US Open 2023 – Day 1 Betting Tips and Predictions

US Open 2023 – Day 1 Betting Tips and Predictions
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The 123rd U.S. Open is set to begin this morning at Los Angeles Country Club, and all eyes of the golfing world will be firmly fixed on it. 

In this article, we’ll provide three U.S. Open day one betting tips which include two players to make the cut and a first-round head-to-head matchup.

U.S. Open Day 1 predictions: Who will make the cut?

The top 60 players and ties will qualify for rounds three and four of the U.S. Open.

Patrick Reed to make the cut @ 4/7 (-175)

The man known as “Captain America” for his past performances in the Ryder Cup always seems to elevate his game when it comes to challenging courses and major championships.

Reed has already started well this year at the majors earning a T4 at the Masters and T18 at last month’s PGA Championship. The Texan has made six consecutive cuts at the U.S. Open (T13, 4, T32, T13, T19, T49) and has only missed one weekend (2016) in nine appearances.

Since the start of 2020, Reed has made 13-of-14 cuts (92.3%) at majors with his only missed cut coming at the 2021 Open Championship. He’s also qualified for the weekend in seven straight majors.

With the 4/7 (-175) line on Bet365 being significantly better than the 1/2 (-200) odds on sportsbooks such as William Hill, it definitely provides value.

Adam Scott to make the cut @ 4/7 (-175)

The “best-looking golfer on tour” has had some of the best-looking scorecards the last few weeks and has been consistent with his play at majors.

Since the start of May, the Australian has accumulated three top-10 finishes and a T29 at the PGA Championship. At the U.S. Open, Scott has made four straight cuts (T7, T38, T35 and T14) since 2019. 

Since 2012, Scott has made 9-of-11 (81.8%) cuts at the event. In majors over the last five years (2019-2023), the 42-year-old has made the weekend in 82.4% of them (14-of-17).

Scott is second on the PGA Tour in consecutive cuts made (20) which definitely makes his odds of 4/7 (-175) favorable especially when they’re sitting at 1/2 (-200) on other books similar to Reed.

The 2013 Masters winner is also first in putting from 10 to 15 feet which will come in handy this week at LACC. He also ranks second in approaches from beyond 275 yards, 15th in strokes gained off-the-tee and 28th in SG: total.

U.S. Open Day 1 Matchup (18 holes)

The following head-to-head matchup is only for the first round.

Justin Rose over Rickie Fowler @ 20/23 (-115)

Justin Rose has been notorious for fast starts at majors and has been doing so during the last couple of months on tour.

Since the Players Championship in March, Rose has shot in the 60s in 6-of-7 events and has currently done it in five straight tournaments. In Fowler’s last seven tournaments, he’s only opened with lower than a 70 twice (28.5%).

Rose has gone three-straight majors dating back to last year’s U.S. Open (didn’t play the British  Open) with rounds of 68, 69 and 69.

The Englishman’s scoring average on tour this season is 69.33 (11th) compared to Fowler’s 35th (68.94). It’ll interesting to see how Fowler starts out since he’s missed the last three U.S. Opens.

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