Latest US Open 2023 Tips – Top Betting Picks and Predictions

Latest US Open 2023 Tips – Top Betting Picks and Predictions
Jun 11, 2023; Toronto, ON, CAN; Tommy Fleetwood hits his tee shot on the third hole during the final round of the RBC Canadian Open golf tournament. Mandatory Credit: Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports/Sipa USA - Photo by Icon sport

The 2023 US Open is now just one day away and excitement levels are at fever pitch after the groupings for days one and two were announced. In total, there are 156 players in the field this week and while some may have higher chances of coming out victorious than others, each man will have their eyes set firmly on walking away with the trophy on Sunday evening.

As with any golf tournament, there are a whole host of different betting markets to consider if you are fancying a flutter this week. With less than 24 hours to go until the first tee shot of the week, here are some free trips and predictions across a few different markets that you might want to consider.

Best US Open tips and predictions

Rory McIlroy to win the tournament – 11/1 (12.0)

There are many people who have given up on Rory McIlroy when it comes to major tournaments and it’s easy to see why. The Northern Irishman hasn’t tasted major success since the PGA Championship in 2014 and he has rarely been in contention for one in recent times.

While some people will point to the fact that he finished in a tie for 2nd at the PGA Championship last month, the reality is that McIlroy never threatened the leaders on the final day much in the same way he never threatened Scottie Scheffler when he finished in second place to the American at the 2022 Masters.

Despite all of that, there is a feeling that this week could be his week. His form has improved sharply of late and he was in contention all the way at the Canadian Open last week until the back nine of the final round. He has spoken about how much he likes the look of LA Country Club and he is starting to drive the ball excellently once again which will be a huge help given the length of some of the holes this week.

First-round leader – Viktor Hovland – 28/1 (29.0)

Betting on the first-round leader is always a little bit of a minefield hence the long odds that are on offer even for the likes of Scottie Scheffler and Jon Rahm. We’ve gone for Viktor Hovland, though, purely due to the fact that 2023 has been somewhat of a breakthrough year for the young Norweigan.

While the talent has always been there, consistency has been lacking at times but that has all changed this season. So far, he has seven top-ten finishes to his name and he tasted success at the Hero World Challenge in December.

What’s more, Hovland is a notoriously quick starter and was in the top five after the first rounds of both the Masters and PGA Championship this season.

Top five finish – Brooks Koepka – 9/4 (3.25)

If there is one player in the field who you can confidently say will play this week then it’s Brook Koepka. The 32-year-old has made a name for himself as being the man to beat in major championships and currently has five titles to his name following his victory at the PGA Championship at Oak Hill last month.

Koepka has an astonishing record at golf’s biggest events and in his last 22 major appearances he has finished in the top seven places 14 times. That means that, on average, he is right in the thick of the action come Sunday at more than one every other major.

Since his PGA Championship win, Koepka has kept his body ticking over in a couple of LIV events and will be nice and fresh coming into the event. As one of the pre-tournament favourites, we expect him to once again be up there come Sunday and finish inside the top five.

Top ten finish – Tommy Fleetwood – 4/1 (5.0)

Tommy Fleetwood came agonisingly close to winning his event on the PGA Tour last week at the Canadian Open but ultimately lost in a playoff to Nick Taylor. Fleetwood had a couple of putts to win it in the playoff but came up short which leaves him with a point to prove this week.

The Englishman has had another solid season on tour and has taken his game to a new level in recent months, with reputable coach Butch Harmon now on his team. If he can play close to how he performed at the Canadian Open last weekend then a top finish, at minimum, is what he will be looking at in Los Angeles. The 32-year-old could also be worth a look as an each-way bet.

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