Top LIV Golfers at the US Open 2023

Top LIV Golfers at the US Open 2023
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There will be 15 LIV golfers teeing it up this week at the 2023 U.S. Open at Los Angeles Country Club.

Media members questioned how LIV players would do at the majors, and Brooks Koepka answered them by winning the PGA Championship at Oak Hill last month. 

LIV members have done well so far at the majors with Phil Mickelson and Koepka tying for second at the Masters.

LIV Golfers U.S. Open odds

The following 15 golfers qualified for the U.S. Open.

  • Brooks Koepka: 11/1
  • Cameron Smith: 30/1
  • Dustin Johnson: 35/1
  • Bryson DeChambeau: 40/1
  • Mito Pereira: 70/1
  • Joaquin Niemann: 75/1
  • Patrick Reed: 80/1
  • Phil Mickelson: 150/1
  • Sebastian Munoz: 150/1
  • Sergio Garcia: 180/1
  • Thomas Pieters: 250/1
  • Abraham Ancer: 300/1
  • Carlos Ortiz: 350/1
  • David Puig: 1000/1
  • Martin Kaymer: 1000/1

Top LIV Golfers

Koepka, Smith and DeChambeau round out the top three LIV golfers at the U.S. Open.

Brooks Koepka

The West Palm Beach, Florida native has performed better than any player this season in the majors with his T2 at the Masters followed by the victory at the PGA Championship.

Since 2017, he’s gained more strokes than any player on the planet at majors. Koepka has already won the U.S. Open twice in 2017 and 2018. He became the first player in 29 years to win the event in back-to-back years.

This will be Koepka’s 37th start at a major championship. His five wins in 36 appearances give him a 13.9% win rate.

The 32-year-old has made eight consecutive cuts in the competition, finishing in the top four five times in nine appearances.

Koepka has won two tournaments in the last two months (PGA Championship and LIV Orlando) and is expected to be in contention come Sunday afternoon.

Cameron Smith

The mullet-donning Smith hasn’t garnered as much media attention since becoming a LIV Golf member but is still finishing near the top of leaderboards.

Smith has performed well in this year’s first two majors with his T34 at the Masters followed by a T9 at the PGA Championship.

Many pundits are quick to forget how great Smith was in 2022 when he won the Players Championship, Open Championship, LIV Chicago and LIV Miami in late October. He even captured the Fortinet Australian PGA Championship (DP World Tour event) in late November which gave him five worldwide wins for the calendar year.

Since then, he’s recorded six top-nine finishes in nine starts which includes majors. The 29-year-old has been sharp in big events but has struggled the last two years at the U.S. Open by missing the cut at The Country Club and Torrey Pines. His best finish (T4) came in his first-ever appearance at Chambers Bay in 2015.

Bryson DeChambeau

After struggling to find his game for most of his LIV golf career and the last two years, it appears “the scientist” has finally regained his mojo. 

DeChambeau found himself as the solo leader at the 2023 PGA Championship after the first round and went on to finish in a T4. He’s also earned a T5 and T9 in his last two LIV appearances.

The SMU product’s lone major victory came at the 2020 U.S. Open when it was hosted by Winged Foot.

Dustin Johnson

Johnson, the 2016 U.S. Open champ (at Oakmont Country Club), has played well at the U.S. Open with a win, three top 5s and a top 10 in his last nine appearances at the event.

The 39-year-old already has a win this season on the LIV Tour after defeating Cameron Smith and Branden Grace at the LIV Golf Invitational in Tulsa in mid-May.

Phil Mickelson

The 52-year-old is an extreme longshot to win at 150/1 but has refound his form. The six-time major winner finished T2 at the Masters in April and made the cut at the PGA Championship (T58).

Mickelson’s last victory came at the 2021 PGA Championship (Kiawah Island) when he became the oldest player in history to win a major.

The San Diego native has won every major except the U.S. Open, meaning a victory this week would give him the grand slam. Mickelson has recorded six runner-ups at the event, the most ever.

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