Editorial by: Graydon Fox
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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.
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
According to Bovada here are the players with the best odds of winning the 2018 Masters Tournament:
- Dustin Johnson +900
- Rory McIlroy +1200
- Jordan Spieth +1400
- Jason Day +1400
- Justin Thomas +1400
- Justin Rose +1400
- Rickie Fowler +1600
- Tiger Woods +1600
- John Rahm +2000
- Brooks Koepka +2000
- Hideki Matsuyama +2000
- Phil Mickelson +2800
- Henrik Stenson +3300
- Patrick Reed +4000
- Sergio Garcia +4000
- Tommy Fleetwood +4000
- Bryson DeChambeau +4000
- Branden Grace +4000
- Paul Casey +4000
- Bubba Watson +5000
- Alexander Noren +5000
- Marc Leishman +5000
- Adam Scott +5500
- Louis Oosthhuizen +5500
- Matt Kuchar +6600
*For the full list of competitors and their odds of winning CLICK HERE.
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).
- Entrants are scored based on the total strokes of their predicted players and the predicted rank/place at the end of the tournament.
- The total strokes of the contestant’s predicted players are weighted according to the predicted rank/place.
- The total strokes of a player that was predicted to place higher will contribute more to the entrant’s final score.
- If a player you chose misses the cut or does not finish a round the golfer gets +28 for the round.
- Entrants are ranked according to lowest to highest score.
To be eligible to win a prize in any contest at The Crowd’s Line, you must be at least 18 years old and a resident of the United States or Canada. You must also submit your score prediction on our official prediction tool (blog widget), and include a valid email address. Contest winners are determined according to The Crowd’s Line scoring methodology. If more than one entrant has the same winning score, final contest rankings and prize winners are selected by random draw. Only one entry per person is allowed for each contest; multiple entries from a single player will be deemed invalid. There are no prize substitutions or exchanges available from The Crowd’s Line.
All prizes will be sent by e-mail within two weeks after the conclusion of each contest.