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2019 PGA Betting Picks: US Open

2019 PGA Betting Picks: US Open

Pebble Beach Golf Links, California, the site of the 2019 U.S. Open set to kick off this Thursday, the 13th of June! The best players will ascend on one of the most famous golf courses in the world to battle it out for the right to be called the United States Champion.

The action gets underway at 6.45am on Thursday and we have a full betting preview for the event below.

2019 U.S. Open Betting Picks

Back to back defending U.S. Open Champion Brooks Koepka will be looking to pick up his third straight title this weekend at Pebble Beach. He’ll also be hunting a second straight major win after taking out the PGA Championship last month at Bethpage Black in New York. Koepka will be up against a star studded field this weekend, featuring all of the top 30 golfers in the world.

The Field

As you’d expect in a major championship, the field is absolutely jam packed full of talent. The three top ranked golfers in the world headline the field in Koepka, Dustin Johnson and Rory McIlroy. Koepka and Johnson have finished in the top two of both majors so far this season while McIlroy is coming off a dominant win at the RBC Canadian Open on the weekend.

Tiger Woods will make his first start since the Memorial Tournament a few weeks ago and will be looking to capture his second major of the year after the historic win at Augusta a few months ago. The scene might be set for Phil Mickelson this weekend, who has already won at Pebble Beach this season and needs a U.S. Open title to finally complete the coveted career grand slam of major championships.

The European contingent will fancy themselves this weekend, headlined by McIlroy and supported by the likes of Justin Rose, Francesco Molinari, Jon Rahm, Paul Casey, Tommy Fleetwood and Sergio Garcia.

Rounding out the rest of the top chances is Justin Thomas, Xander Schauffele, Rickie Fowler, Matt Kuchar, Bryson DeChambaeu, Tony Finau, Bubba Watson, Patrick Reed, Jordan Spieth and Australian pair Adam Scott and Jason Day.

The Course

Pebble Beach Golf Course in California is widely regarded as the most famous public golf course in the United States and arguably the world. It hosts the AT&T Pro-Am every year where it generally plays as a fairly forgiving Par 72 around 6,800 yards. The USGA will have other ideas for the course this weekend.

Pebble Beach will play as a 7,000+ yard, Par 71 this weekend with thicker rough and much harder to hit fairways. By all reports, some fairways have been reduced in width by over half. The course already features some of the smallest greens on tour, which will be even harder to hit given the nature course. Putting isn’t usually a major concern for golfers at Pebble Beach, but you can be sure the greens will be firmer and faster than usual.

Strong players from tee to green will be our major focus this weekend with Pebble Beach set up the way it is. It’s not the lengthiest of challenges off the tee but players will need to be extremely accurate from the tee box and on approach.

Picks

Love the look of Dustin Johnson this weekend. The No.2 ranked golfer in the world ranks highly in all of the key stats we are looking for.

  • 3rd in shots gained off the tee
  • 16th in shots gained on approach
  • 14th in shots gained putting
  • 4th in shots gained tee to green
  • 2nd in shots gained total

DJ also has an extremely good record at Pebble Beach. The last time the U.S. Open was played there, Johnson was in the lead after 54 holes before a tough final round saw him fall out of contention. DJ has also won two times at the AT&T Pro-Am at Pebble Beach and another string of good results.

  • 2019 – T45
  • 2018 – T2
  • 2017 – 3
  • 2016 – T41
  • 2015 – T4
  • 2014 – T2
  • 2013 – CUT
  • 2012 – T5
  • 2011 – T55
  • 2010 – WON
  • 2009 – WON
  • 2008 – T7

Pick – Dustin Johnson to win U.S. Open +900 at Fanduel

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