, United States

6/16/2022 - 6/19/2022

The 2022 US Open will be the 10th major open to take place in Massachusetts (the first in 34 years), and the fourth to take place at The Country Club - 1913, 1968, and 1988.

The Country Club has a rich history as one of "The Founding 5", alongside the Chicago Golf Club in Wheaton, IL, Newport Country Club in Rhode Island, Shinnecock Hills Golf Club on Long Island and Saint Andrew’s Golf Club in New York City, who in 1984 came together to form the USGA. The course also played host to the Ryder Cup in 1999, where the US claimed a memorable victory over the Europeans with a huge Sunday performance.

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