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After taking a 75-year break from hosting a US Open, Los Angeles will fittingly have all eyes fixed upon it for the 123rd edition of America’s championship. The North Course at Los Angeles Country Club (LACC) was built in 1911 and redesigned by George C. Thomas Jr, the name most associated with the club’s historic allure.
A recent restoration of the course by Gil Hanse wrapped up in 2010, which paved the way for LACC to host the first Major championship in club history. Riviera Country Club, the site of the 1948 US Open won by Ben Hogan, is the last course in LA to host this tournament before 2023.
According to the US Open’s official website, LACC’s North Course will provide a different test than past championships defined by tight fairways and tall rough. Masters champion Adam Scott was quoted in a recent Golfweek piece as calling the fairways “fairly generous,” which is saying a lot for a US Open.
The course will play as a par 70 with three par 5s and a tournament length of 7,381 yards. The hole likely to garner the most attention is the par 3 11th, a downhill test that will be played at nearly 300 yards.
We’ll briefly recap last year’s championship before combing the odds sheet for this year to cover the field from top to bottom. As always, we’ll provide some best bets for those interested in wagering before the first Major of the year at Augusta National in April.
The 2023 US Open will be here before you know it! This beloved tournament will tee off on June 15, 2023, at The Los Angeles Country Club. It should be an iconic weekend, as always.
Can Matt Fitzpatrick defend his title? Check out his odds, as well as the numbers on all your favorite golfers in the world, in the below table.
England’s Matthew Fitzpatrick won his first Major at the 2022 US Open hosted at The Country Club in Brookline, MA. This victory was Fitzpatrick’s second at this course, where he also won the US Amateur in 2013.
His pre-tournament odds were +2500, and he defeated Will Zalatoris (+2500) and Masters champ Scottie Scheffler (+1200) by one stroke. A courageous approach shot on the 18th hole from a fairway bunker sealed the deal for Fitzpatrick, and Zalatoris narrowly missed a birdie putt to fall short of a playoff.
The winner of the US Open for the last four years had yet to win a Major before their victory. If Fitzpatrick successfully defends his title in 2023, he’ll join Brooks Koepka (2017-18), Curtis Strange (1988-89), and Hogan (1950-51) as the only players to win back-to-back US Open championships in the last 75 years.
2021 champion and current world #1 Jon Rahm is neck and neck with 2011 champion Rory McIlroy atop the betting favorites to win at LACC. Rahm finished T12 at the Country Club last year, and McIlroy has four consecutive top tens in US Opens dating back to 2019 at Pebble Beach.
2022 Major champions Scottie Scheffler, Justin Thomas, and Cameron Smith trail those two by a slim margin. Two-time Major winner Collin Morikawa, Olympic gold medalist Xander Schauffele, and eight-time PGA Tour winner Patrick Cantlay are all among a competitive group just beyond the top five.
Fitzpatrick is inside the top ten among odds to win in June, and he’s surrounded by a group that includes last year’s runner-up, Zalatoris, Norway’s Viktor Hovland, and the local kid, Max Homa.
In addition to rising to the #8 spot in the Official World Golf Rankings (OWGR) with his runner-up finish at Riviera, Homa set the course record at LACC. He shot a 61 while playing for the University of California during the Pac-12 Championships in 2013.
If Fitzpatrick’s history at The Country Club last year is any indication, Homa could be a in prime position to capture his first Major at a familiar venue.
Other Major winners in the top 20 players include 2016 US Open winner Dustin Johnson, four-time Major champion and 2015 US Open champ Jordan Spieth, and 2019 Open Champion Shane Lowry. Following a recent stretch of US Open winners being first-time Major champions, we’ll see if that trend holds in 2023.
After a respectable showing at the Genesis Invitational, three-time US Open champion Tiger Woods is being offered at around +5000 to win at LACC. It’s a testament to how hard he’s worked to recover from a life-threatening car accident just a few years ago that he’ll be able to tee it up for the 23rd time in this tournament.
Past US Open champions Justin Rose and Gary Woodland have odds of +7500 or greater to add a second trophy to their display cases. Woodland finished in a tie for 10th at last year’s championship in Massachusetts.
International players such as Tommy Fleetwood, Tyrell Hatton, and Corey Conners have struggled in recent US Opens. Between the three of them combined, they’ve made just two cuts in six tries since 2020.
For three players inside the OWGR top 40, it highlights how unique and challenging this championship can be. The US Open was won by an American every year from 2015-20 prior to Rahm and Fitzpatrick’s victories.
Another player who had an excellent finish at Riviera, Cantlay is another California kid who played at UCLA. The 2021 FedEx Cup champion finished in the top 15 at each of the last two US Opens and is gaining strokes off the tee and on the greens at the best rate of his career to begin this season.
We like Cantlay to be a factor among the final groups on Sunday at LACC. We wish the odds were a little more generous, but we still think there's some value in playing Cantlay at anything over 15 to 1.
We can’t resist a sprinkle on one of the nicest guys in golf, who has also become an absolute killer when he’s in contention for tournament wins. He’s playing the best golf of his life, and his familiarity with LACC is advantageous.
There will be a lot of public money on Homa, who is extremely popular on social media, so we’ll attempt to lock in some value by playing him early.
Denny McCarthy is a name worth considering among the longest odds of any player listed. He finished T7 at last year’s US Open and has played well in West Coast events since 2022. He finished tied for 4th at Pebble Beach and followed that up with a T14 at the Genesis Invitational this season.
Looking back at the California tournaments from last year, McCarthy finished T6 at the American Express and tied for 12th at Pebble. Both factors should allow him to compete at odds that cannot be passed up.
Halfway through the Major championship season, professional golf has had its 2023 shake-up. Brooks Koepka’s victory at Oak Hill and the recent inconsistent form of Rory McIlroy has broken up the sport’s top three that seemed solid just weeks before.
Koepka is the third-favorite to win his third US Open and sixth major overall at +1200 odds. Scottie Scheffler has taken up the mantle as the favorite (+750) ahead of Jon Rahm (+900), while McIlroy now sits at +1400.
According to DataGolf, Scheffler and Rahm still boast the best strokes-gained performances over the last six months, despite Scheffler’s recent struggles with the putter and Rahm tying for 50th at the PGA Championship. Both players gained over two strokes on the field from tee to green at the Memorial but lost more than a stroke on the greens.
Viktor Hovland (+1800) will make his fifth start in a US Open on the heels of his victory at Muirfield Village. He finished tied for seventh at Augusta, runner-up at the PGA, and is seeking to buck the trend of poor results in US Opens after a missed cut in 2022 and having to withdraw the year before.
Our picks from February have all improved on the odds sheet, with Patrick Cantlay and Max Homa both at +2000 or better and Denny McCarthy bumped up to +15000 after nearly capturing his first Tour win at Jack’s place. We'll ride with our guys.
Curious about which golfers have won the US Open over the past couple of decades? We can help with that! The following table shows who has won this prestigious tournament from 2000 to 2022.
As you might imagine, Tiger Woods dominated the early portion of the century by winning 3 US Open titles from 2000 to 2008. Retief Goosen and Brooks Koepka are the other multi-winners from the past 22 years.
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The golfer who has won the most US Open titles is Willie Anderson, who won the tournament a total of four times in 1901, 1903, 1904, and 1905. Three other golfers, namely, Bobby Jones, Ben Hogan, and Jack Nicklaus, have each won the US Open four times as well.
The first US Open in golf was held on October 4, 1895, at the Newport Country Club in Newport, Rhode Island, two weeks after the end of the inaugural US Amateur Championship. The tournament was organized by the United States Golf Association (USGA), which had been founded just one year earlier. The field consisted of ten professionals and one amateur, and the players competed in a single round of 36 holes. Horace Rawlins, a 21-year-old Englishman who worked as a golf pro at the host club, emerged as the winner, shooting a total of 173 strokes to claim the first US Open title.
The US Open in golf is typically played at various courses throughout the United States. The United States Golf Association (USGA), which organizes the event, selects a different host course each year. Some courses have hosted the event multiple times, while others have only hosted it once. The US Open is known for being played on challenging courses that test the skills of even the best golfers in the world. Some of the most famous and historical courses to have hosted the US Open include Pebble Beach Golf Links, Oakmont Country Club, Winged Foot Golf Club, Shinnecock Hills Golf Club, and Pinehurst Resort, among others.
There have been many memorable US Open tournaments throughout the years, but one that is often considered to be the most memorable is the 2008 US Open at Torrey Pines Golf Course in San Diego, California. The tournament was won by Tiger Woods in a dramatic playoff against Rocco Mediate.
Woods, who was playing with a fractured leg and a torn ACL, birdied the 72nd hole to force a playoff with Mediate. The playoff went to sudden death, with Woods eventually winning on the first extra hole. It was his 14th major championship and his third US Open victory. The fact that he won the tournament while playing through such a severe injury made the victory all the more impressive and memorable. The 2008 US Open at Torrey Pines is often regarded as one of the greatest performances in golf history.
The cost of attending the US Open in golf can vary depending on several factors, including the day of the week, the specific ticket package purchased, and the location of the seats. Generally, the cost of tickets for the US Open can range from around $50 to several hundred dollars per day, with prices typically increasing for weekend rounds and premium seating areas.
In addition to the cost of tickets, attendees may also need to factor in expenses such as transportation, parking, food, and souvenirs. The US Open is typically held at different venues each year, so the cost of attending can also be influenced by factors such as the location of the tournament and the local cost of living.