2021 US Open Overview
By Scott McGlynn
It’s the third golf major of 2021 this weekend as the 121st US Open heads to the South Course at Torrey Pines in California.
The South Course last staged the US Open in 2008 when Tiger Woods saw off Rocco Mediate in the championship’s last ever 18-hole playoff.
This year’s tournament is shaping up to be an absolute cracker.
Betting Update – Day Four
We’re set for a thrilling finish to the US Open at Torrey Pines on Sunday after some big moves on Saturday from Rory McIlroy and defending champion Bryson DeChambeau.
Both players are now three-under-par, two shots behind co-leaders Louis Oosthuizen, Mackenzie Hughes, and Russell Henley.
Oosthuizen is now 10/3 for glory with McIlroy and DeChambeau both now 5/1 to add to their US Open titles, but they’ll be keeping one eye on Jon Rahm who is still in contention at two-under-par and is 12/1 to land his first-ever major.
As always, here at Freebets.com we’ve got all the betting action covered so read on to make sure you’re all set for the 2021 US Open.
|Tournament Name||2021 US Open|
|When||Thursday, 17 June – Sunday, 20 June 2021|
|Where||Torrey Pines, California|
|Live Streaming||Live on Sky Sports|
|2020 Winner||Bryson DeChambeau|
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bet365 are paying 8 places on the US Open this week plus up to £100 in Bet Credits for new customers.
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Paddy Power are also paying 10 places on the US Open this week and all new customers get a £10 Free Bet.
Who Are The Favourites For The 2021 US Open
- Jon Rahm (10/1) – Rahm is the best player lining up this week that’s yet to win a major and he would most likely have been heading to Torrey Pines on the back of victory had he not had to withdraw at the Memorial. Before that tournament, he had recorded a top 10 finish in six of his previous eight outings and he’s sure to be in the mix this week as he looks to seal that debut major victory.
- Dustin Johnson (18/1) – DJ is searching for his third major and second US Open title this week, and he looked to be in form at last weekend’s Palmetto Championship. His recent figures for this tournament read 4-2-1-MC-3-35-6 and it would be no shock to see him in contention moving into Saturday.
- Brooks Koepka (18/1) – If he can focus on his game this week – rather than on what Bryson is doing – Koepka could bounce back to winning form in a tournament he enjoys. He won the US Open in 2017 and 2018 and took 2nd place at Pebble Beach in 2019 before missing last year’s tournament through injury – he’s a US Open specialist and will be eyeing up a potential fifth major here.
- Bryson DeChambeau (18/1) – DeChambeau is the reigning champion but he arrives in California this week on the back of some disappointing form and could be one to swerve. He tied 46th at the Masters and just scraped inside the top 40 at the PGA Championship. Torrey Pines has not previously been a happy hunting ground for him either – he missed the cut at the Farmers Insurance Open in both 2017 and 2018.
2021 US Open – Top Stats
Although the US Open is played at different courses each year, the USGA always tries to set up the courses to be as tough as they can.
- The 1-2 at Winged Foot last year – Bryson DeChambeau and Matthew Wolff – ranked 7th and 2nd for Driving Distance but 26th and 49th for Driving Accuracy, showing that length is far more important than accuracy.
- Thirteen of the last 17 US Open winners ranked in the Top 10 for driving distances and we don’t expect Torrey Pines to deliver anything different this week.
- Don’t be surprised if we see a first-time major winner here – four of the last five US Open winners were breaking their major duck.
- That’s not to say it’ll be a 500/1 no-hoper lifting the trophy in California – nine of the last 10 US Open winners were ranked in the world’s top 25.
2021 US Open – What To Bet On
- Outright Winner – The main betting market offered on golf, you’re betting on a player to win the tournament. It may seem a tough ask to pick an outright winner from 80+ players but you’ll be rewarded with some nice odds if you can do it.
- Each-Way Betting – Here you’re essentially having two bets on the same player, one backing them to win, and one backing them to place. If your golfer places you’ll generally get a quarter or a fifth of the odds, and if they win you’ll get paid on the win part of your bet as well.
- Match Betting – A simple one, you’re backing one specific golfer to outscore another over the tournament.
- Round 1 Leader – As it says on the tin, this market lets you have a bet on which player will be the clubhouse leader after the first round.
*Please note that all odds are correct at the time of article publication and are subject to change.