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2018 U.S. Open Championship (GRAND PRIZE: TaylorMade Spider Putter!)

Dustin Johnson (+900) is the odds on favorite to win

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Editorial by: Graydon Fox

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Overview:

On Thursday, June 14th, the 2018 U.S. Open Championship will tee off at Shinnecock Hills Golf Course in New York.

The purse for this tournament is $12,00,000. The winner will receive $2,160,000 and 600 points towards their FedEx Cup ranking.

Course Information:

This will mark the 5th time that Shinnecock Hills Golf Course has hosted the U.S. Open Championship.  Shinnecock Hills is one of the longer courses at 7,445 yards and favors players who are able to shape shots well via the hook or fade.  Par at Shinnecock Hills is 70.

Previous Five U.S. Open Winners:

  • Justin Rose – 2013
  • Martin Kaymer – 2014
  • Jordan Spieth – 2015
  • Dustin Johnson – 2016
  • Books Koepka – 2017

 

Odds:

According to Bovada here are the players with the best odds of winning the 2018 Masters Tournament:

  1. Dustin Johnson +900
  2. Rory McIlroy +1200
  3. Jordan Spieth +1400
  4. Jason Day +1400
  5. Justin Thomas +1400
  6. Justin Rose +1400
  7. Rickie Fowler +1600
  8. Tiger Woods +1600
  9. John Rahm +2000
  10. Brooks Koepka +2000
  11. Hideki Matsuyama +2000
  12. Phil Mickelson +2800
  13. Henrik Stenson +3300
  14. Patrick Reed +4000
  15. Sergio Garcia +4000
  16. Tommy Fleetwood +4000
  17. Bryson DeChambeau +4000
  18. Branden Grace +4000
  19. Paul Casey +4000
  20. Bubba Watson +5000
  21. Alexander Noren +5000
  22. Marc Leishman +5000
  23. Adam Scott +5500
  24. Louis Oosthhuizen +5500
  25. Matt Kuchar +6600

*For the full list of competitors and their odds of winning CLICK HERE.

Summary:

Brooks Koepka (+2000) returns to the U.S. Open to defend his 2017 title.  World #1 Dustin Johnson (+900) is the odds on favorite and headlines a strong field of competitors.  Obviously, Tiger Woods (+1600) will steal many of the headlines but his play has been very inconsistent this year since returning from various injuries.  Justin Rose (+1400) is a very popular pick among experts because he is widely considered the best iron players on tour.  Phil Mickelson (+2800) is well overdue for a U.S. Open Championship considering his astounding six runner up finishes. Masters champion Patrick Reed (+4000) will look to build on a strong start to the 2018 campaign.  Other top choices for this tournament include Rory McIlroy (+1200), Jordan Spieth (+1400), Jason Day (+1400), and Justin Thomas (+1400).

Scoring Rules:

  1. Entrants are scored based on the total strokes of their predicted players and the predicted rank/place at the end of the tournament.
  2. The total strokes of the contestant’s predicted players are weighted according to the predicted rank/place.
  3. The total strokes of a player that was predicted to place higher will contribute more to the entrant’s final score.
  4. If a player you chose misses the cut or does not finish a round the golfer gets +28 for the round.
  5. Entrants are ranked according to lowest to highest score.

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