US Open Odds 2024

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One of the sporting gateways to the summer is the annual US Open golf tournament. This year’s event is taking place at Pinehurst Resort and Country Club between Thursday, June 13 and Sunday, June 16. US Open odds showed Scottie Scheffler as the favorite to win at +280 heading into the tournament. Ludvig Aberg (+360) was the favorite heading into Round 3 Saturday.

View US Open golf odds for all of this year’s competitors below. We will also deliver a betting guide on one of the year’s top golf events.

US Open odds

Here are US Open odds for the 2024 golf tournament at Pinehurst. Click on the price you want to bet on now at the top golf betting sites. Scottie Scheffler (+280) was the betting favorite to win the US Open golf tournament heading into the tourney.

US Open favorites

Here are US Open odds favorites for the 2024 golf tournament at Pinehurst.

Scottie Scheffler (+300): World No. 1 being the favorite is becoming the norm at this point. Scheffler continues to put together the best stretch of ball striking we have ever seen in the shot link era. So far this year, he won The Masters, T8 at the PGA, and is fresh off a 1-stroke win at The Memorial. He finished third and T2 in the last two US Opens. 

Rory McIlroy (+1100): Rory really struggled in US Opens after winning it in 2011, but he’s gotten back on track in his last four starts with finishes of 2nd, 5th, 7th and 8th. That’s a promising trend, plus McIlroy’s recent results have included a T4 at the Canadian Open and a win at the Wells Fargo Championship.

Xander Schauffele (+1100): Schauffele entered the month riding a hot streak highlighted by a PGA Championship win and runner-up at Wells Fargo. Add in 8th at The Masters, and it explains why his name is listed among the favorites. Schauffele has one of the most solid U.S. Open histories with seven finishes of 14th or better to start his career. 

Collin Morikawa (+1200): Morikawa has been a golfer to watch lately with fourth-place results at the PGA Championship and Charles Schwab Challenge, plus he finished T3 at The Masters. He finished one stroke behind Scheffler at last weekend’s Memorial. Already has two legs of the Career Grand Slam, and he’s threatened for a third at the US Open with a 4th and 5th in 2021 and 2022, respectively.

Brooks Koepka (+1800): Koepka has turned in two straight Top 10 finishes on the LIV Tour, and includes a win in Singapore. His 2024 PGA results, on the other hand, have not been so hot, with a T26 at PGA and T45 at The Masters. US Open odds show Koepka, who won this event in 2018 and 2019, is between +1800 and +2200 to win outright at most sportsbooks. 

Bryson DeChambeau (+1800): DeChambeau continues to spend most of his time on the LIV Golf tour, but he is coming off another strong showing at the PGA, where he finished second behind Schauffele with a -20. The 2020 US Open winner has to always be respected in these conditions, but he has not finished better than 20th since his win. 

Viktor Hovland (+2000): Hovland is having somewhat of an inconsistent 2024 with a T62 at The PLAYERS and MC at The Masters, T24 at Wells Fargo, followed by a 3rd at the PGA Championship. His US Open career started well with a T12 and T13, but he has not finished better than 19th over the last three years.

Ludvig Aberg (+2200): Even though Aberg turned pro in June 2023, this will be the first time competing in the US Open for the Swede. This season has included five top-10 finishes, including 2nd at The Masters.

Tommy Fleetwood (+3500): Fleetwood is still looking for his first career Tour win but has recorded three top-10 results so far this season, including third at The Masters. This will be the Englishman’s ninth time playing in the US Open.

Hideki Matsuyama (+4000): Matsuyama has cracked the top-25 six times so far this year, including a win at the Genesis Invitational, T6 at The PLAYERS, and T7 at the Texas Open. Results at the majors have not been as strong so far, with the most recent being a T35 at the PGA Championship. Matsuyama is no stranger to the US Open, as he has played in the event 11 times, finishing T2 in 2017 at Erin Hills.

Cam Smith (+4500): The Aussie, who plays mostly on the LIV TOUR these days, made a solid showing at this year’s Masters with a T6. Smith also turned in a T2 at the recent LIV event in Singapore. This will be Smith’s ninth time playing in the US Open, with his best result being last year’s 4th at Los Angeles Country Club.

Justin Thomas (+4500): Since missing The Masters cut, Thomas has turned in three straight top-25 finishes with a T5 at the the RBC Heritage, T21 at Wells Fargo, and T8 at PGA Championship. In his previous nine US Open starts, Thomas’ best showing came at Winged Foot (T8). He made his US Open debut in 2014 at Pinehurst, but missed the cut.

Matt Fitzpatrick (+4500): Fitzpatrick is having somewhat of an uneven 2024 season so far, with four missed cuts and three top-10 finishes. He does have the momentum of a T5 at the Memorial. Fitzpatrick’s career wins include the 2022 US Open at the Country Club, and he has made eight of nine cuts at this major.

Sahith Theegala (+5000): Theegala is another golfer seeking his first Tour victory, but he has finished runner-up twice this year at The Sentry and RBC Heritage. This will be just his fourth time playing in the US Open, with his best showing coming in 2023 (T27).

Patrick Cantlay (+5500): Cantlay will be playing in his ninth US Open, but he has yet to crack the top 10 in the previous eight appearances. This includes three straight finishes of 15th or better. As far as the current Tour season goes, he had a T3 at the RBC Heritage but has not finished better than 23rd since.

Max Homa (+5500): Since finishing with a T3 at this year’s Masters, Homa cracked the top 10 just once at the Wells Fargo Championship with a T8. The results include an MC at Charles Schwab and a T35 at the PGA Championship. Homa has struggled at his previous five US Opens with four MCs and one T47.

Tom Kim (+6500): Kim continues to produce inconsistent results on the links, cracking the top 20 just three times since January. This month the Korean went from a T4 at the Canadian Open to a T43 at the Memorial. Kim has made the cut in his two previous US Open starts, and Includes last year’s T8.

Wyndham Clark (+7500): The defending US Open champion is coming off a breakthrough year on the PGA TOUR that also included winning the Wells Fargo Championship and a third-place result at the TOUR Championship. Clark’s game has been off at the majors this season, missing The Masters and PGA Championship cuts. The +7500 price is still shorter than Clark’s opening +8500 price prior to winning.

Jordan Spieth (+7500): Spieth is another golfer looking to turn things around as he hasn’t finished better than 29th since mid-April. The results include missing the cut at The Masters and Byron Nelson along with a T43 at the PGA Championship. This is Spieth’s 13th US Open appearance, with his best showing being his 2015 win at Chambers Bay. He finished T17 in the 2014 US Open when it was held at Pinehurst.

Course Preview: Pinehurst Resort and Country Club

  • Course: Pinehurst No. 2
  • Location: Pinehurst, North Carolina
  • Date: June 13-16, 2024
  • How to watch: NBC (Sat-Sun), NBCports.com, Peacock, USA, NBC Sports Mobile App, USGA Streaming App through USOpen.com, the US Open app for mobile and the USGA apps for TV boxes.
  • Yards: 7,588
  • Par: 72
  • Greens: Champion Ultradwarf Bermuda Grass
  • Green Size: 115,000 square feet
  • Sand bunkers: 111
  • Architect: Donald Ross

US OPEN BETTING HISTORY

The below table tracks consensus pre-tournament outright odds for recent winners of the U.S. Open golf tournament.

YearWinnerPre-Tournament OddsWinning Score
2023Wyndham Clark+8500-10
2022Matt Fitzpatrick+2500-6
2021Jon Rahm+1000-6
2020Bryson DeChambeau+2500-6
2019Gary Woodland+8000-13
2018Brooks Koepka+2500+1
2017Brooks Koepka+4500-16
2016Dustin Johnson+1600-4
2015Jordan Spieth+900-5
2014Martin Kaymer+4000-9
2013Justin Rose+2800+1

How 2024 US Open odds are changing

Here is a look at how 2024 U.S. Open golf odds are changing in the days and weeks leading up to the tournament as well as during the tourney at Pinehurst. Initial odds are from June 4.

GolferUS Open golf odds: June 4US Open golf odds: June 13
Scottie Scheffler+480+280
Rory McIlroy+1000+1000
Xander Schauffele+1100+1000
Viktor Hovland+1700+1800
Bryson DeChambeau+2100+2000
Ludvig Aberg+2100+2200
Brooks Koepka+2400+2000
Jon Rahm+2400WD
Collin Morikawa+2800+1400
Cameron Smith+3100+4000
Matt Fitzpatrick+3100+4000
Patrick Cantlay+3100+6000
Jordan Spieth+3600+6500
Max Homa+3600+5500
Will Zalatoris+3600+9000
Tommy Fleetwood+4400+4000
Wyndham Clark+4400+7000
Cameron Young+4600+9000
Dustin Johnson+4600+9000

US Open odds: How to bet the US Open

The main betting draw to any golf tournament are the odds to win outright. For majors such as the U.S. Open, these are often released nearly a full year in advance in the form of futures bets. U.S. Open odds have been available for the months, dating back to the day after the finish of last year’s tournament at Winged Foot.

Initial U.S. Open odds show the previous year’s leaderboard, the OWGR at the time of the odds release, and public favorites. Tiger will never have betting odds reflecting his true likelihood of winning due to the sheer number of wagers that’ll be placed on him either way. Outright odds for a standard field of 156 golfers can range from as low as +500 for a favorite to long shots as high as +100000. These odds would return profits of $50 and $10,000, respectively, on $10 bets.

Odds will be routinely updated and altered through the year to reflect golfer performance, injuries, changes in the OWGR, and public betting action. The more wagers placed on any one golfer, the lower their odds will drop as the books hedge against large payouts.

Much closer to the beginning of the tournament, many more betting options will become available. These can include Top-5, Top-10, and Top-20 placing bets which feature lower odds than the odds to win, but they provide a safety net for a top finish and allow bettors to cash multiple tickets. 18-hole, 36-hole, and 54-hole leader bets can see higher odds for the tournament favorites than their outright odds.

Prop bets pool golfers together based on shared traits such as world ranking, previous tournament wins, and nationality. The odds in these pools are heavily influenced by the caliber of the golfers included and their individual likelihoods of winning the tournament.

Matchup bets pit golfers either head-to-head or in groups of three for each round or the tournament as a whole. These typically carry the lowest odds (-200 to +200) of the bet types mentioned here, but they can be the most predictable and are the best way to hedge against other losses and guarantee at least a modest return on your investment.

Straight Forecast bets are best suited to standard tournaments which feature two or three top golfers against an otherwise weaker field. These require bettors to correctly predict the first- and second-place finishers in order as a parlay to boost their individual odds to win outright.

Each-Way betting is popular when betting long shots. These bets consist of two separate wagers with one for the outright win and a second for a finish within a specified range of top-3 or top-5.

US Open odds: betting strategy

As with anything, research goes a long way to setting yourself up for success, and there are many tools available for golf bettors. The three main areas to look at are always Course History, Current Form, and Key Stats. Course History can be difficult for the U.S. Open – as well as the Open Championship and PGA Championship – as the event changes venues each year. But conditions are often similar across all U.S. Open venues. Courses are long and golfers will need to either be able to avoid trouble or quickly recover, and putting is essential.

Current Form looks at how well a golfer has been playing coming into an event. This can be dangerous as runs of success or struggles can begin and end without any notice. Each course will have a set of Key Stats best associated with success there. Be sure to look into which shot type a course favors and what type of grass is on the greens.

Be sure to closely monitor the futures U.S. Open odds throughout the months and weeks leading up to an event. Take screenshots of the opening odds and always compare against those in order to target favorites who may see their numbers temporarily rise due to a run of poor results or a lack of betting action. Conversely, don’t bet an opening long shot if their odds have fallen too far due to a stretch of strong results. Majors are tough to win, and not everyone can do it. Don’t fall for diminished value.

While the outright odds carry the hopes of the biggest pay days, the safe money is made on the props, matchups and placing bets. Be sure to devote the largest portion of your bankroll here. It’s better to cash multiple tickets at lower odds than bank on a long-shot outright bet only to watch your hopes fade away on the back 9 on Sunday.

US Open fun facts

  • Most wins: 4 — Jack Nicklaus, Ben Hogan, Bobby Jones, and Willie Anderson. Tiger has a chance to join them with a win this year.
  • Youngest winner: John McDermott — 19 years, 9 months, 14 days (1911)
  • Youngest Qualifier: Andy Zhang — 14 years, six months (2012)
  • Oldest winner: Hale Irwin — 45 years, 15 days (1990)
  • Highest score on one hole: 19, Ray Ainsley (1938) on the par 4 16th at Cherry Hills Country Club in Englewood, Colo.
  • Best comeback: Arnold Palmer came back from down seven strokes entering the final round in 1960 to top a group including Nicklaus, Hogan, and Gary Player. It was his first and only U.S. Open championship.
  • Amateur winners: Francis Ouimet (1913), Jerome D. Travers (1915), Charles Evans Jr. (1916), Bobby Jones (1923, 1926, 1929, 1939), John Goodman (1933)
  • Most times runner-up: Phil Mickelson (1999, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2009, 2013)

Biggest betting long shots in US Open history

Wyndham Clark (2023) +8500

There were hints that Wyndham Clark could snag a victory in LA. A month prior to that year’s US Open, Clark won his first PGA tournament at Quail Hollow in the Wells Fargo. His PGA Tournament showing was lacking as he missed the cut, but he tied for 12th at the Memorial, the final tune-up before the US Open.

Martin Kaymer (2014) +10000

After taking down The Players Championship five weeks earlier, Kaymer demolished the 2014 U.S. Open field at Pinehurst. It was his second major championship win, but he doesn’t have a victory anywhere in the world since.

Webb Simpson (2012) +5000

Simpson is coming off arguably the most successful year of his career to creep inside the top 10 of the world rankings. He had two professional wins to his name before beating Graeme McDowell and Michael Thompson by one stroke at Olympic Club in 2012.

Graeme McDowell (2010) +6600

McDowell ranked 36th in the world at the time of his lone major victory at Pebble Beach Golf Links. He survived a wave of Sunday collapses which claimed Dustin Johnson and Tiger Woods to beat Gregory Havret by one stroke.

Lucas Glover (2009) +15000

Glover has just one professional win since beating Phil Mickelson, David Duval and Ricky Barnes by two strokes at Bethpage Black Course in 2009. He ranked 72nd in the world at the time.

Angel Cabrera (2007) +10000

Cabrera seems to be much better remembered for his 2009 Masters win than for his breakthrough one stroke victory over Tiger Woods and Jim Furyk at Oakmont Country Club. Cabrera rarely played in the United States outside of majors but ranked 39th in the world before his win vaulted him to 17th.

Geoff Ogilvy (2006) +8000

Ogilvy ranked 17th in the world and had two wins under his belt at the time of his first major victory, including the Accenture Match Play earlier in 2006. He beat Mickelson, Furyk and Colin Montgomerie by one stroke at Winged Foot.

Michael Campbell (2005) Not listed, part of FIELD at +600

Campbell had 10 professional wins prior to his two-stroke victory over Woods at Pinehurst but ranked just 80th in the world. He’d go on to win the HSBC World Match Play Championship later in 2005, but hasn’t won since.

Francis Ouimet (1913)

Just 20 years old and playing as an amateur, Ouimet outplayed accomplished British golfers Harry Vardon and Ted Ray to become the second American to win the U.S. Open. Ouimet would go on to win the US Amateur in 1914 and 1931.

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Graeme McDowell at the 2010 US Open

US Open odds: FAQ

Who qualifies for golf’s US Open?

Anyone with a USGA Handicap Index of 1.4 or lower has a chance. They must make it through both local and sectional qualifying. Additional criteria are as follows:

  • Winners of the last 10 U.S. Opens
  • Winner and runner-up from previous year’s US Amateur and winners of the previous US Junior Amateur and US Mid-Amateur
  • Winner of the previous year’s Amateur Championship
  • Previous year’s Mark H. McCormack Medal winner as top-ranked amateur in world
  • Past five winners of each of the Masters, Open Championship and PGA Championship
  • Winner of the current year’s BMW PGA Championship
  • Winner of the last U.S. Senior Open
  • Players who win multiple PGA Tour events offering 500 or more points to the winner between the previous and current U.S. Opens.
  • Reigning men’s gold medalist is the Olympic golf tournament was held the prior year
  • Top 10 finishers and ties from previous U.S. Open
  • Qualifiers from previous year’s Tour Championship
  • Top 60 from the Official World Golf Ranking as of two weeks before the tournament
  • Top 60 from the OWGR as of the tournament start date
  • Special exemptions selected by the USGA
  • All remaining spots filled by alternates from qualifying tournaments

Where is the US Open this year?

Pinehurst Country Club in Pinehurst, North Carolina. The tournament will be played on Course No. 2.

What are the highest and lowest scores to win the US open?

Koepka and Rory McIlroy share the honor for the lowest score ever to win a U.S. Open at minus-16 in 2017 and 2011, respectively. Walter Hagen’s plus-17 in 1919 is the highest winning score of all time. Geoff Ogilvy and Angel Cabrera each shot plus-5 in 2006 and 2007 for the highest winning scores since 1975.

Winning scores at Winged Foot have ranged from Fuzzy Zoeller’s minus-4 in 1984 to Hale Irwin’s plus-7 in 1974.

Ogilvy won at plus-5 in 2006, the last time the U.S. Open was played in Mamaroneck.

Has anyone ever won back-to-back-to-back US Opens?

Brooks Koepka in 2017 and 2018 was the first since Curtis Strange in 1988-89 and seventh all-time to go back-to-back as U.S. Open champion.

Willie Anderson (1903-05) as the only players to win three straight.