Who is the favourite for the US Open? Dustin Johnson, Jon Rahm and Rory McIlroy lead the charge

Who is the favourite for the US Open? Dustin Johnson, Jon Rahm and Rory McIlroy lead the charge

The world number one heads into the US Open as a worthy favourite

On the eve of the US Open, golf punters the length and breadth of the country are making full use of the extended place terms being offered by UK bookies.  

Sky Bet are offering 11 places (1/5), in stark comparison to Bet Victor’s 6 places (1/5), with value to be found on the Oddschecker grids.  

But who is the favourite to win the US Open at the treacherous Winged Foot? We’ve taken a look at the market.  

Currently in imperious form, there’s only one man that can head into this weekend as favourite – and that’s Dustin Johnson (17/2).  


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Comfortably the number one player in the world and coming off the back of a supreme FedEx Cup win, punters are firing into DJ.  

Over the last fortnight, 7% of all bets in the market have backed Johnson to add another US Open to his illustrious CV. 

Jon Rahm was one of only a few players under par at the BMW Championship (similar conditions to Winged Foot), and takes up second favourite spot at 10/1

Another vying contender for the FedEx Cup, who just fell short, Justin Thomas is next at 14/1, alongside Xander Schauffele (14/1).  

Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy is 16/1 to win his first major after becoming a father, whilst young gun Collin Morikawa is 18/1 to follow up his PGA Championship success.  

Webb Simpson (25/1) and Bryson DeChambeau (25/1) are next in the pecking order, with Daniel Berger (30/1), Patrick Cantlay (33/1) and Hideki Matsuyama (33/1) all at longer prices.  


There are a number of Brits in the hunt for their first major, with Tommy Fleetwood (35/1), Tyrell Hatton (45/1) and Matthew Fitzpatrick (55/1) all featuring.  

Before the 2016 US Open, Jordan Spieth was 8/1 third favourite, only trailing Jason Day and Rory McIlroy.  

On the eve of the 2020 US Open and following a barren run of no wins since 2017, Spieth is available at 100/1 to win another major championship.