We have finally arrived at the 2023 U.S. Open, one of the season’s four most prestigious golf tournaments. At last year’s U.S. Open, Matt Fitzpatrick took down his first major tournament win at The Country Club in Brookline, Massachusetts, which was the site of his U.S. Amateur win way back in 2013.
This year, the U.S. Open heads out west, as Los Angeles Country Club is hosting its first PGA tournament in over 80 years, and a major no less. The last time a notable tournament was held here, it was the 2017 Walker Cup, and there are some competitors from that field that are in this tournament that may have a slight course knowledge advantage over others.
Let’s dig into the outright odds and take a look at some of the main favorites and sleepers I’m looking at this week.
Odds To Win The U.S. Open 2023
Outright win lines are current as of Tuesday, June 13, at 12:30 p.m. ET and courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook.
- Scottie Scheffler (+700)
- Jon Rahm (+900)
- Brooks Koepka (+1100)
- Rory McIlroy (+1400)
- Patrick Cantlay (+1400)
- Xander Schauffele (+1600)
- Viktor Hovland (+1800)
- Max Homa (+2500)
- Jordan Spieth (+2500)
- Cameron Smith (+2500)
- Tyrrell Hatton (+2800)
- Matthew Fitzpatrick (+3500)
- Hideki Matsuyama (+3500)
- Dustin Johnson (+3500)
- Collin Morikawa (+3500)
- Tony Finau (+4000)
- Tommy Fleetwood (+4000)
- Justin Rose (+4000)
- Bryson DeChambeau (+4000)
- Cameron Young (+4500)
- Rickie Fowler (+4500)
The rest of the field is at +5000 PGA odds or longer over at DraftKings.
U.S. Open Favorites
Jon Rahm (+900) • DraftKings Sportsbook
For every major championship that comes around in the near future, there will be two names on each article of favorites: Scottie Scheffler and Rahm. Rahm, in particular, continues to play like the best player in the world, despite Scheffler currently being ranked first, and is a threat to every course he comes across.
Scottie Scheffler (+700) • DraftKings Sportsbook
Similar to Rahm, Scheffler has won multiple times this season, with two victories so far. He now carries a streak of 16 straight top-12 finishes in tournaments, hasn’t missed a cut at all this season, and really should have four or five victories at this point.
The No. 1 player in the world is on the hunt and will have a leg up on most of the field, as he competed in the 2017 Walker Cup held at this course.
Max Homa (+2500) • DraftKings Sportsbook
Homa may not have had a single top-10 finish at a major so far in his career, but do you know what he does have? A course record at Los Angeles Country Club.
Homa shot 61 during the 2013 Pac-10 Championship, and ever since it was announced as the host course, golf fans have been circling this tournament for Homa on their calendars.
When we’re looking for a PGA pick of the day, Homa’s reliability on California courses — as well as his current form — makes this the way to go.
U.S. Open Field
The U.S. Open will always attract the most elite talent in the golf world as one of the four major tournaments. 2023 is no different, with every player in the top 60 of the Official World Golf Ranking was able to qualify for an invite except for Will Zalatoris, who is still recovering from his back surgery.
There are 156 players in the field at this current moment, with over a third of the field qualifying through “The Longest Day in Golf," which is a colloquialism for the U.S. Open Qualifying event.
Can LIV Golf players compete in the U.S. Open?
LIV Golf players can indeed play in the U.S. Open if they were able to qualify, and there were 15 LIV members who qualified for this year’s running, including PGA Championship winner Brooks Koepka, Phil Mickelson, Dustin Johnson, Joaquín Niemann, Mito Pereira, Patrick Reed, Cameron Smith, and Sergio Garcia.
Is Phil Mickelson playing in the U.S. Open?
Mickelson is indeed playing in the U.S. Open, and he will continue his quest to complete the career Grand Slam by winning it for the first time in his illustrious career.
Phil has six runner-up finishes at this event in his career, though none since 2013. It’s the one major title that has eluded him thus far.
Keep in mind that Mickelson has always played well on the West Coast, winning 18 of his 45 professional titles on that side of the USA.
U.S. Open Sleepers
Gary Woodland (+10000) • DraftKings Sportsbook
Woodland is going to be one of the few golfers in this odds range who actually has a shot to win this tournament, should things break right for him. He’s done it before, and recently, winning the 2019 U.S. Open at Pebble Beach.
Woodland is the definition of a boom-or-bust golfer at this point in his career, but he looked solid at Augusta National in April and finished in the top 25 at Muirfield Village last week, so his current form is good.
Si Woo Kim (+13000) • DraftKings Sportsbook
Isn’t it time that Kim gets a real shot at hoisting a major championship trophy? He has a PLAYERS’ win under his belt already, and he has been in contention numerous times this season, with five top-10 finishes so far, including a win at the Sony Open.
Positional courses where you don’t have to be a true bomber are places that Kim can strongly contend at, and LACC fits the bill here. I’m not too worried about the overwhelming number of deep bunkers dotted around the course either, as he’s one of the better bunker players on Tour.