The 2019 edition of the US Open is scheduled to be played at Pebble Beach Golf Links from 13 to 16 June. And since winning at the US Open is one of the most coveted achievements for any professional golf player it is to be expected that the competition will be very high.
Some of the top favourites to win the 2019 US Open include the 2017 and 2018 consecutive US Open winner, Brooks Koepka, the 2016 winner – Dustin Johnson, the 2015 winner – Jordan Spieth, Northern Irish golf legend and 2011 US Open winner – Rory McIlroy, and the always dangerous Australian Jason Day.
However, it seems like the biggest favourite to win the 2019 edition of the US Open, ten years after his last victory, is Tiger Woods. The world’s most famous golf player of all time won the US Open way back in 2000, 2002, and 2008, and will now look to possibly win a 15th major title in Pebble Beach, California.
Event Date: 13 – 16 June 2019.
Can Tiger Woods End His Major Title Drought?
Tiger Woods has been chosen as the PGA Player of the Year award a record eleven times. He has won everything there is to win, starting with his first major title at the 1997 Masters Tournament, which was the first of four victories in total, and then continuing with four PGA Championship titles, three titles from The Open Championship, and most importantly, three US Open titles.
In fact, his most recent major triumph was at the US Open. Unfortunately, as everyone knows, that was almost ten years ago. In that period Tiger Woods suffered a lot both as a professional athlete and in his private life. Niggling lower back injuries didn’t help as well.
However, Tiger Woods wouldn’t be the player that he is if he didn’t defy the odds and his recent performances now make him the joint top favourite for the US Open title.
Bookmakers give the legendary American golfer US Open golf odds of 10/1 and with that sports betting operators such as SportPesa, Fun88, Betfinal, and Letou certainly imply that Tiger is finally back and that his 15th major title might very well come in Pebble Beach.
Will Dustin Johnson Destroy Woods’ Party?
It would be a great story if Tiger Woods was to win the US Open after 10 years of not being able to lift a major trophy and newspapers and other media outlets would certainly back that comeback narrative to become a reality.
However, that might not happen after all, as other golfers, including joint top favourite Dustin Johnson, might have a thing or two to say about Woods winning his 4th major title.
Johnson has been in great form in the last few years and he specialized in heart attack finishes to tournaments such as the one in his 2016 US Open victory. Recently though, Johnson lost the top spot in the world rankings, but everyone is convinced that this is only a blip from him as he is one of the most gifted golfers the world has ever seen.
This is why his odds are on par with what bookmakers are giving to Tiger Woods. All of SportPesa, Fun88, Letou, and Betfinal give Dustin Johnson odds of 10/1 to win at the 2019 edition of US Open and you cannot fault them when you look at his performances.
Can Jordan Spieth Repeat His Historic 2015 Performance?
Jordan Spieth has won three major titles in his last 13 appearances and as such is the most prolific golfer coming into the US Open. His 2015 victory at Pebble Beach was one of the most memorable performances to date and it is also worth remembering that he could have very easily won the US Open the previous year as well.
This is why bookmakers such as Letou, Fun88, SportPesa, and Betfinal rank Jordan so highly when it comes to which golfer will win the 2019 edition of the US Open. His odds currently stand at 13/1 and you can imagine how he can use all of the drama surrounding the possible Tiger Woods victory to his advantage to come from the back and to win his 4th major title.
Jordan Spieth has somewhat of a reputation of a golfer who is only good when it comes to putting and is deficient in all other aspects, but he has recently proven many pundits and analysts wrong by upping his game and surprising everyone with his transition to a complete golfer.
Can Brooks Koepka Win Three Consecutive US Open Titles?
Unfortunately for Brooks he missed a large portion of the season with an injury to his wrist, but that hasn’t stopped him from coming back strongly and almost winning at the Colonial, where if it wasn’t for the ever impressive Justin Rose, he could have won immediately after coming back from an injury.
This is why sports betting operators rank Brooks Koepka so favourably and currently bookmakers such as Fun88, SportPesa, Betfinal, and Letou give the American pretty good odds of 15/1 to make this his third US Open victory in a row.
There are many reasons why Kopeka should be one of your first picks if you are a betting man, but the most important two are that he absolutely loves to play at the US Open and has a never-die attitude when it comes to his style of play.
Will Justin Thomas Win His Second Major Title?
Justin Thomas is one of the top favourites to win the US Open in 2019 and for good reason. Coached by his father and with a breakthrough year in 2017 Thomas is one of only twenty or so golfers to have been ranked on the top spot of the world rankings.
This is courtesy of his phenomenal displays on PGA tournaments such as the Dell Technologies Championship, the Honda Classic, and the CJ Cup, but most importantly the PGA Championship which he won in 2017 and was actually his first major title.
Thomas’ chances of winning at the 2019 US Open are also looked favourably by bookmakers such as Letou, Fun88, SportPesa, and Betfinal which all give the young and talented golfer odds of 15/1 and put him in the same bracket as two-time US Open consecutive winner Brooks Koepka which is not something that other young golfers can say about their chances of winning the US Open.
Who Are the Other Contenders for the US Open Title?
There are around ten golfers who will probably be vying for the top spot in Pebble beach this summer, but if we were to choose the most likely candidates of coming first than that number will probably go down to seven with the last two contenders being Rory McIlroy and Jason Day.
Rory McIlroy is one of the rare golfers coming to the 2019 edition of the US Open with as many as four major titles. Of course golfers such as Woods and Phil Mickelson have more, but other than them McIlroy is head and shoulders better than the competition when it comes to major titles. That’s why it is no surprise to see that bookmakers such as Letou, Fun88, SportPesa, and Betfinal give him odds of 16/1 to triumph.
Jason Day is the best Australian golfer at the moment and the self proclaimed hypochondriac is currently in fine form which is a good sign before a major tournament such as the US Open. Bookmakers seem to share that sentiment and give him odds of 17/1.