How fast time flies. It’s already been a year since the memorable collapse of Dustin Johnson on the 18th green of Chambers Bay GCC on Sunday afternoon, allowing the eventual winner Jordan Spieth go on to win his second consecutive major of the year. This year the most difficult major of the golf world will be played on the most difficult golf course in America. The Oakmont Country Club in Oakmont Pennsylvania is largely regarded as the most difficult course for even the best golfers in the world. The course is renowned for its tight fairways, undulating greens and the 210 bunkers that make it very easy for a golfer to test their will. The 2016 US Open will mark the record 9th time hosting the event, the most recent of which came back in 2007 when Angel Cabrera won the event with a score of 5 strokes over par, ahead of Jim Furyk and Tiger Woods.
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Jason Day (7.50-1): The world’s top ranked golfer headlines the list of favourites to win his second Major after finally getting the monkey off his back a year ago at the PGA Championship. It’s hard to argue Day’s legitimacy in front of the pack as he’s been lights out this year making 9-of-10 cuts with two victories and five top 10 finishes.
Rory McIlroy (8.50-1): The young Irishman has yet to impress this year in North America and is still in search of his first victory of the season. With four majors under his belt the 27 year old is still very much in his prime and should be in the mix come the weekend. He’s made twelve cuts in thirteen tournaments this year with 7 top ten finishes. He has won an event on the European tour this year claiming the Dubai Irish Open last month.
Jordan Spieth (11-1): 22-year old Jordan Spieth is certainly looking to make good at his second attempt at a major this year after imploding on the back nine of Augusta after having a stranglehold on this year’s Masters. Having to settle for a T2 finish after having the outright lead after 54 holes was terrible for the young Texan. It’ll be interesting to see how he rebounds this week as he looks to win his second consecutive US Open.
Dustin Johnson (15-1): The best golfer on the planet to never have won a major is none other than Mr Second place. Dustin Johnson has all the tools to be a great golfer on a weekly basis
however his lack of success with pressure putts continues to get the better of him. Who can forget the eventual three putt that lost him last years US Championship in Chamber’s Bay Washington when he basically handed the title to a surging Spieth. DJ also had a legitimate chance to win the Masters this year but couldn’t gain strokes with the flat stick on the back nine.
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Brooks Koepka (46-1): Koepka is actually my dark horse to win this event this year. Although the 26-year old has only one PGA Tour victory under his belt, he’s played very well in majors in recent year. He’s made his last eight cuts in majors played to date, and six of those eight cuts saw Top-25 finishes. The last two events for Brooksy were a couple of 2nd place finishes in the St Jude Classic and the Byron Nelson Classic. At 46-1 odds, the price is right for the Florida native.
Matt Kuchar (41-1): Matt Kuchar is playing lights out golf right now considering he’s made four straight top 10’s (three of which are top 5’s) and is always a force in major championships. ‘Kooch’ is looking for his first major after consecutive T12 finishes in his last two US Opens. Kuchar has made 14-of-15 cuts so far this year and plays with great control on the ball. Perfect for these course conditions.
Louis Oosthuizen (76-1): At 76-1 Oosty is a juicy ‘underdog’ type pick. The South African just seems to have a knack for making cuts and playing well at major championships. The 2010 British Open champion has not missed a cut in a major since 2013 and will be looking to capture his first US Open title after a T2 finish at last years event.
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