Top American at U.S. Open Odds
Which American golfer will lead the pack this weekend at the U.S. Open Championship and push hardest for a major championship?
According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, Dustin Johnson is listed as the favorite to be the top American finisher, as he has 5/2 odds. Other short odds are Jordan Spieth (6/1), Rickie Fowler (7/1) and Justin Thomas (16/1). The U.S. Open Championship takes place June 15-18 from Erin Hills in Hartford, Wisconsin.
Johnson is the No. 1-ranked golfer in the world entering this weekend. He has three wins this year with a total of seven top-10 finishes over 11 events. Johnson is the defending U.S. Open champion and he has finished in the top 5 of this event the last three years.
Spieth is fifth in the world rankings right now. He has played in 13 events this year and has one win and five top-10 finishes. Spieth was the 2015 U.S. Open champion, but he has not finished in the top 10 in his other four appearances in this event.
Fowler is ninth in the world rankings right now. He has played in 11 events this year, winning one of them with a total of four top-10 finishes. Fowler has missed the cut in this tournament the last two years and in four of his eight appearances. He was second in 2014 and 10th in 2013.
Thomas is 13th in the world rankings. He has played in 11 tournaments this year, winning two of them and finishing in the top-10 in four of them. Thomas has played in the U.S. Open two times in his career, missing the cut in 2014 and finishing 32nd last year. He has not cracked the top 10in any of the seven majors he has played in.