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2023 US Open: 8 Bets We Love

Bill Christy
Written by Bill Christy
June 13, 2023
2023 US Open 8 Bets We Love

The 123rd US Open will tee off on Thursday, June 15, 2023. As you might expect, all of the best players in the world are here and ready to come away victorious at this year's third major. Scottie Scheffler is the favorite to win, with odds of +650 over at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Who will have the upper hand at Los Angeles Country Club? Here are 8 bets we love! We sprinkled in some matchups and some props for even more excitement. Good luck!

Xander Schauffele -110 OVER Viktor Hovland

We mentioned Xanders incredible run here at the US Open over the last 5 years with a worst finish of 14th last year. Yes, 14th is Xander’s worst finish at the US Open over the last 5 years.

He faces Viktor Hovland here who is coming off a win at the Memorial which was his 4th for his career. However, he missed the cut last year at the US Open in what was only his 2nd career start for the major.

We have to ride the Xander train here in this matchup against Hovland who could be a bit fat and happy after winning the Memorial.

Dustin Johnson +100 OVER Matt Fitzpatrick

Fitz has had an up and down season thus far. After back-to-back finishes of 76th and 89th, he came back just 2 starts later to win at the RBC Heritage.

We are taking DJ against him who has been rather consistent over the years at the US Open. He has the length to shorten the courses and has been rather accurate as well to allow himself decent approaches coming in.

Now, Fitzy got it done last year and won the US Open, but he failed to make the cut the year previous. His continuous inconsistent play as of late forces us to ride DJ in this matchup.

Patrick Reed -110 OVER Si Woo Kim

Patrick Reed has been rather consistent over the last 5 years at the US Open but the reason we are backing him here is more because we are fading Si Woo Kim. In 2017 Kim finished 13th and seemed to be on his rise.

However, since then, he has gone 4 straight years missing the cut at the US Open. In his last major start of the season, at the PGA, Kim missed the cut after shooting back-to-back 3 over pars. Reed plays this weekend while Kim sits outside the cut line once again.

Justin Thomas +105 OVER Jordan Spieth

Like Si Woo Kim, Jordan Spieth is the one we are fading in this matchup. He has traded finishes around 40th for missed cuts over the past 5 years at this major.

If the trend continues, he would be due for a missed cut this season. Speaking of trends, Spieth finished 2nd at the RBC Heritage and then missed the cut. He finished 29th at the PGA and then missed the cut the following start.

He finished 5th at the Memorial, so is he in line for another missed cut? We think its possible but also believe that JT will get the job done. Thomas has been more consistent with an 8th place finish in 2021 and 37th in 2022.

Top 40 Finish: Patrick Reed

Reed has finished inside the Top 40 in 4 of his last 5 starts at the US Open. He did fail last year to get inside the Top 40 when he finished 49th.

In his 2 events on Tour this year, as he currently plays on the LIV, Reed has finished 18th and 4th. Reed has proven that he still has the ability to contend in the majors, against the top talent in the world. To get him at nearly even money to finish just inside the Top 40 here at the US Open.

Top 30 Finish: Hideki Matsuyama

Hideki has come so close to winning the US Open so many times in his career. 2017 was the closest he came when he finished tied for 2nd with Brian Harman who both fell 4 shots short of winner, Brooks Koepka.

Following that start, Hideki has since gone on to finish 16th, 21st, 17th, and 4th over the next 4 years. This year, Hideki has gone 6 straight tournaments inside the Top 30.

Being 21st on Tour in strokes gained overall. We expect Hideki to be in contention once again here at the US Open and the Top 30 finish should be in the bag with ease.

Top 30 Finish: Dustin Johnson

Like Patrick Reed, DJ is on the LIV Tour and has only competed in majors on the Tour. He made the cut in both the Masters and the PGA but was not able to find his way inside the Top 30 in either one.

That said, outside of his 35th finish in 2019, DJ has finished inside the Top 30 in his last 4 starts at the US Open. This one does scare us a bit but at basically even money, we like taking a stab on DJ here.

Top 20 Finish: Xander Schauffele

Xander is 6th in strokes gained on approaches, 12th in strokes gained in putting, and 4th overall in strokes gained. He is ranked 13th in the FedEx standings and 6th in OWGR. Xander has picked up 8 Top 10 finishes this season in just 14 starts.

Before his 24th finish at the Memorial, Xander went 5 straight tournaments with finishes inside the Top 20. He picked up a 14th place finish last year, which was his worst finish over his last 5 starts at the US Open.

A 6th, two 5ths, and one 3rd place finish is how Xander finished his previous 4 US Opens. Xander is our pick to come through and win this year but a Top 20 is a sweet cushion.

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