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US Open Golf Expert Picks

Golf’s second major of the year, the U.S. Open, takes place this week at Oakmont Country Club at Oakmont, Pennsylvania. Favoritism has switched from Jordan Spieth (pictured) to Jason Day and Rory McIlroy. Both Day and McIlroy should have the short game needed to make a run for the U.S. Open Championship. Oakmont boasts what many golf analysts believe are the toughest greens in the United States. Keep reading for more info on Day and McIlroy as well as my smart bet and longshot bet to win this week’s U.S. Open.

A Closer Look At My US Open Golf Expert Picks

What: Golf US Open
When: Thursday – Sunday, June 16-19, 2016
Start Time: 7 AM ET  
Where: Oakmont, PA
Course: Oakmont Country Club
Established: 1903
Par: 70
Length: 7,230 yards
Watch: FOX Sports
Stream: Fox Sports Go

The Favorite To Win The US Open:  Jason Day 7/1, Rory McIlroy 7/1

Jadon Day – Day is second on the money list this year. He has 6 Top 10 finishes from 11 tournaments played. He’s made over $5.6 million dollars. Day’s ability to hit soft shots should put him in a good position for putts. The odds are low but he’s one who could take home the trophy on Sunday.

Rory McIlroy – Rory’s only ranked 18th on the earnings list, but his game hasn’t been bad this year. McIlroy has 3 fourth place finishes in his last 6 tournaments played. He goes into Oakmont with a hot hand. Plus, his putters been great. Watch out for Rory this week.

The Smart Bet To Win The US Open: Jordan Spieth 15/2

Spieth is going to be determined to make amends for faltering at Augusta in April. He won the Dean and Deluca Invitational before finishing 57th at Muirfield Village in his last tournament played. I know that Spieth likes to try out shots before a major tournament. I’m sure that’s what he was doing at Muirfield Village. Heart, soul, and the ability to put himself into a great position for birdies should lead to an awesome U.S. Open run.  

The Long Shot Bet To Win The US Open: Hideki Matsuyama 30/1

5 Top 10 finishes from 14 tournaments played signals that Hideki Matsuyama is on top of his game. The young, 24-year-old, Japanese golfer finished 7th at the Masters in April. That was a huge step up for Matsuyama who is on the brink of being one of the best players in the world. He finished 7th at The Player’s Championship as well before missing the cut at the Memorial at Muirfield Village. Like Spieth, my guess is that Matsuyama practiced some shots in preparation for the U.S. Open. He’s not without a shot at, once again, excellent odds.

2016 U.S. Open Odds
PLAYER OPEN JUNE 6
Jason Day 8-1 7
Rory McIlroy 8-1 7
Jordan Spieth 7-1 15-2
Dustin Johnson 15-1 15
Justin Rose 20-1 20
Rickie Fowler 20-1 20
Adam Scott 20-1 25
Phil Mickelson 30-1 25
Henrik Stenson 30-1 25
Branden Grace 50-1 30
Bubba Watson 30-1 30
Hideki Matsuyama 30-1 30
Danny Willett 30-1 30
Louis Oosthuizen 40-1 40
Patrick Reed 40-1 40
Sergio Garcia 50-1 40
Matt Kuchar 50-1 40
Brooks Koepka 40-1 50
Paul Casey 50-1 50
Brandt Snedeker 40-1 50
Zach Johnson 50-1 60
Lee Westwood 80-1 60
Martin Kaymer 80-1 60
Charl Schwartzel 60-1 60
J.B. Holmes 80-1 60
Jim Furyk 60-1 80
Jimmy Walker 60-1 80
Justin Thomas 60-1 80
Graeme McDowell 80-1 80
Marc Leishman 80-1 80
Russell Knox 150-1 80
Kevin Chappell 250-1 80
Matthew Fitzpatrick 100-1 80
Kevin Kisner 80-1 100
Billy Horschel 100-1 100
Tiger Woods 100-1 100
Jason Dufner 100-1 100
Charley Hoffman 150-1 100
Shane Lowry 125-1 100
Gary Woodland 150-1 100
Webb Simpson 150-1 100
Daniel Berger 125-1 125
Bryson Dechambeau 100-1 125
Bill Haas 100-1 125
Danny Lee 125-1 125
Byeong Hun An 125-1 125
Kevin Na 125-1 125
Chris Kirk 150-1 125
Keegan Bradley 150-1 125
Luke Donald 150-1 150
Tony Finau 125-1 150
Rafael Cabrera Bello 125-1 150
Ryan Moore 125-1 150
Victor Dubuisson 150-1 150
David Lingmerth 150-1 150
Ernie Els 250-1 150
Harris English 150-1 150
Chris Wood 250-1 150
Emiliano Grillo 200-1 150
Brendan Steele 250-1 150
Smylie Kaufman 150-1 200
Ryan Palmer 150-1 200
Steve Stricker 150-1 200
John Senden 150-1 200
Francesco Molinari 150-1 200
Angel Cabrera 200-1 200
Scott Piercy 200-1 200
Bernd Wiesberger 200-1 200
Andy Sullivan 200-1 200
Jamie Donaldson 200-1 200
Padraig Harrington 200-1 200
Retief Goosen 200-1 200
Patton Kizzire 200-1 200
Soren Kjeldsen 250-1 200
Alexander Noren 200-1 200
Jamie Lovemark 200-1 250
Geoff Ogilvy 200-1 250
Robert Streb 200-1 250
Patrick Rodgers 200-1 250
Anirban Lahiri 250-1 250
Kiradech Aphibarnrat 250-1 250
Jonas Blixt 250-1 250
Kevin Streelman 250-1 250
Charles Howell III 250-1 250
Lucas Glover 500-1 250
William McGirt 250-1 250
Cameron Smith 300-1 300
Matt Jones 300-1 300
Joost Luiten 300-1 300
Miguel Angel Jimenez 300-1 300
Steven Bowditch 500-1 300
Kyung-Tae Kim 500-1 300
Peter Hanson 300-1 300
Andrew Johnston 300-1 300
Romain Wattel 300-1 300
George Coetzee 300-1 500
Brendon Todd 250-1 500
Tommy Fleetwood 250-1 500
Thomas Pieters 250-1 500
Jon Rahm 300-1 500
Thongchai Jaidee 500-1 500
Jaco van Zyl 500-1 500
Jeff Maggert 500-1 500
James Hahn 500-1 500
Lee Slattery 500-1 500
Gregory Bourdy 500-1 500
Maximilian Kieffer 500-1 500
Matteo Manassero 500-1 500
Gary Stal 500-1 500
Yuta Ikeda 500-1 500
Yusaku Miyazato 500-1 500
Hideto Tanihara 500-1 500
Toru Taniguchi 500-1 500
Darren Clarke 1000-1 1000
Derek Bard 1000-1 1000
Soren Hansen 1000-1 1000
Matthew Baldwin 1000-1 1000
Sebastien Soderberg 1000-1 1000
Mikael Lundberg 1000-1 1000
Ian Poulter 125-1 XX
Graham DeLaet 150-1 XX
Hunter Mahan 150-1 XX
Russell Henley 200-1 XX
Romain Langasque 1000-1 XX